WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade deficit for January. GAP NARROWS: The expectation is that the trade deficit fell to $42 billion in January, according to the consensus tracked by the Bank of America. The politically sensitive deficit with China set another record last year, surging 23.9 percent to $342.6 billion.» Read More
The U.S. economy may still be struggling to recover from a recession that began three years ago, but there is a silver lining. According to business consulting firm AlixPartners, a weak dollar and rising wages in China have helped U.S. manufacturers close the competitiveness gap with their Chinese counterparts for the first time since 2007.
As global growth worries are coming to a head, China's policymakers are increasingly facing a tough choice: whether to get serious about ending their long-reliance on exports to power gross domestic product (GDP).
The industry is at a unique point in history, where economic growth overseas, high energy costs, demand for commodities and better recovery technologies have converged to swell revenue.
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Beijing is likely to face international pressure to allow its currency to appreciate faster as national trade with other countries remains robust. The FT reports.
Traffic at the Port of Long Beach in California fell 2.5 percent July, the first non-seasonal slowdown at the nation's second-busiest seaport since November 2009, according to figures released Monday.
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A sometimes under-skilled workforce and shortage of job training is compounding unemployment at home, while technological innovation and product development is paying off abroad.
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China’s export-led growth model is on the verge of collapse, according to Richard Duncan, chief economist at Blackhorse Asset Management. He believes that it’s only a matter of time before the “great Chinese bubble” pops.
The Doha round of negotiations on world trade faces collapse unless world leaders can reach a final agreement to lift trade tarrifs before the end of the year, a new report by the governments of the UK, Germany, Turkey and Indonesia warned on Wednesday.
Until recently, currency traders looking for safer investments rushed to short the Australian dollar against the greenback, however the decoupling of the U.S. dollar from the “risk on-risk off” investment environment is forcing them to look elsewhere.
China's efforts to internationalize the yuan is creating a host of opportunities, and according to one broker, is the most exciting development in the forex markets seen in years.
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With China now the world’s second largest economy and a leading source of global growth during the last two years, money problems there can reverberate from Wal-Mart to Wall Street and the world beyond, the New York Times reports.