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  • Beijing Gives Final Nod to Telecoms Reshuffle: Report Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 9:25 PM ET

    Beijing has given the final green light to the long-awaited restructuring of China's telecommunications sector that will include a series of mergers to create three industry giants capable of providing a full range of services, the South China Morning Post reported on Friday.

  • China to Intervene to Curb Consumer Inflation Wednesday, 9 Jan 2008 | 5:12 AM ET

    China's cabinet said on Wednesday that it would temporarily intervene in the market to curb price rises or basic necessities like food, underlining its concern over mounting inflationary pressures.

  • China Asks for Fair Treatment of Wealth Funds Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | 12:05 AM ET

    Rich nations should not discriminate against sovereign wealth funds from the developing world and must guard against protectionist sentiment, a senior Chinese official said in remarks published on Monday.

  • Game Plan: Piggybacking to Profits Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | 8:01 PM ET

    Sometimes it pays to be a follower -- especially when the fund you're behind jumped 80% in 2007.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • The markets will quickly move from the debacle of the jobs report to earnings, and here the picture is a bit precarious as well. Fourth quarter earnings estimates have been coming down fast. We're expecting earnings for the S&P 500 as a whole to be down 9.5 percent (estimates from Thomson).

  • The names of three banks and the word "stocks" beat "sex" to become four of the most Googled words in China last year, according to a Google China list seen on Thursday.

  • China Forex Arm Buys Stakes in 3 Australia Banks: FT Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | 11:13 PM ET

    A Hong Kong-based unit of China's State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) has bought small stakes in three Australian banks, the Financial Times reported on Friday.

  • China Eyes Restructuring of State Aviation Firms Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | 2:07 AM ET

    China will restructure its two main state aircraft makers, AVIC I and AVIC II, to beef up their global competitiveness, an AVIC II executive and local media said on Thursday.

  • China Eastern, Air China Dive as Deal Fears Mount Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | 11:21 PM ET

    China's No. 1 and No. 3 airlines nosedived on Thursday as doubts clouded China Eastern's increasingly troubled campaign to sell a US$920 million stake in itself to Singapore Airlines and Temasek Holdings.

  • Beyond BRIC Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | 7:44 PM ET

    Think emerging markets and you probably think China, India, and maybe Brazil. But as those markets mature are there newer markets worth a look?

  • China Begins Phasing In New Corporate Income Tax Tuesday, 1 Jan 2008 | 9:21 PM ET

    China's State Council, or cabinet, began phasing in the new unified corporate income tax which took effect yesterday with new rules covering the transition to a single tax rate of 25 pct for foreign and domestic firms by 2012.

  • Beijing 2008 -- Olympic Venues Almost Complete Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | 1:33 PM ET

    A top official of the games says work has finished on schedule for  36 competition venues The National Stadium is expected to be finished by March.

  • GM's China JV Recalls 7,000 Buicks for Brake Problem Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | 12:54 AM ET

    General Motors' joint venture in China is recalling 7,056 Buick cars in the country due to front brake problems, Xinhua news agency reported, citing China's top quality watchdog.

  • Warren Buffett Calls China Stocks Too Hot to Handle Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | 7:50 PM ET

    During the first stop of his Asian mini-tour, Warren Buffett told reporters that he doubts he'll find a new investment in China right now to replace his recently sold PetroChina stake because stock prices have gone up so dramatically in recent months.

  • China to Push Telecoms Overhaul in 2008: Report Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 11:47 PM ET

    China will push a long-waited reshuffle of the country's telecoms industry in 2008, creating players that operate both wireless and fixed-line services to address unbalanced competition, state media cited the country's top telecoms regulator as saying.

  • Ping An, Insurers Invest $2.2 Billion in China Railway Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 11:22 PM ET

    A consortium led by Ping An Insurance (Group) Co will invest nearly $2.2 billion in an express railway linking Beijing and Shanghai, marking the first major infrastructure investment by the country's insurers.

  • Check out the news on Eaton Corp today. The company plans to buy two companies--one in Europe, the other in Asia. That's exactly the type of deal making we can expect to see in the world of M and A next year.

  • Merrill Lynch says fund managers it surveyed in December are more pessimistic about corporate profits than they have been in nearly a decade. Seventy-four percent believe we are in a late cycle phase of business expansion while four percent believe the economy has already entered global recession, the firm says.

  • The Next Baidu? Friday, 14 Dec 2007 | 11:50 AM ET

    Mercado Libre may be the eBay of Latin America, but it has the growth potential of China's great internet stock.

  • Outlook '08: Commodities Will Run Hot And Cold Friday, 14 Dec 2007 | 8:40 AM ET

    The boom in commodities prices have captured the spotlight in recent years, but investors need to be selective going forward as some of these markets have likely peaked, analysts say. Energy and base metals should be approached with caution given expectations for a sluggish US economy, a major consumer of virtually all commodities, but grains may have room to rally.