Sales of Japanese-made cars took a nosedive in China in September, with Toyota reporting a 48.9% and Honda a 40.5% drop in demand after a dispute over the ownership of an island chain led to protests and a boycott of Japanese products in China.
The European Union is a key trading partner for China, and also the first source of imports for the Chinese. But is it a balanced relationship? Although Europe is counting on China to help solve the eurozone crisis, the EU member states are complaining about dumping, and asking for more reciprocity.
In a tough economic climate, a strong brand name can be key to boosting sales. Building a brand can take time, and once it's established the competition is often fierce. Coca-Cola is a case in point. Seen as one of the world's strongest brands, it's facing global as well as local competition. France 24 went to find out more about one of Coca-Cola's French rivals.
On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Burmese President Thein Sein Wednesday that the US will start easing the ban on Burma's imports in recognition of its "continued progress toward reform".
Shopkeepers and labourers shut down markets and factories in several Indian cities Thursday as part of a 24-hour strike to protest against government reforms that will allow foreign retail giants such as Tesco, Walmart and Carrefour to open in India.
Thousands of Chinese protesters angry about Japan's claims to the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu islands continued their protests Tuesday, with the unrest threatening to undermine bilateral trade relations and fuelling nationalism in the region.
The US filed a complaint at the World Trade Organisation Monday against China's subsidies to its auto sector, which President Barack Obama said "directly harm" American workers. China filed a countercomplaint against US duties on Chinese exports.
Major Japanese firms have closed their factories in China and told expatriate staff to stay home amid fears of further anti-Japan protests. The demonstrations stem from a territorial row that threatens to unravel trade ties between the two countries.
Russia is finally becoming an official member of the World Trade Organisation. A move that will commit it to play by the same rules as 155 other countries. What will it mean for Russia? We take a look.
After accusations of doing little to build more than just economic ties in African countries, the Chinese rethink their approach. Next, in North Korea, the country's new young leader adds another job title to his list. Finally, we discover the story of Bangkok's ultimate risk takers.