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  • China Property Bounces Back, but Analysts Are Worried Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 4:53 AM ET

    China’s property sector, which has suffered from seven consecutive months of price declines after a  slew of government tightening measures, is staging a surprising turnaround, boosted by the central bank’s recent monetary policy easing.

  • Don't Tinker With Dollar Peg, Experts Warn Hong Kong Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 2:26 AM ET
    Hong Kong Dollar bills featuring an image of the Bank of China Building. There are growing calls for an end to the peg with the U.S. dollar.

    The suggestion overnight by the former head of Hong Kong's central bank that the city state should review its peg to the U.S. dollar and instead think of linking it to the yuan, has not been applauded in the city's financial circles.

  • Looking to Add European Assets: First Eastern Chairman Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 2:07 AM ET

    Victor Chu, the Chairman of Hong Kong based private equity firm, First Eastern Investment Group said he’s looking to add more European assets that may be trading at fire-sale prices because of the region’s debt crisis.

  • Hong Kong skyline

    Hong Kong’s property market is set to stabilize following a volatile 2011, with home prices projected to rise 10 percent this year, a moderate increase compared to the huge gains seen in 2009 and 2010, industry watchers tell CNBC.

  • China Investors Look for Signs Economy Is Bottoming Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 10:14 AM ET

    The Chinese market is likely to trade indecisively in the short term, as investors wait for policy catalysts and for signs the Chinese economy has bottomed out.

  • Euro Steadies, Greek Elections Weigh Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 8:02 AM ET

    Greek elections weigh on sentiment and Tokyo gets pricey - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Why Dr. Copper Is Wrong About China’s Economy Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 5:03 AM ET
    Reel of uninsulated copper wire

    China’s copper imports surged in May, rising 65 percent over the previous year and fueling hopes of a pickup in growth for the world’s second-largest economy. But experts say that country’s appetite for the industrial metal is “opportunistic” and doesn’t reflect economic fundamentals.

  • Ultrapure Cerium

    China’s dominance over rare earths supply could be challenged in the coming years as investors pour money into exploration outside China, says the CEO of Canadian rare earths miner Quest Rare Minerals.

  • Expect No Change to OPEC's Output Ceiling Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 6:44 PM ET
    Expect No Change to OPEC's Output Ceiling

    Tom Essaye, President, Kinsale Trading says there will be no change to OPEC's output ceiling.

  • Rally Denied: Stocks Fail to Hold Gains Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 5:00 PM ET
    Rally Denied: Stocks Fail to Hold Gains

    The Fast Money traders explain why the Spanish bank bailout did not help the markets; and discuss whether investors should buy the current dip in oil as the commodity settles at its lowest closing price in 8 months.

  • Is China Slowing? Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 12:30 PM ET
    Is China Slowing?

    The FMHR traders share their top three trades of the day. And John Rutledge, Rutledge Capital chairman, says China will not experience a mortgage bubble like there was in the United States.

  • A Model Bull Portfolio: Currencies Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 12:05 PM ET

    A model ETF currency portfolio for recovery bulls should focus on currencies in high-growth countries or those that depend heavily on exporting commodities — or both

  • China Market Steadies as Data Reassure Investors Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 10:11 AM ET
    Nanjing street shopping district.

    Sentiment is stabilizing in the Chinese market after a batch of economic data showed some positive signs.

  • Shipping Industry Going Through Rough Seas Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 9:45 AM ET
    Chinese shipping containers

    The global shipping industry has been treading water during the global economic slowdown but in the last 12 months the Baltic Dry Index, which measures the haulage costs of freight, has dropped around 40 percent.

  • Why It Makes Sense to Buy Gold & Oil Now Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 6:19 AM ET
    Why It Makes Sense to Buy Gold & Oil Now

    Jeffrey Kleintop, LPL Financial chief market strategist, discusses the stories traders will be watching ahead of the market's open, including Spain's bailout and why it makes sense to invest in commodities and stay away from stocks.

  • Why China's May Numbers Are Bullish for the Economy Sunday, 10 Jun 2012 | 10:34 PM ET

    The latest set of data on China’s economy released over the weekend indicate that authorities’ easing measures are working, with economist pointing to strong internal demand and investments as signs the country is avoiding a sharp slowdown feared by many in the markets.

  • China Market May Struggle as Data Cast Mixed Picture Sunday, 10 Jun 2012 | 12:15 PM ET
    Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center, in Shanghai.

    Macro factors are likely to dominate the trading theme in the Chinese market Monday, after data out on the weekend painted a mixed picture of the economy.

  • China Inflation Eases; Is Door Open for More Stimulus? Saturday, 9 Jun 2012 | 10:15 AM ET
    Shanghai street scene

    China's inflation fell further in May, giving Beijing more room to fight a deepening economic slump following this week's interest rate cut.

  • Europe May Send Markets on a Roller Coaster Ride Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 8:19 PM ET

    It could be a wild ride for the market this week as the euro zone grapples with Spain’s banking crisis and the Greek election gets closer.

  • NYSE Trader

    Traders tread cautiously heading into the weekend, with the potential for developments on a Spanish bailout and a boatload of Chinese economic data due to hit when world markets are closed.