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  • Why China Will Not Bow to Pressure to Boost Economy Monday, 3 Sep 2012 | 1:19 AM ET

    The latest batch of weak economic data from China is piling pressure on Beijing to act fast to shore up an economy that is slowing faster than expected, but experts say there are plenty of reasons why any stimulus might not come soon.

  • China Stocks Not on Verge of 2008-Style Collapse Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 11:49 PM ET

    China’s battered stock market has slumped to its lowest level in 3-1/2 years this week and the selling appears to be relentless, but analysts tell CNBC that Chinese shares are not on the verge of a 2008-style market collapse.

  • Shares of Shanghai-listed Citic Securities, China’s largest brokerage firm, fell by 9.1 percent on Monday after rumors the company had suffered a large 2.9 billion yuan ($460 million) loss on overseas trading. But a spokesperson for the company denied the rumors.

  • China Stocks May Take Breather Ahead of July Data Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 10:58 AM ET

    The Chinese market is likely to consolidate on Wednesday ahead of of a batch of July data Thursday and after three days of gains.

  • Market Confidence Grows in China After Two-Day Rally Monday, 6 Aug 2012 | 10:35 AM ET
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    Confidence is strengthening in the Chinese market after two days of gains of more than 1 percent.

  • Earnings, Economic Data in Focus for China Investors Sunday, 5 Aug 2012 | 12:28 PM ET
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    Traders in China are expected to focus on earnings results and a batch of economic data this week.

  • More Choppy, Speculative Trading Seen for China Market Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 1:32 PM ET

    Friday may see more choppy trading after Thursday's speculation-fueled trading session.

  • China PMI Data in Focus for Markets Wednesday Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 10:51 AM ET
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    July PMI data may sway the direction of trading on Wednesday.

  • Junk Stock Cleanup Effort Leaves Investors on Edge Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 11:11 AM ET
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    Concerns about a regulatory clean-up of junk stocks and doubts over whether the economy has bottomed out may continue to dog trading in China on Tuesday.

  • Why Asia’s Retail Investors Are Ditching the Market Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 9:35 PM ET
    A Chinese investor monitors screens showing stock indexes at a trading house in Shanghai on June 1, 2010.

    A 30-year-old trader at a Hong Kong-based hedge fund has slashed  his holdings in equities from 25 percent of personal savings to near zero over the past one year, making him one of many individual investors in Asia who have been pushed to the sidelines owing to extreme market volatility.  

  • Are the Boom Days for Hong Kong Property Over? Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 2:31 AM ET

    Hong Kong’s residential property market, which has seen dramatic price gains over the past decade because supply has not kept up with demand, is set for a slowdown as the new administration comes good on its pledge to increase land supply for housing, says an industry expert.

  • China Investors to Focus on Europe, Key PMI Data Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 10:59 AM ET

    Tuesday's trading in the Chinese market may be affected by the July HSBC flash PMI data, the earliest monthly indicator of China's industrial activity, due out at 10:30 Beijing time, and growing worries about the euro zone.

  • The Chinese market has gained for three consecutive sessions, despite the fact that the benchmark index is still trading near six-month lows.

  • China Market May Trade in Tight Range Amid Uncertainty Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 11:08 AM ET

    Lack of clarity on future policy may keep the Chinese market trading in a narrow range on Thursday.

  • China Investors Sidelined Ahead of Cabinet Meeting Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 10:48 AM ET
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    Investors may stay sidelined as the cabinet meeting on second half economic policies is expected to be held Wednesday.

  • China Market Sentiment Near ‘Freezing Point’ Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 10:16 AM ET

    Market sentiment has reached what's described in Chinese media as "freezing point" on a combination of concerns about neverending initial public offerings, an upcoming over-the-counter market, and disappointing corporate scorecards.

  • The Sun Hung Kai Centre building in Hong Kong, China

    News that Sun Hung Kai’s billionaire co-chairmen have been charged for bribery has cast a pall over the stock and prompted a downgrade from Barclays on Monday, as investors continue to weigh the extent of the fallout from the scandal on Asia's largest developer.

  • Asian Firms Look Beyond Stock Sales to Raise Funds Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 3:05 AM ET

    A drought in the IPO market has more Asian firms looking into alternative ways to raise capital, with many tapping private equity and debt markets.

  • Asians Are World's Biggest Risk Takers Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 8:02 PM ET
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    A survey by Nielsen shows Asian consumers are more likely to stay invested during this period of volatile markets. What’s more — they are also more likely to put their cash in high-risk assets than their peers in Europe and the U.S.

  • No Bottom in Sight for China Coal Prices: Analyst Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 3:22 AM ET
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    Coal prices in China have fallen almost 20 percent since the beginning of the year, with analysts expecting further declines as inventories remain high and coal mines in China continue to ramp up production.