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  • Chinese demonstraters carry anti-Japan banners and shout slogans during a protest over the Diaoyu islands issue, known as the Senkaku islands in Japan, in Chongqing, China.

    Global business leaders are voicing increasing concern over heightened political tensions between China and Japan, sparked by a maritime dispute in the East China Sea. They fear an escalation may have a spill-over effect on their regional operations and damage trade ties between the world's second and third-largest economies.

  • John Rutledge: How to Profit in China Growth

    Shrugging off rumors of a collapse, China continues to grow, and here's how to play it, Rutledge Capital Chairman John Rutledge says.

  • Anti-Japanese demonstrators hold banners and shout slogans as they protest over the Diaoyu Islands issue, known in Japan as the Senkaku Islands, outside the Japanese embassy in Beijing.

    Talk that China, the biggest holder of Japanese government bonds, may sell its Japanese debt to force Tokyo to cede ground in a heated islands dispute will remain just that, say analysts, with Beijing unlikely to pursue a course of action that could prove harmful to its own economy.

  • Zong Qinghou, chairman of Hangzhou Wahaha Group Co.

    Almost half of China’s ultra-rich saw their wealth shrink in the past year as the Chinese stock markets slumped, according to an annual survey of the country’s 1000 richest individuals, with those in the solar and textile sectors the hardest hit.

  • People walk in front of an Estee Lauder advertisement at a metro station in Shanghai, China.

    Many multinational companies simply create a new product or two specifically for the Chinese market. But the Estée Lauder Companies, which already sells 12 of its 28 cosmetics brands in China, is taking that concept further: adding an entirely new brand. The NYT reports.

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    China’s economic slowdown is not good for the U.S., as exports to China create jobs for Americans. And economists doubt that China will return to its previous growth rates, the Fiscal Times reports.

  • The Prada store in Milan, Italy.

    Italian fashion house Prada has been a bright spot in a slowing global luxury retail space, and its latest earnings report underscores the resilience.

  • The Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China.

    Taiwan’s Foxconn, a major supplier for Apple, saw its stock price fall almost three percent on Monday after news that it was forced to shut its factory in Northern China after a brawl between workers left 40 people injured.

  • Chinese president Hu Jintao (R) talks to Pascal Lamy (L), the Director-General of the WTO.

    A dispute between the U.S. and China over illegal trade practices, which has sparked worries over a potential trade war between the world’s two largest economies, has “more bark than bite”, according to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Director General Pascal Lamy.

  • GE: Plenty of Opportunities in China

    John Rice, President & CEO, Global Growth and Operations at GE says that are tremendous opportunities in the transportation, aviation and the oil & gas sectors in China.

  • A farmer plants rice in Baishixi, Yunnan province, China.

    When a Chinese investor bought a farm outside this village a few years back, he was pleased enough to name it Golden Land. The soil was rich, the sunshine and rain bountiful. The NYT Reports.

  • Bull statue symbolizing the stock market on the Bund, Shanghai, China.

    Market euphoria over the Federal Reserve’s open-ended monetary easing and rallying stocks are obscuring bigger worries about China, an economic powerhouse that’s becoming increasingly susceptible to a dreaded “hard landing” scenario.

  • Christchurch, New Zealand

    All the central bank stimulus is turning investors away from safe havens and toward riskier currencies, giving this strategist a plan.

  • Wheat field

    The Fed's QE3 has Brazil talking currency wars, and it's also pushing up commodity prices. This strategist sees a trade.

  • After generations of manufacturers have folded because they were unable to compete with imports, meet a New York business that has managed to crack the code.

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    Spain bailout hopes lift the euro and Brazil fires a warning shot — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • China's Troubles Continue to Plague Investors

    Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates founder, & CIO, discusses his concerns about China's deteriorating economy, with CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin. Also, Mohamed El-Erian, Pimco CEO, weighs in on the risks of investing in China. "When you buy exposure in China you are subjecting yourself to a very unlevel playing field," he says.

  • China-Japan Dispute

    Phillip Chan, Director, Shenyin Wanguo Securities and Nicholas Smith, Director and Strategist, CLSA discuss the economic and trade impacts of China and Japan's dispute over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands.

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

    The Chinese government’s recent $150 billion infrastructure push has helped improve sentiment among the country’s business community, shows a private-sector survey.

  • Mario Draghi

    Economic reports from China and Europe have been disappointing, but for this strategist, they suggest a bullish trade.