• Olympic Sponsors Plan to Stay Put Despite Protests Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 6:38 PM ET
    2008 Olympics Beijing

    While passing the Olympic torch has become a focal point for demonstrations over China's human rights record, major sponsors of the games aren't expected to flame out over the controversy.

  • Torch China Stocks? Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 6:23 PM ET

    The Olympics are becoming a major headache for China as calls for a boycott intensify. With protests mounting, should you sell China stocks before this summer’s games?

  • UPS Cuts Profit Outlook, Pushing Shares Lower Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 10:42 AM ET

    United Parcel Service saw its shares fall sharply after the world's largest shipping carrier cut profit guidance, indicating more troubles for the US economy.

  • Olympic Flame "Torched" In San Francisco? Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 8:49 AM ET
    2008 Olympics Beijing

    I am here in San Francisco, the only U.S. Olympic torch stop, wondering, is this one of the last times we will see the flame until Beijing? Will the International Olympic Committee buckle to one of the most disruptive protests in the history of the Olympic Games by canceling the worldwide torch relay?

  • Stock Picks: Try the Niche Companies' Stocks Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 4:41 AM ET

    Niche companies, such as alternative energy or unconventional products, are becoming more attractive as stock markets volatility continues, Alexis Dawance, fund manager at Global-Cap, told CNBC Europe.

  • UPS Cuts Outlook on Lower Volume and Fuel Costs Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 6:04 PM ET

    United Parcel Service, the world's largest shipping carrier, cut its first-quarter profit guidance Tuesday, and its shares fell in late trading.

  • Chinese First-Quarter Business Confidence Inches Up Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 2:03 AM ET
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    A measure of Chinese businesses' confidence regarding economic conditions edged up in the first quarter, reflecting guarded optimism about the world's fourth largest economy despite inflation and policy tightening concerns.

  • Financials Moving Markets Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 9:08 AM ET

    .Three big financial stocks are the top volume movers this morning--Washington Mutual, UBS, and Citigroup. Washington Mutual up 16 percent pre-open on a Journal story that private equity firm TPG and others may invest $5 b in the company, which would provide it with much-needed capital.

  • Shares in Sinopec slid 5 percent on Monday after Asia's top oil refiner posted a sharper-than-forecast dive in quarterly earnings, while analysts expect lofty crude prices to keep eroding margins.

  • The body that manages the bulk of China's $1.65 trillion in foreign exchange reserves has bought a $2.8 billion stake in France's Total, the Financial Times newspaper reported on Friday.

  • China to Launch US Fund with JC Flowers Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 1:32 PM ET
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    China Investment Corp, the country's $200 billion sovereign wealth fund, has signed a deal with J.C. Flowers & Co, to launch a $4 billion private equity fund to focus on investments in U.S. financial assets.

  • Paulson: US Economy Faces a Tough Quarter Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 10:53 AM ET
    Henry Paulson

    The U.S. economy has taken a sharp turn for the worse and is facing a tough quarter, U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Thursday.

  • To See a Stock Market Bubble Bursting, Look at Shanghai Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 10:09 AM ET
    Shanghai, China

    Despite enormous growth China's economy, the Shanghai composite index has plunged 45 percent from its high, with the first quarter of this year being the worst ever for the market.

  • China Tells Paulson Strategic Talks Build Trust Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 1:23 AM ET
    Henry Paulson

    China reaffirmed its commitment on Wednesday to regular high-level talks with the United States that visiting Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson hopes will help to pry open Chinese markets and speed the yuan's rise.

  • China Calls for Healthy Stock Market Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 12:05 AM ET

    China's State Council, or cabinet, has called on financial regulators to promote stable and healthy development of the country's stock market, state-run media reported on Wednesday.

  • China's March PMI Powers Ahead Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | 10:19 PM ET
    Factory, Anshan, China

    China's manufacturing sector roared ahead in March as output and new orders surged despite  worries about the world economy, an official survey showed on Tuesday.

  • China Regulator Moves to Curb Insurers' Fundraising Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | 10:01 PM ET

    China's insurance regulator, in draft regulations soliciting public comment, is moving to curb fundraising by insurers, requiring that they seek regulatory approval first, state media said on Tuesday.

  • China's Ping An Aims to Raise Fortis Stake to 7% Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | 5:48 AM ET

    China's Ping An Insurance wants to raise its stake in Fortis to 7 percent, the Belgian-Dutch financial group's annual report showed on Monday.

  • China's "Dumping" Leaves U.S. Hanging...Its Clothes Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 12:46 PM ET

    Things you don't think about. China has been accused of dumping a lot of products on the U.S. at discounted prices, undercutting domestic producers. Apparently no product is too insignificant to start a trade war. Not even coat hangers. You could argue China is taking the U.S. hanger industry to the cleaners.

  • Chinese Economy Can Avoid Post-Games Slump Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 1:46 AM ET
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    China's economy will avoid a post-Olympics recession, thanks to its vast size, rising consumer spending and big appetite for investment, one of the country's top economic advisers told a state newspaper.