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    The BRICS turn the tables and the Belarussian ruble takes a dive - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • American Economic Decline? Exaggerated Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 4:29 PM ET
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    Despite the laundry list of troubles—and constant predications of an American decline— many analysts say the U.S. is far from losing its ranking as the number one economy on the globe.

  • How Women Can Win the Talent Wars in Emerging Markets Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 1:20 PM ET
    Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets: Why Women Are the Solution

    "With rolling debt crises blasting Western economies already weakened by the recession, hopes are resting on the developing market dynamos of Brazil, Russia, India and China to power countries and corporations back to growth. Keeping those engines humming is due, to a greater and greater extent, to the new power of women," according to these authors.

  • Vinokurov: Tapping Russia’s Tech Boom Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 1:12 PM ET
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    Since President Dmitry Medvedev sent his first tweet from Twitter’s headquarters during his landmark trip to Silicon Valley one year ago, US-Russia collaboration in technology and innovation has surged.

  • 'No Way Back' for Protectionism: Pascal Lamy Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 2:33 AM ET
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    Calls for protectionism make no sense in today's global economy and globalization was not responsible for the economic downturn, despite some claims to the contrary by politicians, Pascal Lamy, Director General of the World Trade Organization told CNBC.

  • Vietnam Stocks Trump Indonesia: Strategist Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 11:31 PM ET
    City skyline and modern construction, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    Indonesia’s low debt levels and strong growth potential has made the country a choice destination for investors, prompting financial firms like Deutsche Bank to compare the economy to Brazil’s in the 1990s.

  • More Fed Action Hollow Substitute for Fiscal Stimulus Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 12:16 PM ET
    US President Barack Obama speaks alongside Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke during the Economic Daily Briefing.

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may be willing and able to provide more monetary stimulus for the U.S. economy, but the more effective medicine—fiscal aid out of Washington—isn’t in the wings, say economists.

  • BRICS: CNBC Explains Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 2:58 PM ET
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    So what countries make up the BRICS ? How did they come about? What impact do they have? CNBC explains.

  • Pros: Don’t Pin Recovery Bets on BRICs Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 2:07 PM ET

    With Brazil's stock market trading in bear territory, is the global growth engine - otherwise known as the BRIC nations - starting to sputter out?

  • Golden Sule Pagoda, Rangoon, Myanmar

    Myanmar's kyat currency has appreciated 20 percent in the past year, squeezing traders and exporters who are struggling to break even as inflation pushes up costs and the new government does nothing to tame the currency's rise.

  • Heavy morning traffic, Thamrin Street, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Foreign direct investment in Indonesia surged 21 percent in the second quarter of 2011 from a year earlier, as strong commodity prices attracted investors into the mining sector in the world's top exporter of thermal coal and tin.

  • Global Economy Comes Back To Haunt Developed Nations Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 10:00 AM ET
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    A funny thing happened on the road to globalization.  It became a two-way street, not a one-way trade superhighway for the developed economies.

  • Brazilians Take Up Slack in Luxury Yacht Market Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 1:41 AM ET
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    Ferretti, the Italian luxury yacht builder, is turning to the new super rich of Brazil as sales have slumped to its traditional ‘old economy’ customers in the marinas of the Mediterranean, the FT reports.

  • Russian President Dmitry Medvedev

    As the St Petersburg International Economic Forum wrapped up over the weekend, the business leaders and investors who flew into Russia to see President Medvedev outline his vision for attracting foreign investment into the resource-rich former super power were hopeful that reform is finally on the way, but sceptical that the Russian leadership will finally deliver on its promises to create a more business friendly environment.

  • Medvedev Rules Out Poll Tussle with Putin Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 12:40 AM ET
    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev

    Dmitry Medvedev has made clear he would like a second term as Russian president but said he and prime minister Vladimir Putin would not run against each other next year, he told the FT.

  • Is Indonesia the Next Brazil? Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 1:44 AM ET

    Indonesia’s low debt levels and strong growth potential has made the country a choice destination for investors, prompting financial firms like Deutsche Bank to compare the economy to Brazil’s in the 1990s.

  • Europe Should Not Control the IMF Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 12:11 AM ET
    International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn appears in federal court May 16, 2011 in New York City.

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the French erstwhile managing director of the International Monetary Fund, had not even resigned before Europeans started to coalesce around Christine Lagarde, the French finance minister, as his successor.  Gone are past promises of an open selection. The Europeans insist on the principle that what we have we hold. The ancien régime survives.

  • With little to excite buyers, the Fast pros are starting to worry about a different dynamic dominating the market.

  • Russia: Undervalued BRIC or Major Risk? Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 12:36 AM ET
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    Following huge losses for the Russian market in 2008, investors have eyed stocks in Moscow skeptically and refused to give them the same rating as those in other BRIC members, Brazil, India and China according to Roland Nash, the chief investment strategist at Verno Capital.

  • BRICS Building Currency Powers Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 12:12 PM ET
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    The market hasn't realized the significance for the dollar of last week's meeting of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, this analyst says.