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  • China Stock or Panda? Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 5:45 PM ET
    China Stock or Panda? is up 9% premarket after announcing an online distribution agreement for rights to the DreamWorks Animation, with the Fast Money traders.

  • Who's Buying Gold? Err, Everyone Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 3:33 PM ET

    As demand outpaces the constrained small supply of gold — who has the most?

  • China Construction Bank

    Following whirlwind negotiations through the close of Asian markets Monday, Bank of America has sold about half its 10 percent stake in China Construction Bank to a handful of sovereign-wealth funds and institutions in the U.S. and Asia, $8.3 billion before taxes.

  • Cramer's Case For Buying Foreign Stocks Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 6:56 PM ET

    Why he thinks it's important to have at least one international stock in your portfolio.

  • More Fed Action Hollow Substitute for Fiscal Stimulus Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 12:16 PM ET
    US President Barack Obama speaks alongside Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke during the Economic Daily Briefing.

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may be willing and able to provide more monetary stimulus for the U.S. economy, but the more effective medicine—fiscal aid out of Washington—isn’t in the wings, say economists.

  • Chinese State TV Shows Military Cyber Hacking Clip Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 4:56 AM ET
    Hand using mouse with laptop

    A six-second clip on Chinese state television has provided a rare glimpse into purported cyber hacking attacks launched by the country's military, despite long-standing official denials that the government engages in such activity. 

  • Emerging Market Private Equity Back to Pre-Crisis Levels Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 12:54 AM ET

    A fresh recovery is driven by a combination of changing asset allocations at Western institutional investors, who are rethinking their attitudes to alternative asset classes and emerging markets.

  • China Uses Rare Earths to Lure Manufacturing Plants Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 8:37 PM ET
    Bulldozer scoop soil containing various rare earth to be loaded on to a ship at a port in Lianyungang, east China's Jiangsu province in September, for export to Japan.

    China has long used access to its giant customer base and cheap labor as bargaining chips to persuade foreign companies to open factories within the nation’s borders. Now  it is using its near monopoly on certain raw materials  to make it difficult for foreign high-tech manufacturers to build or expand factories anywhere except China. The New York Times reports. 

  • Mad Money, August 24, 2011 Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 6:00 PM ET
    Mad Money, August 24, 2011

    Mad Money host and former hedge fund manager, Jim Cramer, provides stock traders with all manner of investing advice.

  • Latin American Banks Cozy Up to Asia Amid Turmoil Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 11:40 AM ET
    Banco Pine Headquarters, Brazil

    Market turmoil in Europe and the U.S. may have made financial institutions in Asia—particularly China—even more attractive sources of credit for Latin American banks.

  • Is Gold Overbought? Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 8:47 AM ET

    The seemingly inexorable rise in the price of gold, with record highs scaled on an almost weekly basis, has led some analysts to talk of a bubble forming.

  • Heineken's Results Disappoint, Slamming Shares Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 6:00 AM ET
    Beer Bar

    Growth within the beer industry depends on an 'equation' of factors which are more present in developing markets than in Europe and the US, Heineken CEO Jean Francois van Boxmeer told CNBC after the beer firm posted disappointing first half results.

  • China's Economy Not Slowing: Expert Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 1:59 AM ET
    Wendy Liu of RBS says fixed asset investments are driving economic growth in China.

    Despite China's Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI) data indicating that growth is cooling in the world's second-largest economy, one expert sees no slowdown and says fixed asset investment continues to be extremely strong in the country.

  • China Overtakes US in PC Shipments Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 9:28 PM ET
    Teenagers surround a computer screen at the ChinaJoy Expo, also known as the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference, in Shanghai, China.

    China has reached yet another milestone in its rise as a consumer of technology by becoming the biggest market for personal computers.  The New York Times reports. 

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    Warren Buffett's bet on a Chinese electric car maker has been coming back to earth, dropping about $2 billion in value from its peak of almost $2.5 billion in October of 2009.  It's not, however, a total loss. Berkshire Hathaway's 10 percent stake in BYD is still worth around $460 million, double the $230 million it paid in September, 2008.  Could Buffett go all-in?

  • WOTS Now: BofA Into Abysss Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 12:30 PM ET
    WOTS Now: BofA Into Abysss

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on QE3 speculation, and the play on banks, and Fred Cannon, KBW with a look at financial institutions.

  • UK Groups Cast Net Towards China for Executives Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 1:47 AM ET

    Companies face a scramble to hire talented executives with Chinese experience to join their boards as the focus of UK business shifts increasingly towards the east, the FT reports.

  • John Tang of UBS says another financial crisis could see Chinese equity values drop substantially lower.

    If the global economy is faced with another full-scale financial crisis in the next three months, Chinese stocks could plunge to their lows of 2008, says UBS's China Strategist. But if a recession is avoided, John Tang believes Chinese stocks might have already hit bottom.

  • China Debates Electric Car Policy Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 8:57 PM ET

    Beijing appears to be rethinking its singular focus on electric vehicles to reduce fuel consumption and improve air quality as it becomes increasingly clear that its targets for mass-producing electric vehicles in China are unrealistic. The FT reports.

  • 10 Major Architectural Failures Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 4:09 PM ET
    People make mistakes, and sometimes those mistakes happen on the job. Usually, the incident is corrected and the whole thing is forgotten within minutes. However, the workplace mistake is harder to ignore when the person who makes it is an architect. After all, when the teenager working the drive-thru window gives you a Quarter Pounder instead of a Big Mac, it causes a lot less trauma than when a 3,000 foot long suspension bridge collapses into the Puget Sound.In , the legendary American archite

    These mistakes are big, costly and spectacular. What are some of the more notable architectural failures in modern history?