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  • US Chamber of Commerce: Excited about TPP prospects Sunday, 9 Nov 2014 | 10:31 PM ET
    US Chamber of Commerce: Excited about TPP prospects

    Myron Brilliant, EVP, International Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, discusses the potential for progress in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal and explains why the China-led FTAAP isn't a competing trade pact.

  • China-South Korea FTA is a good deal: Expert Sunday, 9 Nov 2014 | 9:24 PM ET
    China-South Korea FTA is a good deal: Expert

    Tony Nash, Vice President at Delta Economics, discusses news that China and South Korea have reached a free trade agreement early Monday morning and explains what that means for the TPP.

  • China trade area plans meet APEC resistance Saturday, 8 Nov 2014 | 11:46 PM ET

    The US successfully staved off China's efforts to accelerate the creation of a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific on Saturday.

  • Australia pleased with China free trade pact progress Saturday, 8 Nov 2014 | 2:56 AM ET
    Julie Bishop, Australia's Minister of Foreign Affairs

    Australia said on Saturday it was pleased with progress on a long-planned free trade agreement with China.

  • German trade surge eases recession fears Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 3:10 AM ET
    Brandenburg Gate

    German exports and industrial output rebounded in September, likely helping Europe's largest economy to avoid falling into recession.

  • TPP vs FTAAP: Are they mutually exclusive? Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 7:47 PM ET
    TPP vs FTAAP: Are they mutually exclusive?

    Alan Bollard, Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat, says China's push for its Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific isn't competing with the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership.

  • Will APEC result in a TPP breakthrough? Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 6:45 PM ET
    Eurasia expects a TPP breakthrough at APEC summit

    Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia, explains his optimism for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and discusses the outlook for US-China relations.

  • Trade gap widens as exports hit a five-month low Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    A spotter lines up a truck before a container is loaded a ship in the Seagirt Marine Terminal at the Port of Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland.

    The U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly widened in September, suggesting slowing demand could undercut economic growth.

  • Argentina accuses Procter & Gamble of tax fraud Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 6:10 AM ET
    The Procter and Gamble baby care offices stand at P&G's headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio,.

    Argentina has accused Procter & Gamble of tax fraud and said it suspended its operations in the South American country.

  • Will APEC summit make a difference for TPP? Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 9:40 PM ET
    Will APEC summit make a difference for TPP?

    Deborah Elms, Executive Director at Asian Trade Centre, explains why she expects next week's APEC summit to facilitate an agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal.

  • A guide on existing trade deals in Asia Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:46 PM ET
    A guide on existing trade deals in Asia

    CNBC's Samantha Loring outlines the characteristics of various trade agreements that exist at the moment in Asia-Pacific.

  • Will Asia’s exports ever recover? Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:38 PM ET

    Asia's export growth has stalled since a post-financial crisis recovery, faced with a combination of weak global demand and structural changes, HSBC said.

  • Is China's export boom fake? Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 11:26 PM ET

    Exports are regarded as the bright spot in China's slowing economy, but growing evidence suggests firms are "over-invoicing" outbound shipments.

  • US needs to defend e-commerce as we know it Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    The US needs to take a stand on the free flow of data across borders to protect e-commerce as we know it, say Reps. Lee Terry and Peter Welch.

  • Japan September trade numbers are 'good news': Pro Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:07 PM ET
    'Bright points' in Japan September trade data: Pro

    Takuji Okubo, Principal & Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors, says the trade data indicate a recovery in Japan's domestic demand as well as competitiveness among exporters.

  • Japan exports grow at fastest pace in 7 months Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 7:52 PM ET

    Japan's exports rose at the fastest pace in seven months in September, easing fears that the country's main growth engine is sputtering.

  • Singapore September exports creep up Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 9:59 PM ET
    Shipping containers stacked along the docking bay at a port in Singapore.

    Singapore's exports in September rose less than expected as sales to Europe contracted and shipments to the United States slowed.

  • Why China-Russia ties are heating up Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 2:31 AM ET
    Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang (on right) reviews an honor guard during an official welcoming ceremony at Vnukovo airport outside Moscow on October 12, 2014.

    China Premier Li's trip to Moscow is expected to net as many as 50 trade deals, as sanctions spur Russia to accelerate ties with the mainland.

  • China trade surplus poised for rebound in Q4: Pro Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 11:17 PM ET
    China trade surplus poised for rebound in Q4: Pro

    Mark McFarland, Global Chief Economist at Coutts, says September's trade data align with news of a pickup in new export orders, which will support China's trade balance in the fourth quarter.

  • Is Japan's current account surplus sustainable? Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 12:17 AM ET
    Is Japan's current account surplus sustainable?

    Naomi Fink, CEO at Europacifica Consulting, says the current account surplus seems sustainable in the long run, but warns of risks from Japan's energy policies.