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  • Hong Kong Banks Face 'Significant' Headwinds: KPMG Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 3:37 AM ET
    The International Finance Centre in Hong Kong.

    After a robust 2011, when loan growth came in at 14 percent, Hong Kong’s banking sector will be facing “significant” headwinds this year as demand for credit slows and low equity-raising activity by corporates crimp revenues, according to consulting firm KPMG.

  • China Defends Growth Targets, but Analysts Aren't So Sure Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 1:08 AM ET
    People watch an image presented on a television of Wen Jiabao, China's premier, speaking at the opening plenary session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, China, on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.

    As if to counter increasing market chatter about China’s inability to meet its 2012 growth targets, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Tuesday pledged that the country’s growth momentum remained intact and promised to tap into its massive fiscal stability fund if necessary.

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    On Tuesday, the Commerce Department reported the deficit on international trade in goods and services was $42.0 billion in July, up slightly from $41.9 billion in June.

  • July's Trade Deficit: $42.0 Billion Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 8:30 AM ET
    July's Trade Deficit: $42.0 Billion

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the better-than-expected numbers on international trade.

  • Mexico to Reduce Reliance on US: President Calderon Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 3:47 AM ET
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    Latin America’s second-largest economy—Mexico— wants to reduce economic dependence on the United States, says President Felipe Calderon, who warns of “very weak growth” from its northern neighbor.

  • Trade Links: The Challenge of Jobs in the Middle East

    Dimitris Tsitsiragos, Vice President of MENA for International Finance Corporation says investment and trade can help create jobs in the Middle east and North African regions.

  • Europe's Fastest-Growing Economy Needs More Oil Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | 9:44 AM ET
    Turkey's Energy Minister (2R), Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu (4R) and Turkish-Cypriot Prime Minister Irsen Kucuk (R), attend a ceremony an oil rig platform during a ground-breaking ceremony in the village of Sygkrasi, near Famagusta, where the state-run Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPOA) bored their first onshore probe on April 26, 2012.Turkey began its first exploratory oil and gas drilling in the breakaway northern sector of the divided Cyprus on April 26, amid a dispute over rights t

    Turkey’s dependence on imported oil is hampering its growth, and is likely to continue doing so as the country’s prosperity increases, regional analysts and energy experts say.

  • Schäuble View on Euro Zone at Odds With US Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 5:46 AM ET

    Germany’s finance minister ruled out making more concessions to help Greece, on the eve of talks with U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who has urged euro zone leaders to act, the FT reports.

  • New Free Trade Pact Will Boost Economy: FedEx Exec Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 12:32 PM ET

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership will provide a boost of confidence to the seesawing global economy, create more jobs, and speed access to lucrative markets for American goods and services, says FedEx exec Michael Ducker.

  • JPMorgan's Earnings Preview Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 7:04 AM ET
    JPMorgan's Earnings Preview

    "We like JPMorgan going into this quarter," says Betsy Graseck, Morgan Stanley, discussing what to expect from JPM's quarterly numbers and conference call later this morning.

  • May Wholesale Inventories Up 0.3% Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 10:00 AM ET
    May Wholesale Inventories Up 0.3%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the data from the Commerce Department on wholesale trade.

  • May Trade Deficit $48.7 Billion Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 8:30 AM ET
    May Trade Deficit $48.7 Billion

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on international trade.

  • The ECB Will Rescue Europe…Eventually: Analyst Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 6:41 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    As Spain announces further austerity measures in the face of a forecast of 0 percent growth in 2013, the country needs “unequivocal support” from Europe, Patrick Armstrong, Managing Partner at Armstrong Investment Managers, told CNBC.

  • Residents shop for local goods at one of the downtown's busy sidewalk markets in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    Companies in Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy, are the most optimistic in Asia, with almost 9 out of 10 firms expecting their businesses to improve in the third quarter of the year, while Hong Kong, whose open economy is increasingly tied to mainland China, is the most pessimistic, according to a quarterly survey conducted by Standard Chartered.

  • Brace for Worsening Slowdown Across Asia: Nomura Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 3:19 AM ET
    Brigade Road in Bangalore, Karnataka.

    Most Asian economies from Indonesia to India will deteriorate in the second half of the year because demand from both domestic and foreign buyers will weaken, according to Nomura. The exception is China, where monetary easing and fiscal policies are already starting to take effect and will help its economy rebound in the third quarter.

  • Greece might be in economic crisis mode and getting productivity levels up might take time, but there are signs of improvement according to one economist.

  • Here's What Greece's Biggest Loss Might Be Saturday, 16 Jun 2012 | 12:59 PM ET

    I am lucky enough to have met some bright and extremely patriotic Greeks who fully admit their country needs a radical overhaul. It’s these people Greece needs to help rebuild their broken state but these are very often the most mobile of people.

  • Shipping Industry Going Through Rough Seas Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 9:45 AM ET
    Chinese shipping containers

    The global shipping industry has been treading water during the global economic slowdown but in the last 12 months the Baltic Dry Index, which measures the haulage costs of freight, has dropped around 40 percent.

  • April's Trade Deficit $50.06 Billion Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 8:30 AM ET
    April's Trade Deficit $50.06 Billion

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the economic data on the international trade numbers.

  • Greek Asset Sales Won’t Raise More in 2012: CEO Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 6:17 AM ET

    The likelihood of Greece raising more funds through its privatization efforts this year is “very low,” the CEO of the Greek privatization program said on Tuesday.