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  • Real estate developer Donald Trump blames President Obama for the rising price of oil, warning, "this country can never, ever recover" if oil prices continue to go up.

  • Fear Is Creeping Back Into Equity Markets Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 3:29 AM ET

    Are equity investors turning bearish after weeks of optimism? Yes, they are, indicates the latest movement in the Volatility Index also known as the “fear index,” which measures investor sentiment and their expectations of stock market volatility.

  • Strong Gains Put Asia Stock Markets at Crossroads Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 11:46 PM ET

    Foreign investors have been snapping up Asian stocks for the past four weeks in a row, with net buying totaling $12 billion – the best run since the first quarter of this year, according to global securities group Jefferies. But will the rally continue?

  • Investors Fear ‘Hard Landing’ in China: Pro Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 1:33 PM ET

    Softening Chinese demand and a swooning stock market is making investors fearful about an economic retrenchment, a prominent China-watcher told CNBC Monday.

  • Chinese Snap Up Bordeaux Vineyards Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 1:53 AM ET
    Dongjun Shen, group managing director of Chinese jewelry group Tesiro, poses on March 1, 2011, in a winebar in Bordeaux, in the world-renowned Bordeaux' wines region, southwestern France, after his group bought the 'cru bourgeois' Chateau Laulan Ducos in the Medoc area.

    From buying fine Bordeaux wines to buying the wineries that make them, the Chinese are changing the landscape of France's top wine country, leading some locals to worry about an "invasion".

  • Steinbock: Watch for China ‘Neocons’ Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 8:56 AM ET

    As the national conventions loom ahead, economic issues dominate the U.S. 2012 presidential elections. But it is the return of the neoconservatives that will overshadow the discourse on foreign policy – and China.

  • Politics & Policy in China Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 5:05 AM ET
    Politics & Policy in China

    A Chinese court hands a suspended death sentence to Gu Kailai, wife of former fast-rising political star Bo Xilai. Dane Chamorro, Director, Global Risk Analysis, Asia Pacific, Control Risks and Colin Chapman, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Stratfor discuss the economic and political facets of this case.

  • Bank of China Still Attractive Despite Profit Slump Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 3:14 AM ET
    Bank of China

    While Bank of China (BOC), the country’s third-largest lender by assets, reported its slowest quarterly profit growth in over 3 years, analysts see the company as a buying opportunity, forecasting 25 to 70 percent upside for its stock over the next 12 months.

  • China Confronts Mounting Piles of Unsold Goods Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 9:23 PM ET
    Labors work at a clothing factory in Huaibei, Anhui Province of China.

    After three decades of torrid growth, China is encountering an unfamiliar problem with its newly struggling economy: a huge buildup of unsold goods that is cluttering shop floors, clogging car dealerships and filling factory warehouses. The NYT Reports.

  • Investing Abroad? Experts Offer Their Advice Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 5:51 PM ET
    Brazil has a statutory minimum of 30 days for vacation and 11 days for public holidays. Pictured: Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro

    Investing abroad always poses risk but if you’re careful, though, you can profit nicely in overseas markets, some with double-digit year-over-year growth.

  • The Worst Is Yet to Come for China's Economy Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 3:42 AM ET
    A factory worker lays out strips of rubber to produce tires at the Pirelli & C SpA tire factory in Jining, Shandong Province, China.

    A key private sector indicator on Thursday, which showed Chinese factory activity slumped to a nine-month low in August against expectations of a modest pickup, throws up the question whether the worst is yet to come for the world’s second largest economy.

  • Can Australia's Economy Survive the Mining Scare? Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 11:24 PM ET
    A Citic Pacific safety hat at the company's Sino Iron project in Karratha, Western Australia.

    Australia's Resources and Energy Minister declared the resources boom over on Thursday, pointing to tough times ahead for the country's economy, which has been powered by the mining sector for over a decade now. This has prompted the question: Is Australia resilient enough to grow without its main economic driver?

  • Bank of China

    China’s big four lenders, which begin reporting earnings on Thursday, are expected to see a steep fall in profit growth with analysts warning that the days of double-digit increases in earnings might be numbered.

  • Finance: The Path to Power Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 8:01 PM ET
    electricity pylons

    In April 2010 the US power company AES signed an agreement to build a 1,200 megawatt power plant in the Vietnamese province of Quang Ninh. The $2 billion project was three times larger than any previous power deal in the country. The FT reports.

  • Property Curbs to Wait as China Focuses on Growth Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 3:42 AM ET

    While Chinese property developers’ share prices came under pressure on Monday on fears that recent strength in the mainland real estate market would prompt measures to restrict home prices, analysts tell CNBC fresh curbs are unlikely as overall economic growth remains top priority for policymakers.

  • Why the Current Rally in Asia Stocks Has No Legs Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 1:10 AM ET
    A Chinese investor monitors screens showing stock indexes at a trading house in Shanghai on June 1, 2010.

    The current rally in Asian equities is not as strong as the one seen at the start of the year and could fizzle out real soon, say analysts.

  • Call to Limit China’s UK Nuclear Stake Sunday, 19 Aug 2012 | 8:03 PM ET
    A Chinese supporter of President Hu Jintao holds British and Chinese flags on November 9, 2005 in London, England.

    Chinese companies competing for one of the U.K.’s biggest nuclear projects are unlikely to end up with a majority stake in any winning consortium in an attempt to allay concerns about Beijing gaining control of the Horizon reactor programme. The Financial Times reports.

  • Bo Xilai

    Wang Lijun reveled in his image as the consummate crime fighter,  revealing to American diplomats in February his suspicions that the wife of Bo Xilai, had murdered a British business associate.  But there is another side to Mr. Wang, now accused by many people of being as much a criminal as those he boasted of persecuting.  Th New York Times reports.

  • Can Emerging Market Consumers Keep Spending? Saturday, 18 Aug 2012 | 12:12 AM ET
    Residents shop for local goods at one of the downtown's busy sidewalk markets in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    Greater spending from the burgeoning emerging market middle class is one of those themes global and emerging market investors have clung to as developed market consumers and governments deleverage. But there’s a growing risk emerging market consumers could start pulling back as industrial commodity prices fall and higher food prices lighten consumers’ wallets.

  • Chinese Give Luxury Goods a Pass, Go on Holiday Instead Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 10:37 PM ET
    Chinese tourists visit the British Museum

    While recent retail sales numbers point towards a slowdown in Chinese consumer spending, market watchers tell CNBC that's only half the story.