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  • Overregulation is driving businesses out of the U.S. and into Europe, Asia and Bermuda, Hank Greenberg told CNBC’s Sue Herrera on “Power Lunch.”“It applies also to why IPOs are going to London or Hong Kong and why private equity is growing as rapidly as it is, because public companies are overregulated,” said the CEO of investment firm C.V. Starr and former chairman and CEO of American International Group. Federal and state lawmakers are partly to blame, he added.

  • China Editorial Says IMF "Meddling" in Yuan Issue Wednesday, 18 Apr 2007 | 3:22 PM ET

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is "meddling" in China's affairs by saying the country needs a more flexible exchange rate policy, a state newspaper said in an editorial on Tuesday.

  • China's Everbright Bank is poised to buy a 35% stake in the Shanghai-based fund management joint venture of U.S. insurer Prudential Financial, two sources close to the situation said on Monday.

  • A China Affair in Hong Kong Friday, 13 Apr 2007 | 5:44 AM ET

    A couple of weeks back, 'A Fund Affair' talked about investing in Chinese stocks. In particular, the different options open to investors who are thinking of putting money into Chinese markets. Today, we explore another investment avenue: “H” shares – Chinese companies that are listed and traded on the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index.

  • Isaac Green, chief executive officer of Piedmont Advisors, told CNBC’s “Morning Call” that he believes Nike can grow at about 14% in the future.He called Nike a “maturing growth stock” and said the company had used its strong cash flow to buy other brands such as Converse, which is growing at more than 20% in the U.S. Market.  He said the Beijing Olympics will increase Nike’s sales in Asia.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Wednesday, 11 Apr 2007 | 8:36 AM ET

    Stocks look set to move higher at the opening, with the Dow catching some strength from Citigroup's restructuring moves and Alcoa's better-than-expected earnings report. European stocks are riding higher for a sixth day, and Tokyo was flat but other Asian markets were higher overnight.

  • H&M Says It Can Maintain Gross Profit Margin Wednesday, 11 Apr 2007 | 4:08 AM ET

    Global fashion chain Hennes & Mauritz sees room to boost its efficiency and is likely to maintain the gross profit margin achieved in its last quarter, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

  • Danone Says to Sue Founder of China's Wahaha Wednesday, 11 Apr 2007 | 2:43 AM ET

    France's Danone has sent notice to begin litigation against the founder of Wahaha, its partner in China, for what it called a breach of contract, Danone's Asia Pacific President Emmanuel Faber said on Wednesday.

  • Under China’s Thumb Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | 8:38 PM ET

    China’s trade surplus with the U.S. almost doubled in the first quarter and the Chinese hold an estimated $7 billion of our currency. In fact, the U.S. has less control over its economic destiny today than it’s had since WWII. To try and explain the implications of this sea change, Joe Lavorgna, chief economist at Deutsche Bank, joins the guys on set.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | 8:38 AM ET

    Stocks are searching for direction after a 7-session winning streak for the Dow 30. European stocks are moving higher after yesterday's holiday there, and Asian stocks were mixed overnight.

  • China's Trade Surplus Plunges, Seen as an Anomaly Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | 7:02 AM ET

    China's trade surplus plunged to $6.87 billion in March, confounding expectations it would be close to February's near-record $23.8 billion, but analysts said special factors were responsible and the underlying trend had not changed.

  • China Won't be Part of G7 Economy Talks - Germany Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | 6:59 AM ET

    China will not participate in discussions on the global economy at a meeting of Group of Seven (G7) nations this weekend despite being invited to do so, a German finance ministry official said on Tuesday.

  • Volvo Says China Truck Sales to Grow 30% in 2007 Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | 3:11 AM ET

    Sweden's Volvo AB is targeting 30% growth in truck sales in China in 2007, a senior company executive said on Tuesday.

  • New U.S. litigation against China--meant to boost protection of intellectual property rights--is not expected to increase trade tensions between the two countries, a U.S. trade official told Melissa Francis on “Closing Bell.”

  • U.S. Plans to File Anti-Piracy Cases Against China Monday, 9 Apr 2007 | 1:16 PM ET

    U.S. trade officials have warned China for more than a year they could take action at the WTO because of piracy concerns.

  • The yuan was lower against the U.S. dollar at midday on Monday, under pressure from the U.S. currency's strength on global markets after robust U.S. jobs data reinforced the view the Federal Reserve would not cut interest rates in the near term.

  • Fresh fish is displayed at a New York market.

    The Food and Drug Administration doesn’t have the staff to inspect all food imported to the U.S., raising basic health concerns and forcing consumers to take producers' word that it’s safe, a food expert said.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Thursday, 5 Apr 2007 | 8:48 AM ET

    Stocks are barely changed ahead of the opening and are likely to trade with some trepidation ahead of a three day holiday weekend. Tomorrow's jobs report is a big point of interest, but stock traders will be home watching their bond market brethren trade the number on a special jobs Friday edition of Squawk Box.

  • Top China Bank ICBC's 2006 Profit Rose 31% Tuesday, 3 Apr 2007 | 7:50 PM ET

    China's top lender, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, posted a 31% jump in 2006 profit on Tuesday, lagging market expectations but topping its own forecast on improving loan quality and sharp growth in fee income.

  • Robert Greifeld, president and chief executive officer of Nasdaq, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that 40 Chinese companies with a total market cap of about $30 billion have listed on the exchange to date.