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  • British Pound Takes a Beating, Euro Keeps Sliding Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 | 8:44 AM ET

    Risk appetite falls as Italian bond auction disappoints - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Funds Expect Surge of Bad Loans in China Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 7:19 PM ET
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    Foreign and domestic distressed debt funds expect a big supply of bad loans to come on to the market in China after at least five years in which banks largely sat on their portfolios of troubled loans. The FT reports.

  • China Eclipses US as Top IPO Venue Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 6:12 PM ET
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    China has again outshone the U.S. as the top venue for initial public offerings despite steep share price falls on the mainland and Hong Kong stock markets, highlighting the shift in global financial activity from west to east.

  • Farr: 10 Predictions for 2012 Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 2:52 PM ET

    CNBC Contributor Michael Farr with his ten predictions for the New Year.

  • Emerging Markets: Is There a Crack in the BRICs? Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 2:11 PM ET
    Emerging Markets: Is There a Crack in the BRICs?

    Goldman Sachs reports Brazil, Russia, India and China may have peaked. Joyce Chang, JPMorgan head of emerging markets and global credit research weighs in.

  • Washington Scolds, Yen Rises Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 8:40 AM ET

    Italy manages a bond sale and the U.S. scolds Japan - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • In China, Power in Nascent Electric Car Industry Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 12:21 AM ET
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    Unlike in other nations, where automakers are leading the push for electric vehicles, in China the effort is being led largely by one of the country’s most powerful industries — the state-run electric companies that operate the national power grid. The New York Times reports.

  • Commodities Tomorrow Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Tomorrow

    CNBC's Mary Thompson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • 'Painfully' Slow US Growth in 2012: Evercore's Altman Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 11:36 AM ET
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    It will be "a very complex year across the board" in 2012, with a "slow, painfully but upward, U.S. economy, slowly improving labor markets and 2 percent to 2.5 percent GDP growth, predicted Evercore Partners Chairman Roger Altman.  Overlaying this will be next year's "close and quite fascinating" presidential election.

  • Global Markets Update: Italian Bond Yields Rise Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 11:28 AM ET
    Global Markets Update: Italian Bond Yields Rise

    Yield on the Italian 10-Year is up some 7% ahead of Thursday's bond auction, with CNBC's Melissa Lee, Bob Pisani & Carl Quintanilla.

  • Euro Slips, China and Japan Make a Deal Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 8:21 AM ET
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    Euro worries persist, the pound is weighed down, and the Swiss are shopping overseas - time for your FX Fix.

  • Global Economic Forecast for 2012 Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 8:03 AM ET
    Global Economic Forecast for 2012

    It is going to be a very complex year across the board, says Roger Altman, Evercore Partners, who adds that the U.S. will see slow growth in areas of employment and enormous risk and volatility posed by Europe, and some developing uncertainties on China's growth.

  • Rough First-Half for Europe, China & US: Strategist Monday, 26 Dec 2011 | 6:10 PM ET
    Rough First-Half for Europe, China & US: Strategist

    Tony Nash, Managing Director, IHS Global Services says Japan, together with the U.S., has criticized euro zone leaders for not having the ECB as the "backstop for all sovereign debt." He adds that the first half of next year will be rough for Europe, China and the U.S.

  • A Village in Revolt Could Be a Harbinger for China Sunday, 25 Dec 2011 | 10:09 PM ET
    Villagers listen to a speech by village leader Lin Zulian at a rally after he met with a senior government official and reached an agreement over illegal land grabs and the death in custody of a local leader in Wukan, Guangdong Province on December 21, 2011. Chinese authorities have agreed to release three villagers detained for leading September protests against land grabs, a community spokesman said December 21 after meeting a senior official.

    At least 625,000 small, locally run villages in China frequently suffer the same sorts of injustices that prompted the outburst this month in Wukan. The New York Times reports.

  • Global Markets Update: European Stocks Rise to Two-Week High

    The global markets. European stocks rise to a two-week high, although volume is extremely light heading into the holiday. Moody's keeps Austria's AAA rating with a stable outlook. Ten-year Italian bonds remain near 7 percent -- Italy will hold a series of bond auctions next week. Greece must decide whether it will take a 70- or 50-percent haircut. And a decision on European downgrades will come in January, according to S&P. With Dan Greenhaus, BTIG chief global strategist, and Stephen Weiss, Short Hill Cap

  • Risk Appetite is Up, Liquidity is Down Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | 8:01 AM ET
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    U.S. jobs data lifts risk-sensitive currencies and liquidity drains from the market - it's time for your Friday FX Fix.

  • Pedestrians walk through a Christmas decoration at West Nanjing Road in Shanghai, China.

    There may be around 70 million Christians in China, but they are emphatically not the reason why you cannot walk down a street in Beijing at the moment without bumping into a Christmas tree, or having “Jingle Bells” blared at you from a storefront.

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    Some manufacturers are shifting production abroad, but many have found few developing countries can match China’s infrastructure and efficiency. The FT reports.

  • Emerging Opportunities for 2012 Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 5:53 PM ET
    Emerging Opportunities for 2012

    Fast Money trader, Tim Seymour takes a look at the best plays in emerging market next year.

  • How to Get a Bigger Bang From Selling the Euro Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 4:07 PM ET
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    Euro bears are on the prowl. Here's how to sell the single currency and get a bigger bang.