World Economy


  • CNBC's Cuddy: Behind The Scenes In China Thursday, 14 Dec 2006 | 9:29 AM ET

    Matt Cuddy is the CNBC Washington Bureau News Director on assignment in China with "Squawk Box" host Carl Quintanilla--covering the U.S. and Chinese economic talks. Here are his "behind the scene" impressions of the trip so far: On our first night in Beijing we walked around Tiananmen Square to burn off some jet lag. We met a couple young elementary school teachers who heard us speaking English....

  • Import Prices Up Surprising 0.2% Thursday, 14 Dec 2006 | 9:00 AM ET

    U.S. import prices posted a surprising 0.2% rise in November even though oil import prices fell, according to a new government report this morning.

  • CNBC's Quintanilla: Currency Battle In China Thursday, 14 Dec 2006 | 8:48 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and other top American officials are in Beijing this morning for trade talks, appealing to Chinese leaders to help preserve U-S support for free trade. CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla is following all the developments closely and updated the “Squawk Box” crew this morning, also from Beijing.

  • Jobless Claims Fall To 2-Month Low Thursday, 14 Dec 2006 | 8:43 AM ET

    The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits dropped sharply for a second straight week, pushing total claims down to the lowest level in two months.

  • BoE's Gieve-markets May be Underestimating Risk Thursday, 14 Dec 2006 | 5:36 AM ET

    Financial markets may not be properly pricing in risks, Bank of England Deputy Governor John Gieve warned on Thursday.

  • Stocks closed slightly higher after giving back big gains from an early session surge.

  • Tom Petrie, Vice Chairman, Merrill Lynch Wednesday, 13 Dec 2006 | 3:59 PM ET

    The energy expert and CNBC’s Sue Herera discuss geopolitics, ethanol and $105-a-barrel oil in cnbc.com’s exclusive look-ahead series.

  • Dollar Boosted By Retail Data Wednesday, 13 Dec 2006 | 12:22 PM ET

    The dollar gained after U.S. consumer spending in November outstripped expectations, but gains were kept in check as many still expect the economy to slow in 2007.

  • Retail sales rose a much greater-than-expected 1% during November, as consumers battered by a multitude of economic woes came roaring back, pushing sales up by the largest amount in four months.

  • OPEC: Cutting Oil Production Or Not? Wednesday, 13 Dec 2006 | 11:02 AM ET

    The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meets tomorrow in Abuja, Nigeria. The cartel is sending mixed signals about its next move. Some ministers are pushing for an additional cut on top of the 1.2 million-barrel reduction made back in October. But still other ministers are urging moderation. Mark Haines had two energy analysts on “Squawk on the Street” this morning.....

  • German consumer prices dipped in November as lower fuel prices caused an easing on costs in Europe's biggest economy.

  • Business Inventories Up Modestly Wednesday, 13 Dec 2006 | 10:09 AM ET

    U.S. business inventories rose an expected 0.4% in October as sales were down 0.2%, a government report showed on Wednesday.

  • CNBC's Quintanilla: The U.S.-Chinese "Tightrope" Wednesday, 13 Dec 2006 | 8:30 AM ET

    Talks between China and the U.S. are underway--to try and work out some big economic issues between the two countries. The American delegation is led by U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson--and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is along to add to the importance of the mission. CNBC's Carl Quintanilla is in China--and reported on "Squawk Box."

  • CNBC's Domm: The Market Outlook Wednesday, 13 Dec 2006 | 8:00 AM ET

    U.S. stocks are taxiing towards a slightly higher opening today as airline takeover activity is set to give the transports a lift. Retail sales data for November could also give the market some direction and provide further clues to the consumer this holiday season. MERGERS AT THE GATE: Our Phil Lebeau is reporting on takeover talks...

  • Japan's current account surplus rose unexpectedly in October from a year earlier as continued gains in investment income offset a shrinking trade surplus.

  • Stocks Finish Lower after Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged Tuesday, 12 Dec 2006 | 6:46 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower amid muted reaction to the Federal Reserve's decision to leave interest rates unchanged.

  • Wilbur Ross, CEO, WL Ross & Co. Tuesday, 12 Dec 2006 | 5:31 PM ET

    The billionaire investor tells CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo why he thinks Asian tigers, private equity buyouts and bankruptcies will keep rising in 2007.

  • Changes In China Not Likely Any Time Soon Tuesday, 12 Dec 2006 | 5:29 PM ET

    The Democrats are putting a lot of pressure on President George W. Bush and his administration to force changes in China’s trade and monetary policies. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke are visiting the Asian giant this week, and they’ve arrived with a list of demands for the Chinese government.

  • The Federal Reserve left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 5.25% but left the door open for higher interest rates if inflation persists.

  • Dollar Mixed As Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged Tuesday, 12 Dec 2006 | 2:58 PM ET

    The dollar was mixed against major currencies after the Federal Reserve kept benchmark U.S. interest rates steady at 5.25%, as expected, and said inflation was likely to moderate over time.

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