South Korean exports shrank by a sixth for the first 20 days of this month on-year, data showed on Sunday, adding to concerns about the global economy.
The train, carrying 32 containers, arrived in Tehran after a 14-day trip from east China.
Malcolm Cook, senior fellow at Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), talks about Vietnam's increasingly close ties with the U.S.
Michael Huerta, administrator at the Federal Aviation Administration, tells CNBC that the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal is central to boosting U.S.-Asia aviation connectivity.
Just as investors digest disappointing growth data from Japan and trade numbers from China, there may be more hits to come.
China's exports fell 11.2 percent on-year in January, while imports declined 18.8 percent, clocking far bigger slides than expected by analysts.
U.S. import prices fell in January for a seventh straight month as the cost of petroleum products continued to decline.
Shinzo Abe has defended the Bank of Japan's handling of monetary policy, after the central bank's surprise move on rates unsettled global markets.
Japan's storied trading houses face billions of dollars in impairments from an emerging markets downturn and the commodities rout.
The U.S. trade deficit widened in December as a strong dollar and weak global demand continued to weigh on exports.
John McClay, New Zealand's Trade Minister, outlines the advantages of the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, which took 7 years to negotiate.
Australia's Trade Minister Andrew Robb doubts the World Bank's economic metrics that suggest that the TPP deal might not be as beneficial as expected.
Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative, says the TPP deal is an opportunity to set high standards across the region, such as improving labor and environmental policies.
New Zealand's Trade Minister Todd McClay says the dairy industry is among the world's most protected and talks about New Zealand's push for free trade.
"The current situation of the Chinese economy is not good for anybody," a top Japanese diplomat told CNBC.
China's flurry of trade and intrastructure pacts, plus $9B in private-sector deals within a few weeks, looks far from unhealthy.
Julio Guzman, the Everyone for Peru candidate in the upcoming presidential election, said agreements such as the TPP,is offered a tremendous opportunity for Peruvians to progress.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker discusses China's struggles to move to a consumer-based economy and the slowdown in commodities. Also Pritzker shares her thoughts on the benefits of lower oil for U.S. consumers and the outlook for small businesses.
Karl Brauner, deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization, explains why the U.S. presidential elections season will hurt global trade.
Karl Brauner, deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization, says global trade will slow further because of China's economic transition.