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  • Why are more investors turning to the web

    Norman Chan, Investment Director at NAB Private Wealth Advisory, says traditional financial firms like Ping An Insurance will need to up their game in order to compete with rapidly-growing internet rivals like Alibaba.

  • Weak data caused by China's reforms: JP Morgan

    Zhu Haibin, Chief China Economist at JP Morgan, says recent soft economic data from China is the result of the country's structural reforms.

  • Why China shadow banking woes may be overblown

    While transparency remains an issue, the scale of shadow banking in China is only a fraction of what is still present in the U.S. and Europe, says David Mann, Regional Head of Research, Asia at Standard Chartered Bank.

  • Faber's 4% GDP for China unrealistic: StanChart

    Marc Faber's comments about China seeing 4 percent growth may be too unrealistic, says David Mann, Regional Head of Research, Asia at Standard Chartered Bank, adding that China still has the potential for strong performance in the years ahead.

  • Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Tensions around Ukraine will dominate markets Friday as diplomatic efforts are expected to generate buzz ahead of Sunday's referendum in Crimea.

  • Examining Wall Street's decline on Thursday

    Weakness in German stocks on Thursday was a wake-up call for U.S. investors, who were 'disillusioned' about China's slowdown and the Ukraine-Russia standoff, resulting in a plunge on Wall Street, says Peter Boockvar, Chief Market Analyst at The Lindsey Group.

  • Families anguished as search for Flight MH370 continues

    It's been seven days since the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah finds out how the families of passengers on board the missing plane are coping.

  • Pisani: No panic in selloff

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and Jeff Cox discuss the defensive plays investors are making amid today's market selloff.

  • Geopolitical tensions & the US markets

    Is China a fear factor for U.S. stocks? CNBC's Patti Domm explains.

  • Art Cashin

    UBS' Art Cashin told CNBC on Thursday that traders are monitoring whether China's debt problems could spill over into U.S. markets.

  • Hard to justify 3% GDP: Pro

    Lindsey Piegza, Sterne Agee, shares her outlook on economic growth. And David Joy, Ameriprise Financial, explains why weather is the most likely culprit in soft economic data.

  • China's premier hints at slower growth

    Concerns around a slowdown in the world's second largest economy have resurfaced after China's Premier Li Keqiang hints at "flexibility" around the country's GDP, reports CNBC's Eunice Yoon.

  • Can China reach its growth target?

    Willy Lam, professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, says that government investments in China will be key to reaching the 7.5 percent growth target.

  • China: 'Don't read too much in monthly data'

    Fraser Howie, director of Newedge Singapore, discusses the Chinese economy and reforms as the National People's Congress draws to a close.

  • Something's got to give in Chinese economy: Pro

    Luis Costa, emerging market strategist at Citi, says the Chinese economy is facing a tension between the promise of 7.5 percent growth and a rebalancing of the growth model.

  • China data reflects gradual slowdown

    Christian Schulz, Senior Economist at Berenberg Bank, says weaker-than-expected retail sales and industrial output on Thursday, showed signs of a gradual slowdown in China's economy.

  • Li Keqiang: There is flexibility in GDP target

    Speaking during a press conference at the close of the National People's Congress, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said there is flexibility in achieving the country's growth target. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports.

  • Faber's 4% growth for China unbelievable: Kapstream

    Kumar Palghat, Managing Director at Kapstream, explains why he thinks Marc Faber's comments about China seeing 4 percent growth may be too extreme and unsustainable given the country's 1.3 billion population.

  • Chinese leaders are realistic on reforms: Pro

    Chinese premier Li Keqiang's work report, at the start of the annual National People's Congress, revealed a 'realistic and pragmatic' timeline on reforms, says William McCahill, China Managing Director at Religare Capital Markets.

  • MH370 search has no clear direction: NTSB

    Greg Feith, Former Senior Air Safety Investigator at NTSB, says authorities need to make up their minds about the search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370.