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Invest China - Special Report

  • Playing China's Surging Inflation Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 11:26 PM ET
    Harrods Customers Use UnionPay Debit Cards To Make Purchases

    March CPI is expected to rise more than 5 percent on year to touch a 32-month high, while retail sales, an indication of consumer spending, is forecast to rise 16.5 percent on year. This would mean inflation has not yet hit discretionary spending in China.

Features

  • China's Hotel Boom Catches A Second Wind Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 9:52 AM ET

    Not only are hordes of internatonal tourists visiting the big name cities, a new generation of domestic travelers are discovering China's second- and third-tier cities.

  • Will Slower Growth Be Good for China Banks? Sunday, 10 Apr 2011 | 8:18 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk past a branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) in Shanghai.

    Taking a cue from the larger economy, which is looking to make the transition from quantity to quality, China’s four biggest banks have decided to slow down growth and focus instead on better profit margins.

  • Second-Tier Cities = Money Pits? Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 9:31 PM ET
    Apartment buildings in Liaoning Province, China.

    Over the last year, developers and investors alike have flooded into China’s second-tier cities, chasing real-estate opportunities. Many of the Tier 2 cities are turning into money pits, according to a new report from Credit Suisse, and should be avoided.

  • China's Rebalancing Act Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 8:13 PM ET
    Security personel pass by the Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, China. The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference began on March 3 in Beijing.

    China is expected to unveil its latest five-year plan for the nation this week, as its two quasi-legislatures - the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Congress and the National People’s Congress - are expected to give their stamp of approval.

  • New Fund Offerings Flood China as Redemptions Surge Sunday, 6 Mar 2011 | 9:17 PM ET
    A local investor watches the share-prices index display at a stock brokerage in Shanghai.

    Record number of mutual fund redemptions in China have prompted a slew of new offerings in the market as fund management firms struggle to retain invetsors.

  • As China Cools Property Market, Buyers Go Overseas Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 11:29 PM ET
    Asian Couple Embracing in Front of New Home

    As Chinese property prices skyrocket and with cooling measures put in place, more and more mainland buyers are finding more value in overseas markets.

  • Is China Behind The Curve in Raising Rates? Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 9:51 PM ET

    China's move to hike its reserve requirement ratio (RRR) for banks by 50 basis points late Friday was its eighth since 2010. That takes the amount of money banks need to park with the central bank to 19.5 percent. But when it comes to interest rates, China has been much more cautious. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) has raised rates only three times since the current tightening cycle began in October 2010.

  • Tapping China's Thirst for Luxury via Hong Kong Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 11:30 PM ET
    Woman purse shopping

    Greater China may represent a significant portion of sales for leading luxury brands Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Bulgari, but Aaron Fischer, regional head of consumer research at CLSA Asia Pacific Markets, believes Hong Kong-listed retailers are better positioned to capture the mainland’s demand for high-end merchandise.

  • Think 'Communism', When Investing in China Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 11:30 PM ET
    Great Wall of China

    China may be increasingly capitalist in inclination, and at ground level. But no one should forget that it’s still a communist, command-driven economy. If “Don’t fight the Fed” is the mantra in the United States, “Don’t fight the Party” is a wise motto for investors in the Middle Kingdom.

  • Rise of 'New Urban' Cities Thursday, 10 Feb 2011 | 8:58 PM ET
    China

    Though Shanghai and Beijing tend to grab the headlines, the future of the country is in its smaller cities, experts say. They are its heartland and the likely source of its most rapid growth over the next few years.

  • China's Days as 'World's Factory' Numbered Sunday, 6 Feb 2011 | 9:54 PM ET

    China’s economy is at a significant crossroads as it enters 2011, with wages rising rapidly and the labor force, particularly of migrant laborers, starting to shrink. The shift is causing many to predict the end of the country’s status as the world’s shop floor.

  • Chinese Stars Making Waves in the West Sunday, 23 Jan 2011 | 6:23 AM ET
    Jackie Chan sightings in Paris at Le Grand Rex Cinema on July 25, 2010 in Paris, France.

    China may be a growing economic powerhouse, but its increasing prominence on the global stage has also seen a rise of Chinese stars in the West.

  • Hogs as Defensive Plays? Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM ET

    China's economy powered ahead in 2010, but the performance of its stock market far from impressed global investors.

  • Chinese Deals: Not Always A Slam Dunk? Sunday, 30 Jan 2011 | 7:49 PM ET
    Deal, Handshake

    China’s M&A activity hit record levels in 2010, with overseas acquisitions dominating a quarter of the deals. While Chinese firms have had success in its quest to go global, the end result is not always smooth sailing.

  • Property Prices Defy Tightening Moves Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 4:45 AM ET
    Apartments in China

    Despite moves by the Chinese government to tame its property sector,  prices have remained stubbornly resilient, with some economists saying the tightening measures are unsustainable.

  • No Bubble, Says CEO of Beijing's Biggest Developer Sunday, 23 Jan 2011 | 5:34 AM ET
    Zhang Xin, CEO of SOHO China, Beijing's largest real estate developer.

    Zhang Xin, co-founder and CEO of Beijing's largest real estate developer, SOHO China, shares her outlook on China's property market amid the country's tightening policies, and whether the country's property bubble is at risk of bursting.

  • Hot on China's Green IPOs Monday, 17 Jan 2011 | 1:49 AM ET

    Even with a great 2010 in the books, analysts say investors shouldn’t expect the growing boom in Chinese cleantech firms going public to slow down in the coming months.

