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    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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    China has a $120 billion trade going with Africa and the way it has  tapped into the potential of this once dark continent is a lesson for investors looking to enter frontier markets.

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    The euro takes a beating and the trade deficit dents the dollar - time for your FX Fix.

  • May Trade Deficit

    that came in bigger than expected and a check on U.S. equity futures, with CNBC's Rick Santelli, Steve Liesman; Carl Quintanilla, Jim Cramer, Melissa Lee, and David Faber

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    Risk-off investors are buying dollars but souring on kiwis.

  • The European Central Bank's Trichet sees red, and hedge funds see problems in Mexico. It's your Thursday FX Fix.

  • 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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    A funny thing happened on the road to globalization.  It became a two-way street, not a one-way trade superhighway for the developed economies.

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • Yuan

    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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    Much like housing years ago, food has become something bigger than itself. It's about far more than sustenance. It's about commodities trading, global trade, energy, biotechnology and government policy. Our special report, "Food Economics, explores all of those dimensions.

  • Recent events in the Middle east and northern Africa have show that the supply and price of food can lead to major social unrest and even the downfall of a government. Many in the developed world take food for granted, but in most developing nations it can be a daily struggle and a life-and-death issue. The global recession of 2008-09 took some the wind out of surging agricultural prices, but there's growing concern that globalization will ultimately tax food supplies. Population and income grow

    Many in the developed world take food for granted, but in most developing nations it can be a daily struggle and a life-and-death issue. Click to see which countries are most vulnerable to food shock.

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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.

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    The financial crisis has dealt a major blow to China's export-led growth model by ushering in a prolonged period of weak global growth. Even if China is successful at igniting domestic consumption, GDP growth could well halve to 5 percent a year on average in this decade.

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    The financial crisis has dealt a major blow to China's export-led growth model by ushering in a prolonged period of weak global growth. Even if China is successful at igniting domestic consumption, GDP growth could well halve to 5 percent a year on average in this decade.

  • Traders are wondering how much more room the euro has to rise, and trade-deficit numbers are hitting the Australian dollar — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Betty Davis in 'All About Eve'

    When Bette Davis said, "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night," she wasn't talking about the Japanese yen. But if the experts are right, you currency investors out there could do worse than to remember that warning. 

  • Imagine that during the time it took to drink a cup of coffee, the price of that cup of coffee doubled. Although extreme, this becomes the reality of hyperinflation, where prices change so rapidly that everyday items rise exponentially and money becomes worthless, virtually overnight or even in the course of a working day. Today, inflation has become a major topic of debate in the United States, and although many are concerned about the effects of a devalued dollar on the economy, history shows

    What were some of the worst inflation situations in history and how did they come to be? Click to find out!