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  • China PMI Data in Focus for Markets Wednesday Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 10:51 AM ET
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    July PMI data may sway the direction of trading on Wednesday.

  • Alibaba Is Said to Be Close to Raising $8 Billion Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 10:30 AM ET

    Some American Internet companies may be unpopular with investors these days, but a Chinese one is finding plenty of takers, the New York Times reports.

  • China Slowdown Takes a Toll on Asian Trade Partners Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 2:06 AM ET

    Signs of economic weakness are emerging out of Asian tigers South Korea and Taiwan as the slowdown in key trading partner China takes a toll on the export-driven nations.

  • Asia Pacific Banks Expanding Their Presence Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 8:40 PM ET
    Asia Pacific Banks Expanding Their Presence

    Ritesh Maheshwari, MD, Financial Services Ratings for Asia-Pacific, Standard & Poor's discusses how Asia Pacific banks are expanding their presence in the region.

  • Despite Global Woes, Macquarie Still Likes Oil Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 5:13 PM ET

    Macquarie holds an "Outperform" rating on Royal Dutch Shell and BG Group. Despite geopolitical uncertainty, Jason Gammel, head of European oil and gas research at Macquarie, said that these oil stocks are ripe for investment as winter approaches.

  • The Case for China's Canadian Oil Grab Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 4:18 PM ET

    China’s $15.1 billion bid to acquire Canada’s Nexen oil company threatens to turn China into an owner rather just a major buyer of Canadian oil, and prompts a surge in nationalist rhetoric that is attempting, misguidedly, to bring up the question of sovereignty.

  • Junk Stock Cleanup Effort Leaves Investors on Edge Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 11:11 AM ET
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    Concerns about a regulatory clean-up of junk stocks and doubts over whether the economy has bottomed out may continue to dog trading in China on Tuesday.

  • There’s a Silver Lining for Sands China in Macau Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 5:26 AM ET
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    A strong outlook for the mass segment in the world’s largest gaming market, Macau, could be the silver lining for the shares of Hong-Kong listed Sands China, which hit a seven-month low late last week after its parent company, the Las Vegas-based Las Vegas Sands, reported second-quarter earnings that were much worse than expected, analysts told CNBC.

  • An investor smiles at a stock exchange hall on August 10, 2011 in Shenyang, Liaoning Province of China.

    Chinese stocks could climb as much as 20 percent by the first quarter of 2013 after having bottomed in early June, and investors looking for a window to buy should dip in now, according to Japanese brokerage Nomura.

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    As the world’s largest importer of American agricultural products, China stands to get walloped by the drought that is ravaging US croplands. Globalpost reports.

  • Why Death of Commodities Is ‘Greatly Exaggerated’ Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 11:15 PM ET
    A driver inspects an earth mover at Fortescue Metals Group Ltd.'s Cloudbreak iron ore operation in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

    Prices of commodities such as copper and gold have slumped more than 15 percent this year as investors shun risk assets and demand fell amid a moribund global economy but a demise of the mining industry is “greatly exaggerated,” according to HSBC.

  • Business Travelers Checking In: Starwood CEO Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 1:44 PM ET
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    Companies are getting out and traveling in search of growth, Frits van Paasschen, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide president & CEO, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Thursday.

  • Retail Shake-Up: Hugo Boss, Marc Jacobs and...Bosideng? Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 6:43 AM ET

    With a seemingly never-ending debt crisis which has prompted a slowdown in consumer spending, investing in Europe might not appear particularly attractive right now. But Bosideng, a Chinese fashion brand specializing in down-filled clothing, thinks differently.

  • Mongolia Strikes It Rich, But at What Cost? Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 5:09 AM ET

    If you've never heard of Ulan Bator, that's about to change.The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Stocks That Will Ride China's Power Demand Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 3:54 AM ET
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    Growing demand for electricity in China is going to increase power generation beyond the resource-rich Northern and Western regions of the mainland, benefiting independent producers, upstream gas players and copper companies, according to Macquarie Securities.

  • United States the Only Bright Spot for Automakers Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 12:56 AM ET

    Global automakers struggling with falling sales in China and Europe are now looking at the United States, which with its high level of pent up demand, could be the next growth market they are looking for, say analysts.

  • LME Deal ‘Potential Disaster’ for Hong Kong Exchange Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 11:57 PM ET
    Traders sit at their desks at the Stock Exchange in Hong Kong.

    London Metal Exchange shareholders voted on Wednesday to accept the $2.2 billion takeover offer by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx), which will give the commodities trading platform further access to China, but one analyst says the deal is “a potential disaster” for the Hong Kong Exchange.

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    Even as China keeps a tight rein on the property sector, an expected boost in consumer spending is making the retail space especially attractive to investors, say market observers.

  • Cramer: 5 Stocks Staging a Comeback Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 6:09 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host points to five stocks that are exacting their revenge on the market to prove that even losers get lucky once in a while.

  • Asia Tech Stocks Slump, Further Apple Pain Seen Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 6:23 AM ET
    Employees work on the assembly line at Hon Hai Group's Foxconn plant in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China.

    Asian technology stocks slumped on Wednesday after Apple’s quarterly earnings missed expectations, and analysts say there could be further weakness for the tech giant’s regional supply chain in the coming months because of declining iPhone sales.