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  • Stocks Looking Past Europe for a New Driver Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | 5:43 PM ET

    Stocks could continue to drift higher for now as investors look for the next catalyst to drive the market.

  • Rough Seas Ahead in the South Pacific Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | 11:36 AM ET

    These strategists say the Australian and New Zealand dollars could be headed for a fall.

  • China’s Steelmakers Set for Turnaround: Analyst Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | 10:11 AM ET

    China’s steelmakers will see a rebound this year thanks to weakening iron ore prices and potential policy easing in the property sector, Helen Lau, senior analyst metals and mining at UOB Kay Hian in Hong Kong, told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Bank of England and ECB Hold Steady, Indonesia Cuts Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | 8:10 AM ET

    Greek talks go down to the wire, and central banks hold steady - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • China January Inflation at 3-Month High of 4.5% Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 9:13 PM ET

    China's annual inflation rate accelerated to 4.5 percent in January, well ahead of market expectations and breaking a five-month trend of easing price pressures as consumers ramped up spending during the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday season.

  • Top Real Estate Investment Picks in Asia Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 7:30 PM ET
    Top Real Estate Investment Picks in Asia

    Paul Guest, Asian Strategist, LaSalle Investment Management talks about various investment opportunities in Asia's property sector.

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    The laws of probability dictate that the longer China delays a widely-expected cut to the required reserve ratio (RRR) for its banks, the more likely it is to come.

  • US Auto Industry Made Stronger by Increase in Exports Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 12:00 PM ET
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    When you look at the surge in hiring for the auto industry in the U.S. one factor overlooked is the fact America has become a huge auto exporter.

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    Friday, the Commerce Department is expected to report the deficit on international trade in goods and services was $47.8 billion in December, unchanged from November.

  • Syngenta Eyes More Earnings Growth in 2012 Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 3:07 AM ET

    Syngenta, the world's largest agrochemicals company, is aiming for higher earnings this year as price hikes and cost-cuts are expected to help it offset the impact of the strong Swiss franc and raw material prices.

  • China's Steelmakers Next In Line for Debt Stress Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 11:25 PM ET

    China's steelmakers have racked up $400 billion in debt, which some may struggle to repay, making them a potential drag on a banking sector already facing rising bad loans from the property sector and local governments.

  • After the U.S. and Europe, China's economy is going to be next in line for a major credit crisis and Chinese policymakers must allow a hard landing to "cleanse" the economy, Bill Smead, CEO and Chief Investment Officer at Smead Capital Management told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • China Fines Parents of HK-Born Second Child: Report Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 6:38 PM ET

    Mainland Chinese who have a second child in Hong Kong will be fined for breaching China's one-child policy, Chinese media quoted a family planning official as saying, as mainland Chinese women flock to the former British colony to give birth.

  • China Buys Up Saudi, Russian Oil to Squeeze Iran Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 6:11 PM ET

    China is scouring the world for alternative oil supplies to replace a fall in its imports from Iran, as it seeks to negotiate lower prices from Tehran, and has been drawing heavily on Saudi Arabia.

  • Hard Landing Necessary for China Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 6:10 PM ET
    Hard Landing Necessary for China

    Bill Smead, CEO & CIO, Smead Capital Management, explains why a hard landing needs to take place in China in order for country's economy to be successful in the long-term.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Oil Tops $99 a Barrel Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Tomorrow: Oil Tops $99 a Barrel

    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.

  • How to Trade the Liftoff Down Under Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 2:02 PM ET
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    The Australian dollar got a boost overnight, and this strategist sees room for more.

  • Romney Endorsement Came Down to China: Trump Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 8:47 AM ET
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    Donald Trump's decision to endorse Mitt Romney for president ultimately came down to the primary target of the real estate magnate's wrath: China.

  • After US Oil Snub, Canada Focuses on China Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 9:58 PM ET
    The Syncrude oil sands extraction facility near the town of Fort McMurray in Alberta Province, Canada.

    Canada will focus on exporting oil and other goods to China and other booming Asian economies even if Washington overturns its decision to block a pipeline that would have sent more Canadian crude to the United States.     

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    Undeterred by the strong Aussie dollar Chinese are flocking to Australia, making up for the lack of Western tourists.