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    A new Senate bill would help spur demand in U.S. housing by offering foreign investors a three-year "homeowners visa" if they invest half a million dollars cash and stay in the house for 180 days, co-sponsor Charles Schumer told CNBC Monday.

  • Growth Booming for High-End Steel in China

    Edward Meng, CFO of China Gerui Advanced Materials Group says the company is seeing very strong demand despite the slowdown in China because the firm makes make high quality, specialty steel.

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    Chinese stocks got a shot in the arm on Thursday with the Hang Seng surging 5.8%. But analysts say whether the rally continues will depend on a number of factors including the central bank's future moves and further reforms.

  • International investor Jim Rogers

    Jim Rogers thinks Marc Faber has got it wrong about China, when he says the country is possibly headed for a hard landing, which would lead to a devastating impact on commodities around the world.

  • 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.

  • The Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    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.

  • The Gap Inc. logo is displayed outside the store in Hong Kong, China.

    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.

  • India

    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.