*China imports plunge 20 pct. "Many countries... rely heavily on sales to China so unless this demand picks up in the coming quarters, not only are we going to see below 7 percent growth in the world's second-largest economy, it's going to decline sharply for many of its trade partners as well," said Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at Oanda in London.» Read More
CNBC's Rick Santelli explains how exports are impacting currency prices.
Shares of Li & Fung fell 16 percent to a three-month low after the global supply chain manager warned of a steep drop in core operating profit, taking investors by surprise and triggering concern over its ability to reach a three-year earnings target.
As it seeks a new chief to lead it out of a negotiating death-spiral, the World Trade Organization looks doomed to be fatally undermined by new global carve-ups that will leave many of the world's poorest sidelined.
India is poised to triple wheat exports this year to a higher-than-expected, record 6 million tonnes, helping plug a shortfall in lower-quality grain supplies and keep a lid on global prices.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on trade, with CNBC's Steve Liesman. Also, David Walker,Comeback America Initiative founder, president & CEO, weighs in.
Zhang Zhiwei, Chief China Economist, Nomura, reviews the latest Chinese trade data and concludes that the mainland recovery is on track.
China's export growth rebounded more strongly than expected in December from a three-month low, expanding at the fastest rate in seven months, although the outlook for 2013 remains cloudy with U.S. and European demand for Chinese goods still subdued.
Hamish Pepper, FX Strategist, Asia Pacific, Barclays Capital tells CNBC's Cash Flow how to play the AUD and EUR in light of the latest Chinese trade data.
Aadil Ebrahim, Managing Director, Bowen Asia analyzes the latest round of Chinese trade data for CNBC's Cash Flow.
China's export growth is set to rebound from a three-month low in December, although the recovery is likely to be feeble as U.S. and European demand for Chinese goods is still far below levels that would herald a convincing revival.
Fred Hochberg, Export-Import Bank of the United States chairman, discusses where to find investment opportunities in the area of trade.
Australia's trade deficit in November widened to its largest since early 2008 as imports again outpaced exports, though a recent meteoric rise in the price of iron ore suggests the worst of the trade pain is over for the resource-rich nation.
Glenn Levine, Senior Economist, Moody's Analytics says the recent increase in iron ore prices does not make up for the first half of last year. He expects Australia to still post large deficits in the future.
Richard Jerram, Chief Economist, Bank of Singapore says one of the tail risks for the global economy in 2013 is the usage of capital controls. He says the idea of liberal economics and protectionism has come under question.
Indonesia's benchmark index started 2013 with a record high, yet economic concerns could make fund investors turn away this year from a country that high domestic growth transformed into a popular safe haven during recent global turbulence.
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Thai exports in November rose nearly 27 percent from a year earlier, as expected due to flooding in late 2011, and global demand remains soft, which means the country's policy rate is likely to stay low to help the export-driven economy.
Japan launched its second-ever trade complaint against China at the World Trade Organization on Thursday, challenging Beijing's claim that Japanese steel firms are competing unfairly in the world's biggest steel market.
Park Geun-hye is set to become South Korea's first female president as she takes on the job of reviving a slowing economy. CNBC's Chery Kang takes a look at how the president elect will face the task.
Evan Feigenbaum, Senior Associate, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace says trade conflicts between the U.S. and China is now the new normal as the two nations face domestic structural adjustments.