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  • Platinum Surges Over 1%; Gold Rises Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 3:21 PM ET

    Gold edged up, but trailed platinum's rise, helped by gains in agricultural and energy prices.

  • India December Inflation Slows to 3-Year Low Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 1:17 AM ET

    India's headline inflation slowed down to its lowest level in three years, hardening expectations for an interest rate cut by the central bank later this month to boost an economy that is set to post its slowest growth in a decade.

  • Euro Zone Factory Downturn Deepens in December Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 4:09 AM ET

    The slowdown in euro zone factory activity deepened in December as new orders tumbled, a business survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting the economy may have slipped further into recession in the last quarter of 2012.

  • China will maintain a "prudent" monetary policy and a pro-active fiscal policy in 2013, leaving room for manoeuvre in the face of global uncertainties, the official Xinhua news agency said after the country's annual policy-setting conference on Sunday.

  • Is China's Economy Now in a Sweet Spot? Sunday, 9 Dec 2012 | 2:52 AM ET

    Growth in China's factory output and retail sales hit an eight-month high in November as consumer inflation bounced off 33-month lows in the latest sign that its economy is snapping out of a protracted slump.

  • Watch Out China, Inflation Is Creeping Up Sunday, 9 Dec 2012 | 1:00 AM ET
    Shopping district in China.

    China's annual consumer inflation rebounded from 33-month lows to 2 percent in November, dimming the chance for more monetary policy easing as its economy recovers.

  • Apple Manufacturer Off the Hook in Chinese Ruling Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 4:59 AM ET
    Employees work on the assembly line at Hon Hai Group's Foxconn plant in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China.

    Chinese labor arbitrators have ruled against the father of a Foxconn worker brain-damaged in a factory accident in southern China.

  • China to Fine-Tune Policies in 2013 Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 10:18 PM ET
    Xi Jinping

    China will maintain its fine-tuning of economic policies in 2013 to ensure stable economic growth, state television quoted Chinese Communist Party chief Xi Jinping as saying on Tuesday.

  • Geopolitical Risk: Greece Stays Put Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    Mexico is the next hot market, but Africa disappoints.

  • Wealth: More Money, More Problems Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 11:26 AM ET

    The wealthy will pay more taxes but spend more, too.

  • Japan-Style 'Lost Decade' Still Looms for Euro Zone Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 2:30 AM ET

    The currency area's escape route hinges more on the pace of expansion in the United States and China, lifting the world economy, than on the policy mix in Europe, which will continue to favour austerity over growth in 2013.

  • China's economy picked up in November but a broader global recovery remains fragile and patchy, a clutch of surveys suggested, with activity elsewhere in Asia remaining subdued amid depressed demand from the developed world.

  • Is Japan on the Mend? Factory Output Jumps Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 10:40 PM ET

    Japan's industrial output unexpectedly rose in October in a sign the world's third-largest economy may have seen the worst of the effects of weak global trade and a diplomatic row with China.

  • India's Economic Growth Seen Languishing Near 3-Year Low Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 10:39 PM ET

    India's economy probably expanded near its slowest pace in three years in the quarter to September, according to a Reuters poll.

  • BoJ deflation statement lifts Nikkei Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 12:01 AM ET

    Among active stocks, construction equipment maker Komatsu rallied 3.2 per cent to Y1, 672 on receding concerns over its outlook following second-quarter results. Hitachi jumped 3.2 per cent to Y423 after maintaining its full-year profit forecast.

  • Does India Have Too Many Billionaires? Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 1:01 PM ET

    New data reveal a staggering increase in billionaires’ wealth as a percentage of national income in India to a whopping 22 percent in 2008.

  • Despite huge efforts to keep the euro zone afloat, business leaders now believe that some of the region’s most troubled countries are riskier places to invest than war-torn nations in the Middle East or North Africa.

  • Brazil to Slash Rates     Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 6:35 PM ET

    Tony Volpon, Strategist for Latin America, Nomura says that Brazil will need to cut interest rates this week.

  • Mykolas Rambus, Chief Executive Officer, Wealth-X says that some high-end brands are growing faster in Brazil than in China. He sheds more light on this.

  • Emerging Markets Are More Than Just the BRICs Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 4:37 AM ET
    BRIC

    There's a growing backlash against the BRIC countries — an acronym created by Jim O'Neill of Goldman Sachs for Brazil, Russia, India and China, as the four biggest emerging markets have underperformed their peers.