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  • A few restaurant stocks traded near new highs this week, but the “Fast Money” traders thought two companies stood out.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: What's Driving Oil?

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The impact of Iran on oil's recent climb.

  • Emerging Markets Rally Continues

    Will growth in emerging markets continue? David Riedel, Riedel Research Group president discusses how you can play emerging market opportunities.

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    Your Money In Motion blogger was temporarily knocked out of commission after a skiing accident. Live from the rehab hospital, here's your FX Fix.

  • Global Markets Update: European Markets Down On Greek Economy

    Stock index futures pointed to a rise in U.S. equities on Tuesday after euro zone finance ministers finally sealed a bailout for Greece. European shares steadied on Tuesday after hitting seven-month highs on Monday, with strategists saying the focus would now turn to the bleak outlook for Greece's economy after the country secured a bailout package.

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    Despite the turmoil over Greece, and questions over the euro zone bloc’s very survival, equities remain undervalued, market watchers told CNBC.

  • Tokyo stock screens

    Japan’s trade deficit surged to a record high in January underscoring the grim outlook for the world’s third largest economy. However, equity strategists believe the weak economic data will compel the Bank of Japan to further expand its asset purchase program, offering a boost to the country’s undervalued stocks.

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    Hedge funds are cranking up their bets in equities and credit in 2012's buoyant markets in the belief that the euro zone, U.S. and Chinese economies will fare better than many were fearing last year.

  • Significant oversupply in the shipping market has contributed to the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) falling by 71.87 percent over the last two years, but one expert told CNBC he believes market conditions will improve in the next few years.

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

    Investors turning to the still-expanding BRIC economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China should be aware that these countries remain exposed to risks – including internal conflict and the impact of climate change – which could undermine their potential for attractive returns, a new report by global analysts Maplecroft warned on Monday.

  • Henry Tang, Hong Kong's former chief secretary

    Beijing’s hopes of orchestrating next month’s election for Hong Kong’s chief executive were unraveling on Friday, undone by allegations that its Favored candidate had built an illegal wine cellar. The Financial Times reports.

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    Chinese shoppers have become a fixture of the luxury retail scene in the US and Europe, drawn by much cheaper prices than at home. But many upscale brands have yet to bond with China’s million millionaires. The Financial Times reports.

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    The Chinese central bank's move to boost economic growth by cutting the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) by 50 basis points over the weekend, for the second time in almost three months, is part of its "fine-tuning" of monetary policy, say analysts who expect more such easing in 2012.

  • Chinese movie-goers wear 3-D glasses

    A new agreement widening access in China to films from around the world, effectively guarantees, at least for the foreseeable future, that only Hollywood’s most fantastic enterprises will be admitted to China on a favored basis, since those dominate the premium formats specified in the trade deal.

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    The world’s top oil exporter, Saudi Arabia, appears to have cut both its oil production and export in December, according to the latest update by the Joint Organizations Data Initiative (JODI), an official source of oil production, consumption and export data.

  • Dreamworks Animation

    Today DreamWorks Animation unveiled a partnership to do just that, with the “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” strategy. It’s partnering with China’s leading media companies: China Media Capital, Shanghai Media Group and Shanghai Alliance Investment to launch a new company called “Oriental DreamWorks.”

  • China Property Market Will Not Collapse

    Liew Mun Leong, CEO, CapitaLand Group, says while residential property prices in China may fall 10-20% this year, Beijing will not allow the real estate market to collapse.

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    Chinese officials have issued a stark warning over growing water shortages, saying the situation is worsening every day and that more than two-thirds of cities have a water shortage. The Financial Times reports.

  • Yum! Brands CEO Talks Growth in China

    David Novak, Yum! Brands CEO, discusses his company's 42% operating profit from China, and the secret behind Yum! Brands success in emerging markets, with Mad Money's, Jim Cramer.

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    Global hedge fund assets are off to a fairly good start this year, with a total of $2.01 trillion in assets under management, and a global median up 1.52 percent since January 1 — according to Deutsche Bank's Monthly Hedge Fund Trends Report February 2012.