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Back-to-School Boosts Retailers

Strong back-to-school sale numbers is the main reason retailers posted gains in August. Kimberly Greenberger, Morgan Stanley retail analyst, weighs in.

Amazon's Battle in the 'Cloud'

Benjamin Schachter, Macquarie Securities analyst, explains why Amazon's cloud computing web services division could be far ahead of Microsoft and Google. CNBC's Herb Greenberg weighs in.

Hurricane Isaac's Impact on Shippers

"We don't really expect [Hurricane Isaac] to have any impact on shipping rates, or shipping stocks over the next few days," says Greg Lewis, Credit Suisse senior research analyst.

Dunkin Donuts

Last spring Dunkin' Donuts launched a campaign in South Korea known as Flavor Radio to build brand awareness for their coffee. Devices that looked and operated like air fresheners were installed on commuter buses in Seoul to lure in customers to their stores.


The U.S. may have committed a strategic error in not recognizing Turkey as a geographic bridge and trade center earlier.

Population: 73,639,596 Currency: Lira Natural resources: coal, iron ore, copper, chromium, antimony, mercury, gold, barite, borate, celestite (strontium), emery, feldspar, limestone, magnesite, marble, perlite, pumice, pyrites, clay, arable land, hydropower Industries: textiles, food processing, autos, electronics, mining (coal, chromate, copper, boron), steel, petroleum, construction, lumber, paper

An underdeveloped ear of corn lays amongst corn plants damaged by extreme heat and drought conditions in a field in Carmi, Illinois.

As the U.S. drought continues and global grain prices soar, G20 leaders are considering an emergency meeting at the end of August to consider what measures to take to combat the growing food crisis.  But the surge in corn, soy and wheat prices could also lead to some benefits for the agricultural sector and an opportunity for investors, according to one fund manager.

Li Ning shoes are on display

China’s spectacular performance at the London Olympic Games while brining cheer to its fans has done little to boost the prospects of its sportswear firms back home, which have been struggling to grow their share of the $19 billion sportswear market.

This shows the logo outside the Standard Chartered bank in the Central district of Hong Kong, 22 September 2003.

The weak Indian rupee has impacted earning s at Standard Chartered Bank and India needs to exercise some “fiscal control” with regards to the currency, Jaspal Bindra, CEO Asia for Standard Chartered, said on Thursday.

Bank Metallic Sign

As European banks continue to pull back in Asia, reeling under the debt crisis back home, regional banks are filling in the gap by buying their assets and increasing lending, say analysts.


If you've never heard of Ulan Bator, that's about to change.The Christian Science Monitor reports.

Will Apple Disappoint on Tuesday?

A preview of Apple's earnings next week and a look at how the tech giant stacks up against its competitors, with Toni Sacconaghi, Sanford Bernstein analyst.

Menu of Earnings from Restaurant Stocks

John Glass, Morgan Stanley analyst, provides an outlook on restaurant stocks, amid a slew of earnings and discusses what the numbers indicate about the health of the U.S economy and consumers.

Time to 'Click' Google's Uptick?

Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray analyst, breaks down the better-than-expected Q2 numbers on the tech giant and explains why he has a "buy" rating on the stock and a price target of $730 per share.

Is it Time to Buy Microsoft?

Ed Maguire, Credit Agricole analyst, explains why Microsoft presents a buying opportunity, despite reporting its first quarterly loss as a public company.

Avoid Money Center Banks After MS Miss?

The FMHR traders have the play in financials, on the heels of Morgan Stanley's earnings miss, with Doug Sipkin, Susquehanna analyst. Also, the trade on the spike in tech stocks.

IBM Misses Revenue Estimates

Brian Marshall of ISI Group, weighs in on how to trade tech names like IBM and Hewlett-Packard.

Jim Chanos: HPQ Is a 'Value Trap'

Legendary short-seller Jim Chanos is shorting Hewlett-Packard, but is this a good move? Shaw Wu, Sterne Agee analyst, shares his opinions. "Right now, HP is arguably not well run; we think it's fixable," he says.


Soldiers danced in Pyongyang's plazas as North Korea announced Wednesday that leader Kim Jong Un was named marshal, a title cementing his status atop the authoritarian nation's military as he makes key changes to the 1.2 million-man force.

BofA's Q2 Earnings Beat

Erik Oja, S&P Capital IQ banking analyst, breaks down the numbers of the big bank's earnings.

Bank of America Q2 Earnings Results Mixed

A look at BofA's second quarter numbers of $0.19 earnings per share versus $0.14 estimate, with Anthony Polini, Raymond James bank analyst.

Citi Removes JCP From Top Pick List

Deborah Weinswig, Citi analyst, explains why her firm is cautious on retailers and shares her best plays in the retail space, with the FMHR traders.

Is Yahoo a Buy Under Marissa Mayer?

Eric Jackson, Ironfire Capital, explains why Yahoo's new CEO, Marissa Mayer will benefit stockholders.

Analyst: 'It's Tough to Make Short-Term Bet on Goldman'

Brad Hintz, Sanford C. Bernstein equity research analyst, breaks down the big bank's second quarter numbers. "The revenue growth rate is going to be slower going forward," he says. "It's tough to make a short-term bet on Goldman."

Yahoo's New CEO Faces Challenges

Paul Meeks, Saturna Capital, discusses his reaction to the appointment of Marissa Meyer as Yahoo's new CEO.

New CEO for Yahoo & Its Impact on Google

How will Yahoo's new CEO impact Google? Colin Gillis of BGC analyst, offers insight.

Population: 48.9 million Currency: Won (KRW) Natural resources: coal, tungsten, graphite, molybdenum, lead, hydropower potential Industries: Electronics, telecommunications, automobile production, chemicals, shipbuilding, steel


South Korea's economy has been dominated by dozens of financially complex, conglomerates that have been central to its rise on the global stage.


Asia's fourth-largest economy is far less vulnerable to shocks triggered during the Asian financial crisis in 1997.

Samsung Electronics flag and South Korean flag (R) flutter outside its headquarters in Seoul.

The economy is dominated by companies that are now household names such as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Hyundai Motors, and Kia Motors.

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South Korea's economy and its stock market are dominated by dozens of financially complex, family-run, multinational conglomerates that have been central to the nation's rise on the global stage.