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    China grows, Spain sells bonds, rating agencies predict a Greek default - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    China's consumption is rising, but not nearly as fast as vast shopping centers are being built. The Financial Times reports.

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    Yao Gang, vice-chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, pledged to “deepen” China’s capital markets reforms and to make sure Hong Kong is one of the main beneficiaries of the changes. The FT reports.

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    As Europe and the US tighten sanctions on Iran, China remains the largest buyer of Iranian oil and has played down economic sanctions as an effective way to influence Tehran. The CSM reports.

  • Chinese workers assemble electronic components at the Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn's factory in Shenzhen.

    When 150 workers at Foxconn climbed to the roof of one of its factories in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in a labor dispute earlier this month, it was a chilling reminder of the suicide series that shook the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer less than two years ago. The FT reports.

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    Taiwan, one of the four Asian Tiger nations known for its economic growth, is about to elect a new president. Voters are most concerned with economic improvement. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

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    Could this be the week China shares finally escaped a prolonged bear market? The FT reports.

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    The price of uranium could receive a boost from renewed instability in the Middle East if governments turn again to nuclear power, an industry executive told CNBC.

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    U.S. authorities investigating a hacking attack on the International Monetary Fund have concluded it originated in China and was probably connected to the government. The FT reports.

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    China’s gold imports from Hong Kong, a proxy for overseas buying, set a record in November for the fifth consecutive month as demand from the world’s largest gold consumer continued to defy expectations. The Financial Times reports.

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  • Global Markets Update: Euro Zone Entering Recessionary Territory?

    European shares close solidly higher as Wall Street rallies. European commodity stocks are boosted by Alcoa's outlook. The ECB meets Thursday: the Euro zone enters recessionary territory. Fitch says it doesn't foresee cutting France's AAA rating this year. Fitch also says countries under review, like Italy and Spain, could be cut one or two notches. Germany's Merkel and the IMF's LaGarde are slated to meet today in Berlin. Philips says European weakness will hurt its Q4 profits. The Bank of France says the

  • Chinese trade data lifts currencies down under, and short covering lifts the euro from Monday's lows — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Security personel pass by the Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, China. The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference began on March 3 in Beijing.

    Signs that China is losing its appetite for key financial reforms are fuelling concerns that the country will remain on a path of unbalanced growth, increasing the chances of a future economic crisis. The FT reports.

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    Music lovers in China can relax. The report that Warren Buffett would sing and play guitar for the Chinese New Year turns out not to be accurate.

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    Following a dismal 2011, emerging markets could see up to a 30 percent gain this year, assuming the sovereign debt crisis in the euro zone is kept at bay, according to Geoffrey Dennis, managing director at Citi.

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    Business levels are retuning to normal after four years of decline, a leading survey of financial services firms found on Monday, but there will be more job cuts in the City of London this quarter as uncertainty over the euro zone debt crisis continues.

  • Sotheby's staff carry away the Edouard Manet painting entitled 'Portrait De Manet Par Lui-Meme, en Buste' (Manet A La Palette) ('Self-Portrait with a Palette') after it was auctioned at Sotheby's in London on June 22, 2010 where it fetched 20,000,000GBP.

    The art market defied the economic gloom to return 11 per cent to investors in 2011, outpacing stock market returns for a second consecutive year.