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  • Emerging Opportunities for 2012

    Fast Money trader, Tim Seymour takes a look at the best plays in emerging market next year.

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    Euro bears are on the prowl. Here's how to sell the single currency and get a bigger bang.

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    Growth in Asia’s third largest economy looks buoyant from the shores of blighted markets in the west, but India’s ruling-Congress party is firing warning flares from the deck of a listing ship. The Financial Times reports.

  • 2012 Profit Picture: Underweight Small Caps, Analyst

    Predicting the market outlook for 2012, with Nick Raich, Key Private Bank director of research and Rex Macey, Wilmington Trust chief investment officer.

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    Yahoo’s board will consider a deal to sell its holdings in Alibaba Group and its Japanese affiliate back to their majority owners in a complicated tax-free deal valued at about $17 billion, according to people briefed on the matter, the New York Times reports. the New York Times reports.

  • Commodities Tomorrow

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

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    Investors can blame Europe for choking off stock market gains in 2011. But there’s a growing list of geopolitical flashpoints lurking in 2012—and any one of them could pose a risk to stocks.

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    Hackers in China broke through the computer defenses of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce last year and were able to access information about its operations and its 3 million members, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

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    With the slowdown in commercial building in the United States, some American developers are planning projects in China, hoping to capitalize on an immense, increasingly urbanized market with a rising middle class. In recent years, annual consumer spending has been growing by about 18 percent.

  • Village spokesman Lin Zulian speaks at a rally and funeral for Xue Jinbo, a 42-year-old village leader who died in police custody in Wukan, a fishing village in the southern province of Guangdong.

    It has been nearly a week since police and local officials fled the village of Wukan after its 13,000 residents revolted over the death of a well-liked villager and an allegedly corrupt land deal. The New York Times reports.

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    In March, Nike, for the first time in five years, missed analysts’ expectations and its stock plummeted more than nine percent on a single day. The company couldn’t achieve the margins it wanted because of the high costs of making and shipping its shoes and clothes.

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    In a move that could change the entire dynamic on the drive to economically isolate Iran’s regime, one Chinese company has done the unthinkable, and chosen to voluntarily stop pursuing new business activities in Iran.

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    Euro gets a lift, Sweden gets a cut - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Global Markets Update: Draghi Says Analysis of Euro Zone Breakup Cost Due

    European shares slide as the ECB's Draghi says nothing about bond buying in speech. The ECB's Constancio says a euro zone breakup is unthinkable. Spain's incoming PM wants to reduce the deficit by $21.6 billion. Saab plans to liquidate after a Swedish court accepts its bankruptcy application. Oil stocks fall on weak economic recovery. And ratings agency Fitch says it's skeptical about Europe's ability to tackle its debt crisis. With Keith McCullough, Hedgeye Risk Management.

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    Officials announced new rules aimed at controlling the way Chinese Internet users post messages on social networking sites that have posed challenges to the Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda machinery.  The New York Times reports.

  • Chinese Yuan Posts Big Gain

    Given the Yuan's recent weaknesses, the currency is posting its biggest gain in two months versus the dollar. Discussing what to expect from the Yuan in 2012, with Greg Salvaggio, Tempus Consulting senior vice president of capital markets.

  • China Meltdown on the Way?

    A look at why China's government may ride to the rescue if the economy faces a macro malaise, with Tim Seymour, Emergingmoney.com founder.

  • Global Markets Update: Euro Comes Off 11-Month Low

    U.S. futures are up following yesterday's gains. European shares rise, led by mining stocks. Fitch downgrades Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas and Barclays. The euro is off its 11-month low. Italian PM Monti faces a confidence vote on a 33 billion euro austerity package. And gold rebounds while crude stays steady. In Asia, better-than-expected U.S. economic data lifts the markets in a mixed session.

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    An extended bank holiday in the European Union to halt a steep market fall, a third party candidate winning the race for the White House, and 50 European banks being nationalized are just a few of Saxo Bank's "outrageous predictions" for 2012.

  • Steel Is an Investment for the Brave

    Ephrem Ravi, Head of Metals & Mining Sector, Asia Ex-Japan Equity Research at Barclays Capital says there is over-capacity in the steel industry, though value investors may find bargains in some steel stocks.