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    Undeterred by the strong Aussie dollar Chinese are flocking to Australia, making up for the lack of Western tourists.

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    Emerging markets are well placed to weather the storm of the sovereign debt crisis currently engulfing the euro zone, and emerging economies are expected to grow by 5.3 percent this year and 6.1 percent in 2013, Pablo Goldberg, global head of Emerging Markets Research at HSBC, wrote in a report.

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    Down to the wire again in Greece, and the dollar looks like a refuge - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    As many observers had expected, Russia and China used their veto privileges to block the latest attempt by members of the United Nations Security Council to take concrete measures to stop the bloodshed in Syria.

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    Iran has indicated that its threat to cut oil supplies to European states in order to pre-empt a European Union oil embargo that comes into effect in July may be only a symbolic one.

  • Iranian navy conducts the "Velayat-90" naval wargames in the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran on January 1, 2012. Iran defiantly announced that it had tested a new missile and made an advance in its nuclear programme after the United States unleashed extra sanctions that sent its currency to a record low.

    A series of tit-for-tat statements between Iran and the European Union showed no signs of abating on Saturday, with the Iranian Oil Minister saying that oil exports “will certainly be cut to some European countries.”

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    China will soon release its latest inflation report, and this strategist has a trade to get you ready.

  • Ben Bernanke

    “We do not want higher inflation and we’re not tolerating higher inflation,” Fed chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress yesterday. In a way, that’s true. Washington is exporting higher inflation , which it does not want, to the emerging world, which must tolerate it. And Brussels has joined in.

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    Jobs data looms and central bankers talk tough - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    As China’s economy slows, Hong Kong-based luxury goods distributor Jebsen & Co. is seeing early signs of weaker consumer demand. CNBC’s Christine Tan spoke to Group Managing Director Helmuth Hennig about prospects in China, a country that is expected to surpass Japan as the world’s biggest luxury market this year.

  • Mitt Romney

    During his presidential campaign in 2007, Republican candidate Mitt Romney promised that a trust overseeing his financial portfolio would shed any investments that conflicted with GOP positions toward Iran, China, stem cell research and other issues.

  • Jim O'Neill

    While there are plenty of risks to an economic recovery, the start of 2012 is nothing like the 2008-2009 crisis, Jim O’Neill, Chairman at Goldman Sachs Asset Management told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Wednesdays’ rally occurred because there was phenomenal news where people least expected it, Cramer says.

  • Bullish on Yum! Brands: Analyst

    Yum! Brands is on fire as the company continues to benefit from demand in China, with David Palmer, analyst at UBS. "For Yum there is evidence that their sales are accelerating and they are actually going to be okay in 2012," he says.

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    Solid gaming revenue growth of 40 percent seen in Macau over 2011 is not reflected in the stock price of companies operating in the world’s biggest casino center, says David Bain, Entertainment Analyst at brokerage Sterne Agee, who believes it is time to gain exposure to the undervalued casino operators.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Oil Below $100

    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.

  • Global Markets Update: The Bull Run in Gold Continues

    U.S. markets lose early gains after a surprise drop in consumer confidence. Homebuilders are down today after home prices fall again. RadioShack shares plunge after the company severely lowers its Q4 forecast. And the bull run in gold appears to remain intact.

  • Facebook IPO Draws Interest to Internet Stocks

    Paul Wuh, Managing Director, Samsung Securities (Asia), says the surge in Chinese internet stocks is not only due to Facebook's IPO, but also attributed to these stocks trading significantly lower last quarter.

  • Although recent action may be similar, Cramer isn't so sure the market will repeat the same trajectory as last year.

  • Global Markets Update: Europe Extends Losses as Wall Street Slumps

    Markets in Europe extend losses as Wall Street slumps. Bank stocks among the biggest losers. Yields fall in the latest 5- and 10-year auction of Italian debt. Negotiations between Greece and private-sector creditors continue. Underwriters hike cost of insuring Portugal bonds and want upfront payment. And Germany's Merkel to actively support re-election efforts of Frances's Sarkozy.