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  • IMF, World Bank 2015 spring meetings: What to expect

    Bill Adams, senior international economist at PNC, outlines his expectations for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings taking place this weekend in Washington.

  • China's DJI drones flying high among U.S. companies Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 5:18 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 16- Chinese drone maker SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd has established a strong early lead in the U.S. commercial market as companies turn to its inexpensive, light-weight flying devices for a host of uses from shooting films to mapping and site inspections. Shenzhen- based DJI, whose best-selling Phantom 2 Vision+ drone retails for around $1,200 in...

  • BEIJING, April 17- Chinese automaker Geely is set to start producing a small crossover utility vehicle late next year- the first car to be built using a common platform jointly developed with Volvo. Geely's cooperation with Volvo, a storied brand best known for its focus on safety, is seen as a possible model for Chinese companies trying to digest and manage...

  • China's incredible shrinking factory Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    HUIZHOU, China, April 17- Eight years ago, Pascal Lighting employed about 2,000 workers on a leafy campus in southern China. Cankun, an appliances factory in southern China featured in the documentary Manufactured Landscapes, had more than 22,000 manufacturing employees in 2005, according to its annual report. Some Hong Kong- owned factories in southern China...

  • New trade bill puts US in driver's seat: Rep Ryan Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 4:16 PM ET
    Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., is shown during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    U.S. lawmakers have given Obama a key tool to write the rules for the future of the global economy—and edge out China—Rep. Paul Ryan said.

  • How to get around gov't curbs on the Internet Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 1:52 PM ET
    Person at computer

    Government bans on certain websites happen all the time across the globe, but there is a simple workaround for most.

  • Might be safer plays than China: Insana   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 1:31 PM ET
    Might be safer plays than China: Insana

    CNBC contributor Ron Insana of Marketfy.com, discusses Chinese stocks and the speculation that Asia could be a bubble that's ready to pop.

  • How to get around a government firewall   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    How to get around a government firewall

    CNBC's Reem Nasr explains the steps web users can take when governments - such as those in China, Iran and Turkey - block certain websites.

  • Apple invests in China solar project, conservation Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 10:31 AM ET
    Workers install photovoltaic modules on the roofs of fishponds in Jiaxing, China, April 1, 2015.

    The initiatives come as Apple this year met a self-imposed goal of powering all its U.S. operations with renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions.

  • UPDATE 1-SunPower, Apple to build solar projects in China Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 10:05 AM ET

    April 16- Solar panel maker SunPower Corp said it would partner with Apple Inc to build two solar power projects in China's Sichuan province with total capacity of 40 megawatts. The projects, when complete, will be co-owned by Apple and Sichuan Shengtian New Energy Development Co Ltd, SunPower's project development joint venture. SunPower and longstanding...

  • World Bank: China sticking to reform agenda   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 9:54 AM ET
    World Bank: China sticking to reform agenda

    China is seeing its slowest growth in 6 years. Dr. Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Group President, shares his economic forecast for growth in Asia's economy.

  • China stocks up on stimulus hope, other markets subdued Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 9:40 AM ET

    Major markets in Europe fell amid renewed concerns that Greece could default on its debts. HUGE QUEUE: Netflix added 4.9 million subscribers in the first three months of the year, better than any other quarter since the company started streaming video eight years ago. All told, Netflix finished March with 62 million subscribers around the world.

  • LONDON, April 16- Euro zone government borrowing costs slid to new lows on Thursday, a day after the European Central Bank pledged to fulfill its 1 trillion-euro bond-buying program and as Greece's financial predicament deteriorated sharply. But the widening rift between Greece and its creditors over a deal that would unlock funds for Athens and prevent a...

  • LONDON, April 16- Emerging market stocks rose to near seven-month highs on Thursday, riding momentum from a global equities surge and data from China showing investment into the country is holding up against slowing growth. The MSCI emerging stocks index was up 1.2 percent, its highest since last September, while the Asian ex- Japan benchmark was 1.3 percent...

  • LONDON, April 16- Euro zone government borrowing costs slid to new lows on Thursday, a day after the European Central Bank pledged to fulfill its 1 trillion euro bond-buying program, although regional stocks took a step back from this week's multi-year peaks. Investors also fretted about the deepening crisis in Greece. Credit rating agency Standard& Poor's...

  • BEIJING, April 16- China's cotton imports dropped around 40 percent in March from the same month the year before, hit by strikes at U.S. West Coast ports and as Beijing issues less import permits to mills. Beijing has sought to cut imports this year to stimulate demand for domestic cotton after it halted a state stockpiling programme that had previously bought up...

  • SHANGHAI, April 16- An open and free Internet is essential in the 21st century, U.S. Pritzker is leading a three-city trade mission to China, focused largely on green industries, to boost business links despite friction over issues including high-tech exports and cybersecurity regulations. Business groups, including the American Chamber of Commerce in...

  • BEIJING, April 16- China will ban water-polluting paper mills, oil refineries, pesticide producers and other industrial plants by the end of 2016, as it moves to tackle severe pollution of the country's water supply. The long-awaited plan comes as the central government steps up its "war on pollution" after years of industrial development that have left...

  • BEIJING, April 16- The chairman of China's securities regulator told Chinese stock investors on Thursday to stay "rational and calm", saying he especially needed to remind new investors of their inexperience when it came to handling market volatility. The warning comes as China's massive stock market rally- much of it driven by margin finance and other forms of...

  • April 16- Carlyle Group LP has enlisted Mike Duke, former chief executive of Wal Mart Stores Inc, to the executive team that the asset management firm taps for advise on deals, the Wall Street Journal reported. They were part of the advisory board of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing. He will continue to be a member of Wal Mart's...