Economic Measures Trade


  • 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.

  • World Bank: No Hard Landing Seen for China Economy Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 11:15 PM ET
    World Bank: No Hard Landing Seen for China Economy

    Bert Hofman, Chief Economist, East Asia & Pacific at the World Bank said he expects the Chinese economy to grow 8.1% in 2013, boosted by the mainland's policy easing earlier this year and a rebound in global trade.

  • US-China Trade Spat Has 'More Bark Than Bite': Lamy Sunday, 23 Sep 2012 | 9:31 PM ET
    Chinese president Hu Jintao (R) talks to Pascal Lamy (L), the Director-General of the WTO.

    A dispute between the U.S. and China over illegal trade practices, which has sparked worries over a potential trade war between the world’s two largest economies, has “more bark than bite”, according to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Director General Pascal Lamy.

  • Obama’s Journey to Tougher Tack on a Rising China Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 12:13 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    In the presidential campaign, China has become a focal point encompassing security and economic concerns, highlighting the nations’ complex relationship, The New York Times reports.

  • In Manufacturing Shift, Made in U.S. but Sold in China Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    After generations of manufacturers have folded because they were unable to compete with imports, meet a New York business that has managed to crack the code.

  • China-Japan Dispute Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 5:20 AM ET
    China-Japan Dispute

    Phillip Chan, Director, Shenyin Wanguo Securities and Nicholas Smith, Director and Strategist, CLSA discuss the economic and trade impacts of China and Japan's dispute over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands.

  • An employee stacks grills for Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. Emgrand 7 series automobiles at the company's factory in Cixi, Zhejiang Province, China.

    The Chinese government’s recent $150 billion infrastructure push has helped improve sentiment among the country’s business community, shows a private-sector survey.

  • Father of High-Frequency Trading Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 11:39 AM ET
    Father of High-Frequency Trading

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks about the risks and rewards of automated trading, with Thomas Peterffy, Interactive Brokers CEO. "Let us work on how to fix these problems and not throw the baby out with the bath water," he adds.