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  • Euro Contagion on Currency Markets Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 10:35 AM ET
    Euro Contagion on Currency Markets

    Axel Merk, Merk Investment president & CIO, discusses whether Europe will see more easing and what it means for global currency markets.

  • 'We've Seen the Bottom' in China: Commodities Pro Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 10:22 AM ET
    New multistory apartments are build across the street from older single floor homes in western Gansu province, China.

    Precious metals and energy prices slipped after China, one of the world's biggest commodity consumers, reported slower-than-expected first-quarter growth. 

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    Chinese GDP disappoints and Singapore is tightening its purse strings - it's time for your Friday FX Fix.

  • Soft Patch in China Persists Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 7:36 AM ET
    Soft Patch in China Persists

    China's economy grew at its slowest in nearly three years in the first three months of the year. Peter Navarro, "Death by China" author; John Rutledge, Rutledge Capital chairman; and Anne Mulcahy, former Xerox chairman & CEO, discuss what the data means for the global economy and markets.

  • How to Trade Worse-Than-Expected China GDP Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 3:58 AM ET

    The growth of China’s gross domestic product has been one of the engines driving everything from the cost of industrial metals to luxury goods stocks in recent years.

  • China Bears Still Waiting for Moment in Sun Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 1:02 AM ET

    China's GDP figures in the first quarter indicated that the economy is not heading for a major crash, vindicating observers who say that China will manage to engineer a soft landing.

  • Should You Trust China's GDP Data? Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 9:21 PM ET
    Should You Trust China's GDP Data?

    Bill Smead, CEO & CIO, Smead Capital Management and Richard Martin, Managing Director, IMA Asia debate whether China's GDP data are reliable and if the country is headed for a "hard landing."

  • China Will Experience an 'Engineered Slowdown': Expert Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 7:41 PM ET
    China Will Experience an 'Engineered Slowdown': Expert

    Manoj Vohra, Director, Custom Research, Asia Pacific, Economist Intelligence Unit, explains what he means by an "engineered slowdown" for China. He expects the recovery to pick up in the second half of the year.

  • Cramer: Focus on Picking Winning Stocks Again Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 6:43 PM ET

    The “Mad Money” host explains why investors are able to refocus on investing in individual stocks.

  • Bank Earnings to Set the Tone for Stocks Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 5:50 PM ET
    New York Stock Exchange

    Earnings from J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo could help set the course for stocks Friday, as markets head to the finish line of a volatile week.

  • Sanofi CEO on Profit Pipeline Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 4:35 PM ET
    Sanofi CEO on Profit Pipeline

    Sanofi CEO Christopher Viehbacher discusses his company's $20 billion acquisition of Genzyme and other opportunities he sees in the pharmaceutical market.

  • How to Trade the China GDP Report Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 4:13 PM ET

    If you have high hopes for the upcoming China GDP report, this strategist has a trade for you.

  • Investing in a Slow-Growth Economy Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 1:17 PM ET
    Investing in a Slow-Growth Economy

    Stocks are rallying for a second day on hopes that China is headed for a soft landing. David Kelly, J.P. Morgan Funds chief market strategist, offers advice for investing in a slow-growth economy.

  • Price Target Bumps: AAPL & QCOM Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 12:41 PM ET
    Price Target Bumps: AAPL & QCOM

    How to trade China's GDP number, with Andy Busch, BMO Capital Markets. Credit Suisse increased its price target for Apple from $700 to $750 and Qualcomm from $70 to $80, with Kulbinder Garcha, Credit Suisse managing director.

  • China GDP Speculation Lifts Risk Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 11:22 AM ET

    Speculation that China’s first-quarter gross domestic product will be stronger-than-expected put a bid in risk assets and hit the dollar Thursday morning.

  • James S. Chanos

    With growth slowing, particularly in the real estate sector, Chinese banks have been a great place to bet against, hedge fund titan Jim Chanos told CNBC.

  • Chanos on China Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 7:00 AM ET
    Chanos on China

    Jim Chanos, Kynikos Associates founder & CEO, offers insight on China's economy. "I think they're still trying desperately to cool the property sector," he says.

  • The Bear Case for the Aussie Dollar: a 30% Drop Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 2:17 AM ET
    Australian Notes - Mixed

    The Aussie dollar surged on Thursday, rising one percent versus the U.S. dollar on strong jobs data, but one strategist is calling for a sharp correction - forecasting the currency will fall as low as 70 cents against the greenback over the longer-term.

  • Yuan

    Growing calls from China's top officials on the need to step up reforms in the country's financial sector will likely boost mid-sized lenders, according to David Marshall, Senior Analyst for Asia-Pacific Financials at CreditSights.

  • Chinese Take to Web to Debate Bo’s Downfall Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 7:58 PM ET
    BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 03: China's Chongqing Municipality Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai attends the opening ceremony of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference at the Great Hall of the People on March 3, 2012 in Beijing, China. The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference opens on March 3 in Beijing.

    China’s web censors labored in vain on Wednesday as the country’s citizens messaged each other about the one topic on everyone’s mind: the fate of Bo Xilai, the purged party official, and his wife. The FT reports.