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  • Property Deal Leads to Week-Long Revolt in South China Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 7:56 PM ET
    Village spokesman Lin Zulian speaks at a rally and funeral for Xue Jinbo, a 42-year-old village leader who died in police custody in Wukan, a fishing village in the southern province of Guangdong.

    It has been nearly a week since police and local officials fled the village of Wukan after its 13,000 residents revolted over the death of a well-liked villager and an allegedly corrupt land deal. The New York Times reports.

  • As Costs Go Down, Will Nike Continue To Charge More? Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 2:11 PM ET

    In March, Nike, for the first time in five years, missed analysts’ expectations and its stock plummeted more than nine percent on a single day. The company couldn’t achieve the margins it wanted because of the high costs of making and shipping its shoes and clothes.

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    In a move that could change the entire dynamic on the drive to economically isolate Iran’s regime, one Chinese company has done the unthinkable, and chosen to voluntarily stop pursuing new business activities in Iran.

  • Euro Lifts, Volatility Lurks Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 7:56 AM ET

    Euro gets a lift, Sweden gets a cut - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Global Markets Update: Draghi Says Analysis of Euro Zone Breakup Cost Due

    European shares slide as the ECB's Draghi says nothing about bond buying in speech. The ECB's Constancio says a euro zone breakup is unthinkable. Spain's incoming PM wants to reduce the deficit by $21.6 billion. Saab plans to liquidate after a Swedish court accepts its bankruptcy application. Oil stocks fall on weak economic recovery. And ratings agency Fitch says it's skeptical about Europe's ability to tackle its debt crisis. With Keith McCullough, Hedgeye Risk Management.

  • Beijing Imposes New Rules on Social Networking Sites Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 2:48 PM ET
    Chinese ladies accessing wireless internet at a Beijing restaurant.

    Officials announced new rules aimed at controlling the way Chinese Internet users post messages on social networking sites that have posed challenges to the Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda machinery.  The New York Times reports.

  • Chinese Yuan Posts Big Gain Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 12:47 PM ET
    Chinese Yuan Posts Big Gain

    Given the Yuan's recent weaknesses, the currency is posting its biggest gain in two months versus the dollar. Discussing what to expect from the Yuan in 2012, with Greg Salvaggio, Tempus Consulting senior vice president of capital markets.

  • China Meltdown on the Way? Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 10:23 AM ET
    China Meltdown on the Way?

    A look at why China's government may ride to the rescue if the economy faces a macro malaise, with Tim Seymour, Emergingmoney.com founder.

  • Global Markets Update: Euro Comes Off 11-Month Low Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 5:10 AM ET
    Global Markets Update: Euro Comes Off 11-Month Low

    U.S. futures are up following yesterday's gains. European shares rise, led by mining stocks. Fitch downgrades Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas and Barclays. The euro is off its 11-month low. Italian PM Monti faces a confidence vote on a 33 billion euro austerity package. And gold rebounds while crude stays steady. In Asia, better-than-expected U.S. economic data lifts the markets in a mixed session.

  • Outrageous Predictions: A Third-Party President? Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 2:28 AM ET

    An extended bank holiday in the European Union to halt a steep market fall, a third party candidate winning the race for the White House, and 50 European banks being nationalized are just a few of Saxo Bank's "outrageous predictions" for 2012.

  • Steel Is an Investment for the Brave Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 9:50 PM ET
    Steel Is an Investment for the Brave

    Ephrem Ravi, Head of Metals & Mining Sector, Asia Ex-Japan Equity Research at Barclays Capital says there is over-capacity in the steel industry, though value investors may find bargains in some steel stocks.

  • Global Markets Update: LaGarde Calls for Action by Countries Outside EU

    European markets have a mostly green day after upbeat U.S. economic data -- insurance stocks are among the day's best performers. Credit Agricole falls after Fitch downgrades its long-term rating. Italy calls for a Friday confidence vote in effort to speed up austerity passage. And the IMF's Christine LaGarde says the world economic outlook is "quite gloomy" and requires action by countries outside the EU. Henry McVey, KKR head of global macro and asset allocation, discusses his investment strategy for a tu

  • Profiting From Clean Energy Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 8:41 AM ET
    Profiting From Clean Energy

    Taking advantage of abundant energy in the nation, such as wind and solar, and making profits, with Hemant Taneja, General Catalyst Partners managing director.

  • Dunkin Donuts 10,000th Store Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 6:41 AM ET
    Dunkin Donuts 10,000th Store

    Dunkin Donuts announces its 10,000th store opening in China. Insight on the global brand's expansion, with Nigel Travis, Dunkin Brands CEO, who reveals some of the unique menu items for the China store.

  • Crisis Threatens to Increase Protectionism: WTO Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 3:14 AM ET

    The economic crisis threatens to increase protectionism as governments think more on a national than an international level, Pascal Lamy, Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) told CNBC Thursday.

  • Michael Hayden, Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

    China is stealing online information from the United States and feeding the data to homegrown companies, said Michael Hayden, Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency at the Black Hat Technical Security Conference in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

  • Yum Plans to Be the McDonald’s of China Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 12:28 AM ET
    Customers line up to buy Kentucky Fried Chicken in Beijing.

    Yum! Brands, the operator of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, plans to become the McDonald’s of China, blanketing the country’s second and third-tier cities with its fast-food restaurants over the next decade, according to its chief executive. The Financial Times reports.

  • Unexpected Fall in Gold Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 9:50 PM ET
    Unexpected Fall in Gold

    Jonathan Barratt, Managing Director at Commodity Broking Services talks about why there have been sharp falls in gold even though there are still buyers.

  • The Path of Least Resistance for the Euro Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 1:23 PM ET

    The euro is down 2.6% in just two days - a huge move for a currency - and this strategist sees more weakness ahead. With the euro nosing below the 1.30 level against the dollar, is the worst over?

  • Dismal Outlook for Reverse Mergers Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 10:17 AM ET

    Hampered by an avalanche of negative publicity and regulatory scrutiny, reverse merger activity has plunged to its lowest level in seven years, and the outlook for 2012 is dismal, say industry analysts.