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  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, April 13- China's March exports blew past analyst expectations, rising 11.5 pct from a year earlier, the first increase since June and the largest rise since Feb 2015. Imports fell by 13.8 percent from a year earlier, more than expected. That left the country with a trade surplus of $29.86 billion for the month, the General Administration of...

  • March import prices up 0.2%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers on trade.

  • Honeywell CEO: Trade smart for job growth

    David Cote, Honeywell chairman & CEO, shares his thoughts on pushing for more trade for U.S. businesses, Honeywell dropping it bid for United Technologies.

  • We need to fix our own issues: Hank Paulson

    Erskine Bowles and former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and discuss ways to fix the economy. And Paulson shares his thoughts on comments made by Neel Kashkari on too big to fail banks.

  • Confronting China's challenges: Hank Paulson

    Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, weighs in on dealing with trade challenges in China, Donald Trump's comments on trade and why he is troubled by low global interest rates.

  • LONDON, April 8- Britain's industrial output shrank at the fastest rate in more than three years in the three months to February and the trade deficit ballooned to its widest in eight years, data showed on Friday, adding to worries of a broader economic slowdown. Some of these dangers now appear to be materialising, with industrial output-- which makes up 15 percent...

  • Odds of a June rate hike? 50/50: WFC economist

    It's pretty much a one-percent economy, says John Silva, Wells Fargo chief economist, providing perspective on the U.S. economy, central bank policies, and the Fed's next step in moving rates.

  • BERLIN, April 8- German exports bounced back in February, rising at the strongest rate in five months and beating expectations as demand from the country's European partners jumped. Imports edged up 0.4 percent, widening Germany's trade surplus to 19.8 billion euros. A breakdown of unadjusted data showed demand from European Union countries rose 5.5 percent...

  • TORONTO, April 5- Canada's main stock index lost ground on Tuesday as financial stocks weighed after the country's trade deficit unexpectedly jumped and exports slumped, while energy companies pulled back as oil prices lifted off a one-month low. Still, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index's losses were less pronounced than declines on Wall...

  • *Loonie touches its weakest since March 28 at C $1.3219. Canada's trade deficit unexpectedly jumped to C $1.91 billion in February from C $628 million in January as exports slumped by their most in nearly seven years. "Not cause for panic yet, but I think some concern which may be echoed by the Bank of Canada next week," said Scott Smith, senior market analyst at...

  • *Trade deficit rises 2.6 percent to $47.1 billion. "There are some green shoots appearing this spring in the economic data which makes us more confident that 2016 is going to be a good year after a step-down in expectations and hopes at the start of the year," said Chris Rupkey, chief economist at MUFG Union Bank in New York. The Commerce Department said the trade...

  • TORONTO, April 5- Canada's main stock index lost ground on Tuesday as financial stocks weighed after the country's trade deficit unexpectedly jumped and exports slumped, while energy companies pulled back with oil prices near a one-month low. The most influential weights on the index were its heavyweight banks, with Royal Bank of Canada falling 0.7 percent to...

  • OTTAWA, April 5- Canada's trade deficit unexpectedly jumped in February as exports dropped by the most in almost seven years, reflecting the volatility still hampering an economy hit by low oil prices. Statistics Canada said on Tuesday the deficit hit C $1.91 billion, up from a C $628 million shortfall in January. "Perhaps some pay back is to be expected after a...

  • *Trade deficit rises 2.6 percent to $47.1 billion. *Trade deficit with China narrows 2.8 percent. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday the trade gap increased 2.6 percent to $47.1 billion.

  • OTTAWA, April 5- Canada's trade deficit unexpectedly jumped to C $1.91 billion in February from C $628 million in January as exports slumped by their most in nearly seven years, Statistics Canada data indicated on Tuesday. Exports to the United States, which accounted for 75.9 percent of Canada's global total in February, fell by 5.6 percent while imports...

  • February trade deficit $47.1B vs. $45.95B in January

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the trade balance is a deficit in February.

  • WASHINGTON, April 5- The U.S. trade deficit widened more than expected in February as a rebound in exports was offset by an increase in imports, the latest indication that economic growth remained weak in the first quarter. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday the trade gap increased 2.6 percent to $47.1 billion. January's trade deficit was revised slightly...

  • Sen. Coons: Defending trade secrets

    Sen. Chris Coons, (D-Del.), discusses a bipartisan bill he is co-sponsoring that's aims to combat trade theft and weighs in on challenging China on trade.

  • March 31- If Britain wants to avoid a sterling crisis, here is a little tip: try not to run a record current account deficit as you sail into a vote on your future in or out of Europe. The shortfall between money coming into Britain and money going out increased to 7 percent of output, the most since records began in 1955. That sort of background can be set to rights without...

  • LONDON, March 31- Britain's current account deficit has surged to a record high, underscoring a weak spot in an economy that is coming under sharper focus before a vote on whether to remain in the European Union. Finance minister George Osborne said the widening of the deficit to a record 7.0 percent of gross domestic product- up from 4.3 percent of GDP in the third...