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  • Luxury goods firms in Europe reported booming retail sales in Europe, Asia and emerging markets on Friday bucking the downturn seen in other retail sectors.

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    The legendary German Mittlestand is opening to investment, but some worry its successful culture may be threatened, the Global Post reports.

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    Italy lifts the euro but China sinks the Aussie -it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Germany’s Chancellor will look to reassure China on a trip to Beijing this week that a debt crisis in the euro zone is under control and that Chinese investments are secure, but that doesn’t mean Beijing will be convinced to invest more money in Europe’s troubled states, analysts tell CNBC.

  • U.S. Sen. Rob Portman speaks during the third day of the Republican National Convention.

    Sen. Rob Portman  told  the GOP convention that President Barack Obama hasn't done anything about China's unfair trade practices because he needs China to keep buying the bonds that finance the growing U.S. deficit.

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    Is our energy future one of falling prices and plentiful supply or should we prepare for declining supply and sky high prices?

  • Christian Wiklund, founder and chief executive officer of Skout, arrives at the home of venture capitalist Kelly Porter in Los Altos, California, U.S.

    The main drivers of demand, realtors say, are executives at established tech companies and Chinese investors.

  • Thought the global financial crisis in 2008 was caused by subprime bonds, collateralized debt obligations and other Wall Street engineering? Think again.

  • China is at risk of nurturing “zombie companies” as the economy continues to slow and banks are compelled to continue funding failing businesses, warns independent economist and former Morgan Stanley’s Chief Asia-Pacific Economist Andy Xie.

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    Ford Motor is to launch its Lincoln brand in China in an effort to tap into the country’s growing sales of premium cars, as part of a broader push to rejuvenate the straggling upscale marque. The FT reports.

  • Real estate developer Donald Trump blames President Obama for the rising price of oil, warning, "this country can never, ever recover" if oil prices continue to go up.

  • Are equity investors turning bearish after weeks of optimism? Yes, they are, indicates the latest movement in the Volatility Index also known as the “fear index,” which measures investor sentiment and their expectations of stock market volatility.

  • Foreign investors have been snapping up Asian stocks for the past four weeks in a row, with net buying totaling $12 billion – the best run since the first quarter of this year, according to global securities group Jefferies. But will the rally continue?

  • Softening Chinese demand and a swooning stock market is making investors fearful about an economic retrenchment, a prominent China-watcher told CNBC Monday.

  • Dongjun Shen, group managing director of Chinese jewelry group Tesiro, poses on March 1, 2011, in a winebar in Bordeaux, in the world-renowned Bordeaux' wines region, southwestern France, after his group bought the 'cru bourgeois' Chateau Laulan Ducos in the Medoc area.

    From buying fine Bordeaux wines to buying the wineries that make them, the Chinese are changing the landscape of France's top wine country, leading some locals to worry about an "invasion".

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    As the national conventions loom ahead, economic issues dominate the U.S. 2012 presidential elections. But it is the return of the neoconservatives that will overshadow the discourse on foreign policy – and China.

  • Politics & Policy in China

    A Chinese court hands a suspended death sentence to Gu Kailai, wife of former fast-rising political star Bo Xilai. Dane Chamorro, Director, Global Risk Analysis, Asia Pacific, Control Risks and Colin Chapman, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Stratfor discuss the economic and political facets of this case.

  • Bank of China

    While Bank of China (BOC), the country’s third-largest lender by assets, reported its slowest quarterly profit growth in over 3 years, analysts see the company as a buying opportunity, forecasting 25 to 70 percent upside for its stock over the next 12 months.

  • Labors work at a clothing factory in Huaibei, Anhui Province of China.

    After three decades of torrid growth, China is encountering an unfamiliar problem with its newly struggling economy: a huge buildup of unsold goods that is cluttering shop floors, clogging car dealerships and filling factory warehouses. The NYT Reports.

  • Brazil has a statutory minimum of 30 days for vacation and 11 days for public holidays. Pictured: Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro

    Investing abroad always poses risk but if you’re careful, though, you can profit nicely in overseas markets, some with double-digit year-over-year growth.