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  • Copper, Oil Expected to Take Lead from China Tuesday Monday, 17 Oct 2011 | 4:39 PM ET

    Traders are watching China. Gauging how far and how fast China's growth may have slowed over the past quarter -- and what that could mean for coming quarters. It will be critical to the next move in key commodities like copper and crude as well as equities, traders say.

  • Dennis Gartman Talks Commodities     Monday, 17 Oct 2011 | 12:48 PM ET

    As oil goes, so does copper and stocks right now, says Dennis Gartman, of the Gartman Letter. Chinese copper supplies are above norms, he adds.

  • World’s 10 Biggest Employers Monday, 17 Oct 2011 | 4:46 AM ET
    The world economy is once again in a precarious position as governments in developed countries cut spending, while the private sector braces for another slowdown. Unemployment rates in many developed countries are running in double digit percentages, creating a jobs crisis.In the midst of this, some of the world’s largest companies in Western and emerging markets aren’t cutting jobs, in fact they are adding to their payrolls.We’ve put together a list of the world’s 10 largest employers among pub

    We’ve put together a list of the world’s 10 largest publicly listed employers. Find out which companies have the world's biggest workforces.

  • Vietnam Stocks Offer 500 Percent Upside: CEO     Monday, 17 Oct 2011 | 4:40 AM ET

    Vietnamese brokers and industrials will experience 500 percent upside over the next 2-3 years, David Roes, CEO of ASEAN Investment Management, told CNBC.

  • Jim Rogers

    The U.S. economy is likely to experience a period of stagflation worse than the 1970s, which would cause bond yields to spike, commodity bull Jim Rogers told CNBC on Friday. Rogers said governments were lying about the inflation problem and the recent rally in Treasurys was a bubble.

  • Emerging Market Strategy     Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 2:00 AM ET

    "Emerging market growth at this point is still quite strong," Bhanu Baweja, head of research and emerging market strategy at UBS, told CNBC.

  • Investing in Singapore Market in Q4     Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 11:10 PM ET

    Tze Ming Tey, market strategist at Saxo Capital Markets, sees good value in some Singapore listed companies.

  • Bank of Singapore: Protecting Your Wealth     Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 8:30 PM ET

    Renato de Guzman, CEO of Bank of Singapore, talks about advantages of being an Asia-focused private bank.

  • 5 Questions With Fletcher Building CEO Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 8:25 PM ET

    Heavily criticized acquisitions and recurring earthquakes have stacked the odds against one of New Zealand's largest listed companies Fletcher Building. Following the recent slowdown in the Australasian housing market, the company announced Thursday that it has downgraded its earnings outlook for the first-half of 2012. CNBC's Christine Tan spoke to CEO Jonathan Ling before the announcement about his contingency plan for the difficulties ahead.

  • Singapore’s F1 Excitement Rubs Off on the Economy Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 8:18 PM ET

    This weekend’s Formula One (F1) night race marks Singapore’s fourth year of playing host to this sporting event that is proving to be lucrative for both organizers and sponsors alike.

  • Oil & Copper Prices and Index Rebalancing     Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 5:36 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders with tomorrow's trade on Google. Also Dan Dicker, MercBloc president provides insight on copper & oil prices, and China's trade data, with the Fast Money traders.

  • Choice for Ford Workers: Money or Jobs Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 3:58 PM ET
    Ford Auto Workers Chicago

    Want an early sampling of how many Ford UAW members feel about their proposed new contract with the Dearborn automaker? Check out comments from Ford workers on their Facebook page.

  • China Fears Cool Markets     Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 3:05 PM ET

    Concern about a slowdown in China is putting pressure on oil and metals, with Todd Colvin, MF Global, and CNBC's Seema Mody & Sharon Epperson.

  • China Trade Data Suggests Slowdown?     Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 12:55 PM ET

    China's trade growth slumped last month as the world's second largest economy felt the impact of economic turmoil in Europe and the US. Fast Money's Brian Kelly discusses.

  • China's Next Revolution Is in Fitness Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 11:59 PM ET

    China is hardly enjoying an athletic revolution of the people, but the foundation for one may be forming as the middle class grows richer. The NYT reports.

  • Chinese Reveal Size of Copper Inventory Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 4:50 PM ET
    Copper Tubing

    China has for the first time revealed the estimated size of its copper inventories, shedding light on one of the commodity market’s biggest mysteries. The FT reports.

  • GM to Build Electric Chevy Spark     Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 2:15 PM ET

    GM will sell Spark EV in select markets starting in 2013, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • GM to Build Electric Chevy Spark     Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 8:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the details on General Motors' plans for electric vehicles.

  • Why GM's New Electric Chevy Spark Matters Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 7:40 AM ET
    Gm Building

    As new model announcements go, this is not the biggest. So why should we care about General Motors spacer announcing it will build an electric version of its compact Chevy Spark? Primarily because it shines a spotlight on GM's much hyped, but still far from developed, program to build and sell electric cars.

  • Infosys Second Quarter Earnings     Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 4:15 AM ET

    Bangalore-based tech firm Infosys's profits rose by almost 10 percent during the second quarter. Infosys CEO, SD Shibulal, joined CNBC to discuss the firm's success, which he attributed largely to the weakening rupee.

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