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    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.

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

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    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

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

  • 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?

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

  • Nanjing street shopping district.

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

  • 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

    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.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    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.

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    China's recent moves to liberalize its currency, along with other financial reforms it is undertaking, are signs that "financial repression" in the country is over, said Jefferies' chief global equity strategist Sean Darby.

  • Italian fashion house Prada’s shares surged on Friday after profit doubled in the first quarter but one expert says investors should be cautious after a 40 percent jump in the stock this year.

  • BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 09:  A potential buyer visits the 2011 Beijing Spring Real Estate Trade Fair on April 9, 2011 in Beijing, China. Property prices in big Chinese cities keep increasing and according to the National Development and Reform Commission, housing prices in 70 major Chinese cities rose 13.67 percent in 2010.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

    Shanghai-listed property stocks gained on Friday following an overnight cut in lending rates on expectations the move would boost demand for homes, however, Barclays says the policy easing will do little by way of making housing more affordable.

  • PBoC Has Firepower to Drive Growth: Economist

    Richard Iley, Asia Chief Economist, BNP Paribas says investors shouldn't panic over slowing economic expansion in China, because the government still has ammunition to reignite its growth engine.