- Chinese government has allowed the usage of Russian currency, the ruble, along with the yuan, in the city of Suifenhe on the Sino-Russian border in northeast China.
- The value of bitcoin has dropped by $300 and continues to fall following a clampdown on the controversial crypto-currency by the Chinese government.
- The World Trade Organization has formally approved a historic package of agreements after over a decade of negotiations. Trade talks among 159 world economies came to an end after Cuba dropped its objections to the draft agreement.
- Neither Ukrainians nor EU citizens have been shown the whole picture of the consequences of Ukraine signing the EU association deal, Jeffrey Sommers, Associate Professor of Political Economy & Public Policy at the University of Missouri, told RT.
- Isn’t it a sign of the times when a British prime minister visits China trailing a clutch of businessmen in his wake, desperate to attract investment to an ailing British economy?
- Ukrainian President Yanukovych left Kiev in search of foreign cash for his country's near bankrupt economy, and now he says he's secured $8 billion in investment from China.
- After straining relations with China by meeting exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in May 2012, UK Prime Minister David Cameron effected a volte-face this week on an unabashed commercial visit that kept sensitive human rights issues at bay.
- China’s economy will soon be the world’s dominating economy and it’s natural that other economies would want to trade in yuan, not in US dollars, Daniel Wagner, CEO at Country Risk Solutions, told RT.
- President Viktor Yanukovych left the chaotic streets of Kiev for planned trips to China and Russia, in search of a fix for Ukraine’s near bankrupt economy, which has left him walking a narrow line between European and Russian trade deals.
- UK Prime Minister David Cameron, along with 120 business people, has begun an official visit to China. The largest British mission of its kind seeks to lay ground for $1 trillion free trade deal between China and the EU.
- Moscow is ready to resume talks in Bali on Tuesday and hopefully sign a landmark Asia-Pacific region free trade zone deal, which would cheapen import goods worldwide and boost global trade by $1 trillion, Aleksey Uluykaev told in interview to RT.
- On the last day of a Vilnius summit, Ukraine has confirmed it will delay signing its landmark trade agreement with the EU, saying the West failed to offer enough immediate economic benefits.