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  • Finance ministers and central bankers from around the world are gathering in Lima this week for meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. >IMF cuts global growth forecasts again, cites commodity and China worries. >IMF sees China slowdown risks, urges Beijing to float yuan.

  • IMF cuts global growth forecast

    The IMF is cutting its global growth forecast to 3.1 percent from 3.3 percent, with the biggest cuts to Brazil and Russia, reports CNBC's Sara Eisen.

  • SUNE workers facing layoffs

    U.S. solar company SunEdison said it would cut about 15% of its global workforce as part of a restructuring plan to integrate the businesses it bought recently.

  • BEIJING, Oct 6- China's policymakers should forge ahead with structural reforms to put the world's second-largest economy on a more sustainable footing, even as growth is likely to slow further to 6.3 percent in 2016, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. The IMF expects China's growth to slow to 6.8 percent this year from 7.3 percent in 2014, and...

  • Faber Report: Freeport shrinks board

    CNBC's David Faber reports on Freeport-McMoRan reducing the size of its board of directors from 16 to 9 people.

  • China not as rich as we think: Barry Sternlicht

    Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital CEO, weighs in on China's wealth and economy.

  • Fed's 'two-for-one' play: Pro

    Stephen Wood, Russell Investments, says investors can expect a rate hike in 2015 and then the Fed will become data dependent. And Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital CEO, looks at the impact of low rates on real estate.

  • Reasons small hedgies swimming upstream

    Discussing challenges facing hedge funds, with Daniel Stern, Reservoir Capital co-CEO, and Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital CEO.

  • Lessons from Richard Rainwater

    Reflecting on investing titans including Eddie Lampert, Bill Ackman and legendary investor Richard Rainwater, with Daniel Stern, Reservoir Capital co-CEO and Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital CEO.

  • Barry Sternlicht: US lacks political leadership

    Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital CEO, weighs in on how political uncertainty is triggering geopolitical precariousness. Also Sternlicht explains why "we don't need these (low) rates."

  • Barry Sternlicht:  Housing's biggest problem? Jobs

    Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital CEO, weighs in on the health of the real estate sector and why some feel the "party is over."

  • Yum brands KFC and Taco Brands.

    What to expect from fast-food operator Yum Brands when it reports quarterly numbers after the market close.

  • More people paying with the Yuan

    China's Yuan became the fourth most-used world payment currency in August, overtaking the Japanese Yen, global transaction services organization SWIFT said on Tuesday.

  • HONG KONG, Oct 6- Saudi Aramco, the world's biggest oil producer, is in talks to acquire a stake in a China National Petroleum Corp refinery as well as retail assets, people familiar with the matter said- a deal that would help it sell more of its output to China amid growing competition. The sale of a stake in an established refinery marks a departure from the past for...

  • While many investors wouldn't touch Chinese equities with a bargepole following the dramatic market meltdown, HSBC's taking a contrarian approach.

  • The Chinese stock market is not an indicator of anything: Saxo Bank CIO

    Steen Jakobsen, chief economist and CIO at Saxo Bank, says he is not concerned about the Chinese economy and thinks the stock market in China has no direction value.

  • Are emerging market corporate debt levels too high?

    Rahul Ghosh, vice president and senior research analyst at Moody's, says EM corporate debt has increased and deleveraging will weigh on growth.

  • Will the TPP agreement impact the Japanese yen?

    Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon, says he doubts the Trans-Pacific Partnership will do much to boost demand.

  • Inside Hong Kong's IPO pipeline

    Firms wanting to list in Hong Kong are waiting for market stability, but they are also eager to act before the Fed raises interest rates, says Edward Au, co-leader, national public offering group at Deloitte China.

  • No one is above Hong Kong laws: Professor

    The charges against former Hong Kong chief executive Donald Tsang sends a strong message to citizens, says Linda Li, associate Provost and professor of political science at the City University of Hong Kong.