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    Import growth in the world’s second largest economy decelerated sharply in June, but economists tell CNBC that the slowdown is temporary and forecast a pick-up by the fourth quarter driven by recent policy easing.

  • Cut in Diesel, Gas Prices to Hurt Chinese Oil Majors: Analyst

    Thomas Hilboldt, Head of Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals Research, Asia-Pacific at HSBC said he wants to see a more meaningful change to China's energy pricing system.

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    Chinese firms have overtaken their Japanese peers on the Fortune Global 500 list of the world’s largest companies for the first time, and will continue to gain market share at the expense of the more developed competitors, the U.S. business magazine said on Monday. 

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    Hawker Beechcraft, the troubled jet maker owned by Goldman Sachs Capital Partners and Onex, has agreed to sell itself to a Chinese aviation company for $1.79 billion. The FT reports.

  • Time to be Bearish?

    The man who nailed the S&P call last year is now out with a bearish forecast. Jonathan Golub, UBS chief U.S. equity strategist, explains.

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    Chinese investors are bracing for more weakness after the market fell to a six-month low on Monday.

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    China is releasing a slew of economic data this week, with the potential to move a key currency. The question is how.

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    The euro's slide stalls and Chinese consumer price inflation keeps slowing — it's time for your FX Fix.

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    "Dr. Doom" Nouriel Roubini says the "perfect storm" scenario he forecast for the global economy earlier this year is unfolding right now as growth slows in the U.S., Europe as well as China.

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    China’s latest inflation numbers suggest the economy is cooling faster than economists expected, but the drop in producer prices by a steeper-than-expected 2.1 percent in June could provide a boost for corporate margins according to experts.

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    The first half of this year may have ended on a somber note for global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and it was no different for Asia. Deal volumes were down almost 30 percent on year across the region. But according to one analyst that doesn't mean there aren't good investment options for companies out there.

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    Most Asian economies from Indonesia to India will deteriorate in the second half of the year because demand from both domestic and foreign buyers will weaken, according to Nomura. The exception is China, where monetary easing and fiscal policies are already starting to take effect and will help its economy rebound in the third quarter.

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    Benchmark oil prices may fall this week, reacting to softer economic data expected from China which will likely show a slowdown in activity is gathering momentum in the world’s second-largest economy, according to CNBC's weekly survey of oil market sentiment.

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    China Market Look Ahead: Traders will be watching for a Chinese inflation report on Monday morning and to see how a vow by China's Jiabao to prevent a rebound in property prices will play out in the market. Plus, some key earnings.

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    Activision Blizzard’s CEO, which is partnering with Chinese Internet Service Provider, Tencent Holdings, to bring its popular Call of Duty titles to Chinese users, says the move is a big risk because of China’s free-to-play gaming market.

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    While much has been made of the fact that the fortunes of Australia’s resources sector rests on the performance of China, it is equally true that the fate of its tourism industry rest on Chinese consumers. The FT reports.

  • Trading the Globe: Global Markets In Turmoil

    The markets are in turmoil as fears of a global slowdown heat up, with Tim Seymour,; Abigail Doolittle, Peak Theories Research; and Ron Shah, Jina Ventures. "Consumers are the biggest indicator of the markets," says Shah.

  • China to Save Markets?

    China is slated to release a slew of economic data next week. How to profit from the numbers, with CNBC's Melissa Lee; Kathy Lien, BK Asset Management; and the Money in Motion traders.

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    Ready for some good economic news? Don't ask the currency strategists at Barclays Capital.

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    Bears may be prowling in the currency markets today, but this strategist thinks risk appetite could rebound - and he has a trade ready.