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  • Pedestrians walk past a branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) in central Beijing.

    For the first time in its history the Federal Reserve gave the thumbs up to an acquisition of a U.S. bank by a Chinese bank, opening the door for other Chinese banks to follow suit.

  • Philip Falcone

    Harbinger hedge fund manager Phil Falcone says his view of Europe isn’t entirely dire. He's also concerned about China.

  • Fed Approves First-Ever Chinese Purchase of US Bank

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on the Fed's approval for U.S. bank acquisitions for China.

  • Searching for Growth in Retail

    Are U.S. retailers looking to China for growth? Stacey Widlitz, SW Retail Advisors president, weighs in.

  • 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.

    China stocks may stabilize on Thursday after sharp losses a day earlier, with automaker and defense stocks in focus.

  • Just weeks before Bo Xilai was sacked, sparking the country’s biggest political crisis in recent decades, Allan Zeman, a prominent Hong Kong businessman, spent an evening rubbing shoulders with the former mayor of Chongqing.

  • Australian Flag

    The Australian government has promised to return the nation’s budget to a surplus of A$1.5 billion ($1.53 billion) as early as the next financial year, but a ratings agency, an analyst, and the opposition party told CNBC on Wednesday that it may not be easy for it to keep its word.

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    Australia is headed for the “mother of all hard landings,” according to Société Générale strategist Albert Edwards, who says the country’s “credit bubble” could burst if China’s economy suffers a sharp slowdown.

  • What's on Tap at This Year's SALT Conference?

    Anthony Scaramucci, SkyBridge Capital and CNBC's Gary Kaminsky provide the latest detail on macro-economic trends, geo-political events and alternative investments from the SALT conference in Las Vegas.

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    More than three dozen panels, speeches and break-out sessions will offer up key insights from some of the investing world’s most respected names.

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    With half of all of the world’s luxury projects projected to be sold in China, isn’t General Motors’ Cadillac a natural?

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    AMC Entertainment, which owns the second-largest movie theater chain in North America, is in talks to sell the company or a significant stake in it to the Wanda Group, one of China’s largest theater owners, according to people briefed on the discussions. The NYT reports.

  • View of Iran's oil industry installations in Mahshahr, Khuzestan province, southern Iran.

    Iran is accepting renminbi for some of the crude oil it supplies to China, industry executives in Beijing and Kuwait and Dubai-based bankers said, partly as a consequence of U.S. sanctions aimed at limiting Tehran’s nuclear program, the Financial Times reports.

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    The unexpected decline in export orders at the Canton Fair is seen as a relatively significant sign of trouble for the overall Chinese economy because it coincides with steeply rising wages and higher rents for factory space. The NYT reports.

  • China

    Europe and America have run out of monetary tricks and emerging-market support, leaving their economies on the brink, says Andy Xie.

  • Mad Money, May 7, 2012

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

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    Chinese stocks may trade sideways due to negative impact of global market declines, but analysts remain bullish.

  • Caterpillar

    Global heavy machinery manufacturers like Caterpillar and Komatsu are facing the heat in China as the construction sector slows down and local competitors eat into their market share, an industry analyst tells CNBC.

  • Shanghai skyline

    China's Shanghai Composite is expected to trade higher on Monday despite the slide in global markets on Friday. But expected economic data, as well as the imminent launch of the biggest Chinese initial public offering this year, may sway the case for caution.

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

    Here's one strategist's take on how to choose between the Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand dollars.