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  • Smaller Chinese Policy Banks Are Weak Links: Analyst Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 3:54 AM ET
    A Chinese bank worker attends to a customer.

    While China's ballooning local government debt has many investors steering clear of financial stocks, one equity analyst maintains that all banks are not made equal, and it's the smaller policy lenders, or banks tasked to finance economic and trade development projects, which are the weak links.

  • Markets Overreact to China GDP Forecast: Analyst Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 9:04 PM ET
    Markets Overreact to China GDP Forecast: Analyst

    Michael Kurtz, Chief Asia Equity Strategist, Nomura, says markets have overreacted to China's 7.5% GDP forecast, and thinks the Chinese economy will still enjoy substantial growth.

  • GE: The Real Emerging Market Play Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 5:46 PM ET
    GE: The Real Emerging Market Play

    GE sees $90 billion in China opportunities over the next five years, with emerging markets accounting for 50% of revenue in 10 years, with Tim Seymour, Triogem Asset Management.

  • Stocks Rally Back Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 12:03 PM ET
    Stocks Rally Back

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on the extended rally in stocks today, why China needs to extend its growth, the surge in financials, and how to play gold.

  • Euro Recovers, But Greece Casts a Shadow Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 7:55 AM ET

    Greek concerns persist and Australian GDP disappoints - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Markets to Pull Back 3-5%: Strategist Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 7:37 AM ET

    Investors shouldn’t worry about the current market selloff as global indices are due for a "healthy" pullback of three to five percent, according to Alec Young, Global Equity Strategist at S&P Capital IQ.

  • What the West Can Learn From China About Growth Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 4:54 AM ET
    Figurines of manual workers pushing Chinese coins on push carts.

    Recently we discussed the prospects for the Chinese renminbi becoming a freely convertible currency and indeed an alternative reserve currency in world markets. Such a development would be positive for the global economy, and while some years away, it's worth thinking about now.

  • US Bill Not Tantamount to Trade War With China: Analyst Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 3:35 AM ET

    Even as U.S. President Barack Obama looks set to sign into law a piece of legislation targeting "unfair" trade practices from China, speculation of a trade war brewing between the two countries is unwarranted, according to Brian Jackson, Senior Emerging Markets Strategist at the Royal Bank of Canada in Hong Kong.

  • The annual meeting of China’s handpicked Parliament, the National People’s Congress, is normally drama-free, the fate of its legislation and most other issues having been determined well in advance by the government’s higher-ups. This year could be an exception, the NYT reports.

  • Shanghai Lights Up for Oreo Centenary Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 8:37 PM ET
    Kraft Foods Inc. Oreo cookies

    Kraft celebrated the 100th birthday of its Oreo biscuit in Shanghai on Tuesday by turning the waterfront into a vast Oreo advertisement, painting the landmark Oriental Pearl Tower Oreo blue, plastering skyscrapers with multi-storey neon Oreo adverts and staging fireworks over the Huangpu river, the FT reports.

  • Cramer: This Market Has Changed For the Worse Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 6:47 PM ET

    The “Mad Money” host explains the culmination of events that have hit the market in the past 96 hours.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Oil Down Nearly 2 Percent Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Tomorrow: Oil Down Nearly 2 Percent

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and what's driving oil. Today, concerns over Iran seemed to wane, which helped drive prices down.

  • GOP Needs to Fight Obama, Not Each Other: Trump Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 11:39 AM ET
    Donald Trump

    It's time for the Republican presidential candidates to stop fighting each other and take on President Obama, real estate mogul Donald Trump told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Your Currency Trade Down Under Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 11:03 AM ET

    It's fixing to be a busy week in the euro zone, and this strategist wants to steer clear.

  • China to Set Path for More Growth: Author Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 6:09 AM ET
    Flag of the People's Republic of China

    China will unveil a host of new policies aimed at boosting growth in the next few weeks as the country tries to stimulate investment, according to James Kynge, author of the international bestseller "China Shakes the World".

  • Bull statue symbolizing the stock market on the Bund, Shanghai, China.

    Concerns over a slowdown in the world’s second largest economy, sent Asian stocks lower on Tuesday, but market watchers expect monetary easing around the world and in China to help renew the region’s bull run with mainland stocks among the big gainers.

  • Cramer: Concerns Over China Are ‘Overblown’ Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 6:06 PM ET

    The “Mad Money” host explains why investors shouldn’t worry too much about China’s sluggish economy.

  • China's Economic Transition an Easy Task Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 5:12 PM ET
    China's Economic Transition an Easy Task

    Axel Merk, President and Chief Investment Officer, Merk Investments, explains why he believes China's shift towards domestically driven economic growth will be an easy transition.

  • Is China's Growth Story Peaking? Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 5:00 PM ET
    Is China's Growth Story Peaking?

    Discussing China's infrastructure needs, and its outlook for growth and how to play it, with the Fast Money traders

  • Why the Yen's Star Is Fading Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 2:15 PM ET

    The yen was the top performing major currency in 2011, but what a difference a year makes.