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  • Commodities Tomorrow

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

  • Apple Earnings Reaction

    Analysis of the tech giant's massive earnings and if the company can continue to beat expectations, with Andy Hargreaves, Pacific Crest Securities.

  • Apple's Earnings Shine

    China is a huge driver of the next leg of growth. Breaking down the eye-popping earnings results of the tech giant, with Mike Abramsky, RBC Capital Markets.

  • An elderly Chinese woman with her grandchildren make their way along a slum area where they live in Hefei, east China's Anhui province on May 21, 2011. China has vowed to more than double land supply for low-cost housing in 2011, an apparent effort to ease social tensions over high home prices and atone for missing a similar target in 2010.

    An inevitable slowdown in the Chinese economy may be attributed to a range of reasons from headwinds in the global growth to a maturing economy, but analysts believes changing demographics may be the Achilles’ heel to China’s growth.

  • Transformers

    Chinese audiences watching Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon will recognize more than just the alien robot stars from the previous movies. In the latest blockbuster sequel, which opens on Thursday, household Chinese brand names loom large as part of an unprecedented product placement push. The FT reports.

  • In the murky world of accounting, balance sheets, company announcements and company denials, chart analysis provided traders and investors with clear exit signs in the shares of Sino Forest, says Daryl Guppy.

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    Apparel from Chinese factories is increasingly slipping into the hands of Chinese consumers, who purchase the items at a significant discount from independent sellers on websites like and Chinese eBay. Even shoppers in the US can get in on the deals.

  • China's flag flies over octagonal structures built on stilts in the Philippine-claimed Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands located in the South China Sea.

    Not a single Asian country with territorial claims in the South China Sea has installed an oil drill in the heart of the disputed region, but that might soon change.

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    We made a joke about the need for a strategic bacon reserve in the US, but guess what? It's no joke in China. The Chinese have a four-month pork stockpile for just such a crisis—and they're about to unleash the hogs.

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    The debt crisis drags on in Europe and inflation is up down under — it's time for your FX Fix.

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    China is underreporting the amount of steel it makes by about 40 million metric tons a year – roughly the amount made by Germany – according to a new analysis that provides insights into the recent high prices for the main raw material used by the world steel industry. The FT reports.

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    China expects that the U.S. will be able to resolve its debt-ceiling impasse without triggering a default, advisers to the central bank and government say. The FT reports.

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    When Chicago-based Leslie Hindman Auctioneers held its Asian arts sale in May of this year, they expected sales of somewhere around a million dollars.

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    Bank stress tests are straining the euro and the dollar is awaiting a deluge - it's time for your FX Fix.

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

    Asian markets rallied on Thursday on China’s better-than-expected GDP numbers reassuring investors that the world’s second-largest economy was not headed for a hard landing, but a number of strategists and fund managers are still preferring to play it safe, shunning cyclical stocks for defensive plays.

  • Those who are still storytelling about China’s “pending collapse” are going to learn a hard. China’s Q2 GDP report was outstanding.

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    Euro traders are relieved and margin traders in Japan are not. It's time for your FX Fix.

  • Simon Grose-Hodge of LGT Bank Singapore recommends buying Chinese bank and property stocks at their current prices.

    As stronger than expected second quarter gross domestic product (GDP) numbers from China quell fears of the country's growth slowing down, one analyst says now is the time to invest in China's "consumer story" with banking and property stocks attractively priced.

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    The euro takes a beating and the trade deficit dents the dollar - time for your FX Fix.

  • May Trade Deficit

    that came in bigger than expected and a check on U.S. equity futures, with CNBC's Rick Santelli, Steve Liesman; Carl Quintanilla, Jim Cramer, Melissa Lee, and David Faber