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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.
Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research, Reorient Financial Markets, explains why investors should not be taking China's disappointing trade data to heart.
Jian Chang, Chief China Economist at Barclays, explains the underlying factors that may have weighed on latest Chinese trade data.
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.
The U.S. trade deficit was little changed in January as a rebound in exports matched an increase in imports.
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.
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.
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.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest trade numbers, which were slightly higher than expected.
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".
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.
Japan posted its smallest current account surplus last year, raising concerns that sluggish exports and rising energy imports will hamper growth.
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.
CNBC's Steve Liesman looks at what's behind the weakness of the trade data.
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.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on jobs, trade and productivity. CNBC's Steve Liesman provides perspective.
Tony Nash, Vice President of IHS, says that a doubling of Japan's trade deficit in December was largely expected.
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.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, discusses using smart card technology to protect consumers from "sophisticated" hackers and the need for immigration reform.