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  • Solar plant in Lucainena de las Torres, Almeria, Andalucia, Spain

    Global leadership in the sector is still fragmented—the U.S. China, Brazil and Israel can all lay claim in certain fields—but there's no doubt the sector’s center of gravity is moving slowly from the developed economies to the emerging markets.

  • Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    After decades of boom to bust behavior, economies  from Mexico to Brazil are looking dynamic, diverse and  durable, helped by a wealth of natural resources and a good measure of fiscal discipline.

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    The author explains in his new book how companies such as Cisco Systems have embraced ways to reduce their carbon footprint and save "big-time" money in the process.

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    Latin America is a “very underestimated area of opportunity” for business, Chris Viehbacher, CEO of the drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Emerging equity markets were amongst the top performers in 2010 and Mark Mobius, executive chairman at Templeton Emerging Markets Group, expects the trend to continue this year. The global investor remains heavily exposed to the sector.

  • David Riedel of Riedel Research Group has some thoughts.

  • Why he thinks it's important to have at least one international stock in your portfolio.

  • The strategist known for coining 'BRICs' shares his insight for the next batch of "growing economies" in 2011.

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    In the quest for yield, options traders often have the advantage: they can sell options and generate income. But with the VIX so low, finding suitable options to sell can be tricky. Brian Stutland of Stutland Equities thinks he's found three names that look attractive for put sales.

  • Stephen A. Schwarzman

    Stephen A. Schwarzman has seen the future, and it’s not America. The New York Times reports.

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    With the sovereign debt crisis in full bloom across much of Europe, some companies are shifting focus on this extreme amount of distress in search of opportunities.

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    The mortgage mess bites big banks, the municipal debt crunch becomes a crisis and a surprise move from Jamie Dimon.

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    A trade war over the weak dollar, a building boom for nuclear-power plants and major state and municpal debt defaults.

  • Chicago Tribune

    The owner of the Tribune Company, Sam Zell, told CNBC Monday that he won’t be involved in the company once it emerges from bankruptcy.

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    The sky is falling, scream the hysterics: the Federal Reserve is pouring forth dollars in such quantities that they will soon be worthless. Martin Wolf from FT.com disagrees.

  • A Brazilian bank is getting a $1.5 billion emergency loan from the government to cover what local newspapers say is fraud.

  • Sheet of US one hundred dollar bills

    The Federal Reserve launched a controversial new policy on Wednesday, committing to buy $600 billion more in government bonds by the middle of next year in an attempt to breathe new life into a struggling U.S. economy.

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    If Bush-era income tax cuts are extended and the deficit grows, the dollar could be further weakened — a prospect that worries U.S. allies and trading partners, the New York Times reports.

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    The Federal Reserve is about to take a huge risk in hopes of getting the economy steaming along again. Nobody is sure it will work, and it may actually do damage.

  • The man who coined the term BRIC told CNBC Thursday that investing in China remains a solid bet, particularly if the Asian nation takes definitive steps to spur consumer spending.