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  • With the summer break over in Europe, key economic data, political developments and central bank action could bring further disappointment.

  • On August 21, a Chinese fisherman caught a rare fish worth over $475,000. As impressive a haul as that is, it didn’t represent the highest known payday for something caught from the sea.

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    China powered the art market through the recession. But now the days of feverish buying in Hong Kong may be over.

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    Bernanke's speech looms and commodity prices dent currencies down under — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • 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.

  • Off Shore Oil Rig

    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.