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The United States, the European Union and Japan have filed a trade case over China's export restrictions on rare earth minerals that are crucial for the production of many high-tech devices.

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WTO: China rare earth trade defies rulesupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 06:13:00

The EU has demanded that China loosen its policy on sales of rare earth materials after the World Trade Organisation upheld a ruling that Beijing's policies to limit raw material exports violated international trade rules.

CNNMoney: U.S. to challenge Chinese tariffs on chickensupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 13:11:00

The United States is pushing back against a Chinese tariff that has virtually wiped out chicken exports to the world's largest nation.

Why Europe has only a month to solve debt crisisupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 06:30:00

If Europe's leaders do not restructure the euro and European debt within a month, the markets will force it on them.

China in hot water with WTOupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 09:25:00

The World Trade Organization says China's raw material export quotas are illegal. CNN's Ramy Inocencio reports.

The changing tide of Europe's trade with Asiaupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 12:09:00

You can tell a lot about the state of European trade by strolling along the docks at the Port of Hamburg.

Hamburg's shipping containersupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 12:09:00

CNN's Becky Anderson shows the Hamburg port, which gets approximately 7000 shipping containers a year passing through.

Fortune: Why China won't charge itupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 11:26:00

At a time when consumers in Europe and the U.S. struggle with huge debts, most major U.S. companies have been flocking to emerging economies for the next big consumer -- namely, in China. It's no surprise. After all, the East Asian tiger surpassed Japan last year to become the world's second-biggest economy after the U.S. And with a population of about 1.3 billion, China is on track to be the world's third-largest consumer market by 2025, according to McKinsey & Company.

Why Western-style democracy is not suitable for Africaupdated: Fri Aug 20 2010 06:22:00

Western-style multi-party democracy is possible but not suitable for Africa.

Obama, Medvedev pledge stronger economic tiesupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 04:09:00

President Barack Obama and visiting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev pledged cooperation on stronger economic ties Thursday, announcing a deal for Russia to again accept U.S. poultry exports and touting U.S. support for Russia's bid to join the World Trade Organization.

WTO blocks Beijing's curbs on film and musicupdated: Mon Dec 21 2009 21:59:00

The appeals body of the World Trade Organisation has upheld an earlier ruling against China's restrictions on imports of US films and music, rebuffing Beijing's claim that the restrictions were necessary to protect public morals.

Anti-WTO protest in Geneva turns violentupdated: Sat Nov 28 2009 18:16:00

Violence erupted in the Swiss city of Geneva Saturday as a scheduled peaceful protest of a World Trade Organization conference turned violent and police had to use tear gas and rubber bullets.

Inside a 'SurvivaBall'updated: Wed Sep 23 2009 10:42:00

Protestors have a ball with wearable balls that "protect" from global warming. Jeanne Moos tries on a "SurvivaBall."

Medvedev: U.S. blocking Russia's WTO entryupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 14:38:00

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday accused the United States of "blocking" Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization.

WTO poised to rule aid to Airbus illegalupdated: Fri Sep 04 2009 06:20:00

The World Trade Organization is expected to rule today that billions of dollars in European government subsidies for Airbus aircraft are illegal, handing victory to the U.S. and Airbus rival Boeing in the first round of the WTO dogfight between the world's biggest aircraft manufacturers.

WTO rules China must open marketsupdated: Thu Aug 13 2009 23:11:00

The United States hailed a World Trade Organization ruling to open Chinese markets and ease controls on the import of U.S. films, DVDs, music downloads and books.

U.S., EU complain China puts 'giant thumb' on tradeupdated: Wed Jun 24 2009 09:01:00

The European Union and United States accused China of restricting the export of key raw materials used in the production of steel and other industrial products in a complaint filed Tuesday with the World Trade Organization.

China criticized over tradeupdated: Wed Jun 24 2009 09:01:00

The U.S. and European Union allege China is guilty of unfair trade practices. CNN's Eunice Yoon reports. Frank Deford: Cheers to Delaware, a state that finally made a smart gambleupdated: Wed May 27 2009 15:21:00

To me, the United States gets more and more conflicted. People argue whether we're a center-right or center-left country. But suppose there's no center anymore, so we're just center-less?

Protesters always early adopters of technologyupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 06:18:00

Headlines proclaiming that G-20 activists and police are following each others' activities on Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites may give one the impression that a new age of surveillance and political activism has dawned.

CNNMoney: G-20: Shaping a new world orderupdated: Fri Nov 14 2008 11:48:00

The role of the United States as the world's economic leader will be tested this weekend when 20 significant world leaders meet in Washington to address the global financial crisis.

