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  • A new piece of debris, meanwhile, found on Sunday on the French island of Reunion in the western Indian Ocean turned out to be a "domestic ladder," and doesn't belong to a plane, Malaysian Director General of Civil Aviation Azharuddin Abdul Rahman told The Associated Press amid media reports that a new plane part was found. Malaysian government officials will ask...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 2- A decade ago Zhang Xiongjie was a teenage infantryman patrolling China's bleak border with North Korea. Now he stays in swanky hotels and drives a Mercedes Benz CLS- a remarkable rags-to-riches journey achieved in part by dominating one of the most obscure corners of China's unruly financial markets: egg futures. The story of how he earned so much...

  • LAHAINA, Hawaii— Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. Japan's economic and fiscal policy minister, Akira Amari, said he thought a deal would be reached with one more meeting. It would also clarify and standardize trade rules, making it easier for...

  • China's manufacturing shows zero growth in July Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 11:45 PM ET

    BEIJING— Official data show China's manufacturing recorded no growth in July, in a sign of weakness in the world's second-largest economy. The Chinese Federation for Logistics and Purchasing reported Saturday that the country's purchasing managers' index dipped to 50 from June's 50.2 on a 100- point scale, on which numbers above 50 show activity expanding.

  • *Sluggish readings add to views economy needs more stimulus. BEIJING, Aug 1- Growth at China's big manufacturing companies unexpectedly stalled in July as demand at home and abroad weakened, an official survey showed on Saturday, reinforcing views that the economy needs more stimulus as it faces fresh risks from a stock market slump. It did not mention any impact...

  • LONDON, July 31- British Home Secretary Theresa May has intervened to reverse a decision by her officials and grant dissident Chinese artist and free speech advocate Ai Weiwei a full six-month visa to enter Britain, her government department said on Friday. Responding to a question about the visa controversy, China's Foreign Ministry, in a statement sent to...

  • Cramer Remix: If China falls, buy this stock Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 6:59 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer wants you to look for a major discount on this stock if China tumbles.

  • Cramer game plan: Prep for sharp selloff next week Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 6:09 PM ET
    Fitbit signs and traders at the NYSE during their IPO, June 18, 2015.

    Jim Cramer goes over his game plan of stocks and events he will be watching next week, including this event that could wreak havoc.

  • July 31- Boeing Co said on Friday it will dispatch a team to assist in analyzing plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. Malaysia is "almost certain" that the debris found on the island is from a Boeing 777, the deputy transport minister said on Thursday, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370.

  • LAHAINA, Hawaii— Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations made significant progress this week toward a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. It would also clarify and standardize trade rules, making it easier for companies to sell goods and services in the Pacific Rim. The talks have also covered establishing...

  • China's bubble popping not over yet: Strategist Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 4:26 PM ET
    John Rutledge.

    China's market posted its worst monthly performance in six years, but that might just be the start of something worse.

  • Stay away from Chinese stocks: Strategist Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 2:02 PM ET
    Stay away from Chinese stocks: Strategist

    Should you bet on Chinese stocks, despite the sharp drops in July? John Rutledge, SAFANAD market strategist, provides perspective.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- Investors worldwide pulled $1.2 billion out of precious metals funds in the week ended July 29 on expectations for higher U.S. interest rates and weakness in Chinese shares, data from a Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research report showed on Friday. A sudden, sharp rout across New York and Shanghai markets intensified selling pressure on...

  • California farmers grab land in Washington state Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 12:39 PM ET
    A farmer and his son on an organic vegetable farm in Whatcom County, Washington.

    Farmers from drought-parched California are finding greener pastures in the Pacific Northwest. And so are buyers from China.

  • Uber taps into India Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Uber taps into India

    Uber invests $1 billion to grow its business in India.

  • BEIJING, July 31- China's sole financial futures exchange will tighten rules governing trading that it regards as "irregular" to tackle what it sees as excessive speculation in the markets, it said on Friday. China's stock markets fell into a savage correction in mid-June, slumping some 30 percent, after more than doubling in a year. Also on Friday, China's...

  • *CSRC has no jurisdiction in HK, Singapore, but does cooperate. HONG KONG/ SHANGHAI, July 31- China is pressing foreign and Chinese-owned brokerages in Hong Kong and Singapore to hand over stock trading records, sources said, extending its pursuit of "malicious" short sellers of Chinese stocks to overseas jurisdictions. At its regular press conference on Friday, the...

  • China stocks post worst monthly loss in 6 years Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 6:35 AM ET
    An investor in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Fuyang, China, July 28, 2015.

    After more than doubling in a year, China's stock markets fell into a savage correction in mid-June, slumping some 30 percent.

  • With almost 80 million people and annual output of some $400 billion, Iran could be the biggest economy to rejoin the global trading and financial system since Russia emerged from the collapse of the Soviet Union more than two decades ago. Iran has already outlined plans to rebuild its main industries and trade relationships, saying last week it was targeting...

  • Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 6:17 AM ET
    Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports on the newly-selected host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics.