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  • China's Banks Warned, British Pound Slapped Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 7:46 AM ET

    China's banks are unexpectedly fragile and the Royal Bank of Australia is a dove - it's time for your VEX Fix.

  • Paulson Enjoys $550 Million Lehman Boost Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | 9:07 PM ET

    Paulson & Co, the hedge fund that made billions from betting on a collapse in mortgage-backed securities during the financial crisis, has made more than $550m from a recovery in the value of bonds it bought in failed investment bank Lehman Brothers. The FT reports.

  • China Bears Have It Wrong: Jim Rogers Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | 7:44 PM ET
    Jim Rogers during a visit to Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. Rogers says he's long Chinese stocks and the currency even though he thinks the property sector may be in a bubble.

    Commodity bull Jim Rogers says hedge fund managers such as Jim Chanos of Kynikos Associates and Hugh Hendry of Eclectica, who have been shorting Chinese related stocks and credits, have got it wrong.

  • Gap Needs an Image Makeover in China Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | 7:33 PM ET
    Gap jeans

    Attempting to offset dwindling growth in America, Gap executed a grand opening in China last year. However, a year on it has failed to grab much of the 16 percent retail sales growth in the country.

  • Safer Bonds, Higher Yields? Buy Chinese: Analysts Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | 7:03 AM ET

    Risk premiums on corporate bonds have been rising as investors spooked by Greece's debt crisis and a U.S. slowdown have demanded higher yields. But some analysts say, for investors hoping for higher yields without taking on too much risk, investment grade corporate bonds from China provide a good alternative.

  • Who Says China Inflation is Under Control Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | 3:23 AM ET

    In order to stave off potentially destabilizing inflation and a housing bubble, the government should leave tightening measures in place in the short-term.

  • How to Trade the Wave of Central Bank Meetings Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 7:24 PM ET

    Get ready for more opaque comments on interest rates: a slew of central banks will meet this week. Here's how to trade accordingly.

  • We're in a "slow growth economy and things aren't getting any better" as the second half begins, J.J. Burns, president of J.J. Burns & Co., told CNBC Friday. In this environment, stick with companies specializing in health care, he says.

  • Wealth Manager Cuts Stocks Exposure to Zero From 60% Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 10:06 AM ET
    NYSE Trader

    Zero exposure to stocks is the best way to position a portfolio over the next few months as markets look set to remain volatile due to a "pretend and extend" strategy on Greece, Bruno Verstraete, CEO at Nautilus Invest told CNBC.

  • The second half of the year should see European stocks performing positively, Michael Browne, portfolio manager, Europe at Martin Currie, told CNBC Friday.

  • An emblem of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is seen on the Tiananmen Square on June 30, 2011 in Beijing, China. This year's celebrations will mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the CPC.

    As China's ruling Communist Party celebrates 9 decades at the helm on Friday, it has much to boast about. But with its economic rise has come equally harsh criticism of its unique model of state capitalism.

  • Here's What Moves the Needle for a Stock Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 7:05 PM ET

    Cramer explains one of the most important lessons in investing.

  • Greeks Are Austere and Euro Investors Are Happy Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 9:15 AM ET

    Greece bites the bullet and currency investors get busy. Time for your Thursday FX Fix.

  • Nanjing street shopping district.

    All is not well in China and the interbank market in the country is sending baffling signals, according to First Global Chief Strategist Devina Mehra.

  • Emerging Markets to Give Renewable Energy a Second Wind Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 3:44 AM ET

    High oil prices and concerns over the safety of nuclear power following the Fukushima crisis in Japan are reigniting interest in renewable energy, with wind power likely to be a major beneficiary, Tulsi Tanti, chairman of Suzlon Group, told CNBC.

  • How to Make Money in China's Property Sector Now Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 7:39 PM ET
    Apartments in China

    The recent slew of credit tightening measures and higher downpayment requirements for home buyers in China have begun to slow the country's red hot property market and that could lead to more small- and mid-cap Chinese property developers being taken private, presenting an opportunity for investors, according to Daiwa Capital Markets.

  • China Property Price Rise Slows on Government Steps Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 4:31 AM ET
    Apartment buildings in Liaoning Province, China.

    China's annual property inflation eased to 4.2 percent in May, extending a slowdown in recent months after a series of heavy-handed tightening measures by the government to cool price rises and deflate a bubble.

  • JPM's China Head on Undervalued Stocks Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 5:49 PM ET
    JPM's China Head on Undervalued Stocks

    Jing Ulrich, JPMorgan chairman of global markets, China, says Chinese stock valuations are well below average.

  • Cramer: Why the Market is Rallying Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 3:45 PM ET

    The “Mad Money” host explains why he thinks stocks climbed higher Tuesday.

  • What Country Is the Safest Place to Invest Your Money? Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 3:24 PM ET
    Private Equity Risk

    According to a new index of sovereign risk just released by BlackRock, Norway is the least risky nation on the planet. Read on to find out which other nations round out the Top 5.