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  • Every Boom Busts, China Will be No Exception: Economist Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 5:40 AM ET
    Chinese shipping containers

    China’s export-led growth model is on the verge of collapse, according to Richard Duncan, chief economist at Blackhorse Asset Management. He believes that it’s only a matter of time before the “great Chinese bubble” pops.

  • China’s Interest in Farmland Makes Brazil Nervous Friday, 27 May 2011 | 4:17 PM ET
    Wheat field

    When the Chinese came looking for more soybeans in Uruaçu, Brazil, last year, they inquired about buying land — lots of it. Now some in Brazil are beginning to see those purchases as a problem.

  • Can 'Made in America' Survive in a Global Economy? Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 2:29 PM ET

    As more and more steps of the manufacturing process are outsourced to other countries, American products are harder to find, and often more expensive to purchase. Can "Made in America" survive in a global economy?

  • Fear & Volatility = Opportunity  Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 10:05 AM ET

    Strategies for a long-term investor or short-term trader, with Dan Neiman, Neiman Large Cap Value Fund and Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services.

  • Money in Motion: Currency Trading  Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 9:54 AM ET

    A currency play on the Euro & Japanese yen with Andy Busch, BMO Capital Markets.

  • Risk Is Out, Dollar Is In Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 9:18 AM ET

    Risk is off, debt worries are on, and the dollar is in again - time for your FX Fix.

  • Fears of further monetary tightening in China have been weighing on the country's stock market over the last two weeks with the Shanghai Composite dropping 6 percent during that time. One expert believes investors are in for a nasty surprise over the next 12 months and that Chinese equities will remain under pressure.

  • China's growing middle class is leading to a scramble among airlines, airports and tour operators keen to cash in on this trend as International airlines that haven’t already established direct routes to China rushing to do so.

  • A fan blows a vuvuzela at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

    Nothing inspires more passion in Brazil than soccer.  But the nation is dramatically behind schedule in putting in place the infrastructure required for when 600,000 visitors descend on the country.

  • New Global Diet Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:38 PM ET
    An Angolan woman shops in a market in Cabinda.

    Much like housing years ago, food has become something bigger than itself. It's about far more than sustenance. It's about commodities trading, global trade, energy, biotechnology and government policy. Our special report, "Food Economics, explores all of those dimensions.

  • US President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

    "In the past, Brazil's reach has always exceeded its grasp," says one former U.S. official. "It always saw itself as a leader, but has been frustrated that the world saw it another way. The Brazilian economy is developing to the point where it does have the global heft that people have to take it seriously."

  • Somali Pirates

    The International Maritime Bureau reported last week that global piracy hit an all-time high in the first quarter of 2011, driven by a rise in attacks off the coast of Somalia.

  • China’s Growth Could Halve to 5% in Next 10 Years Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 1:25 AM ET
    Chinese shipping containers

    The financial crisis has dealt a major blow to China's export-led growth model by ushering in a prolonged period of weak global growth. Even if China is successful at igniting domestic consumption, GDP growth could well halve to 5 percent a year on average in this decade.

  • China’s Growth Could Halve to 5% in Next 10 Years Sunday, 17 Apr 2011 | 7:53 PM ET
    Chinese shipping containers

    The financial crisis has dealt a major blow to China's export-led growth model by ushering in a prolonged period of weak global growth. Even if China is successful at igniting domestic consumption, GDP growth could well halve to 5 percent a year on average in this decade.

  • Correction in Commodities Likely Shortlived: Experts Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 8:56 PM ET

    The commodities bull run fueled in recent years by China's breakneck economic growth may be close to an end, according to one expert. But others feel a correction will only be short-lived.

  • Romney Calls for 'Higher-Standard' WTO Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 6:42 PM ET
    Mitt Romney (R)

    Mitt Romney said Tuesday that if he were president he would propose creating a free trade organization that would be of a "higher" level  than the World Trade Organization.

  • Brazil's "economic miracle" is alive and well despite growing concern that the Latin American powerhouse is in danger of overheating, the managing partner of Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual said Monday.

  • How Are Rare Earth Elements Used? Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 9:58 AM ET
    Rare earth elements have drawn worldwide attention in recent months, with uncertainty from the world’s largest producer, China, making investors uneasy about products and industries that require these substances. Rare earth elements are a collection of seventeen members of the periodic table, as defined by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, but the name is somewhat misleading. Composed mostly of members of the Periodic table’s lanthanide series, rare earths are similar in abu

    Click for an element-by-element breakdown of the rare earth elements and how they are used in today’s economy.

  • ETF Trades Canceled; 'Flash Crash' Memories Return Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 12:10 AM ET
    NASDAQ

    Nasdaq OMX and NYSE cancelled trades in 10 exchange-traded funds after their prices plummeted in early trading on Thursday, raising questions about measures implemented to safeguard investors against sharp market swings after last year’s “flash crash,” the Financial Times reports.

  • Hedgeye's McCullough: Get the Dollar Right Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 9:16 AM ET

    Currently, the most important game in Global Macro Risk Management is the cross-asset-class correlation-risk associated with what the U.S. dollar does. If you get policy right, you’re likely to get the U.S. dollar right. If you get the U.S. dollar right, you’ll get fewer things wrong.