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  • Investors watch a display at a stock exchange in Huaian, Jiangsu Province, China.

    This was supposed to be a big week for Chinese IPOs, with 3 Chinese companies debuting at the NYSE and Nasdaq. But with 2 of those IPOs failing to price last night, the appetite for Chinese IPOs seems to be waning.

  • **FILE** Rows of heavy Caterpillar equipment sits ready for shipment at the Caterpillar plant in Decatur, Ill.,in this April 20, 2007 file photo. For American companies with operations that stretch overseas, the slumping dollar has become a fiscal life preserver amid slower domestic economic growth and waning sales. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, file)

    Global infrastructure projects are up and so are Caterpillar sales, Chief Executive Doug Oberhelman told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Chinese Yuan

    In countries where politicians or other special interest groups control monetary policy, hyperinflation remains a very real possibility.

  • Chinese ladies accessing wireless internet at a Beijing restaurant.

    More individuals and companies in China are using social media to make money, fuelling expectations that websites such as Weibo will start making money sooner than Twitter – which is blocked in China – and other western rivals,  the FT reports.

  • This is a transcript of top stories presented by China's CCTV Business Channel as produced by CNBC Asia Pacific.

  • Commodities Tomorrow

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets, and looks ahead to where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

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    Rumor in the market today is that another 60 billion Euros will be flowing to Greece from the EU or the IMF, or maybe both. It really should come from the IMF in my mind since they are the yahoo's that predicted long term interest costs for Greece would be 5.6% in 2012. While there is always a chance for a miracle, long term Greek bonds are at an almost 16% yield. So if Greece is to get money, it'll have to come from the EU or the IMF.

  • What's Next for the Markets?

    Discussing Microsoft's move to buy Skype, China's trade surplus, and other economic numbers, with James Paulsen, Wells Capital Management and Dan Genter, RNC Genter Capital Management.

  • For a city with an aging population, a baby boom should be good news. But the one under way in Hong Kong is the result of women travelling across the border from mainland China to give birth in the city, and it is provoking an angry backlash. The FT reports.

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  • China, Hong Kong, marina and skyline, aerial view

    The booming demand for luxury yachts in Asia’s financial capital Hong Kong, largely fueled by wealthy mainland buyers, is pushing the rental price of marina berths located across the city’s coastline up to record levels.

  • Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama called for more balanced trade relations with China as a delegation from Beijing met with US officials in Washington yesterday.

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    Enforcing pollution laws and investing in cleantech will save lives and money in the future.

  • Coca-Cola bottles

    While Coca-Cola still has the biggest share of China’s $49 billion soft drinks market, pride of place on a large display is given over to fast-growing local brews,  the FT reports.

  • The Future of the U.S.-China Relationship

    CNBC's Eamon Javers takes a look at what investors should watch for during the U.S. & China key trade talks.

  • Commodities Next Week

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets, and looks ahead to where oil and the precious metals are likely headed next week.

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    Dramatic headlines on US debt and fears over a Greek restructuring of debt are not worrying one investor, who tells CNBC investors should be focusing on some good news from China, not on the wall of worry.

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    An improving labor market will offset the impact of higher oil prices and underpin stocks according to Kevin Gardiner, the head of global investment strategy at Barclays Wealth in London.

  • This is a transcript of top stories presented by China's CCTV Business Channel as produced by CNBC Asia Pacific.

  • Fears of further monetary tightening in China have been weighing on the country's stock market over the last two weeks with the Shanghai Composite dropping 6 percent during that time. One expert believes investors are in for a nasty surprise over the next 12 months and that Chinese equities will remain under pressure.