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  • 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.

  • Trade of the Day: AutoNation Monday, 4 Jun 2012 | 5:55 PM ET
    Trade of the Day: AutoNation

    The Fast Money traders discuss how an increase in new vehicle sales year-over-year could positively impact AutoNation.

  • Crisis Leading to Opportunities: IFC CEO Monday, 4 Jun 2012 | 7:10 AM ET

    The economic crisis is leading to unexpected opportunities for some, Lars Thunnell, CEO of the International Finance Corporation, the private-sector arm of the World Bank, told CNBC’s “Worldwide Exchange.”

  • WTO's Lamy: ASEAN Integration Is a Long-Term Goal Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 1:30 AM ET
    WTO's Lamy: ASEAN Integration Is a Long-Term Goal

    "I think ASEAN regional integration is an extremely serious, well managed process with the necessary degree of both progressivity and consistency. If you look at the world at large there are three integration processes that are really moving forward ASEAN, East Africa and Central America," Pascal Lamy, director-general of the WTO, told CNBC.

  • Beijing Faces Brussels Action on Telecoms Aid Monday, 28 May 2012 | 3:16 AM ET
    Engineers test networking equipment at the Huawei Technologies Co. campus in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China.

    The EU is poised to launch one of its biggest trade cases against China in a generation after telling member states it has compiled firm evidence that Beijing’s telecommunications equipment companies have benefited from illegal state subsidies. The FT reports.

  • Europe Fights Argentina's 'Protectionist' Import Rules Friday, 25 May 2012 | 11:36 AM ET
    Buenos Aires

    The European Union on Friday launched a challenge against Argentina's import restrictions at the World Trade Organization, calling the Latin American country's trading and investment system "protectionist and nationalistic."

  • China Stocks Seen Rangebound Amid Uncertainty Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 10:40 AM ET
    Day traders at a local brokerage in Hong Kong

    China stocks are set for more rangebound trading on Friday, as investors continued to grapple with global and domestic economic uncertainties.

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    The world has "hopefully" gotten through the worst in terms of what some analysts have called "currency wars," according to Chad P. Bown, senior economist at the World Bank's Development Research Group, Trade and International Integration.

  • No Imbalance in Trade Finance Market: WTO's Lamy Monday, 14 May 2012 | 6:15 AM ET
    Head of the World Trade Organisation Pascal Lamy delivers his speech Tuesday Oct. 18, 2005 at the European Farmers Congress in Strasbourg, eastern France. The European Union must show flexibility in opening up its agriculture markets to imports, Lamy said. (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)

    Pascal Lamy, the World Trade Organization's Director General, told CNBC on Monday that in his opinion Asian banks have stepped in to fill the gap left by European banks in the trade finance market.