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  • Romney Is Right—US Must Get Tough With China: Morici Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 10:00 AM ET
    Beijing, China

    Governor Romney is right. The United States must get tough with China to restore growth and good paying jobs.

  • China, Japan Can't Afford to Let Crisis Worsen: Pros Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 8:09 AM ET
    Anti-Japanese protesters are confronted by police as they demonstrate over the disputed Diaoyu Islands, on September 16, 2012 in Shenzhen, China.

    Some Japanese firms like Panasonic and Canon shut down factories in China on Monday after violent protests over a territorial dispute, but regional strategists say the disruption to business will be short-lived as the two trade partners cannot afford to let the situation get out of hand.

  • Brusca: China's 'Truth' and Consequences Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 7:37 AM ET

    China is a country that has not built its economy up on trust and openness...and yet some American economists have treated Chinese data as though it were a gold standard.

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    Chinese billionaires lost almost a third of their combined wealth in the past year as Asia’s mega rich experienced the biggest drop in their total net worth compared to anywhere else in the world, a new study shows.

  • U.S. to File WTO Case Against China Over Cars Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 2:03 AM ET
    World Bank building in Washington, DC.

    The Obama administration plans to file a broad trade case at the World Trade Organization in Geneva on Monday accusing China of unfairly subsidizing its exports of autos and auto parts, a senior administration official said late Sunday, in a move with clear political implications for the presidential elections less than two months away.

  • China Stocks Languish as Retail Investors Give Up Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 1:40 AM ET
    An anxious local investor looks at the stock index display screen of shares in trading at a stock exchange on June 7, 2006, in Zhengzhou, Henan Province China.

    Chinese stocks have given one of their worst performances this year with the Shanghai Composite tanking nearly 13 percent in the last six months, making it the biggest laggard among its Asian peers. While a cooling economy and falling corporate profits are some of the reasons for this poor performance, another major factor is the disappearance of the Chinese retail investor.

  • Chinese VP XI Jinping Still Missing Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 7:44 PM ET
    Chinese VP XI Jinping Still Missing

    China's President-in-waiting has been missing for 13 days. Donald Straszheim, ISI; David Riedel of Riedel Research Group; and Richard Ross, Auerbach Grayson, discuss China's economy.

  • The headquarters of United Health Group Inc., in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

    UnitedHealth Group, the health insurance company, will replace Kraft Foods in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the most widely known barometer of the American stock market.

  • China's Vice President Xi Jinping

    The absence from the public stage of Xi Jinping, the next Chinese president, highlights the problems China faces in finding political stability at a time when its economy needs it most, economists and analysts told CNBC on Friday.

  • Nigeria 'Too Big and Too Strong' to Fall Into Territorial Control Traps

    Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Finance Minister of Nigeria and Coordinating Minister for Economy debunks claims of how China might be exploiting Africa in certain unsavory regimes.

  • Post-Fed Strategy—Time to Move Into Asian Cyclicals? Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 12:58 AM ET

    The U.S. Federal Reserve is widely expected to announce a third round of quantitative easing (QE3) later Thursday, but it is unlikely to result in huge capital inflows into Asia, the Bank of Thailand’s Governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul told CNBC.

  • Gloomy Global M&A Set to Fall by a Third Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 8:20 AM ET
    Safety Deposit Boxes

    International mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are set to fall sharply in 2012, new OECD data showed on Thursday, amid fears over the euro zone debt crisis, slowing growth in China, and concerns that the United States is heading for a "fiscal cliff" of expiring tax cuts and automatic spending cuts which could result in a recession.

  • BRIC

    Brazil, Russia, India and China – together termed BRICs have been an investment disaster and were a marketing-led concept , according to John-Paul Smith, emerging markets equity strategist at Deutsche Bank.

  • Bulls Return to China Shop With Sina Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 6:22 AM ET
    The office of Alibaba (China) Technology Co.

    The bulls are coming back to the China shop, looking for a rally in e-commerce stock Sina.

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    For years now, Apple has been trying to rule the smartphone market in China. Its latest iPhone offering might just do the trick.

  • China's New Leaders 'Religious' About Reform Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 4:32 AM ET

    The new leaders who will steer the world's second largest economy for the next decade will implement the necessary reforms to transform the Chinese economy, according to Chinese economists, business leaders and Western CEOs who took part in a CNBC debate at the World Economic Forum in Tianjin, China.

  • BRICS Are an Investment Disaster: Strategist Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 2:30 AM ET
      BRICS Are an Investment Disaster: Strategist

    John-Paul Smith, global emerging markets equity strategist at Deutsche Bank gives his view on emerging markets, "The BRICS have been a disaster, they are almost un-investible."

  • Here’s How to Play Apple’s iPhone 5 Launch in Asia Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 12:49 AM ET
    iPhone 5

    Investors looking to play the launch of the highly anticipated iPhone 5 without buying Apple shares – which almost touched $670 overnight – should look to its supply chain in Asia, in particular the company’s contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industries, says Barclays.

  • Echoes From History in Xi Jinping Mystery Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 9:30 PM ET
    China's Vice President Xi Jinping

    When Lin Biao, China’s then heir apparent, died in an air crash more than 40 years ago, it took the Communist party two months to inform the public. The FT reports.

  • China Leader's No-Show Sparks Investor Concern Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 10:22 AM ET
    Xi Jinping

    Rumors have been growing over the whereabouts of Xi Jinping, the man widely tipped to be the next president of China, but Chinese authorities and the media have remained silent about his health or whereabouts.