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  • From Driver to Drag on Global Growth Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | 11:07 PM ET

    The continued decline in China's manufacturing activity highlights the risk the world's second largest economy now poses to global growth, experts told CNBC.

  • Why China's Economy May Be Headed for a Crash Saturday, 29 Jun 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    Empty apartment developments stand in the city of Ordos, Inner Mongolia.

    The consequences of China's credit binge may just be getting started - with much more pain to come.

  • UK Bank Business 'Normal' for First Time Since 2011 Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | 7:01 PM ET

    The level of business in the U.K. financial services sector returned to a level considered "normal" for the first time since March 2011, according to a survey released on Monday.

  • Commodities Going Hog Wild as Pig Contracts Fly Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 12:29 PM ET

    The hottest trade—at least in the commodity markets—is shaping up to be live hog futures. Prices have surged 18 percent year-to-date.

  • What Slowdown? Rich Europeans Only Getting Richer Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 9:57 AM ET

    Europe's top economies may be stalled, but the region's super wealthy posted strong wealth gains in 2012, according to a new study from Wealth-X.

  • Fed Tapering? Here's Why It May Not Happen Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 11:09 PM ET

    The U.S. Federal Reserve's plan to taper its bond buying program may not materialize after all, says one strategist.

  • Can Rudd Stop the Rout in the Australia Dollar? Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 12:16 AM ET

    The swearing in of Kevin Rudd on Thursday for a second time as Australia's prime minister brought some relief to the Aussie dollar, which hit a one-week high on the news.

  • EM Growth Hits Lowest Since Financial Crisis Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 10:30 AM ET

    Emerging market growth has slowed to its weakest pace since the financial crisis, research firm Capital Economics said on Thursday.

  • Has Gold Entered a Long Term Bear Market? Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 11:12 PM ET

    Gold, which is at its lowest level in nearly three years, is in the midst of a long term bear market, and investors should look to exit positions in the precious metal, say experts.

  • France Likely to Miss Deficit Target, Auditors Warn Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 6:57 AM ET

    French national auditors warned the French government on Thursday that it was likely to miss revised budget targets this year, putting it on course to break a pledge it made to the European Commission.

  • Junk Bond Issuance Hits Lowest Level in a Year Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 3:19 AM ET

    Debt issuance in the once sizzling junk bond market plummeted in June as volatility in U.S. Treasury yields and a souring of risk appetite deters corporates from raising capital.

  • The Biggest Risk for Asian Markets Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 11:41 PM ET

    A further spike in U.S. treasury yields and not China's financial instability could be the biggest risk to Asia, analysts say.

  • Glencore Founder and Fugitive Marc Rich Dead at 78 Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 5:29 AM ET
    Marc Rich, founder of Glencore.

    Marc Rich, the founder of Glencore and later fugitive who was controversially pardoned by President Bill Clinton on his last day in office has died in Switzerland.

  • O'Neill vs. Faber on China Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 7:21 AM ET

    Market veterans Marc Faber and Jim O'Neill — known as Dr. Doom and Mr. BRIC respectively — posted opposite views when asked if the Chinese liquidity crunch was real.

  • Bond Investors Were ‘in Denial’ About QE Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 10:18 AM ET

    Bond investors that banked on unlimited quantitative easing were “in denial”, according to one asset manager, explaining the market reaction to the Federal Reserve’s warning that its bond purchasing program could soon be scaled back.

  • Bernanke Is Doing the Right Thing: Trichet Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 2:29 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    The former head of the European Central Bank told CNBC that central banks can only do so much to jump-start a global recovery.

  • China Cash Crunch Already Being Felt on the Ground Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 11:00 PM ET

    There are some signs of distress among Chinese firms because of tighter liquidity conditions, according to one survey.

  • Volatility Slams the Brakes on Capital Raising Sunday, 23 Jun 2013 | 11:24 PM ET

    Global capital markets are reeling under the volatility brought about by the prospect of Fed tapering.

  • Why Germany's Election Matters for Europe Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 8:53 AM ET

    Chancellor Angela Merkel put her cards on the table on Monday, maintaining her tough stance on austerity for debt-ridden euro zone nations in an election manifesto that could be at the center of EU policy for the next five years.

  • Bond Fund Outflows Hit Record on Tapering Fears Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 5:47 AM ET

    Mutual and exchange-traded funds hemorrhaged a record volume of bonds in June, according to a fresh report by TrimTabs Investment Research.