The global economy players: Which organization does what?updated: Sat Oct 11 2008 22:24:00

Organizations that have a role in the global financial system:

CNNMoney: Economy 101: World playersupdated: Sat Oct 11 2008 15:13:00

Following is a list of organizations that have a role in the global financial system and what that role is:

Trade talks failupdated: Wed Jul 30 2008 12:25:00

Tension-filled World Trade Organization summit in Geneva ends in disagreement. ITN's Jonathan Rugman reports. Paulson Pledges Engagement with Chinaupdated: Tue Jun 10 2008 15:00:00

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says the administration intends to keep pursuing a policy of "robust engagement" with China that will include filing unfair trade cases as needed and pressuring the Chinese to move more quickly to revalue their currency US Files Complaint Over European Tech Tariffsupdated: Wed May 28 2008 15:00:00

The United States has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over European tariffs on three categories of high-tech goods US Targets 9 Nations on Copyrightsupdated: Fri Apr 25 2008 18:20:00

The Bush administration is accusing China, Russia and seven other nations of failing to protect American producers of movies, computer software and other copyrighted material from widespread piracy

All about: Global fishingupdated: Sat Mar 29 2008 10:47:00

It is commonly said that we know more about the Moon than the deep blue sea.

Eco fishing in Indonesiaupdated: Sat Mar 29 2008 10:47:00

New eco-fishing techniques can save Indonesia's precious underwater life. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.

Sweatshop Christmas ornamentsupdated: Mon Dec 17 2007 11:33:00

Chinese workers manufacture Christmas ornaments under deplorable conditions, as CNN's Louise Schiavone reports.

Fortune: Questions for Vice President Dick Cheneyupdated: Mon Nov 26 2007 14:33:00

Q: I've talked to a number of economists who provide advice to you, and say that you are very interested in business cycles. In late 2000 you were on "Meet the Press," and you actually predicted correctly, ahead of just about everybody, that a downturn was around the corner. That was Bill Clinton's economy. Now it's your economy. What's your candid assessment of it?

Saudi Arabia: the factsupdated: Fri Oct 12 2007 09:07:00

In this week's Marketplace Middle East, we take a look at Saudi Arabia's economic outlook. SABB, one of the Kingdom's biggest banks, projects that oil revenues will come in at $165 billion this year. What are the other key facts about the largest country on the Arabian Peninsula?

CNNMoney: EU: Airbus lost $27B on Boeing subsidiesupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 07:41:00

The United States' payment of illegal subsidies to Boeing Co. has cost rival plane maker Airbus $27 billion in lost revenues over the past three years, the European Union said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: WTO in formal China-piracy probeupdated: Tue Sep 25 2007 06:03:00

The World Trade Organization opened a formal investigation Tuesday into allegations China is providing a safe haven for product piracy and counterfeiting, the most far-reaching of four trade disputes between Washington and Beijing, trade officials said.

CNNMoney: U.S. paper penalties rile Chinaupdated: Fri Sep 14 2007 04:14:00

China asked the United States for talks in the World Trade Organization over U.S. penalties imposed in a dispute over glossy paper Friday, the government said.

Vietnam trade gap nearly doublingupdated: Wed Aug 22 2007 03:07:00

Vietnam's trade deficit will nearly double to $8 billion this year from $4.8 billion in 2006, but efforts to reduce the shortfall should not come at the expense of investment and growth, a government minister said on Wednesday.

CNNMoney: World trade talks break downupdated: Thu Jun 21 2007 01:23:00

The future of World Trade Organization's Doha pact is under doubt, EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson said Thursday, as talks between the United States, European Union, India and Brazil broke down.

CNNMoney: The incredibly short life of China's trade dropupdated: Tue Apr 10 2007 12:13:00

China's global trade surplus fell sharply in March to its lowest level in more than a year, the government there reported Tuesday just as the United States filed a case against it before the World Trade Organization.

China slams U.S. trade complaintsupdated: Tue Apr 10 2007 02:18:00

China on Tuesday criticized U.S. plans to file two complaints with the World Trade Organization accusing China of unfair trade practices.

Fortune: THE WORLD AT RISKupdated: Mon Mar 05 2007 00:01:00

1. Guinea The naming of a successor by President Conté, Africa's longest-ruling dictator, and his refusal to step down in the face of union demands threaten stability and pose risks to bauxite and ...

CNNMoney: Global trade: Hostage to terror?updated: Wed Aug 23 2006 07:45:00

Terrorism is changing international trade patterns and costing business money.

Hundreds arrested, injured at WTOupdated: Sun Dec 18 2005 01:38:00

Despite about 900 arrests made by Hong Kong police, anti-globalization protesters on Sunday marched down one of city's main thoroughfares to gather outside police barricades at the site of the World Trade Organization talks on the last day of negotiations

WTO seals farms deal amid protestsupdated: Sun Dec 18 2005 01:31:00

Ministers from 149 states have saved long-running global trade talks from collapse with an interim deal to end farm export subsidies by 2013 and open up markets in wealthier countries to the world's poorest nations.

Business 2.0: 100% Rottenupdated: Thu Dec 01 2005 00:01:00

On Sept. 27, hundreds of America's top cotton growers gathered in the convention center in Visalia, Calif., in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. They'd come for the annual meeting of Calcot, one...

WTO's origins are in postwar eraupdated: Mon Nov 28 2005 20:31:00

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the World Trade Organization. But the economic group can trace its origins to the end of World War II. The following is a timeline recounting the origins and creation of the WTO.

CNNMoney: Katrina could cost farmers $2Bupdated: Thu Sep 08 2005 06:16:00

Hurricane Katrina could cost the nation's farm sector up to $2 billion, affecting Midwest farmers who are unable to ship their goods by barge down the Mississippi River, according to a published report.

