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  • Maersk Line Back in Black and on Track Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 7:37 AM ET
    Maersk Line Back in Black and on Track

    Nils Smedegaard Andersen, A.P. Moller - Maersk Group CEO, discusses how his company managed to see a 191% jump in third quarter profits, as its container rates and other core businesses improved.

  • Riding the High Seas to Opportunities Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 6:49 AM ET
    Riding the High Seas to Opportunities

    Lori Ann LaRocco, CNBC senior talent producer, and "Dynasties of the Sea" author, discusses the shipping industry's vital role in the world economy, and how investors can get a better sense of opportunities based on items shipped in the containers.

  • China's New Leadership Challenges Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 6:18 AM ET
    China's New Leadership Challenges

    "They have to do major reforms to keep on going, they can't keep kicking the can down the road, " said James McGregor, APCO China senior counselor, discussing whether the change in China's leadership will impact the way it deals with the United States.

  • Chinese exports in October hit a five-month high, rising close to 12 percent year on year, supporting views that the country’s economic recovery is on firm footing, but economists warn this surge in exports may not be sustainable.

  • India and China to Lead Asia's Trade Growth Next Year: HSBC

    Noel Quinn, Regional Head of Commercial Banking, Asia Pacific at HSBC says that trade growth in Asia is expected to rise next year despite previous reports showing weakening trade confidence in the region. He further explains why India and China are expected to lead this trend.

  • Maersk: Smooth Sailing Ahead Sunday, 11 Nov 2012 | 7:10 PM ET
    Smooth Sailing for Maersk Line Amid Global Worries

    David Skov, Head, South China, Maersk Line describes how his company managed to post stronger earnings amid global economic worries, but identifies overcapacity as a longstanding issue.

  • The Hong Kong dollar is the solution to China’s currency problem. Over the last few weeks the territory’s monetary authority has had to intervene in markets to stop the currency from rising against the U.S. dollar. Some HK$14.3 billion ($1.85 billion) has been spent to preserve the peg. In these times of economic uncertainty, the need for an investable hard currency is so intense that even our little Hong Kong dollar is seen by some as a safe haven.

  • US Must Sustain Level Playing Field With China: Pro Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 4:00 AM ET
    US Must Sustain Level Playing Field With China: Pro

    Steven Okun, chairman of the Asia Pacific Council at the American Chamber of Commerce, tells CNBC the U.S. has made positive economic and trade inroads with China over the last decade that he believes will continue.

  • Asian Exporters to Benefit Post-Sandy Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 8:15 PM ET
    Asian Exporters' Post Sandy Boost

    Robert Prior-Wandesforde, Director, Asia Economics, Credit Suisse says that Asian exporters will receive a boost as the U.S. rebuilds itself after Hurricane Sandy.

  • Adapt Now: Japan Firms Heed Message in China Dispute Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 1:35 AM ET
    Adapt Now: Japan Firms Heed Message in China Dispute

    Japanese companies, bearing the brunt of the economic fallout from a territorial dispute between China and Japan, appear to be heeding one message from the spat: adapt now or pay the price of a dispute that looks likely to rumble on for some time.

  • Across Corn Belt, Farmland Prices Keep Soaring Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 10:50 AM ET
    Across Corn Belt, Farmland Prices Keep Soaring

    Across the nation’s Corn Belt, even as the worst drought in more than 50 years has destroyed what was expected to be a record corn crop and reduced yields to their lowest level in 17 years, farmland prices have continued to rise.

  • State-Owned Enterprises: The State Advances Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 10:04 AM ET
    State-Owned Enterprises: The State Advances

    The state’s grip on the economy has been tightening. Could foreign pressure persuade the new leadership to reverse course?

  • Seaspan's Growth Strategy Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 7:40 PM ET
    Seaspan's Growth Strategy

    Gerry Wang, CEO, Seaspan explains his company's business model to CNBC. He adds that the average lease on one of its ships is for 10-12 years.

  • Santelli: Initial Jobless Claims 'Dropped Like a Rock' Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 8:33 AM ET
    Santelli: Initial Jobless Claims 'Dropped Like a Rock'

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports a slew of economic data, including the latest jobless claims numbers, international trade, and import/export prices, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • As Romney Repeats Trade Message, Bain Maintains China Ties Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 11:43 AM ET

    As a candidate, Mitt. Romney accuses China of  stealing jobs of Americans by cheating. But his investments with Bain Capital is undermining his campaign message, The New York Times reports.

  • August Wholesale Inventories Up 0.5% Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 10:00 AM ET
    August Wholesale Inventories Up 0.5%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on wholesale trade.

  • Faber Report: Looming Asian Recession? Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 9:42 AM ET
    Faber Report: Looming Asian Recession?

    CNBC's David Faber reports on the growth of Asian exports.

  • Range of Fraser & Neave Ltd. (F&N) products

    Singapore conglomerate Fraser and Neave (F&N), the takeover target of a Thai tycoon, said it had rebuffed a S$1.4 billion ($1.14 billion) bid for its hospitality and serviced residence business.

  • Senkaku Island, Japan

    A deepening dispute between China and Japan over a cluster of tiny uninhabited islands, some no bigger than rocks jutting out of the East China Sea, threatens to throw one more (big) monkey wrench into the slowing machinery of the global economy.

  • A bank teller counts 10,000 yen (118 USD) bank notes in Tokyo on September 22, 2010. The USD tumbled against the yen in Asia after the US Federal Reserve indicated it was prepared to take further measures to boost a faltering economic recovery. The USD fell to 84.80 yen in Tokyo morning trade, down from 85.15 yen in New York.

    Japan's current account surplus unexpectedly rose in August from a year earlier due to an increase in earnings on overseas investments, but sagging exports due to the faltering Chinese economy and Europe's debt crisis still cloud the outlook.