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  • Shanghai Stocks to Rally 20% by Year-End Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 7:38 PM ET

    From concerns over a hard landing to fears over stagflation, investors have found plenty of reasons to stay far away from China’s share market recently. The Shanghai Composite has fallen 3 percent so far this year, a lackluster performance for one of the fastest growing economies of the world.

  • US Is Nearing Even Worse Financial Crisis: Jim Rogers Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 5:16 PM ET
    Jim Rogers

    "When the problems arise  next time, what are (US officials) going to do?," the investor told CNBC. " They can’t quadruple the debt again. They cannot print that much more money. It’s gonna be worse the next time around."

  • Every Boom Busts, China Will be No Exception: Economist Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 5:40 AM ET
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    China’s export-led growth model is on the verge of collapse, according to Richard Duncan, chief economist at Blackhorse Asset Management. He believes that it’s only a matter of time before the “great Chinese bubble” pops.

  • The Road to Recovery Gets Steeper Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 5:20 AM ET

    What is one to make of recent economic data, particularly in the advanced countries? Is the world economy slowing? If so, should policy do anything about it and, if so, what might the alternatives be? The FT reports.

  • Yuan to Apppreciate 3% by Year-End: Strategist Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 4:25 AM ET

    The Chinese currency hit a record high of 6.4759 against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday after the People's Bank of China (PBOC) fixed the reference point at the strongest level against the greenback since revaluation in 2005. Some think Beijing is likely to go even further, as the country tries to bring inflation under control.

  • China’s "Great Suppression" Will Fail: Analyst Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 2:11 AM ET

    When the Chinese authorities are bailing out local governments for $463 billion, or the equivalent of one and a half  TARPs when adjusted for GDP, there could be big problems ahead, according to Societe Generale’s Dylan Grice.

  • Guanwei: 52-Week Low or Panda? Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 5:11 PM ET
    Guanwei: 52-Week Low or Panda?

    Insight on Chinese IPO Guanwei, with the Fast Money crew.

  • Dangdang, Youku Shares Tumble as Lock-up Expires Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 3:23 PM ET
    Flag of the People's Republic of China

    Shares of two Chinese internet companies - Dangdang and Youku - are taking another beating today as their post-IPO lock-up period comes to an end, and millions of shares owned by company insiders become available.

  • The Chinese Dot-Com Bust Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 2:50 PM ET
    Flag of the People's Republic of China

    The market is beating up on Chinese internet stocks lately. Volume is up and prices are down for names such as DangDang and Youku.com.

  • Another financial crisis is "inevitable," Mark Mobius, head of Templeton emerging market group, told CNBC Tuesday.  But that crisis is "no big disaster. In fact it could be an opportunity to buy cheap stocks again," Mobius said. "So I don’t consider it a very bad thing to happen."

  • Dollar Drags, Brazil's Real Sags Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 9:35 AM ET

    The dollar is dragging again, and the real is returning to earth. Here's your Tuesday FX fix.

  • China’s Nuclear Freeze to Last Until 2012 Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 9:23 AM ET
    Nuclear Power Plant

    China’s freeze on new nuclear projects could last until the beginning of 2012, according to a senior industry official, underlining the gravity of China’s nuclear safety review. The FT reports.

  • A Bid for Culture in a City of Commerce Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 9:05 AM ET

    In Hong Kong, the government has finally jump-started a cultural development project that has been plagued with red tape for years. The NYT reports.

  • China, U.S. Debt: A New Relationship Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 8:45 AM ET
    China, U.S. Debt: A New Relationship

    A senior Chinese official says China should guard against the risks of excessive holding of U.S. assets because it could exacerbate worries about China cutting back on purchases of U.S. Treasuries. Insight with James McGregor, APCO Worldwide, China.

  • Beijing, China

    Looking at the recent slowdown in the US economy it would be easy to conclude that policy decisions made in Beijing aimed at cooling the Chinese economy are impacting America a few months later.

  • All Aboard for China's International Exchange Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 1:42 AM ET
    Shanghai Stock Exchange Building

    Foreign powerhouses from Unilever to HSBC are preparing for the launch of Shanghai's international board

  • Morici: Avoiding a Double Dip Recession, or Worse Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 11:12 AM ET

    Jobs creation, industrial production and car sales are slipping, and consumer confidence and stock prices have turned south. The U.S. economy may be tumbling into a second recession or worse, hitting the mat for good. Solutions are at hand, but politicians-and voters-won't embrace what needs doing.

  • Sino-Forest Fires Back Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 9:09 AM ET
    Sino-Forest Fires Back

    Sino-Forest is anxious to respond to those demanding proof of ownership of timber assets, reports CNBC's Herb Greenberg.

  • A Grass-Roots Fight to Save a ‘Supertree’ Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 8:15 AM ET
    Plane tree roadside trees

    In a nation where homes and farmland are routinely chewed up for the sake of high rises and factories, a grass-roots campaign by Nanjing residents this spring to save hundreds of the trees, known here as the wutong, has led to a surprising compromise from local government officials. The NYT reports.

  • Economic Revolution From Southern Silk Road: HSBC Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 6:24 AM ET
    Beijing, China

    A Southern Silk Road connecting Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America will lead to turbocharged growth between emerging economies this century, according to HSBC.