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    Fed meeting minutes are looming and Spain has a new austerity plan — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Residents shop for local goods at one of the downtown's busy sidewalk markets in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    Companies in Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy, are the most optimistic in Asia, with almost 9 out of 10 firms expecting their businesses to improve in the third quarter of the year, while Hong Kong, whose open economy is increasingly tied to mainland China, is the most pessimistic, according to a quarterly survey conducted by Standard Chartered.

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    Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer Wayne Swan has denied that Australia’s economy is at risk of a Spain-like economic crisis, calling the thesis put forth by the former chief Asia-Pacific economist for Morgan Stanley, Andy Xie “absurd”.

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    Frozen dumpling sales are growing rapidly in China as rising labor costs and the increasing ranks of working mothers have made it too time-consuming to fill and fold them from scratch, the FT reports.

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    China has given foreign hedge funds permission to tap its wealthy citizens inside the country for funds to invest overseas, according to people in the industry,  the FT reports.

  • Mad Money, July 10, 2012

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

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    The China market may trade in a narrow range on Wednesday, as concerns about the health of the economy are tempered by hopes of government action to lift growth.

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    Economic reports coming from China and Australia are creating a trading opportunity, this strategist says.

  • Drought Sparks Historical Commodity Rally: Expert

    A look at why commodity prices are skyrocketing as a result of this summer's drought, with Jason Roose, U.S. Commodities analyst.

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    Euro zone disappoints again and British workers are on a roll — it's time for your FX Fix.

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    Despite recent data suggesting that China’s economy is cooling faster than economists expected, one analyst says consumer sentiment in the world’s second biggest economy remains strong, which will in turn boost domestic industrial and consumer stocks.

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    Not being invested in equities right now is one of the “most dangerous” things to do, according to Jack Bouroudjian, CEO of Bull and Bear Partners, who believes U.S. companies will beat Wall Street’s estimates for second-quarter earnings.

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    Import growth in the world’s second largest economy decelerated sharply in June, but economists tell CNBC that the slowdown is temporary and forecast a pick-up by the fourth quarter driven by recent policy easing.

  • Cut in Diesel, Gas Prices to Hurt Chinese Oil Majors: Analyst

    Thomas Hilboldt, Head of Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals Research, Asia-Pacific at HSBC said he wants to see a more meaningful change to China's energy pricing system.

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    Chinese firms have overtaken their Japanese peers on the Fortune Global 500 list of the world’s largest companies for the first time, and will continue to gain market share at the expense of the more developed competitors, the U.S. business magazine said on Monday. 

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    Hawker Beechcraft, the troubled jet maker owned by Goldman Sachs Capital Partners and Onex, has agreed to sell itself to a Chinese aviation company for $1.79 billion. The FT reports.

  • Time to be Bearish?

    The man who nailed the S&P call last year is now out with a bearish forecast. Jonathan Golub, UBS chief U.S. equity strategist, explains.

  • A lone Chinese investor talks on the phone as he monitors his stock prices at a security firm in Hefei, east China's Anhui province.

    Chinese investors are bracing for more weakness after the market fell to a six-month low on Monday.

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    China is releasing a slew of economic data this week, with the potential to move a key currency. The question is how.

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    The euro's slide stalls and Chinese consumer price inflation keeps slowing — it's time for your FX Fix.