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  • World’s Most Popular Business Cities Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:13 PM ET
    A shift in economic growth from the West to emerging markets over the past decade has led to the emergence of new business hubs across the world.Regions such as Asia, the Middle East and South America have seen rapid economic growth, coupled with improved infrastructure, and in some cases, lighter regulation. Multinational organizations have rushed to capitalize on this, increasing the number of people they hire in these countries and setting up new offices in emerging markets. For example, bank

    Here's a look at the top business hubs in the world, based on research by global real estate firm CB Richard Ellis.

  • Chinese Rating Agency Comes Under Fire Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 8:06 PM ET
    A member of the security staff stands on the platform next CRH380A train, foreground, used on the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed line, at the Hongqiao Station in Shanghai, China.

    The Chinese rating agency best known for downgrading US sovereign debt last year, has come under fire domestically for giving the country’s embattled railway ministry a higher rating than the government. The FT reports.

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    Traffic at the Port of Long Beach in California fell 2.5 percent July, the first non-seasonal slowdown at the nation's second-busiest seaport since November 2009, according to figures released Monday.

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    China has a $120 billion trade going with Africa and the way it has  tapped into the potential of this once dark continent is a lesson for investors looking to enter frontier markets.

  • Hang Seng Index to Drop Below 18,000: Expert Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 1:15 AM ET

    Now is not the right time to buy Hong Kong stocks, says one expert, who predicts the benchmark Hang Seng Index will fall below 18,000 in the near future, given global economic uncertainties.

  • Buying Opportunities in the Chinese Market Sunday, 14 Aug 2011 | 11:20 PM ET
    Buying Opportunities in the Chinese Market

    Alvin Chong, Head of Research at Sun Hung Kai Financial and George Boubouras, Head of Investment Strategy & Consulting at UBS Wealth Management believe financials and property developers will benefit from China's shift to a neutral monetary stance.

  • Still Bullish On China Sunday, 14 Aug 2011 | 10:00 PM ET
    Still Bullish On China

    Mark Matthews, Head of Research Asia at Bank Julius Baer expects China's A-share market to outperform H-shares in the near term. He explains more.

  • Pakistan Lets China See US Helicopter Sunday, 14 Aug 2011 | 7:55 PM ET
    A crashed military helicopter is seen near the hideout of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden after a ground operation by US Special Forces in Abbottabad on May 2, 2011. Pakistan said that the killing of Osama bin Laden in a US operation was a "major setback" for terrorist organisations and a "major victory" in the country's fight against militancy.

    Pakistan allowed Chinese military engineers to photograph and take samples from the top secret stealth helicopter that U.S. special forces left behind when they killed Osama bin Laden, the Financial Times has learnt.

  • What Cramer's Watching This Week Saturday, 13 Aug 2011 | 12:10 PM ET

    Here's a day-by-day look at the earnings reports, economic data and political events Cramer plans to monitor.

  • Game Plan: Keep Your Eye on Next Week Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 6:00 PM ET
    Game Plan: Keep Your Eye on Next Week

    Mad Money host and former hedge fund manager, Jim Cramer, says the woes of this week haven't gone away, they have simply gone underground for a couple of days. They will resurface next week for certain.

  • Are Chinese Stocks the Next Safe Haven? Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 11:52 PM ET
    A local investor watches the share-prices index display at a stock brokerage in Shanghai.

    Think safe haven and gold, yen and the swiss franc come to mind. But one strategist thinks investors who want low volatility and a sure bet for the next few years, should bet on Chinese stocks.

  • China a Safe Haven? Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 9:30 PM ET
    China a Safe Haven?

    Aaron Boesky, Chief Executive Officer of Marco Polo Pure Asset Management explains why he thinks investors should start paying attention to China.

  • Behind Its Lectures, China Is a Sinner Too Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 8:00 PM ET

    China’s official news agency blasted the U.S. for its “debt addiction” following the S&P downgrade. The implicit assertion behind this outburst was that China understood “the commonsense principle that one should live within its means”. But the Chinese government is not quite the frugal, prudent borrower it portrays itself to be. The FT reports.

  • BRICS: CNBC Explains Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 2:58 PM ET

    So what countries make up the BRICS ? How did they come about? What impact do they have? CNBC explains.

  • Will Chinese Oil Demand Trump Global Growth Concerns? Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 8:52 AM ET
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    Oil prices fell on Thursday as investors grew increasingly concerned that the European debt crisis could hit France next and hit growth, but demand for oil from China and other emerging markets will continue to underpin oil prices in the long term, analysts told CNBC on Thursday.

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    One strategist is warning investors not to increase exposure to stocks until the “real selling capitulation takes place" and gold and Swiss Franc begin to decline.

  • China’s New Wealth Spurs a Market for Mistresses Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 2:56 AM ET
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    After the downgrade of American debt, many Chinese asked whether their government had invested wisely. The NYT reports.

  • China’s Rich Try to Fly Around Red Tape Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 2:54 AM ET

    With the military jealously guarding its control of the airspace, wealthy Chinese hobbyists fly clandestinely. The NYT reports.

  • What Can Asia Do as 'Soft Patch' Deepens in the West? Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 11:24 PM ET
    Financial Woes

    The downgrade of  U.S. credit rating and recent financial markets volatility all threaten to deepen the economic soft patch.  How will Asia cope?

  • Economic Uncertainty Leading to Global Unrest Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 3:35 PM ET
    Two police cars and a large number of buildings were on Saturday set ablaze in north London following a protest over the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man in an armed stand-off with officers. The patrol cars were torched as dozens gathered outside the police station on the High Road in Tottenham.

    Great Britain and other parts of the world are experiencing unrest at a time of global economic uncertainty and stock market volatility. Here's a look at what's happened recently around the world.