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  • There's a 'Stealth Bull Market in Mega-Caps': Pro Saturday, 11 Aug 2012 | 4:46 PM ET

    Stocks have marched higher as many investors bet that the world’s policymakers will fix what ails the global economy. But with risks across the globe still lurking, many pros are quietly sticking with quality, dividend-paying large-cap stocks.

  • A 'Slightly Smarter' Aussie Dollar Trade Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 2:11 PM ET

    Investors are talking about the Australian dollar as a yield play, but this strategist says it's not that simple.

  • Watch Out For Falling Kiwis? Here's Why Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 12:44 PM ET
    Christchurch, New Zealand

    The New Zealand dollar's rally seems to have run its course.

  • A pedestrian passes the Prudential Plc company logo, on display outside the company's headquarters in London, U.K., on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011.

    The insurance industry is seeing strong growth in Asia and the only limiting factor is product distribution, according to Prudential CEO Tidjane Thiam.

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    China's trade report disappoints and Sweden talks tough — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • China Easing May Now Come in Days, Not Weeks Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 1:10 AM ET
    World Financial Center and Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai.

    Much weaker-than-expected trade data from China on Friday suggests the world’s second largest economy is slowing faster than anticipated and could prompt Beijing to take action in days rather than weeks to boost flagging growth, some analysts say.

  • China vs. the US in Africa: Who's 'Winning?' Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 5:04 PM ET
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a speech on August 8, 2012 at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town. Clinton urged South Africa to build on icon Nelson Mandela's legacy and flex its growing influence on the global sticking points of Syria, Iran and Zimbabwe.

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in the midst of an 11-day trip across sub-Saharan Africa. Speaking on 1 August on the topic “Remarks on Building Sustainable Partnerships in Africa,” Clinton at the University of Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal, Clinton told her audience, “The Obama Administration’s comprehensive strategy on Sub-Saharan Africa is based on four pillars: first, to promote opportunity and development; second, to spur economic growth, trade, and investment; third, to advance peace and security; and fourth, to strengthen democratic institutions.”

  • All-Asia Stimulus Ahead: Strategist Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 3:35 PM ET
    Malaysia skyline

    Think Asian currencies are primed to rise? Think again.

  • China Rate Cut, More Easing, Look Imminent: Strategist Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 11:58 AM ET

    Chinese policymakers are likely to cut interest rate and reserve ratio requirements this quarter, JPMorgan’s Chief Asian and Emerging Markets Equity Strategist, Adrian Mowat, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Thursday.

  • China’s Slowdown Is So Bad, the Market Is Cheering Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 5:55 AM ET

    Data released on Thursday showed the slowdown that’s been underway since late last year is accelerating. But rather than being glum, investors are betting on still more stimulus.

  • Hard Landing? China Is Already There: Economist Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 3:32 AM ET

    Never mind the official data, China is already experiencing a hard landing, and there is no ‘silver bullet’ solution to the country’s economic problems, according to China bear Patrick Chovanec.

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    Even as consumer prices in China rose at their slowest pace in 30 months in July, giving the central bank more scope to ease monetary policy, economists say policymakers will have to act real fast because the window for further rate cuts may be closing.

  • City of Justice Readies for Gu’s Trial Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 7:29 PM ET

    As Gu Kailai passed the day in a Hefei detention center ahead of the most anticipated Chinese trial in decades, local sightseers flocked to Lord Bao temple, a shrine dedicated to an 11th-century official who symbolizes justice in China. The FT reports.

  • Commodities Slowdown Won’t Last: Mining CEOs Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 3:44 AM ET
    Open cast mining for iron ore.

    The slump in metal prices this year as demand falls amid a moribund global economy does not have global mining firms worried, with Fortescue Metals, Anglogold Ashanti and Rio Tinto all saying on Wednesday that the long-term prospects for commodities remain intact.

  • US Seeks $3 Billion for Sudan Oil Deal Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 2:25 AM ET
    JUBA, SUDAN - JANUARY 09: Southern Sudanese celebrate at the end of the first day of voting for the independence referendum January 9, 2011 in Juba, Sudan. Southern Sudan is participating in an independence referendum today following a historic 2005 peace treaty that brought an end to decades of civil war between the Arab north and predominantly Christian and animist south. The south is expected to vote around 99 percent to secede from the north which will also give it a majority of Sudan's oil

    The US wants China and Arab states to help foot the $3bn bill for a deal designed to unlock oil production and set Sudan and South Sudan back on the path to peace, the FT reports.

  • Yuan Weakness Reflects Economic Reality in China Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 11:28 PM ET

    Official data from China this week may reinforce the view that the economy is close to, if not at, a bottom, but the country's currency seem to be telling a different story.

  • China Reforms Fail to End Stocks’ Bad Run Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 7:51 PM ET
    Investors watch a display at a stock exchange in Huaian, Jiangsu Province, China.

    When Guo Shuqing became China’s top securities regulator in October, investors hoped that he would bring a reformist zeal to the job that would help break the stock market’s two-year losing streak.

  • China Stocks May Take Breather Ahead of July Data Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 10:58 AM ET

    The Chinese market is likely to consolidate on Wednesday ahead of of a batch of July data Thursday and after three days of gains.

  • Trading Rio Tinto's Earnings & China's CPI Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 10:23 AM ET
    Trading Rio Tinto's Earnings & China's CPI

    A trade on an Australian mining company and China's latest economic data, with Tim Seymour, Triogem Asset Management.

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    Xstrata reported a sharp fall in profits Tuesday as the miner battled rising costs and falling prices – which is likely to revive the debate surrounding its stalled $60 billion merger with Glencore, the commodities trader.