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  • U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Tuesday China must move faster in accelerating the flexibility of its currency and increase access to its capital markets.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Tuesday, 22 May 2007 | 8:55 AM ET

    Today could be the day the S&P 500 sets a new closing high if pre-opening activity holds as a barometer. The Richmond Fed survey is the only data point due on a day that is already thick with deal activity. European markets are mixed and Asia was mostly higher.

  • The U.S. trade deficit with China, which hit a record $232.5 billion last year, has become a heated political target for both Democrats and Republicans, illustrating what they say are unfair, predatory Chinese trade practices.

  • S&P 500 Watch: Bull Trap Monday, 21 May 2007 | 8:52 PM ET

    For all the hoopla and headlines about the S&P's near record close, there still remains a rather large and vocal group of investors who remain bearish on stocks. That leads us to ask – what could take this market down?

  • China Merchants Bank Buys Stake in ING's China Fund Monday, 21 May 2007 | 7:52 PM ET

    China Merchants Bank said it plans to buy a 33.4% stake in Dutch financial group ING's  China fund management joint venture.

  • U.S.-China Talks Key to Jobs, 'Stability' Monday, 21 May 2007 | 5:08 PM ET

    Ahead of Tuesday’s trade talks between top U.S. and Chinese officials in Washington, D.C., experts joined “Power Lunch” to provide perspective. “This is the ‘put up or shut up’ summit,” said Peter Navarro, author of The Coming China Wars. ... Robert Scott, an international economist at the Economic Policy Institute, said the trade deficit "threatens the stability of the U.S., and the global economy.”

  • China Trade

    China's central bank said on Friday that it would widen the yuan's daily trading band against the dollar to 0.5%, just days ahead of a key meeting with the United States to discuss trade issues such as the value of China's currency.

  • China to Broaden Debate from Yuan in U.S. Talks Monday, 21 May 2007 | 1:00 AM ET

    After extending an olive branch to the United States by giving its currency more room to move, China is likely to focus on issues other than the yuan to cement progress in trade talks this week.

  • China Set to Acquire $3 Billion Stake in Blackstone Sunday, 20 May 2007 | 8:49 PM ET

    China has agreed to acquire a $3 billion stake in U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group in a deal that marks that country's long-anticipated move to expand how it invests its massive foreign exchange reserve.

  • China has placed $3 billion of the country's huge foreign exchange reserves with U.S.-based private equity firm Blackstone Group to invest abroad, a paper said.

  • China Widens Yuan Band Ahead of U.S. Talks Friday, 18 May 2007 | 11:10 AM ET

    China's central bank said on Friday that it would widen the yuan's daily trading band against the dollar to 0.5%, just days ahead of a key meeting with the United States to discuss trade issues such as the value of China's currency.

  • Share Buybacks Called Bullish Value Sign Friday, 18 May 2007 | 10:20 AM ET

    Share buybacks are seen driving the market rally. But is the record buyback level really a good thing? Jerry Castellini thinks so. The president and CIO of CastleArk Management explained his optimism to "Squawk on the Street" viewers.

  • Paulson Still Trying to Persuade China to Float Yuan Thursday, 17 May 2007 | 9:24 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Thursday he will keep trying to persuade China to let markets set the value of its yuan currency, but this will not eliminate the U.S. trade deficit with China.

  • IPO Market Could Be Best Since 2000 Thursday, 17 May 2007 | 3:08 PM ET

    Shares of China Sunergy soared Thursday in their market debut. The Chinese solar-energy firm is just one of the many public offerings expected to do well this year. On “Power Lunch,” Steve Gelsi, IPO reporter at MarketWatch, told CNBC’s Bill Griffeth that 2007 could be the richest year in the IPO market since "the dot-com bust of 2000."

  • China Investment Data Fill in Picture of Strong Growth Thursday, 17 May 2007 | 1:08 AM ET

    Annual growth in Chinese fixed-asset investment picked up to 25.5% in the first four months of the year, reinforcing expectations of further policy tightening to slow the world's fourth-largest economy.

  • Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi on Thursday criticized calls in the United States for trade protectionist measures, calling such moves "irresponsible acts" that can only harm both countries' interests.

  • China May Restrict Red Chip A-share Offers Wednesday, 16 May 2007 | 10:10 PM ET

    China may set restrictions for domestic stock offers by Chinese firms incorporated abroad -- so-called "red chips" -- including a requirement of at least $130 million in annual net profit, the official Securities Times said on Thursday.

  • China's Industrial Production Hums as Economy Extends Boom Wednesday, 16 May 2007 | 12:40 AM ET

    China's industrial production grew by a robust 17.4% in April from a year earlier, reflecting rebounding exports and the underlying strength of the world's fourth-biggest economy.

  • Our stocks editor, Bob O’Brien, refers to me as The King Of All That Is Trivial, and he’s right on. I love trivia, and when it’s relevant to one of our stories, so much the better. ... An item from SunTrust Banks caught my eye this morning: it’s sold 4.5 million shares of The Coca-Cola Co. SunTrust is the second largest institutional shareholder of Coca-Cola behind Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. And not only that, it’s had Coca-Cola shares since 1919. And not only that...

  • Data from a market research company indicates that for every $2 spent on legitimate software, $1 goes to pirates.