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  • Commodities Tomorrow: Oil Finishes Strong

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil continued its steady climb today and could soon have an impact on American consumers, particularly since gas prices have jumped 10 cents/gallon in the last week..

  • Trusting China, Rebranding RIMM

    The Chinese have hacked the New York Times, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera & Jon Fortt.

  • Overweight Germany, Underweight Japan: HSBC

    Garry Evans, Global Head of Equity Strategy at HSBC says Germany is a safe way to play the Europe markets. He says the excitement in Japan is priced in and is skeptical on whether the BOJ will do anything more aggressive.

  • Severe Air Pollution Continuous In Beijing

    China's foulest fortnight for air pollution in memory has rekindled a tongue-in-cheek campaign by a multimillionaire with a streak of showmanship who is selling canned fresh air.

  • Is Faber a Chronic Bear?

    Marc Faber, Editor & Publisher, The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report explains why he does not think that China is out of the woods.

  • Rio Tinto's Sam Walsh faces his first difficult decision as chief executive -- whether to shut the 1,400-staff Gove alumina refinery in Australia -- as under-performing units come under tougher scrutiny following $14 billion in writedowns this month.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Nat Gas Futures Up 2%

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • China Already Awash With Consoles: Expert

    Duncan Clark, chairman of BDA (China), tells CNBC why the sheer number of black market game consoles in China already means a potential relaxation in the law would have little short term effect.

  • Two movie production-distribution companies plan to expand if allowed to raise funds on the Shanghai exchange.

  • Assessing China's Debt Levels

    Will Oswald, Global Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities at Standard Chartered Bank says China's government debt to GDP level is around 75-80%, much higher than the official 20% reported.

  • Why I'm a China Bull

    Janet Engels, Director, Private Client Research Group at RBC tells CNBC's Cash Flow why she's bullish on greater China markets.

  • China Markets: Be Very Careful

    Peter Elston, Head of Asia Pacific Strategy & Asset Allocation at Aberdeen Asset Management explains why Chinese companies need "western-style" corporate governance.

  • China is Heading Into a Debt Crisis Territory: Pro

    Richard Iley, Chief Economist, Asia, BNP Paribas says the debt situation in China is "pretty bad." He explains why.

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    South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix returned to a quarterly profit on Wednesday on demand from mobile device makers such as Apple, but it fell far short of forecasts on weak sales of computer chips and a strong won.

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    China's largest auto parts maker won U.S. government approval to buy A123 Systems Inc, a bankrupt maker of electric car batteries that was funded with U.S. government money, a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.

  • Is a Credit Crisis Coming in China?

    Paul Krake, Founder, View from the Peak: Macro Strategies warns of a credit crisis in China. He says the composition of growth is skewed and reforms aren't taking place quickly enough.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Crude Hits 4-Month High

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • China's 'Informal Imperialism'

    Juan Pablo Cardenal, author of 'China's Silent Army', tells CNBC how China is 'colonizing' parts of the developing world as their companies move to sure up a supply of natural resources.

  • Asia's financial capital Hong Kong retained its top spot as the world's most expensive city to rent a high-end apartment as robust demand on the island, a popular destination for employees looking to relocate overseas, and constrained supply, kept prices elevated.

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    Summer Palace, a restaurant tucked inside one of the capital's most expensive hotels, offers the standard selection of Chinese delicacies: abalone, braised sea cucumber and imperial bird's nest soup, which sells for about 700 renminbi, or more than $100, a serving. Noticeably absent, however, is a mainstay of Chinese cuisine — shark fin soup. The NYT reports.