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  • Clouds form over the central business district on Cairns waterfront as Queenslanders brace themsleves for Cyclone Yasi on February 1, 2011 in Cairns, Australia.

    Beyond the devastating loss of life and livelihoods, why should we care about the impact of these Australian natural disasters? The answer is simple, and very clear on the rioting streets of Egypt: commodity price inflation.

  • Warren Buffett and Bill Gates will visit India sometime this year to "seek support of wealthy Indians for philanthropic activities," according to a report in today's Economic Times.

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    We can have it all—lower taxes, cheap gasoline, less government, and a total disregard for global problems like climate change—if we just eliminate our wasteful spending on education.

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  • Davos skyline at night

    Government policymakers in Davos this week looking to revive growth might want to emulate global mutual-fund managers, who are having no trouble finding growth stories across the developing world and in pockets of developed markets.

  • Solar plant in Lucainena de las Torres, Almeria, Andalucia, Spain

    Global leadership in the sector is still fragmented—the U.S. China, Brazil and Israel can all lay claim in certain fields—but there's no doubt the sector’s center of gravity is moving slowly from the developed economies to the emerging markets.

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    The author explains in his new book how companies such as Cisco Systems have embraced ways to reduce their carbon footprint and save "big-time" money in the process.

  • There are a growing number of indicators on our radar that suggest the market is tired, and likely due for a breather.

  • A lack of action on the US fiscal position could lead to a "buyers strike," according to Bob Parker, a special advisor to Credit Suisse.

  • Indian stocks have been sliding since the New Year amid inflation fears but there are still places where investors can get in, said Ron Shah, managing partner at Jina Ventures.

  • Why Cramer doesn't think DuPont's mergers and acquisitions activity will stop with Danisco.

  • Emerging equity markets were amongst the top performers in 2010 and Mark Mobius, executive chairman at Templeton Emerging Markets Group, expects the trend to continue this year. The global investor remains heavily exposed to the sector.

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    The Zayed Future Energy Prize, which will be awarded later this month, is remarkable for two reasons: It is sponsored by an oil-rich government in the Middle East; and the six finalists in 2011 include this author.

  • If the US and Chinese economies move at their present rates, the average Chinese citizen will be wealthier than the average American in less than three decades, Ed Lazear, a Stanford University economic professor, told CNBC Thursday.

  • The Spasskaya Tower in Red Square, Moscow.

    As Russia moves to lure foreign investors, some strategists see the Russian bear as the emerging market bull for 2011.

  • To garner stronger returns, institutional investors need to skew more toward emerging markets and other areas, Byron Wien, a vice chairman at the Blackstone Group, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Where Domino's CEO Patrick Doyle expects his company to grow the most in 2011.

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    A trade war over the weak dollar, a building boom for nuclear-power plants and major state and municpal debt defaults.

  • Woman who is suffering from extreme poverty sits in her home in Andrha Pradesh, India August 19, 2005.

    Borrowers in one of India’s largest states have stopped repaying microloans, egged on by politicians who accuse the sector of earning profits from the poor. The NYT reports.

  • With the explosive growth in China’s disposable income, Aadil Ebrahim, MD of Bowen Capital Management is betting on the mainland’s homegrown consumer stocks.