Dec 28, 2011 Iran has repeated its threat to block the Straight of Hormuz where about a-fifth of the world's oil passes through. In Italy today, investors seemed happy to buy up the country's debt.
Dec 28, 2011 Iran has threatened to block the strait if President Obama signs a bill to impose sanctions to keep it from making nuclear weapons. The impact on oil prices worldwide would be major and immediate.
Dec 26, 2011 China and Japan announce plans to allow businesses to swap currency without dealing in U.S. dollars
Jan 11, 2012 Chinese airports are getting bigger and more efficient, and the country's airplanes are getting an upgrade, as the nation gains ever-greater economic clout.
Dec 15, 2011 The Chinese government will start to levy duties on imported cars made in the United States.
Dec 13, 2011 The Chinese worry about how air pollution affects their lives and health.
Dec 12, 2011 Today in China, leaders will meet for the year's most important economic summit. On the table is the crisis in Europe, the financial problems in the U.S., and what's in store for the domestic economy.