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  • More Help Is at Hand for China’s Slowing Economy Monday, 6 Aug 2012 | 3:42 AM ET
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    The Chinese economy is likely to find support from a more active central bank together with a boost in spending by Beijing in the second half of the year - that’s the key take away from recent pledges made by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) and policymakers to push growth, economists tell CNBC.

  • China’s Lower PMI Reading Masks ‘Notable Rebound’ Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 12:02 AM ET
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    China’s official reading of manufacturing activity might have dipped to an eight-month low in July but economists say the figure masks an economy that has already bottomed and on track for a rebound in the second half.

  • Cramer: 5 Stocks Staging a Comeback Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 6:09 PM ET
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    The "Mad Money" host points to five stocks that are exacting their revenge on the market to prove that even losers get lucky once in a while.

  • Bearish Investors Underpricing China Assets: Pros Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 3:55 AM ET
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    China’s economy grew at its slowest pace in three years in the second quarter of the year, but some experts say fears over China’s growth are overblown and investors are underestimating the value of Chinese equities and currency.

  • Beijing Hopes to Cash In Taiwanese Public Support Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 2:58 AM ET
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    China is finding that it may not need to threaten or invade this diplomatically isolated island, which it considers a rogue province. It’s doing just fine buying influence from the inside out, the Global Post reports.

  • Don’t Expect Big China Stimulus: Strategist Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 1:40 PM ET
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    The market is naïve to expect a big stimulus boost in China, Adrian Mowat, JPMorgan’s chief Asian and emerging market equity strategist, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” Thursday.

  • How China Will Sway Currencies Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 9:46 AM ET
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    China is releasing a slew of economic data this week, with the potential to move a key currency. The question is how.

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    China’s latest inflation numbers suggest the economy is cooling faster than economists expected, but the drop in producer prices by a steeper-than-expected 2.1 percent in June could provide a boost for corporate margins according to experts.

  • Foreign Exchange Plays Key Role in Dividends Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 1:12 PM ET
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    Fluctuations in global currencies are not only having an impact on corporate earnings but on dividend growth as well. Asset management firms across the world are in the process of rebalancing their exposure to global markets.

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    The rate cuts from three major economies on Thursday may have dominated headlines, but it did little to inspire confidence in global stock markets, which fell as investors took the move to mean the world economy remains in trouble.

  • China’s Surprise Rate Cut Signals More Trouble Ahead Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 9:11 PM ET
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    China’s unexpected cut in interest rates – the second in less than a month – suggests that the world’s second-biggest economy is in worse shape than it appears and the government is getting worried about growth prospects ahead of the release of key economic data next week.

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    Speculation over whether China’s central bank will cut the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) for lenders as early as this weekend heightened on Thursday after local media reports urged the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) to act to boost liquidity and spur economic growth.

  • Chinese Data Mask Depth of Slowdown, Executives Say Saturday, 23 Jun 2012 | 1:27 AM ET
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    As the Chinese economy continues to sputter, prominent executives in China and Western economists say there is evidence that local officials are falsifying economic statistics to disguise the true depth of the troubles. The New York Times reports.

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    Asian markets fell on Thursday amid growing worries about global growth after China’s factory sector contracted for an eighth straight month, with economists telling CNBC it’s time for Asian policymakers to do more to boost growth.

  • China Inflation Eases; Is Door Open for More Stimulus? Saturday, 9 Jun 2012 | 10:15 AM ET
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    China's inflation fell further in May, giving Beijing more room to fight a deepening economic slump following this week's interest rate cut.

  • China Faces Stimulus Dilemma Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 7:14 PM ET
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    Many experts from inside and outside the Chinese government are warning of the dangers involved in a fresh round of stimulus and easy credit that could reinflate a property bubble and exacerbate the stark structural imbalances already present in its economy. The FT reports.

  • China Rate Cut Coming Soon? Don’t Bet On It Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 6:40 AM ET
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    Despite market speculation that China’s central bank may cut interest rates soon, strategists in the region tell CNBC that such a move is unlikely as recent economic data do not point to a huge slowdown to warrant aggressive monetary easing.

  • Calls Grow for Central Bank Action as Stocks Swoon Sunday, 3 Jun 2012 | 10:12 PM ET
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    With global markets continuing their tumble and bond yields dropping in tandem, calls are getting louder for a coordinated central bank action to stem panic in markets.

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    Stimulus measures by Beijing will provide just a temporary fix for China’s slowing economy and could derail the country’s long-term economic rebalancing plans, say experts.

  • The massive commodities boom of the past decade is at its tail end given the slowdown in one of the largest consumers, China, says Ruchir Sharma, Head of Emerging Markets at Morgan Stanley Investment Management.