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  • China Slowdown Worries

    The Fast Money Halftime traders discuss the focus on China fears in the U.S., BHP's steel forecast, and whether the demand for iron ore is flattening out. Mike Murphy, Rosecliff Capital CEO, says China is slowing, but not at a hard landing.

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    As demand continues to rise and geopolitical risks continue push prices higher, many wonder if oil prices will halt their ascent.

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    The dollar regains safe-haven appeal and China's metals demand is slipping - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Aerial of iron ore ships at Port Hedland.

    BHP Billiton, the world's largest miner said Tuesday that it sees iron ore demand from top consumer China flattening, but one expert forecasts iron ore prices to rise this year and recommends picking up BHP shares.

  • Chinese yuan coins on China's flag

    China needs to allow the value of its currency to appreciate but its financial regulators should do so at a pace that will not hurt its economy, according to Pascal Lamy, Director-General of World Trade Organization.

  • Communist Party leaders sacked Bo Xilai, the powerful party chief of metropolitan Chongqing, after being told that he had schemed to remove his police chief and impede a corruption investigation involving his family, according to a preliminary report on Mr. Bo’s actions circulated among government officials, the NYT reports.

  • Rolls of steel

    As China’s construction boom slows, steel mills across the country are scrambling to find ways to bolster profits, and one has hit on an unusual strategy: raising pigs.  The FT reports.

  • Australia's parliament passed laws for a new 30 percent tax on iron ore and coal mine profits on Tuesday, amid a swathe of opposition that claims the tax is unfair, will not deliver the profits the government is seeking and worst of all, deter investment in Australia's mining industry. However, one expert told CNBC these fears were overblown.

  • 2012 to Be Another Record Year for Caterpillar: CEO

    Douglas Oberhelman, Chairman & CEO, Caterpillar says he's very optimistic about 2012. Paul Donovan, MD & Deputy Head of Global Economics, UBS joins the discussion.

  • A Chinese worker walks near the solar modules of a newly installed 100MW photovoltaic on-grid power project in Dunhuang of China's northwest Gansu Province.

    LDK Solar lowered the top end of its previous fourth-quarter sales forecast, citing lower-than-expected shipments of solar wafers, cells, and modules.

  • Apple's Plans for Quarterly Dividends

    "Growth and dividends are not mutually exclusive. We love companies that are committed to growing their dividends over time. Those are generally the best performers over long-term. It's great to see Apple do this and we hope other American companies, even high growth companies will follow in their footsteps," says Neel Kashkari, Pimco head of global equities.

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    The dollar holds steady and the yuan's impact has been greatly exaggerated - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • China Can Maintain Social Stability

    Stephen Roach, former Non-Executive Chairman Asia, Morgan Stanley, says as China shifts to a consumer-led economy, the service sector will create more jobs per unit of GDP than manufacturing, and thus help maintain social stability in the country.

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    Forget the U.S., E.U. and Japan. Look to Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region for stable sources of income.

  • World in Hand

    The next four decades will be full of the unexpected, since we live in an era of particularly rapid change. But Megachange is something to be embraced, not feared. Here's why.

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    Demography has rarely made it onto the political agenda. But that is changing. These days you see news items about China's one-child policy, or gendercide. And you hear a lot about the aging of populations in rich countries and the health and pensions problems this will bring.

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    By 2050 the big economies will no longer be emerging, and the emerging economies will no longer be very big.

  • Colin Barnett, premier of Western Australia, speaks during a conference.

    Colin Barnett, Premier of resource-rich Western Australia told CNBC on Friday that the federal government's mining tax is unfair and unconstitutional.

  • Weakness in the Chinese economy might signal a few investment opportunities, but beware of getting too bearish, the “Fast Money” pros said Thursday.

  • China Traffic

    Want to know how rapidly China’s auto market is growing? A new report from IHS Automotive forecasts annual auto sales in China will grow by 74% to more than 30.6 million vehicles a year.