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  • Jim O'Neill

    While there are plenty of risks to an economic recovery, the start of 2012 is nothing like the 2008-2009 crisis, Jim O’Neill, Chairman at Goldman Sachs Asset Management told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Wednesday’s Market Had It All Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 6:23 PM ET

    Wednesdays’ rally occurred because there was phenomenal news where people least expected it, Cramer says.

  • Bullish on Yum! Brands: Analyst Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 12:10 PM ET
    Bullish on Yum! Brands: Analyst

    Yum! Brands is on fire as the company continues to benefit from demand in China, with David Palmer, analyst at UBS. "For Yum there is evidence that their sales are accelerating and they are actually going to be okay in 2012," he says.

  • The Venetian Resort and Casino Asia. China. Macau. The Venetian Casino and Resort.

    Solid gaming revenue growth of 40 percent seen in Macau over 2011 is not reflected in the stock price of companies operating in the world’s biggest casino center, says David Bain, Entertainment Analyst at brokerage Sterne Agee, who believes it is time to gain exposure to the undervalued casino operators.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Oil Below $100 Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Tomorrow: Oil Below $100

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Global Markets Update: The Bull Run in Gold Continues Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 11:40 AM ET
    Global Markets Update: The Bull Run in Gold Continues

    U.S. markets lose early gains after a surprise drop in consumer confidence. Homebuilders are down today after home prices fall again. RadioShack shares plunge after the company severely lowers its Q4 forecast. And the bull run in gold appears to remain intact.

  • Facebook IPO Draws Interest to Internet Stocks Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 10:30 PM ET
    Facebook IPO Draws Interest to Internet Stocks

    Paul Wuh, Managing Director, Samsung Securities (Asia), says the surge in Chinese internet stocks is not only due to Facebook's IPO, but also attributed to these stocks trading significantly lower last quarter.

  • Is the Market Doomed to Repeat 2011? Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 6:14 PM ET

    Although recent action may be similar, Cramer isn't so sure the market will repeat the same trajectory as last year.

  • Global Markets Update: Europe Extends Losses as Wall Street Slumps

    Markets in Europe extend losses as Wall Street slumps. Bank stocks among the biggest losers. Yields fall in the latest 5- and 10-year auction of Italian debt. Negotiations between Greece and private-sector creditors continue. Underwriters hike cost of insuring Portugal bonds and want upfront payment. And Germany's Merkel to actively support re-election efforts of Frances's Sarkozy.

  • Chinese Tourists Flood Land of the Rising Sun Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 2:08 AM ET
    Chinese tourists stand outside a Laox Co. electronics store after shopping in the Akihabara district of Tokyo, Japan, during the Lunar New Year holidays.

    There were times last year when foreigners all but vanished from the elegant wooden veranda of Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto, one of Japan’s most celebrated tourist spots, but now they are flowing back – and most of them seem to be speaking Chinese.

  • Chinese Reverse Merger Promoter Raided in US Saturday, 28 Jan 2012 | 2:05 AM ET

    U.S. authorities have raided the New York office and home of Benjamin Wey, a promoter of controversial Chinese reverse mergers, according to law enforcement officials. The Financial Times reports.

  • Davos Absentees: Who Didn't Show Up? Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 9:09 AM ET
    French President Nicholas Sarkozy

    Where is Greece's Papademos? Where is Mario Monti? What happened to the prime ministers of Spain and Portugal? Were they not invited to the Davos Summit? Surely, they were.

  • Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad in China Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 2:38 AM ET
    Chinese workers assemble electronic components at the Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn's factory in Shenzhen.

    In the last decade, Apple has become one of the mightiest, richest and most successful companies in the world, in part by mastering global manufacturing. However, the workers assembling iPhones, iPads and other devices often labor in onerous work environments, with serious — sometimes deadly — safety problems. The NYT reports.

  • Apple Looks to China’s ‘Staggering Potential’ Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 7:02 PM ET
    People queue to buy iPad 2 at an Apple store on May 6, 2011 in Shanghai, China.

    Tim Cook, Apple chief executive, on Tuesday picked out China as having the most potential for growth. He told an analyst conference call that Apple was making some progress in Brazil, Russia and India, but China, among the Bric countries, was on a different level, with demand “staggering” and “off the charts”. The Financial Times reports.

  • Global Markets Update: Soros Says Must Watch Spain & Italy Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 11:28 AM ET
    Global Markets Update: Soros Says Must Watch Spain & Italy

    European markets close mostly down over ongoing concerns over a Greek debt deal. Billionaire George Soros says we need to strengthen Italy & Spain. Telecom shares fall after Ericsson misses sales and profit forecasts. German business sentiment rises for the third straight month. Treasury sells $35 billion in 5-year notes at yield of .899 percent.

  • Obama's New Protectionism Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    That was probably the most protectionist State of the Union address of my lifetime.

  • China’s Efforts to Retain Scientists Paying Off Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 2:14 AM ET

    China’s government has spent billions in recent years in building a top-notch research establishment, hoping to keep its best scientists working here and lure back those who are abroad. And the effort is beginning to pay off. The New York Times reports.

  • Near Cambodia's Temple Ruins, a Devotion to Learning Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 8:18 PM ET

    Millions of tourists come here every year to visit the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat, an influx that has helped transform what once resembled a small, laid-back village into a thriving and cosmopolitan town with thumping nightlife and more than 10,000 hotel rooms. The NYT reports.

  • Chinese Companies Face Migrant Worker Lottery Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 7:44 PM ET

    After the holiday ends next week, many Chinese businesses will have to start finding new workers as more workers than ever before will not return — as many migrants take up new jobs in inland provinces.  The Financial Times reports.

  • China Breaks 30-Year Tradition With Davos Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 7:00 PM ET
    Davos | World Economic Forum

    China will break with a 30-year tradition by not sending high-level officials to the World Economic Forum at Davos, which falls this year in the middle of Chinese New Year festivities. The Financial Times reports.