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  • China's economy is accelerating again and inflation will tick up by the second half of the year after bottoming out in February, according to David Carbon, Managing Director of Economics and Currencies at DBS Bank.

  • China Backs Irish Horse Breeders to Win Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 3:01 AM ET
    Horse in stable

    Ireland’s export sector has helped fuel its fragile recovery from the economic crisis – and now it is exporting one of its most successful industries to China.

  • Which City Will Be the Next Yuan Trading Hub? Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 2:45 AM ET

    China’s weekend decision to widen its currency’s trading band has sparked a debate on where the next yuan offshore trading center will be located. While Hong Kong holds the lead for the amount of international trade settled in yuan, other financial centers like Singapore and London are competing to be crowned the next yuan offshore hub.

  • China's Oil and Gas Sector Sunday, 15 Apr 2012 | 11:14 PM ET
    China's Oil and Gas Sector

    China's fuel price hike in March, the biggest increase in 33 months, is still not enough to help Chinese refiners break even, said Scott Darling, Head of Oil & Gas Sector Research, Barclays Capital. He thinks another hike of around 3% is needed before the sector can reach profitability.

  • Traders sit at their desks at the Stock Exchange in Hong Kong.

    Mergers and acquisitions are not necessarily the best way for a stock exchange to expand, according to the Chairman of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Ronald Arculli.

  • Mandarin Becoming the Second Language of Luxury Sunday, 15 Apr 2012 | 8:28 PM ET

    Recent reports from the worlds of retailing, real estate and education suggest that speaking Mandarin is becoming a prerequisite to making high-end sales.

  • More Bumps Ahead as Earnings Season Gets Underway Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 9:02 PM ET

    Expect volatility in the week ahead as earnings season kicks into high gear, with 12 Dow components and nearly a fifth of the S&P 500 reporting. Plus, European sovereign debt issues.

  • Chemical Catch: Nat Gas in the Crosshairs Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 5:41 PM ET

    Jim Cramer’s researcher, Nicole Urken, takes a look at some beneficiaries of low nat gas prices leading into earnings.

  • CNBC's Week In Review: April 8-14, 2012 Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 4:40 PM ET
    It was a news-filled week for the markets and the business the world in general; major deals, wild gyrations, price slides and some major worries. But some fun things happened too. Click ahead to see what we believe are the more significant events of the past week.

    It was a news-filled week for the markets and the business world in general. Click ahead to see what we believe are the more significant business events of the past week.

  • Your Big-Picture Currency Trade Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 4:33 PM ET

    Big economic themes point to a trade on growth, this strategist says.

  • Final Trade Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 12:57 PM ET
    Final Trade

    The Fast Money Halftime Report traders break down their final trades of the hour.

  • What's Your Best Currency Play? Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 12:45 PM ET
    What's Your Best Currency  Play?

    With a weaker than expected Chinese GDP number and concerns over Spain, what's your best currency plan? Camilla Sutton, Scotia Capital, offers insight.

  • All Eyes East: Lessons from the Front Lines of Marketing to China's Youth

    Failing to acknowledge a culture gap partly explains why some brand messages are not well received and integrated in China.

  • Euro Contagion on Currency Markets Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 10:35 AM ET
    Euro Contagion on Currency Markets

    Axel Merk, Merk Investment president & CIO, discusses whether Europe will see more easing and what it means for global currency markets.

  • 'We've Seen the Bottom' in China: Commodities Pro Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 10:22 AM ET
    New multistory apartments are build across the street from older single floor homes in western Gansu province, China.

    Precious metals and energy prices slipped after China, one of the world's biggest commodity consumers, reported slower-than-expected first-quarter growth. 

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    Chinese GDP disappoints and Singapore is tightening its purse strings - it's time for your Friday FX Fix.

  • Soft Patch in China Persists Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 7:36 AM ET
    Soft Patch in China Persists

    China's economy grew at its slowest in nearly three years in the first three months of the year. Peter Navarro, "Death by China" author; John Rutledge, Rutledge Capital chairman; and Anne Mulcahy, former Xerox chairman & CEO, discuss what the data means for the global economy and markets.

  • How to Trade Worse-Than-Expected China GDP Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 3:58 AM ET

    The growth of China’s gross domestic product has been one of the engines driving everything from the cost of industrial metals to luxury goods stocks in recent years.

  • China Bears Still Waiting for Moment in Sun Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 1:02 AM ET

    China's GDP figures in the first quarter indicated that the economy is not heading for a major crash, vindicating observers who say that China will manage to engineer a soft landing.

  • Should You Trust China's GDP Data? Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 9:21 PM ET
    Should You Trust China's GDP Data?

    Bill Smead, CEO & CIO, Smead Capital Management and Richard Martin, Managing Director, IMA Asia debate whether China's GDP data are reliable and if the country is headed for a "hard landing."