ReutersUS stocks rise on tech gains, oil reboundReutersU.S. stocks were higher in early afternoon trading on Friday, with the Nasdaq set to post its first weekly gain in three weeks, helped by gains in technology stocks and a rebound in oil prices. A rise in large-cap technology stocks, including Apple (AAPL.World shares mixed as investors assess oil, China clampdownABC NewsStocks Are Ignoring Oil's Bear MarketBloombergBear market for oil sector drills energy stocksUSA TODAYBarron'sall 161 news articles » ... read more

Jakarta PostIndonesia postpones industrial sugar auctionJakarta PostThe auction will use an online bar code system that will track the information and histories of refined sugar trading from the importation of raw materials to production, sales, purchases and distribution, as arranged by Trade Ministry Regulation No.and more » ... read more

Trumponomics: The mercantilist perspective is back in forceRochester Business JournalThat's why the era's powers wanted colonies—raw materials could be imported from their dependents, with high-priced goods exported to the colonies in exchange. This unequal trading relationship was a key factor driving colonial America to cast off the ... ... read more

ReutersOil slide muddies inflation outlook, weighs on stocksReutersLONDON World stocks struggled to hold onto earlier gains on Friday and were poised for a flat end to the week following another wobble in energy shares, while a tentative bounce in oil prices helped commodity-related currencies gain against the dollar.Tentative oil price recovery lifts energy stocksEconomic Timesall 1 news articles » ... read more

CNBCAsian markets trade sideways as oil rises off lows; greater China opens mixedCNBCMarkets in Asia traded sideways on Friday with China opening mixed after overnight news that the country's banking regulator had questions for banks on risks related to loans for overseas asset purchases and as oil prices advanced off 10-month lows.and more » ... read more

38 NorthThe Value—and Limits—of Data on North Korea's External Relations38 NorthWhile Pyongyang has not published detailed economic data for decades, mirror statistics from its trading partners provide insight into the state of North Korea's economy. Data on ... Prior to the shutdown of the Kaesong Industrial Complex in February ...and more » ... read more

CNBCOil's drop back into a bear market could slow down US drillingCNBCU.S. oil producers may be looking to reduce spending and trim back drilling plans for next year, as oil prices fall sharply. Oil futures fell into a bear market, and many U.S. energy stocks set new 52-week lows. Analyst say oil could briefly break $40 ...and more » ... read more

Analysis: China steel mill spreads surging, as weak raw materials find footholdPlattsIron ore reference 62% Fe IODEX prices have found some stability in the mid $50s/dry mt CFR China in the last trading sessions, after steep falls over the past few months shaved a third off its price. IODEX ticked up 80 cents to $56.80/dmt CFR China ...and more » ... read more