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  • China Stocks to Outperform in 2012: Strategist Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 12:51 AM ET

    After spending most of 2011 in negative territory, Chinese stocks have the biggest upside potential, according to Cedric Ma, Senior Investment Strategist at Convoy Asset Management.

  • Next Big Financial Crisis Will Be Made in China Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 8:19 PM ET
    A lone Chinese investor talks on the phone as he monitors his stock prices at a security firm in Hefei, east China's Anhui province.

    The next big global financial crisis will emanate from China. That is not a firm prediction. But few countries have avoided crises after financial liberalization and global integration. Would China be different? Only if Chinese policymakers retain their caution, says the FT's Martin Wolf.

  • Politics Cushion China's Economic Hard Landing Risks Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 7:26 PM ET
    Chinese President Hu Jintao talks with Vice President Xi Jinping at China's Parliament in Beijing, China.

    The politics of China's need for a smooth leadership succession this year provide the best protection against a hard economic landing, regardless of stuttering exports, faltering capital flows, local government debts and lingering inflation risks.

  • Blueprint for China to Open Up Markets Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 6:19 PM ET
    Chinese Yuan and US Dollar

    China should accelerate the loosening of capital controls, its central bank said, in a report outlining the path to a freely tradable currency and more open capital markets. The Financial Times reports.

  • The Chinese central bank's move to boost economic growth by cutting the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) by 50 basis points over the weekend, for the second time in almost three months, is part of its "fine-tuning" of monetary policy, say analysts who expect more such easing in 2012.

  • Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center, in Shanghai.

    China's central bank warned in its quarterly monetary policy report that the country still needs to be on guard for inflation, but analysts say, further monetary easing is on the cards, which could boost equity markets this year.

  • China January Inflation at 3-Month High of 4.5% Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 9:13 PM ET

    China's annual inflation rate accelerated to 4.5 percent in January, well ahead of market expectations and breaking a five-month trend of easing price pressures as consumers ramped up spending during the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday season.

  • The laws of probability dictate that the longer China delays a widely-expected cut to the required reserve ratio (RRR) for its banks, the more likely it is to come.

  • After the U.S. and Europe, China's economy is going to be next in line for a major credit crisis and Chinese policymakers must allow a hard landing to "cleanse" the economy, Bill Smead, CEO and Chief Investment Officer at Smead Capital Management told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Does Asia's PMI Data Signal a Rebound? Sunday, 8 Jan 2012 | 5:53 PM ET

    Purchasing managers indexes (PMI) for China and India released in the past week, showed that both economies experienced a rebound in the manufacturing and services sectors in December, but according to a number of analysts, it's too premature to call a turning point for the two countries or the broader Asian region.

  • Will Asian Equities Rebound in 2012 After Tough Year? Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 | 10:37 PM ET
    An investor watches the electronic board at the stock exchange in Shanghai, China.

    The risks from Europe's debt crisis and a global slowdown have left investors in Asia reeling in 2011, but analysts tell CNBC, Asian equities will outperform and push global markets higher in 2012 because of further policy easing and better valuations.

  • Funds Expect Surge of Bad Loans in China Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 7:19 PM ET

    Foreign and domestic distressed debt funds expect a big supply of bad loans to come on to the market in China after at least five years in which banks largely sat on their portfolios of troubled loans. The FT reports.

  • Beijing Under Pressure to Bolster Housing Sector Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 10:18 PM ET
    Apartments in China

    Friction is rising over Beijing’s real estate policies, with some top Chinese policy advisers arguing that restrictions should be loosened to avoid an abrupt economic slowdown. The Financial Times reports.

  • James S. Chanos

    The popping of the Chinese real estate bubble has just begun, with the nation likely to experience the types of problems the U.S. has encountered over the past five years, hedge fund titan Jim Chanos told CNBC.

  • Will China's RRR Cut End Bear Market for Stocks? Sunday, 4 Dec 2011 | 5:59 PM ET
    An investor watches the electronic board at the stock exchange in Shanghai, China.

    Chinese stocks got a shot in the arm on Thursday with the Hang Seng surging 5.8%. But analysts say whether the rally continues will depend on a number of factors including the central bank's future moves and further reforms.

  • Markets Focus on Europe, but China May Be Bigger Worry Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 1:58 PM ET
    Great Wall of China

    China's move this week to keep its economy afloat isn't getting the big headlines that Europe got, but it may be more significant for the world economy.  Here's why.

  • China Monetary Easing a Done Deal: Analysts Sunday, 27 Nov 2011 | 8:31 PM ET

    With China's November factory activity sinking to a 32-month low, analysts say China's central bank will almost certainly ease monetary policy in the coming months but through cuts in reserve ratios rather than interest rates.

  • 5 Things to Be Grateful for This Thanksgiving Thursday, 24 Nov 2011 | 1:08 AM ET

    With stocks in Europe and the U.S. falling to 7-week lows and plenty of gloom around, investors may be hard-pressed to find cheer this Thanksgiving. But if you were forced, in between Turkey bites, to list some reasons to be thankful for, we’re offering you five.

  • Tough Decisions Face China as Global Woes Grow Sunday, 20 Nov 2011 | 10:25 PM ET
    Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center, in Shanghai.

    As global growth worries are coming to a head, China's policymakers are increasingly facing a tough choice: whether to get serious about ending their long-reliance on exports to power gross domestic product (GDP).

  • As China Slows, the Loan Sharks Come Knocking Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 10:55 PM ET
    A worker operates machines for making yarn at a textile factory in Huaibei, east China's Anhui province.

    As China’s economy has begun to slow, more and more entrepreneurs are finding themselves unable to meet debt payments on which interest rates often run as high as 70 percent in the thriving unregulated, loan system. The NYT reports.