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  • Ex-Im Bank: Why we're still essential for the US

    Fred Hochberg, Chairman & President of Ex-Im Bank, says U.S. exporters face unprecedented challenges and will need support to fend off competition. He also discusses the criticisms that the agency faces.

  • A Crowley Maritime Corp. tugboat prepares to guide the MOL Endurance Container ship out of its berth at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California.

    After years of strife between dockworkers and terminal operators, both sides are taking a more positive tone in talks.

  • The concerns surrounding China-Taiwan trade deal

    Taiwanese protesters are worried that a trade deal will hurt businesses and increase political influence from Beijing, says Joseph Cheng, Chair Professor of Political Science at City University of Hong Kong.

  • Asia's economic success is built on trade, but as the U.S. and Europe recover their trade prowess, Asia has adapted to become more than just an export machine. CNBC's Martin Soong reports.

  • The U.S. current account deficit increased to its widest point in 1-1/2 years in the first quarter as exports slumped.

  • Don't blame tax hike for weak imports: Expert

    Naomi Fink, CEO of Europacifica Consulting, explains why investors needn't be too concerned about a slump in Japanese May exports and imports.

  • Why Li Keqiang's UK visit is important

    Hong Bo, reader in financial economics at SOAS, discusses China's relations with European countries, and says Li Keqiang's visit to the U.K. might "open the door" for more Chinese investors to come to the U.K.

  • China-UK trade should hit $100B: Li

    Cooperation between China and U.K. has "global significance" says Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, adding that bilateral trade should reach $100 billion.

  • UK-China trade at 'record ': PM Cameron

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron says bilateral trade between China and the U.K. is at a record level, and that the two countries signed deals worth £14 billion on Tuesday.

  • Are China slowdown fears a concern for the UK?

    Danny Quah, professor of economics at the London School of Economics, and Stephen Perry, chairman of The 48 Club, discuss whether stress in the Chinese economy is a concern for the U.K. as it looks to sign key trade deals.

  • China-UK visit: Are great expectations justified?

    Stephen Perry, chairman of The 48 Club, and Danny Quah, professor of economics at the London School of Economics, discuss the benefits of trade deals between the U.K. and China.

  • How to read China's May trade data

    Despite the unexpected drop in imports, Andrew Freris, CEO of Ecognosis Advisory, says markets should cheer a widening trade surplus in China.

  • Beijing remains committed to reforms: Aberdeen

    Chong Yoon-Chou, Investment Director at Aberdeen Asset Management Asia, says China is committed to economic reform and thus will be unlikely to unveil fresh stimulus.

  • This is weighing on Australia's exports

    Catherine Yeung, Investment Director at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, says falling iron ore prices are holding Australia's exports down.

  • New solar import tax is a lose-lose situation: Pro

    Kevin Chen, President of ReneSola America, thinks Washington's move to slap new duties on Chinese solar imports will hurt both consumers and manufacturers.

  • Employees work on a solar panel production line at Shenzhou New Energy Co., Ltd on August 27, 2012 in Lianyungang, China.

    The Commerce Department announced new duties on Chinese solar products Wednesday, sending U.S. solar stocks higher.

  • U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker speaks May 13, 2014 in Washington.

    The US is sending a delegation to Southeast Asia to promote US business in the region, a key for growth and competitiveness, says Sec. Pritzker.

  • April trade deficit $47.2B; Q1 productivity (rev) down 3.2%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on productivity and international trade.

  • An oil tanker is seen off the port of Bandar Abbas, southern Iran.

    Iranian oil exports are running above the levels the Islamic Republic agreed to when sanctions were loosened.

  • This is weighing on Japan's industrial output

    Junko Nishioka, Chief Economist Japan, RBS, says a sluggish recovery in exports is the main reason why Japan saw weaker-than-expected industrial output for April.