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    Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold CEO Richard Adkerson, told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Thursday he expects copper prices to be higher longer term. He's not alone in his bullishness.

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    Aid to Spain leaves the euro in pain and commodity prices lift the loonie - it's time for your Friday FX Fix.

  • Apple Are Underperforming in China Market: Expert

    "I think Apple is starting to understand that there is massive demand for their products, people in China absolutely love the products you see sales have gone up 600 percent in the last two years and now Apple is managing the process a little bit better," Shaun Rein, managing director at China Markets Research, told CNBC.

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    The world is facing a new food crisis as the worst US drought in more than 50 years pushes agricultural commodity prices to record highs.

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    Record high prices of corn and soybean brought on by the worst U.S. drought in 56 years may be triggering a sense of de ja vu for Asia concerned about a repeat of the food scare in 2008, but most economists are downplaying those fears, for now.

  • Pedestrians walk past the headquarters of the Singapore Exchange located in the SGX Centre in Singapore.

    Rumors of yet another possible cross-border merger between two stock exchanges gathered pace on Friday, after a British newspaper reported that Singapore and London bourses are in takeover talks.  Still, most analysts believe a deal is unlikely to materialize, because the benefits of a tie-up are simply not compelling.

  • Shaun White featured on a box of Wheaties

    From breakfast cereal to chips to Coca-Cola, the price of corn has an impact on a wide range of food products at the grocery store, but commodities investor Dennis Gartman says it’s the cost of packaging that tends to impact consumer’s wallet more.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Mideast Tensions in Focus

    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.

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    The Chinese market has gained for three consecutive sessions, despite the fact that the benchmark index is still trading near six-month lows.

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    The worst drought in U.S. history is hurting food companies in China and margins are likely to suffer in the second half of the year, even as firms battle rising wages, analysts tell CNBC.

  • Beijing, China

    There are plenty of investors and analysts who are optimistic. After three straight months of outflows, emerging market equity funds tracked by EPFR Global attracted more than $700m of investments in the first two weeks of July, reports the Financail Times.

  • A nurse carries a baby born exactly when the national census commission's population clock clicked over one billion at 12:32 pm (0702 GMT) to place it among other babies, all born 11 May 2000 in a city hospital in Calcutta. India saw the birth of its billionth citizen, chosen from a hospital in New Delhi, amid growing poverty and homelessness.

    Even as the proverbial battle of supremacy between emerging economic giants China and India continues to polarize views, it seems the South Asian nation may have an edge when it comes to demography.

  • 'Delivering Alpha' in Emerging Markets

    The FMHR traders have the play on where to find the best returns in this market. Also, Nathan Sandler, ICE Canyon co-founder, explains where to find the "sweet spot" when investing in emerging markets.

  • Lack of clarity on future policy may keep the Chinese market trading in a narrow range on Thursday.

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    Despite the recent slump in several high-profile emerging markets, the group remains a promising investment opportunity, according to a panel of top money managers at at CNBC-Institutional Investor 2012 Delivering Alpha conference in New York.

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    Soldiers danced in Pyongyang's plazas as North Korea announced Wednesday that leader Kim Jong Un was named marshal, a title cementing his status atop the authoritarian nation's military as he makes key changes to the 1.2 million-man force.

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    Shares of mining giants may have slumped this year on falling demand from China and as investors shun assets but they may be due for a bounce. 

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    China's central bank reserves are barely growing, and that is bad news for the euro.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Bernanke's Message

    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 as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers his second day of testimony on Capitol Hill.

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    Investors may stay sidelined as the cabinet meeting on second half economic policies is expected to be held Wednesday.