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  • Stocks Rally Back

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on the extended rally in stocks today, why China needs to extend its growth, the surge in financials, and how to play gold.

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    Greek concerns persist and Australian GDP disappoints - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    Investors shouldn’t worry about the current market selloff as global indices are due for a "healthy" pullback of three to five percent, according to Alec Young, Global Equity Strategist at S&P Capital IQ.

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    Recently we discussed the prospects for the Chinese renminbi becoming a freely convertible currency and indeed an alternative reserve currency in world markets. Such a development would be positive for the global economy, and while some years away, it's worth thinking about now.

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    Even as U.S. President Barack Obama looks set to sign into law a piece of legislation targeting "unfair" trade practices from China, speculation of a trade war brewing between the two countries is unwarranted, according to Brian Jackson, Senior Emerging Markets Strategist at the Royal Bank of Canada in Hong Kong.

  • The annual meeting of China’s handpicked Parliament, the National People’s Congress, is normally drama-free, the fate of its legislation and most other issues having been determined well in advance by the government’s higher-ups. This year could be an exception, the NYT reports.

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    Kraft celebrated the 100th birthday of its Oreo biscuit in Shanghai on Tuesday by turning the waterfront into a vast Oreo advertisement, painting the landmark Oriental Pearl Tower Oreo blue, plastering skyscrapers with multi-storey neon Oreo adverts and staging fireworks over the Huangpu river, the FT reports.

  • The “Mad Money” host explains the culmination of events that have hit the market in the past 96 hours.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Oil Down Nearly 2 Percent

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and what's driving oil. Today, concerns over Iran seemed to wane, which helped drive prices down.

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    It's time for the Republican presidential candidates to stop fighting each other and take on President Obama, real estate mogul Donald Trump told CNBC Tuesday.

  • It's fixing to be a busy week in the euro zone, and this strategist wants to steer clear.

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    China will unveil a host of new policies aimed at boosting growth in the next few weeks as the country tries to stimulate investment, according to James Kynge, author of the international bestseller "China Shakes the World".

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    Concerns over a slowdown in the world’s second largest economy, sent Asian stocks lower on Tuesday, but market watchers expect monetary easing around the world and in China to help renew the region’s bull run with mainland stocks among the big gainers.

  • The “Mad Money” host explains why investors shouldn’t worry too much about China’s sluggish economy.

  • China's Economic Transition an Easy Task

    Axel Merk, President and Chief Investment Officer, Merk Investments, explains why he believes China's shift towards domestically driven economic growth will be an easy transition.

  • Is China's Growth Story Peaking?

    Discussing China's infrastructure needs, and its outlook for growth and how to play it, with the Fast Money traders

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    The yen was the top performing major currency in 2011, but what a difference a year makes.

  • China Driven Commodity Super-Cycle

    Discussing the trade on China's slow growth and what that means for commodity prices, with Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter.

  • Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Monday lowered the 2012 GDP growth target to 7.5 percent, which economists and investment strategists say China will have no problem overshooting.

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    With little fanfare, China’s currency has appreciated significantly in the last year and a half, leading many economists to question whether the exchange rate is still the most important economic issue for the United States to press with China’s leaders. The New York Times reports.