Fortune: Saving America's socks --but killing free tradeupdated: Mon Aug 22 2005 00:01:00

WHICH TOWN IS THE SOCK CAPITAL OF THE WORLD? IT'S a ridiculous question (unless you happen to have an unhealthy affection for hosiery), but it illustrates a problem of historic dimensions for the U...

Upcoming show: A focus on Vietnam updated: Fri Jul 15 2005 05:05:00

It has been 30 years since the Vietnam War ended and now this country in Southeast Asia is one of the world's fastest growing economies.

China at a glanceupdated: Thu Apr 21 2005 02:40:00

Following are essential facts and figures on the People's Republic of China.

Cautious welcome for WTO dealupdated: Sun Aug 01 2004 05:59:00

A deal to rescue world trade talks has received a cautious welcome from major trading nations.

WTO leaders push for final accordupdated: Fri Jul 30 2004 01:54:00

The World Trade Organization's top leaders have launched a final bid for an agreement that they hope will revive stalled talks on global free trade.

Business 2.0: Trading Blockupdated: Sat May 01 2004 00:01:00

Friction between the United States and China is set to increase with the approach of a May 17 negotiating deadline imposed by the World Trade Organization. At issue: Washington complains that Beiji...

CNNMoney: Don't bet against online gamblingupdated: Fri Mar 26 2004 07:19:00

Talk about betting on a long-shot. Members of Congress, sports organizations such as the NCAA and some federal prosecutors believe they can hold back the growth of Internet gambling.

Fortune: The Unlikely Trade Warrior Bush never planned to be a protectionist. But his presidency is turning into a free-traders' nightmarupdated: Mon Dec 08 2003 00:01:00

President George Bush is a free-trader. So is every last one of his economic advisors. "Certainly the rhetoric has been the strongest of any President since Roosevelt in favor of free trade," says ...

Money Magazine: The Grassley Agenda Why reduce the tax on multinationals' profits? For the chairman of the Senate Financupdated: Sat Nov 01 2003 00:01:00

You might think that after two tax cuts in less than three years, totaling a whopping $1.6 trillion, Congress would be content that it had left its mark on the economy. But you'd be wrong. There ar...

Business 2.0: Leading Indicators WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH, AND WHAT IT MEANS.updated: Mon Sep 01 2003 00:01:00

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Money Magazine: The Tickerupdated: Mon Sep 01 2003 00:01:00

DELI PICKLE Where's deflation when you really need it? Katz's Delicatessen in New York City recently informed patrons that it had to raise the price of its legendary pastrami sandwich by 45¢, to $1...

Fortune: Will The Real WTO Please Stand Up?updated: Mon Jan 21 2002 00:01:00

If you see a World Trade Organization spokesman behaving oddly--saying strange things about trade or wearing an inflatable golden phallus--don't be confused. It's probably just Andy Bichlbaum, the ...

Fortune: China's Great Step Forward Get ready for the biggest coming-out party in the history of capitalism: China's updated: Mon Sep 17 2001 00:01:00

The promise: The summer heat in Henan province in central China is so oppressive that it feels like a great blazing hand pressing down on your head all day until, finally and mercifully, the sun di...

Fortune: Back To Schoolupdated: Mon Sep 17 2001 00:01:00

What grade will the economy earn this fall? The "V" some forecasters still confidently predict? Or, as most CEOs I talk to fear, a "U" for ugly? (Personally, I worry we'll end up scrapping this let...

Fortune: Can Citibank Crack The China Market? With China set to join the world trading fraternity, Citigroup senses its time has finally updated: Mon Sep 18 2000 00:01:00

The boy from Brooklyn had come a long way. There he was, standing in the May sunshine with ex-Presidents Ford, Carter, and Bush, two former Secretaries of State (Henry Kissinger and James Baker), a...

Money Magazine: Coming Upupdated: Tue Feb 01 2000 00:01:00


Fortune: Fighting Off the Aussie Lambs HEY, HEY, HO, HO, U.S. PROTECTIONISM'S GOT TO GOupdated: Mon Jan 10 2000 00:01:00

Okay, so free trade took a battering in Seattle--for heaven's sake, even the teddy bear statue outside F.A.O. Schwarz got trashed. Still, the world is unlikely to stop buying and selling just becau...

Money Magazine: Coming Upupdated: Wed Dec 01 1999 00:01:00


Fortune: U.S. Diplomacy Bombs (Again) BEIJING: WORLD TRADE'S NEXT HURDLEupdated: Mon Jun 07 1999 00:01:00

Less than a week after the world's highest-tech air force bombed the elusive Chinese embassy in Belgrade, street life in China's main cities had returned to normal. But it was easier to clean up th...

Fortune: PASS GATT NOW A leading Republican economist calls on members of his party in Congress to put politics aside and approve this viupdated: Mon Dec 12 1994 00:01:00

WHILE MOST of the country's attention is focused on what the next Congress will do, the old Congress has a momentous task to perform before disbanding -- and an enormous opportunity to make the wor...

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