  • Yuan: Too Weak or Vastly Undervalued? Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 7:07 PM ET
    Chinese Yuan and US Dollar

    The yuan debate has come to the fore again, with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Washington for a state visit. While many critics see the currency as vastly undervalued against the U.S. dollar, the case is far from clear when viewed against other currencies.

  • The 10 Fastest Growing Chinese Companies Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 4:36 PM ET
    When speaking of global growth, the buzzword in the markets is China. Although Chinese GDP has slowed in the past two quarters, the country has maintained an average growth rate of about 10.2% since 2006, far outstripping growth in most Western economies. Although global markets have recovered a portion of their losses since the lows in the wake of the global financial crisis, growth in emerging markets - and especially China – stands out over this period. Despite worries of a growing real-estat

    Here are the firms with the highest share price appreciation from market close on Dec. 31, 2008 through Jan. 12, 2011 on the Shanghai Composite Index.

Slideshows

  • Asia's Most Valuable Companies Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 10:41 PM ET
    Asia’s top companies have been buffeted over the past year by surging crude oil prices, Japan’s earthquake and nuclear crisis, and the flood and cyclone disasters in Australia.But with record profits, strong economic growth and plenty of help from the liquidity provided by the world’s central banks, these firms have continued to increase their value.According to market capitalization data from Reuters, 11 of the top 20 most valuable Asian companies are Chinese, as of April 14, 2011. Nearly half

    Many of Asia's top companies have continued to increase their value despite surging crude oil prices and natural disasters. Click to see the full list of Asia's most valuable companies.

  • Asia-Pacific's Highest Earning Athletes Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 8:23 PM ET
    Professional athletes are some of the richest people in the world. Becoming household names by excelling in their sports, these athletes have raked in millions with exclusive contracts, endorsement deals and special appearances.  This weekend alone, Filipino boxer and politician Manny Pacquiao is set to make $20 million as he defends his WBO welterweight title against American Shane Mosley.Whether you call it god-given talent or mere luck, there’s no denying that some sport icons have influence

    We’ve put together a list of Asia’s 10 richest athletes taking into consideration their annual earnings from a mixture of sporting contracts, salary, endorsement deals and appearance fees. Check out what we found!

  • 10 Outrageous Objects Made of Gold Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 8:57 PM ET
    With gold hitting record highs, we were thinking about all the different ways you can own it.Sure, you can buy gold bars, or an ETF to try to take advantage of the hot metal's rise. Or you can go for something a little more fun. So here's a look at some unusual ways some people have found to stake their gold claims.

    For some people, gold is the ultimate safe haven commodity. Here's a look at the 10 most outrageous items some people have found to stake their gold claims.

Videos

  • Chinese Firms' Urge to Merge     Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 5:40 PM ET

    China's outbound investments passed the $50 billion mark in 2010. Those figures are expected to rise further with Beijing's recent "Going Abroad" push which allows local firms to make overseas investments in yuan. But as Cheng Lei reports, Chinese firms still have a lot to learn when investing abroad.

  • Xi Jinping vs. Hu Jintao     Monday, 17 Jan 2011 | 9:30 PM ET

    China will prosper under the leadership of Xi Jinping, the likely successor of President Hu Jintao, says Robert Lawrence Kuhn, author of "How China's Leaders Think". He shares his thoughts with, CNBC's Oriel Morrison and Martin Soong.

  • Global Growth to Continue     Monday, 17 Jan 2011 | 8:15 PM ET

    Han De Jong, chief economist at ABN AMRO views Asia’s inflation problem as temporary and expects the global growth story to continue and corporate earnings to shine. He talks to CNBC’s Martin Soong and Bernard Lo.

Slideshows

  • Asia's Most Valuable Companies Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 10:41 PM ET
    Asia’s top companies have been buffeted over the past year by surging crude oil prices, Japan’s earthquake and nuclear crisis, and the flood and cyclone disasters in Australia.But with record profits, strong economic growth and plenty of help from the liquidity provided by the world’s central banks, these firms have continued to increase their value.According to market capitalization data from Reuters, 11 of the top 20 most valuable Asian companies are Chinese, as of April 14, 2011. Nearly half

    Many of Asia's top companies have continued to increase their value despite surging crude oil prices and natural disasters. Click to see the full list of Asia's most valuable companies.

  • Asia-Pacific's Highest Earning Athletes Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 8:23 PM ET
    Professional athletes are some of the richest people in the world. Becoming household names by excelling in their sports, these athletes have raked in millions with exclusive contracts, endorsement deals and special appearances.  This weekend alone, Filipino boxer and politician Manny Pacquiao is set to make $20 million as he defends his WBO welterweight title against American Shane Mosley.Whether you call it god-given talent or mere luck, there’s no denying that some sport icons have influence

    We’ve put together a list of Asia’s 10 richest athletes taking into consideration their annual earnings from a mixture of sporting contracts, salary, endorsement deals and appearance fees. Check out what we found!

  • 10 Outrageous Objects Made of Gold Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 8:57 PM ET
    With gold hitting record highs, we were thinking about all the different ways you can own it.Sure, you can buy gold bars, or an ETF to try to take advantage of the hot metal's rise. Or you can go for something a little more fun. So here's a look at some unusual ways some people have found to stake their gold claims.

    For some people, gold is the ultimate safe haven commodity. Here's a look at the 10 most outrageous items some people have found to stake their gold claims.

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