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  • Paul Ryan

    U.S. lawmakers have given Obama a key tool to write the rules for the future of the global economy—and edge out China—Rep. Paul Ryan said.

  • Jack Welch speaking on CNBC's "Squawk Box," April 16, 2015.

    The Fed should not hike interest rates given current circumstances for the dollar and U.S. economic growth, ex-GE boss Jack Welch tells CNBC.

  • U.S. lawmakers are close to finalizing details of a bill to speed trade deals through Congress, a move that would seal a sweeping Pacific trade pact.

  • Europe could outpace the United States in the digital revolution, Cisco Systems chief John Chambers tells CNBC.

  • Henry Paulson Jr.

    Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson tells CNBC the growth model powering China's economy is running out of steam.

  • WTO cuts trade outlook for 2015

    The World Trade Organisation has cut its global trade forecast for this year and for 2016. Roberto Azevedo, director-general of the World Trade Organization, says there were a number of factors influencing the reduction, including GDP growth and commodity prices.

  • WTO is 'hopeful' on Europe's economy

    Roberto Azevedo, director-general of the World Trade Organization, says he thinks Europe could pick up if certain countries adopted more expansive fiscal policies.

  • WTO: Trade vs. GDP growth

    The long-term relationship between world trade and GDP growth has broken down. Roberto Azevêdo, director-general of the World Trade Organization, says he doesn't expect the old ratio to return anytime soon.

  • WTO: Must be careful with China

    Roberto Azevedo, director-general of the World Trade Organization, discusses the slowdown in China, saying the importance of March's data should not be overestimated.

  • No more unlimited entry into HK for Shenzhen citizens

    James Tien, Liberal Party Member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, discusses the government's decision to scrap the issuing of multiple entry Hong Kong visas to Shenzhen citizens.

  • Aussie dollar to hit $0.72 by year-end: Expert

    Roy Teo, senior FX & precious metals strategist at ABN AMRO, says the Australian dollar is headed for $0.72 against the greenback, with two more interest rate cuts lined up for the year.

  • China's March trade data: A 'mea culpa'?

    Tony Nash, vice president at Delta Economics, says China's export figure for March is a "mea culpa" for the 48.3 percent surge in the preceding month.

  • Workers manufacture blue jeans in Congshin textile factory in Xintang, Guangdong province, China.

    China's exports surprisingly tumbled in March, official data showed on Monday, setting a poor precursor to the closely watched first quarter growth figures due on Wednesday.

  • A statue of the first secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, stands in front of the U.S. Treasury Department building in Washington.

    The United States warned Europe on Thursday against relying too much on exports for growth and urged officials to make more use of fiscal policy.

  • Stock prices are shown on a ticker outside a securities firm in Hanoi, Vietnam.

    Vietnam's economy seems to have it all – good demographics, rising incomes and growing consumption – but that's not enough to boost its stock market.

  • A tourist buggy is drawn by a horse in Havana, Cuba

    The number of Cuban-Americans who support the decision to normalize relations with Cuba now stands at 51 percent, up from 44 percent in December.

  • Shorten: China-Australia trade pact is positive

    Bill Shorten, opposition leader in Australia, says the free trade deal presents opportunities in sectors like services. He also discusses Australia's participation in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

  • Trade matters: TPP vs China-led RCEP

    Catherine Novelli, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment, examines the China-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

  • US official: We support AIIB's goal

    Catherine Novelli, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment, says the U.S. supports the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank's goal in infrastructure development.

  • TPP

    Andrew Robb, Minister for Trade & Investment of Australia, expresses uncertainty over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal as it faces stiff opposition in the U.S. Congress.