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  • As oil hit nine-month highs Thursday, “Fast Money” pro Tim Seymour took a longer view on the effects that would have in the consumer space.

  • Chinese Yuan and US Dollar

    China should accelerate the loosening of capital controls, its central bank said, in a report outlining the path to a freely tradable currency and more open capital markets. The Financial Times reports.

  • For nearly 20 years,  have been available to investors, offering instant diversification to portfolios while also providing the liquidity and tradability of a stock. ETFs are usually based on a variety of asset classes, but can also be specialized to cater to individual strategies — such as leveraged long or short ETFs and actively managed funds. So far in 2012, the stock market has seen stong upward momentum, with the S&P 500 rising 7.9 percent year-to-date — but many of the top ETFs have far s

    Although experts an make a bull case or bear case for 2012, some of the top performing ETFs reflect broad market trends.

  • Employees work on the assembly line at Hon Hai Group's Foxconn plant in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China.

    Hewlett-Packard and Dell are keeping a close eye on a big jump in wages for workers that assemble Apple's iPhone in China, and could be forced to nudge up prices for their own products if labor costs keep rising.

  • Will Global Rally Continue?

    Discussing whether there is an economic rebound brewing and how to play the recovery, with Pippa Malmgren, Principalis Asset Management, and Russ Koesterich, BlackRock iShares Group.

  • Is Qihoo a 'Buy' or 'Sell'?

    Wendy Huang, Senior Media & Internet Analyst at RBS and Andrew Left, Manager at Citron Research debate about whether investors should bet their money on Chinese internet services firm Qihoo.

  • A few restaurant stocks traded near new highs this week, but the “Fast Money” traders thought two companies stood out.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: What's Driving Oil?

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The impact of Iran on oil's recent climb.

  • Emerging Markets Rally Continues

    Will growth in emerging markets continue? David Riedel, Riedel Research Group president discusses how you can play emerging market opportunities.

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    Your Money In Motion blogger was temporarily knocked out of commission after a skiing accident. Live from the rehab hospital, here's your FX Fix.

  • Global Markets Update: European Markets Down On Greek Economy

    Stock index futures pointed to a rise in U.S. equities on Tuesday after euro zone finance ministers finally sealed a bailout for Greece. European shares steadied on Tuesday after hitting seven-month highs on Monday, with strategists saying the focus would now turn to the bleak outlook for Greece's economy after the country secured a bailout package.

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    Despite the turmoil over Greece, and questions over the euro zone bloc’s very survival, equities remain undervalued, market watchers told CNBC.

  • Tokyo stock screens

    Japan’s trade deficit surged to a record high in January underscoring the grim outlook for the world’s third largest economy. However, equity strategists believe the weak economic data will compel the Bank of Japan to further expand its asset purchase program, offering a boost to the country’s undervalued stocks.

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    Hedge funds are cranking up their bets in equities and credit in 2012's buoyant markets in the belief that the euro zone, U.S. and Chinese economies will fare better than many were fearing last year.

  • Significant oversupply in the shipping market has contributed to the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) falling by 71.87 percent over the last two years, but one expert told CNBC he believes market conditions will improve in the next few years.

  • Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    Investors turning to the still-expanding BRIC economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China should be aware that these countries remain exposed to risks – including internal conflict and the impact of climate change – which could undermine their potential for attractive returns, a new report by global analysts Maplecroft warned on Monday.

  • Henry Tang, Hong Kong's former chief secretary

    Beijing’s hopes of orchestrating next month’s election for Hong Kong’s chief executive were unraveling on Friday, undone by allegations that its Favored candidate had built an illegal wine cellar. The Financial Times reports.

  • A man walks past a billboard outside a shopping mall housing luxury brands in Shanghai.

    Chinese shoppers have become a fixture of the luxury retail scene in the US and Europe, drawn by much cheaper prices than at home. But many upscale brands have yet to bond with China’s million millionaires. The Financial Times reports.

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    The Chinese central bank's move to boost economic growth by cutting the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) by 50 basis points over the weekend, for the second time in almost three months, is part of its "fine-tuning" of monetary policy, say analysts who expect more such easing in 2012.

  • Chinese movie-goers wear 3-D glasses

    A new agreement widening access in China to films from around the world, effectively guarantees, at least for the foreseeable future, that only Hollywood’s most fantastic enterprises will be admitted to China on a favored basis, since those dominate the premium formats specified in the trade deal.