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  • China Consumer Inflation Falls as Food Prices Drop Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 11:30 PM ET
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    Chinese annual inflation fell in May to 7.7%, the first major break in a year-long surge, as food price increases slowed and other products resisted rising global commodity costs, the government said on Thursday.

  • Mad Mail: What About C-Suite Flight at Ingersoll? Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 6:54 PM ET

    Plus, why is China drinking our milkshake?

  • China Factory-Gate Inflation Nears Four-Year Peak Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 12:13 AM ET
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    China's factory-gate inflation inched up to 8.2% in May, nearing a four-year high, suggesting that any moderation in consumer inflation in coming months may be limited.

  • China Invests in New TPG Fund : FT Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 10:52 PM ET

    The State Administration of Foreign Exchange, an arm of China's central bank, has agreed to invest more than $2.5 billion in the latest fund being set up by U.S. private equity firm TPG Capital, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.

  • Europe Preview: Don't Count Out Inditex Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 3:15 PM ET

    The consumer across the world is under considerable pressure. Record oil prices, the credit crunch and inflationary pressures all appear to be taking their toll on people’s willingness to spend. We got some better data from the UK on Tuesday, but the trend across Europe has been weak since the turn of the year, and many of the big players are beginning to become very worried.

  • What's Rampant Inflation Like? Look At Vietnam Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 11:48 AM ET

    Vietnam effectively devalued its currency by 2 percent, according to the Asian Wall Street Journal, to bring official exchange rates closer to black market rates. Consumer prices rose 25 percent in May year over year. Vietnam has been raising rates recently to lower the inflation rate.

  • Oil Spike Helps Market Lose Ground Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 9:16 AM ET

    Futures are lower this morning, as Ben Bernanke reiterated what two other Fed officials said yesterday: that the Fed would strongly resist higher inflation, implying that rate hikes might come sooner than expected.

  • Mad Mail: What do Olympics Mean for Coke? Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | 7:19 PM ET

    Plus, what's wrong with these Brazil stocks lately?

  • It's Supply, Not Speculation Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | 6:25 PM ET

    Tough talk today between Israel and other nations could be another reason behind oil’s surge. Get the international perspective from Tim Seymour!

  • Stop Trading!: Buy Yum! Brands Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 3:28 PM ET

    Plus, two more international stock picks from Cramer.

  • Apple Hopes New iPhone Will Ring Up Sales Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 12:24 PM ET
    A customer hands over hundreds of dollars at the Apple Store in downtown Chicago, Friday, June 29, 2007, to purchase the company's new iPhone, a gadget that combines the functions of a cell phone, iPod media player and wireless Web browser.  Apple is banking on the new do-everything phone with a touch-sensitive screen to become its third core business next to its moneymaking iPod players and Macintosh computers. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

    The release of Apple's next-generation, 3G mobile device will usher in a new chapter of big-time growth for the company.

  • Kingfisher: When Do-It-Yourself Doesn't Pay Off! Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 1:39 PM ET

    Did they take advice before they launched B&Q stores in China? If they paid for it they should ask for their money back.

  • Taiwan to Let Brokerages Invest in China Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 1:53 AM ET

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  • Capitalism Lessons the Chinese Can Skip Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 1:26 AM ET

    There are obviously some positive aspects to the cleansing and rejuvenating performed by efficiently-managed capital. And Chinese managers will do well taking that message on board -- but when western bankers start invoking the impressive powers of leveraged equity, let us hope they are given less attention.

  • China Merchants Seals Deal for Wing Lung Bank Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 9:15 PM ET

    China Merchants Bank, the country's sixth-largest bank, has agreed to buy control of Wing Lung Bank in a deal that values the small Hong Kong lender at $4.66 billion, beating out Australia and New Zealand Banking Corp for the tie-up. 

  • China Telecom to Pay Unicom $14 Billion for Network Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 12:16 AM ET
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    China Telecom and its state parent will pay more than $14 billion to buy a wireless network owned by the China Unicom group, entering a lucrative mobile arena in the first deal reached under Beijing's sweeping overhaul of the world's largest telecoms industry.

  • China Economy Is Softening, PMI Data Show Sunday, 1 Jun 2008 | 7:13 AM ET
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    China's manufacturing sector slowed last month for the first time since January as export orders and domestic investment both weakened, an official survey showed on Sunday.

  • Oil Settles Above $127 a Barrel on Weaker Dollar Friday, 30 May 2008 | 3:05 PM ET

    Oil prices rose to more than $127 a barrel on Friday as a drop in the dollar drew in investors seeking to hedge against the weaker greenback.

  • Joy Global CEO: Don't Blame Hedge Funds Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 7:30 PM ET

    High prices in the commodities markets have more to do with supply and demand than trader speculation, says Michael Sutherlin.

  • Oil Prices Plunge Over $4 To End Below $127 a Barrel Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 2:03 PM ET

    Oil prices dropped over $4 to below $127 a barrel as concerns about global energy demand and strength in the dollar countered a big decline in U.S. stockpiles last week.