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  • Japan exports rise at fastest pace in 8 months Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:52 PM ET

    Japan's exports rose at their fastest pace in eight months in October, an encouraging sign that global demand is picking up.

  • 'Japan is exporting itself out of crisis': Pro Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:51 PM ET
    'Japan is exporting itself out of crisis': Pro

    October's trade figures are "very good" and will likely persist as Japanese exporters expand into other parts of Asia, says Martin Schulz, Senior Economist at Fujitsu Research Institute.

  • Did China just grant one-of-a-kind trade status? Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 3:12 PM ET
    China's President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with South Korea's President Park Geun-hye during a meeting in Beijing, November 10, 2014.

    A new free trade agreement may give companies from South Korea a serious leg up—in China.

  • EU to Japan: Drink more beer Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:46 PM ET
    A group of Tokyo businessmen and businesswomen toast with mugs of beer at a beer garden in Tokyo.

    With the global economy slowing, countries around the world are looking for ways to ease trade barriers and spur growth.

  • What China-Australia FTA means for New Zealand Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 9:32 PM ET
    What China-Australia FTA means for New Zealand

    Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist, Australia & New Zealand at HSBC, says Australia's new trade deal will compete with New Zealand's dairy and agricultural exports to China.

  • Australian exports to China still face hurdles Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:14 PM ET

    A trade deal signed with great fanfare between China and Australia may not provide Australia with the economic boost that many anticipate.

  • Australia, China to sign landmark free trade deal Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 11:22 PM ET
    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

    China and Australia will on Monday sign a landmark free trade deal more than a decade in the making, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.

  • Australia and China to sign major trade deal Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 8:25 PM ET
    Australia and China to sign major trade deal

    Negotiations over a free trade deal between China and Australia have concluded. The country's trade ministers will sign the treaty late Monday. CNBC's Matthew Taylor has more.

  • TPP Agreement is "within reach" Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
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    Roberto Azevêdo, director-general at WTO, talks about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and how he hopes the "challenges" between countries will be "overcome".

  • World trade 'turning page': WTO chief Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 3:15 AM ET
    World trade 'turning page': WTO chief

    Roberto Azevêdo, director general of the World Trade Organization, says there is a "brighter picture" for world trade after a key agreement between the U.S. and India was struck on Thursday.

  • After a busy week of summits, has progress been made? Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 8:43 PM ET
    After a busy week of summits, has progress been made?

    Aaron Connelly, Research Fellow at the Lowy Institute, explains why it has been a productive week as world leaders converge for the APEC, East Asia Summit and the G-20 Summit this week.

  • China protectionism threatens commodity imports Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    Businesses are complaining about Beijing's use of non-tariff barriers from customs clearance to quality restrictions to curb raw material imports.

  • Why China talks tough but then cooperates: Hormats Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 11:24 AM ET
    Robert Hormats

    Chinese leaders use economic nationalism at home in order to gain support and get the leeway they need to cut deals with trade partners, Robert Hormats said.

  • This will be Obama's agenda in Myanmar Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 8:45 PM ET
    This will be Obama's agenda in Myanmar

    Apart from Myanmar's reform progress, U.S. President Barack Obama will also focus on Southeast Asia when he attends the East Asia Summit this week, says Curtis Chin, Asia Fellow at the Milken Institute.

  • Forget TPP and FTAAP, this is what matters for US, China

    John Frisbie, President of the U.S.-China Business Council, explains why the U.S. and China need to make the bilateral investment treaty their top priority.

  • China, South Korea agree to free trade deal Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 7:54 PM ET
    China, South Korea agree to free trade deal

    China and South Korea have reached an agreement on a free trade deal but the new pact has ignited strong reactions within South Korea. CNBC's June Yoon explains.

  • China FTA should be Abbott's agenda at APEC: Pro Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 7:14 PM ET
    China FTA should be Abbott's agenda at APEC: Pro

    Kerry Brown, Executive Director of China Studies Center, University of Sydney, says the Australian Prime Minister should focus on the country's trade talks with China at the APEC summit.

  • Weak Korea exports? Don’t blame the yen Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 5:34 PM ET

    While weakness in South Korea's exports may get laid at the feet of the weak yen, the real cause is likely further afield, Capital Economics said.

  • 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.