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  • 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.

  • China PMI Ticks Up, but Turnaround Still Long Way Off Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 2:08 AM ET
    An employee stacks grills for Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. Emgrand 7 series automobiles at the company's factory in Cixi, Zhejiang Province, China.

    A survey by HSBC showing China’s manufacturing activity rose marginally in September has raised hopes that a slowing Chinese economy is finally stabilizing, but economists say a turnaround may still be far away.

  • Tamminen: Wars Over Oil Yield No Winners Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 5:53 PM ET
    City skyline and modern construction, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    We're not talking about the Persian Gulf. It's the South China Sea where China and Vietnam are on a collision course that could result in higher commodity prices and far worse.

  • Island Row Prompts Fitch Warning on Japanese Firms Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 5:46 AM ET
    Anti-Japanese protesters are confronted by police as they demonstrate over the disputed Diaoyu Islands, on September 16, 2012 in Shenzhen, China.

    Japanese auto and tech companies risk having their credit ratings downgraded if the dispute between Asia’s two biggest economies is prolonged, Fitch Ratings cautioned on Tuesday.

  • A Chinese and U.S. flag flutter in front of Tiananmen Gate on November 16, 2009 in Beijing of China.

    As trade tensions between the U.S and China heat up, with both countries filing complaints to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Monday, experts say the grumbling is no more than posturing in a politically important year for Beijing and Washington and should fizzle out eventually.

  • Pres. Obama's China Challenge Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 11:52 AM ET
    Pres. Obama's China Challenge

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the President has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization, accusing China of $1 billion in illegal subsides for exports of cars and car parts.

  • China, Japan Can't Afford to Let Crisis Worsen: Pros Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 8:09 AM ET
    Anti-Japanese protesters are confronted by police as they demonstrate over the disputed Diaoyu Islands, on September 16, 2012 in Shenzhen, China.

    Some Japanese firms like Panasonic and Canon shut down factories in China on Monday after violent protests over a territorial dispute, but regional strategists say the disruption to business will be short-lived as the two trade partners cannot afford to let the situation get out of hand.

  • Nigeria 'Too Big and Too Strong' to Fall Into Territorial Control Traps

    Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Finance Minister of Nigeria and Coordinating Minister for Economy debunks claims of how China might be exploiting Africa in certain unsavory regimes.

  • Ex-China Adviser Tells US to Get Fiscal House in Order Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 6:34 AM ET

    The U.S. Government’s high debt levels are a greater cause of concern than those of euro zone countries, says Li Daokui, a former Chinese central bank adviser, urging the world’ largest economy to push ahead with reforms to put its fiscal house in order.

  • 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
    Mexico Flag

    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.