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  • Hiring Expectations Across Asia's Financial Capitals Dip Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 9:59 PM ET

    Asia has been a bright spot in the global employment picture, but a recent survey by recruitment firm Hudson indicates that hiring expectations across the region’s key financial markets are dipping.

  • Investors Warned of Chinese Bond Risks Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 7:59 PM ET

    It is well known that international bond investors have loaned tens of billions of dollars to Chinese companies in recent years and that some of those companies, notably Sino Forest and China Forestry, are now in distress. The FT reports.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Commodities Tomorrow Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Tomorrow

    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.

  • Apple Earnings Reaction Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 10:16 AM ET
    Apple Earnings Reaction

    Analysis of the tech giant's massive earnings and if the company can continue to beat expectations, with Andy Hargreaves, Pacific Crest Securities.

  • Apple's Earnings Shine Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 6:30 AM ET
    Apple's Earnings Shine

    China is a huge driver of the next leg of growth. Breaking down the eye-popping earnings results of the tech giant, with Mike Abramsky, RBC Capital Markets.

  • Reasons for a China Slowdown Not What You May Think Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 11:23 PM ET
    An elderly Chinese woman with her grandchildren make their way along a slum area where they live in Hefei, east China's Anhui province on May 21, 2011. China has vowed to more than double land supply for low-cost housing in 2011, an apparent effort to ease social tensions over high home prices and atone for missing a similar target in 2010.

    An inevitable slowdown in the Chinese economy may be attributed to a range of reasons from headwinds in the global growth to a maturing economy, but analysts believes changing demographics may be the Achilles’ heel to China’s growth.

  • China Brands in Hollywood Placement Push Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 8:15 PM ET

    Chinese audiences watching Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon will recognize more than just the alien robot stars from the previous movies. In the latest blockbuster sequel, which opens on Thursday, household Chinese brand names loom large as part of an unprecedented product placement push. The FT reports.

  • Sino Forest Exit Signs Were Plenty: Guppy Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 7:47 PM ET

    In the murky world of accounting, balance sheets, company announcements and company denials, chart analysis provided traders and investors with clear exit signs in the shares of Sino Forest, says Daryl Guppy.

  • China's Back Door to Discounted Designer Fashion Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 1:45 PM ET

    Apparel from Chinese factories is increasingly slipping into the hands of Chinese consumers, who purchase the items at a significant discount from independent sellers on websites like Taobao.com and Chinese eBay. Even shoppers in the US can get in on the deals.

  • Blue Waters, Black Oil in the South China Sea Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 5:26 AM ET
    China's flag flies over octagonal structures built on stilts in the Philippine-claimed Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands located in the South China Sea.

    Not a single Asian country with territorial claims in the South China Sea has installed an oil drill in the heart of the disputed region, but that might soon change.

  • Unleash the Hogs! China Takes Its Pork Seriously Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 1:24 PM ET

    We made a joke about the need for a strategic bacon reserve in the US, but guess what? It's no joke in China. The Chinese have a four-month pork stockpile for just such a crisis—and they're about to unleash the hogs.

  • Euro Sags, Kiwi Gets a Lift Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 8:48 AM ET

    The debt crisis drags on in Europe and inflation is up down under — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Doubts Over Chinese Steel Output Sunday, 17 Jul 2011 | 7:44 PM ET

    China is underreporting the amount of steel it makes by about 40 million metric tons a year – roughly the amount made by Germany – according to a new analysis that provides insights into the recent high prices for the main raw material used by the world steel industry. The FT reports.

  • China Confident US Will Avoid Default Sunday, 17 Jul 2011 | 12:00 PM ET

    China expects that the U.S. will be able to resolve its debt-ceiling impasse without triggering a default, advisers to the central bank and government say. The FT reports.

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    When Chicago-based Leslie Hindman Auctioneers held its Asian arts sale in May of this year, they expected sales of somewhere around a million dollars.

  • Debt-Ceiling Drama and Euro Jitters Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | 9:17 AM ET

    Bank stress tests are straining the euro and the dollar is awaiting a deluge - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Drop Cyclicals, Buy Defensive Plays: Analysts Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 9:11 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk past a branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) in central Beijing.

    Asian markets rallied on Thursday on China’s better-than-expected GDP numbers reassuring investors that the world’s second-largest economy was not headed for a hard landing, but a number of strategists and fund managers are still preferring to play it safe, shunning cyclical stocks for defensive plays.

  • McCullough: A China Bull ... And Loving It Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 2:11 PM ET

    Those who are still storytelling about China’s “pending collapse” are going to learn a hard. China’s Q2 GDP report was outstanding.

  • Euro Pressure Eases, Yen Presses Upward Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 9:08 AM ET

    Euro traders are relieved and margin traders in Japan are not. It's time for your FX Fix.