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  • Ukraine, China underlie Monday's Asian stock market fall

    Disappointing Chinese trade data and uncertainty in Ukraine underlie the 'risk off' sentiment in Asian equity markets on Monday, says Kingsley Jones, Founder and CIO of Jevons Global.

  • Should you be worrying over China's trade data?

    Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research, Reorient Financial Markets, explains why investors should not be taking China's disappointing trade data to heart.

  • Volatile trade data not uncommon for China: Barclays

    Jian Chang, Chief China Economist at Barclays, explains the underlying factors that may have weighed on latest Chinese trade data.

  • China trade data may suggest weaker commodities demand: Pro

    Jonathan Barratt, Chief Investment Officer at Ayers Alliance Securities, says he is concerned about latest Chinese trade data, which paints a picture of weak commodities demand.

  • Shipping containers sit stacked aboard the Cosco Ashdod container ship at the Port of Virginia APM Terminal in Portsmouth, Virginia.

    The U.S. trade deficit was little changed in January as a rebound in exports matched an increase in imports.

  • Aus Trade Min: 'TPP deal making progress'

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal is 80 percent completed, says Andrew Robb, Minister for Trade & Investment of Australia, adding that current negotiations on market access issues have made progress.

  • TPP ready for China, when China is ready for TPP: Tami Overby

    With the latest round of talks to wrap up the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) underway in Singapore, Tami Overby, Vice President for Asia at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, discusses the factors behind the delay in sealing the pact.

  • Can upcoming TPP talks resolve tariff disputes?

    Ahead of the Trans-Pacific Partnership ministerial meetings, Pascal Lamy, Former Director-General of the World Trade Organization, discusses the obstacles that member nations face.

  • US export prices up 0.2%, import up 0.1%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest trade numbers, which were slightly higher than expected.

  • China trade confirms global economic momentum: Pro

    Thomas Byrne, senior vice president and regional credit officer for Asia and the Middle East at Moody's Sovereign Risk Group, says China's strong trade data shows the global economic momentum remains "firm".

  • Is India ready to curb gold controls?

    Rajiv Biswas, senior director and Asia-Pacific chief economist at IHS Global Insight, says India could start easing back on gold controls as the country's trade deficit narrowed in January.

  • China's trade growth may have ground to a halt in January, fueling further concerns over the outlook for the world's second largest economy.

  • Trucks transporting coal move through the Onahama port of Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.

    Japan posted its smallest current account surplus last year, raising concerns that sluggish exports and rising energy imports will hamper growth.

  • German trade surplus highest on record

    Giles Keating, global head of private banking and wealth management research at Credit Suisse, says Germany has "sound policy" and is producing the goods the world wants.

  • Liesman's trade data breakdown

    CNBC's Steve Liesman looks at what's behind the weakness of the trade data.

  • Weather or not...where are the jobs

    CNBC's Steve Liesman and Tom Porcelli, RBC Capital Markets, share their thoughts on today's unemployment number and whether winter storms impacted the jobless claims data.

  • Initial jobless claims 331,000, drops 20,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on jobs, trade and productivity. CNBC's Steve Liesman provides perspective.

  • Japan logs record annual trade deficit in 2013

    Tony Nash, Vice President of IHS, says that a doubling of Japan's trade deficit in December was largely expected.

  • EU-US trade deal will take 'whatever time necessary': US trade rep

    Michael Froman, U.S. trade representative, says the European Union and the U.S. will "take time" to get the EU-U.S. trade deal right, even if it takes longer than first predicted.

  • We need to protect consumers credit: Pritzker

    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, discusses using smart card technology to protect consumers from "sophisticated" hackers and the need for immigration reform.