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    While the headlines brim with tales of the euro zone debt crisis, rising inflation and people like Nouriel Roubini warning of an approaching hard landing in China, there’s evidence that some market players, at least, are getting richer.

  • Bulldozer scoop soil containing various rare earth to be loaded on to a ship at a port in Lianyungang, east China's Jiangsu province in September, for export to Japan.

    China’s largest rare earths producer, Baotou, has suspended production for one month in an effort to prop up falling prices, in the clearest signal yet that Chinese producers are intent on supporting prices at high levels. The FT reports.

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    Think pessimism about the US and commodities is overdone? Here's the trade for you.

  • Commodities Tomorrow

    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.

  • China Slowdown a Concern?

    Stocks turn positive after falling earlier on a slower than expected growth out of China and mixed earnings news. Insight on whether the slowdown in China is something to be concerned about, with David Donabedian, Atlantic Trust and Mike Holland, Holland & Company.

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    For American bicycle makers, the move to carbon fiber materials was a case of re-inventing the frame —not the wheel.

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    China growth slows, France gets a warning, and safe havens are back in favor - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Inflation Will Crimp China’s Growth to 8.5% in 2012: Expert

    China’s GDP grew at a lower than expected 9.1 percent in the third quarter of 2011, prompting one analyst to turn cautious about the future growth prospects of the world’s second-largest economy that continues to battle surging inflation.

  • Yonghao Pu, head of wealth management at UBS, and Dariusz Kowalcyzk, senior economist and strategist at Credit Agricole, joined CNBC to discuss China's growth rate, which slowed in the third quarter to 9.1 percent.

  • Great Wall of China

    Disappointing Chinese GDP (gross domestic product) figures for the third quarter come amid increasing worries about inflation and local government debt in the economic powerhouse.

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    Markets Tuesday face the triple challenges of U.S. corporate earnings, Chinese economic reports and random headlines about Europe's sovereign debt crisis.

  • Traders are watching China. Gauging how far and how fast China's growth may have slowed over the past quarter -- and what that could mean for coming quarters. It will be critical to the next move in key commodities like copper and crude as well as equities, traders say.

  • Commodities Tomorrow

    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.

  • Green energy professionals gathered in Dallas for the Solar Power International conference to tackle the latest challenges in the solar power industry. CNBC's Jane Wells reports.

  • Strategic investor Dennis Gartman suggests closely watching copper. As goes the red metal, so to could go the entire stock market.

  • Dennis Gartman Talks Commodities

    As oil goes, so does copper and stocks right now, says Dennis Gartman, of the Gartman Letter. Chinese copper supplies are above norms, he adds.

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    The yuan's on the move and the euro is in the spotlight - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Emerging Markets Toward a Rebound?

    Ron Shah, Jina Ventures, discusses the rebound in emerging markets, and how investors can put money to work there.

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    Emerging market countries are working on ways to contribute money rapidly to expand the effective firepower of the International Monetary Fund, with the aim of increasing its role in combating the eurozone sovereign debt crisis. The FT reports.

  • Investing in Australian Industrials

    Greg Fraser, senior industrials analyst at Fat Prophets, advises investors to take advantage of dips to buy quality defensive and diversified mining stocks in Australia.