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  • Vegetable market in Zhengzhou, Henan Province of China

    China Market Look Ahead: Traders will be watching for a Chinese inflation report on Monday morning and to see how a vow by China's Jiabao to prevent a rebound in property prices will play out in the market. Plus, some key earnings.

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    Activision Blizzard’s CEO, which is partnering with Chinese Internet Service Provider, Tencent Holdings, to bring its popular Call of Duty titles to Chinese users, says the move is a big risk because of China’s free-to-play gaming market.

  • Chinese tourists at Uluru (Ayers Rock), UluruKata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

    While much has been made of the fact that the fortunes of Australia’s resources sector rests on the performance of China, it is equally true that the fate of its tourism industry rest on Chinese consumers. The FT reports.

  • Trading the Globe: Global Markets In Turmoil

    The markets are in turmoil as fears of a global slowdown heat up, with Tim Seymour, EmergingMoney.com; Abigail Doolittle, Peak Theories Research; and Ron Shah, Jina Ventures. "Consumers are the biggest indicator of the markets," says Shah.

  • China to Save Markets?

    China is slated to release a slew of economic data next week. How to profit from the numbers, with CNBC's Melissa Lee; Kathy Lien, BK Asset Management; and the Money in Motion traders.

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    Ready for some good economic news? Don't ask the currency strategists at Barclays Capital.

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    Bears may be prowling in the currency markets today, but this strategist thinks risk appetite could rebound - and he has a trade ready.

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    The world's No. 2 aircraft maker put top salesman Ray Conner in charge of its commercial plane unit only last week, and faces international customers' questions on how it plans to replace its successful but aging 777 mini-jumbo.

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    Italy is back in the spotlight as the focus for market concerns once again, with bond yields higher than Ireland’s and increasing concern about the political situation in the euro zone’s third-largest economy.

  • An employee stacks grills for Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. Emgrand 7 series automobiles at the company's factory in Cixi, Zhejiang Province, China.

    The United States has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO), accusing China of imposing unfair duties on its automobile exports, but an expert told CNBC's "Cash Flow" he expects the U.S. will lose the case.

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    While a slowdown in Macau, the world’s number one gaming destination by revenue, has many analysts lowering growth forecasts and cutting stock prices, Goldman Sachs says there’s too much pessimism over the gaming market and investors could see good value in the long term in certain stocks.

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

    China’s surprise interest rate cut led to a selloff in mainland banking stocks Friday on concerns over the impact of policy easing on the lenders’ net interest margins as well as worries over economic growth.

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    Cocoa — the main ingredient for Kit Kats, Hershey’s bars and Snickers — may rally into the second-half of this year as low rainfall and drier weather forecast for Ivory Coast, the world’s leading cocoa supplier, threaten to reduce yields and deplete global stockpiles.

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    The rate cuts from three major economies on Thursday may have dominated headlines, but it did little to inspire confidence in global stock markets, which fell as investors took the move to mean the world economy remains in trouble.

  • Workers assemble one of the many car models at Chinese carmaker's Chery Automobile plant.

    China is shipping just a few thousand cars a year to the EU and virtually none to the U.S. But China’s exports to emerging markets are surging as its own auto market slows and its automakers keep pouring billions into new factories. The New York Times reports.

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    China’s unexpected cut in interest rates – the second in less than a month – suggests that the world’s second-biggest economy is in worse shape than it appears and the government is getting worried about growth prospects ahead of the release of key economic data next week.

  • Activision's Push Into China

    Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision talks about the firm's tie up with China's Tencent and plans to introduce the "Call of Duty" game to China.

  • Chaikin: Earnings Strength to Come From Tech, Retail

    Marc Chaikin, Chaikin Stock Research CEO, says investors should sell stocks with bearish ratings ahead of their earnings reports.

  • On Thursday, many investors were baffled by the price action in the S&P, which traded in the red, despite catalysts that should have been bullish. What gives?

  • Consumer Losing Steam?

    Discussing China and the ECB's decision to cut bank interest rates, the dip in gold and unemployment, with Dan Greenhaus of BTIG; and Liz Dunn, Macquarie Research analyst shares her outlook on the retail sector since this morning's disappointing June same-store sales numbers.