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  • Looking to Weather Volatility? Try These Asian Plays Sunday, 24 Jun 2012 | 9:55 PM ET
    An investor watches the electronic board at the stock exchange in Shanghai, China.

    Samsung Electronics, COSCO Pacific, Ayala Land and Cathay Pacific are some stocks that will fare well even as market volatility and economic uncertainty continue into the second half of the year, according to a report by HSBC Global Research.

  • Chinese Stocks Likely to Continue Bearish Outlook Sunday, 24 Jun 2012 | 11:11 AM ET

    Sentiment may continue to be bearish in the Chinese market after the Dragon Boat Festival long weekend. The Shanghai Composite index lost 1.39 percent to a near three month low of 2260.8 on Thursday as weak HSBC flash PMI data reinforced slowdown worries. The benchmark fell 0.43 percent for the week.

  • Chinese Data Mask Depth of Slowdown, Executives Say Saturday, 23 Jun 2012 | 1:27 AM ET
    Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center, in Shanghai.

    As the Chinese economy continues to sputter, prominent executives in China and Western economists say there is evidence that local officials are falsifying economic statistics to disguise the true depth of the troubles. The New York Times reports.

  • Closing Bell Exchange: Market's Next Direction Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 3:00 PM ET
    Closing Bell Exchange: Market's Next Direction

    The "Closing Bell" team; CNBC.com's Jeff Cox; and Stephanie Link, TheStreet; offer insight on the markets and what economic data investors should keep in mind.

  • US Stocks Cheap? 'You're Wrong': Grantham Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 10:55 AM ET

    GMO cofounder Jeremy Grantham is known best for his bearish views on US equities, and at the Morningstar conference, he's sticking to his guns. Outside of the US, however, he sees value. 

  • Dollar Lifts, Commodity Currencies Under Fire Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 8:01 AM ET

    Risk aversion lifts the dollar and Brazil and China do a deal - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Oil Breaks Below $79 Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 5:00 PM ET
    Oil Breaks Below $79

    The Fast Money traders break down today's market action since China reported weak manufacturing data; and Stephen Schork, The Schork Report, offers inside on crude's plunge. "We have too much supply, not enough demand, and we are now in a massive correction," says Schork.

  • Asia Markets to Chew on Fed News Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 4:39 PM ET

    Asia markets could reflect continued disappointment going into Thursday as overseas investors digest moves by the U.S. Federal Reserve and a major market prepares for a holiday weekend.

  • Oil refinery and petrochemical complex, Mahshahr, Iran,

    In ten days on July 1st a sweeping European Union ban on Iranian imports will go into effect in response to the Islamic Republic’s burgeoning nuclear program. In addition, and just as importantly, EU based insurance firms will no longer be able to insure any ship carrying Iranian oil.

  • Domestic Critics Slow Potential LNG Export Boom Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:35 AM ET

    Heated debate over the impact of  liquefied natural gas exports on domestic prices is threatening to derail them at a crucial time for the U.S. industry.

  • China Superhero to Boost Film Industry Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 2:00 AM ET
    09 Jun 2007: Rome, ITALY: A man dressed as Superman protests in front of policemen during a demonstration against US President George W. Bush planned by pacifist movements, anti-globalisation and far-left parties in Rome, 09 June 2007. US President George W. Bush is greeted by two separate demonstrations in Rome as the far left of Italy's ruling centre-left coalition seeks to distance itself from more hardline anti-US campaigners.

    Perhaps seeking to promote the country as one of the good guys, China is financing a Hollywood movie featuring a Chinese superhero who saves the world. The character has been invented by Stan Lee, the 89-year-old creator of figures such as Hulk. The FT reports.

  • Asia's Millionaire Count Passes North America's Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 10:54 AM ET

    The United States is still No. 1 when it comes to the number of millionaires in a single country, but global wealth is continuing its movement eastward.

  • China Stocks Set to Tread Water Ahead of Holiday Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 10:09 AM ET

    The Chinese market is expected to trade cautiously ahead of the long weekend — markets will be closed on Friday for the Dragon Boat Festival.

  • China Stocks Set to Drift on Policy Inaction Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 7:33 PM ET

    The Chinese market may continue its sleepy trading seen in the past few weeks, due to the absence of major policy announcements.

  • China Headed for More 'Cooling' Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 6:45 PM ET
    China Headed for More 'Cooling'

    David McAlvany, CEO, McAlvany Financial Group says that China's growth will slow further as the government rebalances the economy.

  • Tamminen: Give Solar Panels a Break Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 1:28 PM ET
    A worker installs solar panels at the Lieberose Solar Park in Lieberose, Germany.

    New US tariffs on Chinese solar panels are meant to crack down on government subsidies abroad but they're also killing solar rooftop installation jobs at home.

  • Hong Kong Exchange Defends $2.2 Billion Price for LME Sunday, 17 Jun 2012 | 11:15 PM ET
    Hong Kong Stock Exchange

    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKex) has defended its purchase price of $2.18 billion for the London Metal Exchange, after some analysts voiced concerns about the amount it was paying.

  • Are Macau Gaming’s Best Years Behind It? Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 2:00 AM ET
    Sands Cotai Central, Sands' newest integrated resort, in Macau.

    The best days for Macau’s gaming industry may be behind it, as weakness in the high-roller sector continues and spreads to the mass market, according to Gary Pinge, analyst at Macquarie Securities, who cut his estimates for the industry earlier this week.

  • China Traders Tread Cautiously Ahead of Greek Elections Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 1:27 PM ET
    A local investor watches the share-prices index display at a stock brokerage in Shanghai.

    The Chinese market may trade cautiously ahead of the weekend Greek elections.

  • Forget Europe, Is China the Big Worry? Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 10:35 AM ET
    Forget Europe, Is China the Big Worry?

    Helen Zhu, Goldman Sachs chief China equity strategist, discusses the dip in China's GDP and its impact on global markets.