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  • The "Mad Money" host's four steps to prospering amidst negative news stories.

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    Citigroup has been barred from selling wealth management services to new clients in Indonesia after allegations that a long-time employee stole millions of dollars from customers of its premium retail bank. The FT Reports.

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    A selloff may be likely ahead of the end to the Fed's QE2, growth outside the U.S. will lead and technological in health care will attract investors.

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    Indonesia has scaled back its listing plans for state-owned companies this year, reflecting reduced investor appetite for emerging markets and wariness after last month’s disappointing stock market debut of Garuda, the national carrier. The FT reports.

  • The safe-haven Swiss franc touched record levels, but Asian currencies are broadly lower over worries about oil prices and supply. Your daily FX Fix, right here.

  • India Traders

    Emerging markets in Asia are off to a rocky start this year. Fears of rising inflation and further monetary tightening have led to an outflow of foreign funds. Yet so far, fund managers in Asia are playing a game of wait and see.

  • If Brazil is too crowded a trade, try Asia's "Baby Brazil."

  • The "Mad Money" host's four steps to prospering amidst negative news stories.

  • The strategist known for coining 'BRICs' shares his insight for the next batch of "growing economies" in 2011.

  • Two volcanoes erupted Thursday on Russia's far-eastern Kamchatka Peninsula, tossing massive ash clouds miles into the air, forcing flights to divert and blanketing one town with thick, heavy ash.

  • Villagers shelter at a destroyed house at Taparaboat village in the Mentawai islands, West Sumatra, on October 28, 2010 after a 7.7-magnitude quake triggered a tsunami that hit the area. The death toll from a tsunami that pummelled remote Indonesian islands soared to 343 on October 28 as questions mounted over whether an elaborate warning system had failed.

    Fresh volcanic eruptions raised fear of more damage as bad weather and rough terrain left thousands of tsunami victims stranded, the New York Times reports.

  • "I'm Still Lucky" by I Nyoman Masriadi

    The value of Indonesia's contemporary art market has tumbled 50 percent since the global financial crisis. Experts are now recommending that investors look for bargains in what some has described as Southeast Asia's "best" and "most-neglected" art market.

  • World Expo 2010

    Even if you’re on the "staycation" plan this year, your investments can land in exotic places—like Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico—and yield attractive returns in their emerging market bonds.

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    South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and others in Southeast and East Asia are benefiting from an export-driven regional boom and the lessons of a financial crisis a decade ago.

  • China

    With money managers increasingly pessimistic about the prospects for global economic growth, more are looking for emerging markets in Asia to outperform.

  • Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Friday.

  • The U.S. dollar's strength appears to be waning as the focus turns from Europe's debt worries to China's possible appreciation of its currency, Chris Zwermann, global strategist and technical analyst at Zwermann Financial said Tuesday.

  • China Traders

    Emerging markets still will provide value to investors but not necessarily through their stock markets, strategists at Barclays Wealth Management said Wednesday.

  • Outline of Asia, Map of Asia

    As the rest of the world worries about economic growth, angry complaints from consumers such as these Indian bloggers have turned Asian policymakers’ minds to a different problem: rapidly rising inflation, the Financial Times reported.

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    China has long claimed to be just another developing nation, even as its economic power far outstripped that of any other emerging country. Now, it is finding it harder to cast itself as a friendly alternative to an imperious American superpower. For many in Asia, it is the new colossus.