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  • Treasury: China's Currency Still 'Significantly' Undervalued

    CNBC's Amanda Drury reports the Treasury Department is saying further appreciation of China's currency is warranted. However, Treasury also says it cannot name China as a currency manipulator at this time.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Mixed Session

    CNBC's Mary Thompson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • OECD Slashes Global Growth Forecasts for 2013

    The OECD slashed its global growth forecasts on Tuesday, warning that the debt crisis in the recession-hit euro zone is the greatest threat to the world economy.

  • It has only been two weeks since China revealed its lineup of new leaders and Beijing has already started making the right noises about economic reforms. But the question China watchers are asking is whether the new team will actually walk its talk.

  • Chinese Auction Houses Go Global

    The international art auction world has long been dominated by Sotheby’s and Christie’s which have more than 500 years of history between them. But recent Hong Kong auctions have heralded the emergence of two new rivals – from China. The FT reports.

  • Mideast Crisis May Trump Macro Risks in Oil Market 'Tug of War'

    U.S. crude oil prices may test $90 a barrel this week as investors try to price in the risk of further flashpoints in the Middle East.

  • China October Industrial Profits Jump 20.5%

    Profits earned by industrial companies leaped 20.5 percent in October over the previous year to 500 billion yuan, accelerating from September's 7.8 percent year-on-year increase, China's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Tuesday.

  • Peter Ma

    China's second-biggest insurance company has threatened to take legal action against the New York Times for reports that Premier Wen Jiabao's relatives had accumulated massive wealth, largely through holdings in the firm.

  • China's Growing Futures Market

    Toby Lawson, Head of Financial Futures & Options and Cash Equities, at Newedge Asia Pacific explains the reforms China has undertaken to develop its futures market. He says full liberalization of the yuan is essential for more progress.

  • Mad Money, November 26, 2012

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

  • Gold Steady Around $1,750 Per Ounce

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports gold is taking a breather after Friday's rally.

  • The fact that East Asia accounted for more than half of American trade deficit in the first nine months of this year is enough to conclude that Washington’s decision to devote a greater policy focus to the fastest-growing segment of the world economy was long overdue.

  • A-Share Market Underperformance to Continue: Pro

    Phillip Chan, Director, Shenyin Wanguo Securities says that Hong Kong's A-Share market draws a lot of interest but due to QFII quotas, the index will probably trade sideways.

  • 2012 Asian Markets Winners & Losers

    Tony Nash, Managing Director, IHS outlines which markets he believes will be next year's winners and losers. China, India and Japan are all on his list.

  • 8.1% Growth for China in 2013: Pro

    Liu Li-Gang, Head of China Economic Research, ANZ says the economic outlook for China looks brighter next year, and forecasts that its economic growth will hit 8.1%.

  • Looking Ahead to 2013

    Marco Bardelli, CEO, UBI Capital Singapore discusses the factors that could affect market direction in 2013. He says actions by China's new leaders in Q1 & Q2 will be crucial for investor sentiment.

  • The stock holdings of Prime Minister Wen Jiabao’s relatives took a solid jump after Ping An was granted a waiver to a rule that big financial companies be broken up. The NYT reports.

  • India has waded into the international row over the map in new Chinese passports, describing its inclusion of disputed territory along the two countries’ border as unacceptable. The FT reports.

  • Is IPO Fever Returning to the Hong Kong Market?

    After months of lackluster activity, the buzz is back in Hong Kong’s IPO market as several big companies prepare to list in this once hot destination for raising capital.

  • Baijiu: A Barometer of Corruption in China

    Francis Lun, Managing Director at Lyncean Holdings explains why sales of baijiu or Chinese liquor are a barometer of corruption in China.