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  • The U.S. Commerce Department is prepared to change a decades-old policy and impose countervailing duties on non-market economies like China when the facts merit, a senior official said.

  • China's industrial production growth surged at the start of the year, reinforcing expectations that Beijing will soon tighten policy afresh to prevent the world's fourth-largest economy from overheating.

  • Citigroup plans to add about 1,000 employees to its China operations this year, boosting its staff numbers in the country to around 4,000, the bank's chief executive for China said on Wednesday.

  • Stock market veterans often point out that the worry spotlight shines on different concerns at different times -- some legitimate, some not, some short-lived, and some long-lasting. You may have already forgotten that the first market meltdown a few weeks back was caused by the big drop in the Chinese market -- a concern that seems to have disappeared from the radar at the moment. Not so the subprime loan market woes.

  • Chinese consumer inflation rose in February on the back of higher food costs, but economists said they did not expect price pressures to get out of hand despite breakneck growth and plentiful cash in the banking system.

  • China expects to start making homegrown large commercial aircraft by 2020, an aviation industry official said Monday, raising the possibility of future competition for Boeing and Airbus in the country's booming market for new planes.

  • China's central bank said on Monday that it would gradually promote reforms of the yuan's exchange rate regime and improve its foreign exchange management this year.

  • Chinese Commerce Minister Bo Xilai said that the country was preparing a range of policies aimed at capping its huge trade surplus, but he stressed that their impact could not be seenovernight.

  • That hour of sleep you lost this weekend thankfully was not over the stock market's performance last week. After starting Monday on the edge of what could have been an ugly precipice, Wall Street by Friday recovered some of its losses and a good deal of confidence.

  • Stocks are hesitant ahead of the jobs data, which will be a key driver of direction today. Asian markets were mostly higher while European markets are lower this morning.

  • Unification of China's corporate income tax rates will not have a big impact on inflows of foreign direct investment because some sectors will still enjoy preferential rates, Finance Minister Jin Renqing said on Friday.

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    Where is the suddenly turbulent market going? The answer may be up for grabs, but one thing seems certain: all investors should factor in Friday's jobs report. Two strategists -- one equity, one bonds -- gave their views on "Power Lunch."

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    Rob Lutts, founder and Chief Investment Officer of Cabot Money Management, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that there are solid investment opportunities in China, India, Brazil and Russia. “The middle class [in these countries] is just evolving,” Lutts said. “Hundreds of millions of people over the next ten years are going to go from earning $500 a year to $5,000...

  • John Carey, a portfolio manager at Pioneer Investments, says large cap stocks now offer solid value through international operations and dividends. He says the rally in small- and mid-cap stocks has run its course.

  • What goes up can go down and then back up again. U.S. stocks, for now,look ready for lift off at the opening, after yesterday's relatively quiet session left prices slightly lower.

  • U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson arrived in Beijing Wednesday to lobby high-level Chinese officials for action to end Beijing's controversial currency controls and rein in its bulging trade surplus.

  • Inflation has been tamed and a slowing economy, underscored by an increase in unemployment, will lead the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates this summer.

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    For the last 20 years, Dennis Gartman's daily musings on commodity and other markets has become required reading for every serious trader, hedge fund manager and analyst out there. Top traders including our own Eric Bolling consider Gartman to be one of the most insightful strategists in the world... and on tonight's Fast Money not only did he honor us with a visit he revealed why he's calling for a global bear market.

  • Volkswagen aims to increase its market share in China after sales to the Asian country boosted VW's group unit sales by 7.6% in the first two months of this year, it said on Tuesday.

  • Investors watching the market's wild swings over the past week may well be wondering what--if anything--they should do about their portfolios. While market pros advise against making any major changes right away, they say now is a good time to start adjusting your investments.