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  • No Big Rally for China Markets

    Kelvin Tay, Chief Investment Stratetgist, Singapore at UBS Wealth Management explains why he doesn't expect China markets to deliver another another big rally in 2012 like it did in 2009.

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    Coca-Cola, the world’s largest soft-drink maker, is co-operating with Chinese authorities in their investigation of the death of a child whom state media said fell ill after consuming one of Coke’s popular Minute Maid milk beverages in northern China. The FT reports.

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    Worldwide oil consumption has more than doubled in the past five years, and Petrobras plans to grow with it, Chief Executive Jose Sergio Gabrielli de Azevedo told CNBC Thursday.

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    CNBC anchors, reporters, editors and bloggers are often as opinionated as they are knowledgeable. Maria Bartiromo, Jim Cramer, Larry Kudlow, Joe Kernen and Pete Najarian  weigh in on five big issues in the coming year.

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    Two big CEOs step down, a political crisis emerges in China and the euro survives.

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    Housing slumps but stocks jump in China, a reversal for Japanese bond yields and deficit problems dog India.

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    Euro Zone debt crisis will get a lot worse, weak banks will fail, the EU will act at the last minute, US debt will dominate.

  • Great Wall of China

    China's move this week to keep its economy afloat isn't getting the big headlines that Europe got, but it may be more significant for the world economy.  Here's why.

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    Dim sum bond prices have declined substantially since September, when investors started to question the widely-held belief that the renminbi will only appreciate against the U.S. dollar. The FT reports.

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    An influx of foreign mid-range retailers are defying an average 25 per cent increase in Hong Kong retail rent this year to set up shop in the city in an effort to snare the big-spending mainland shopper. The FT reports.

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    The world's central bankers have shown they've learned a lot from the 2008 financial crisis by taking coordinated action Wednesday to ease strains on the financial system, Goldman Sachs Asset Management CEO Jim O'Neill told CNBC Wednesday.

  • In November 2011, West Hollywood, Calif., became the first city in the U.S. to ban the sale of clothing made of animal fur. The ban goes into effect in , and animal rights activists are hopeful that it will lead other cities to adopt similar measures and, ultimately, end the practice of using animal fur entirely.If history is any indication, even an all-out nationwide ban on animal fur is unlikely to squelch demand. Rather, the likelihood is that it would simply create a black market for such it

    Many luxury goods have existed for centuries and enjoyed widespread popularity despite official bans. What are some in-demand luxury goods that have been banned?

  • A triple whammy this morning: China, coordinated central bank action, and better than expected ADP report.

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    The Western world has run out of ideas and is "finished financially" while emerging economies across the world will continue to grow, David Murrin, CIO at Emergent Asset Management told CNBC on the tenth anniversary of coining of the so-called BRIC nations of Brazil, Russia, India and China, by Goldman Sachs' Jim O'Neill.

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    Measures taken by the Indian government to open up the country to foreign investment could see it match Chinese growth rates, Goldman Sachs’ Chairman Jim O’Neill told CNBC Wednesday.

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    Contrary to what might be a popular perception, men and not women make up the bulk of consumers buying luxury goods in China.  Over the past 12 months, Chinese men on average spent 61 percent more than women on fragrances and 52 per cent more on watches, according to McKinsey.

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    The Shanghai Index's long-term target is near 2,760.

  • Mad Money, Novemeber 29, 2011

    Mad Money host and former hedge fund manager, Jim Cramer, provides stock traders with all manner of investing advice.

  • Jobseekers attend a job fair in China.

    China's younger generation is leading a shift away from a job-is-everything work ethic in favor of 'naked resignation' – leaving one job before finding another in order to pursue personal interests. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • "Fast Money" trader Pete Najarian and KeyBanc Capital Markets’ Dennis Forst agree—WYNN is a buy.