Based in Singapore, Li Anne is Senior Digital Editor at CNBC International, overseeing the digital editorial team in Asia. Follow her on Twitter @LiAnneCNBC
China released a batch of blowout trade numbers on Wednesday, which many analysts attribute to distortions created by the Lunar New Year holidays.
The combined wealth of the world's richest 85 people is now equivalent to that owned by half of the world's population – or 3.5 billion of the poorest people – according to a new report from Oxfam.
China's annual trade topped the $4 trillion mark for the first time in 2013, surpassing the U.S. as the world's largest trader.