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  • Comments from home improvement giant Lowe's sent the bulls running early on Monday. But how far will they go?

  • Indian stocks that trade in the U.S. are up double digits as stock trading in India was halted for the first time because of a surge in stock prices on the big election victory for Prime Minister Singh's Congress Party.

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    After many years of fervent lobbying and deal-making in China, American media companies have little to show for their efforts there and are increasingly shifting their attention instead to India.

  • The current valuations of emerging markets are attractive and emerging markets also have undervalued currencies, Templeton Asset Management Managing Director Mark Mobius said Friday.

  • The US dollar will remain the world's reserve currency for a while and it is probable that the world economy will start growing next year, with China, Brazil and India among the first to bounce back, billionaire investor and currencies expert George Soros told CNBC.

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    The members of the G20 are likely to call for at least a doubling of the International Monetary Fund's budget, if not more, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling told CNBC Thursday.

  • Companies looking for growth opportunities in the middle of the current financial crisis should note that 2008-2010 will actually see an acceleration in the pace of the ongoing shift in the world’s economic center of gravity from other major economies to China and India, write authors Anil K. Gupta and Haiyan Wang.

  • Today was really ugly for biotech.  The only large-cap sector stock to trade higher--and significantly--was Genentech because it's being bolstered by Roche's bond sale and increasing speculation the Swiss drugmaker is gonna have to raise its bid for DNA.

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    Recently, there've been scattered media reports about some drugs polluting India's slum water in alarming concentrations, according to some experts. Separately, yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it's keeping India generic drugmaker Ranbaxy in the penalty box while it continues looking into whether the company fudged some data.

  • The light at the end of the tunnel might be around the corner as the downturn is nearing the usual length of the average bear market, but the UK markets could still go lower, analysts told CNBC Thursday.

  • The dollar's strength is creating problems for U.S. companies with big earnings overseas.

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  • Indian oil and petrochemical company Reliance Industries said profit for the October-December quarter fell 9.8 percent to 35 billion rupees (US$778 million) amid volatility in the global oil market.

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    The chairman of India's Satyam Computer Services Ltd. quit Wednesday after admitting the company's profits had been doctored for several years, shaking faith in the country's corporate giants as shares of the software services provider plunged nearly 80 percent.

  • Stock market volumes rose Tuesday as investors cautiously moved some cahs from bonds to stocks in search of higher returns. But with the future still unclear, and fears of the early 2009 gains being short-lived, there is still a substantial amount of cash in investors' portfolios.

  • Asian stocks hit a two-month high Monday on expectations of a global economic recovery taking place late 2009 as governments increase stimulus measures to aid ailing economies. As a result, investors are beginning to venture back into riskier assets. Experts tell CNBC to expect a rally late January/early February.

  • Stocks started the week on a positive note again Monday, on optimism for a worldwide economic recovery later this year. But with the future still unclear and economic reports continuing to show deteriorating conditions, experts tell CNBC to stay out of stocks for the first half of 2009.

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    The first half of next year will be very bad for the world economy, but investors will find value in stock markets as some deeply discounted shares will stage a rebound, Marc Faber, editor and publisher Gloom, Boom and Doom Report, told CNBC.

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