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  • The Age Gap: Demographics Threatens Economies Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 11:33 AM ET

    Demography has rarely made it onto the political agenda. But that is changing. These days you see news items about China's one-child policy, or gendercide. And you hear a lot about the aging of populations in rich countries and the health and pensions problems this will bring.

  • Chapter 11: The Age of Emerging Markets Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 11:33 AM ET

    By 2050 the big economies will no longer be emerging, and the emerging economies will no longer be very big.

  • Western Australia Premier Says Mining Tax Unfair Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 3:08 AM ET
    Colin Barnett, premier of Western Australia, speaks during a conference.

    Colin Barnett, Premier of resource-rich Western Australia told CNBC on Friday that the federal government's mining tax is unfair and unconstitutional.

  • Buying Opportunities In China Weakness? Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 5:50 PM ET

    Weakness in the Chinese economy might signal a few investment opportunities, but beware of getting too bearish, the “Fast Money” pros said Thursday.

  • China Traffic

    Want to know how rapidly China’s auto market is growing? A new report from IHS Automotive forecasts annual auto sales in China will grow by 74% to more than 30.6 million vehicles a year.

  • Wealth Gap on Display at China’s Parliament Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 10:22 PM ET
    A man walks past a billboard outside a shopping mall housing luxury brands in Shanghai.

    Outside its scripted meetings, China’s annual parliament gives rise to two activities that expose opposite ends of the country’s growth story: a boom in luxury shopping matched only by a surge in public complaints about corruption, the FT reports.

  • Mad Money, March 14, 2012 Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 6:00 PM ET
    Mad Money, March 14, 2012

    Mad Money host and former hedge fund manager, Jim Cramer, provides stock traders with all manner of investing advice.

  • What China Will Do to the Euro Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 2:35 PM ET

    With quantitative easing on hold and a European Central Bank that has spent a lot of firepower, the euro is losing steam.

  • Dollar Lifts, Yuan May Loosen Up Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 8:03 AM ET

    The Fed buoys the buck and China's president talks reform — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • WTO Action Will Not Solve Rare Earths Supply Woes: Pro Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 3:17 AM ET
    Ultrapure Cerium

    A day after the United States, the European Union and Japan filed a joint complaint to the World Trade Organization against China’s export restrictions on strategic rare earth metals, the President of  exploration firm U.S. Rare Earths tells CNBC that the trade case will not help solve current supply issues.

  • China to Watch Yuan Internationalization Closely Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 7:42 PM ET
    China to Watch Yuan Internationalization Closely

    Zhiwei Zhang, Chief China Economist, Nomura, says Chinese authorities will ensure that the growth of the offshore yuan market will not overtake the domestic money market .

  • Cramer Refutes the Market’s Bears Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 1:57 PM ET

    “When you get too negative you miss the next move,” the “Mad Money” host said.

  • Dollar Lifts, Japan Holds Steady Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 7:33 AM ET

    Greece's bailout gets a green light and the dollar gets a lift - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • China Will Limit Yuan Appreciation This Year: Pros Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 5:44 AM ET

    Currency strategists tell CNBC that they expect China to limit the rise of the yuan this year as it prepares for a leadership change amid slowing growth.

  • Indonesia Trade Minister Rejects Protectionist Label Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 4:29 AM ET

    Indonesian Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan told CNBC on Tuesday that Southeast Asia's largest economy was not adopting protectionist policies and was only following in the footsteps of other developed countries.

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    Developed economies are still experiencing an economic “hard landing” after the credit crunch, despite data showing small increases in gross domestic product, Stephen Gallo, head of market analysis at Schneider Foreign Exchange, said in an interview.

  • China Giving Mixed Signals on Property Market Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 2:31 AM ET

    Beijing's recent announcement that it has enough room to ease monetary policy is sending mixed signals about its stance on the property market, says a market watcher who sees an increase in liquidity working against curbs introduced to cool the real estate sector.

  • Dollar Lifts, Yuan Slips, Myanmar Loosens Up Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 8:16 AM ET

    The yuan slips and Myanmar gets ready to float - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • China Trade Data Point to Strong Domestic Demand Sunday, 11 Mar 2012 | 11:02 PM ET
    China Trade Data Point to Strong Domestic Demand

    Despite recording the largest monthly trade deficit in two decades, Uwe Parpart, MD & head of research at Reorient Financial Markets says the pick up in China's imports reflects strength in its domestic economy.

  • China Trade Data an Indicator of Bad Economic Health?

    Francis Lun, Managing Director, Lyncean Holdings, is bearish on the Chinese economy and says the trade data shows a continued shrinking of the manufacturing sector. However, Dariusz Kowalczyk, Chief Investment Strategist, Credit Agricole, thinks China's growth is still strong, supported by rising domestic demand.