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  • Asian stocks slipped for a second session Tuesday on worries about the potential economic fallout from the swine virus outbreak, even as investor reaction remained limited due to uncertainty about the full impact.

  • Asian stocks weakened Monday with worries about a global flu pandemic unnerving financial markets boosting pharmaceuticals while beating down pork product makers, trade, travel and tourism stocks.

  • Global stocks were down Monday, after enjoying 7 weeks of gains, as concerns of the outbreak of swine flu spooked investors. But experts tell CNBC that stocks are still a good long-term bet.

  • China will offer a big surprise in growth, as it is still a vastly underappreciated story, Jim O’Neill, Head of Global Economic Research at Goldman Sachs told “Worldwide Exchange” Thursday.

  • While the technology sector struggled in global markets Thursday, experts tell CNBC there is big value there.

  • Global stocks declined Wednesday as grim data from China and the U.S. fueled concerns over the recovery of the global economy. Experts tell CNBC that although the economic slowdown is ongoing, the current rally still has some life in it.

  • The Singaporean dollar gained against its American counterpart Tuesday after the country's central bank announced it was effectively devaluing its currency after posting its worst quarterly economic contraction ever. Experts tell CNBC the gain is unlikely to last.

  • Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Citigroup and our parent General Electric report earnings this week. Goldman Sachs rumors of a secondary are rampant ahead of the earnings report tomorrow

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    Japan has decided to remove a special tariff on computer memory chips made by South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported on Monday.

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    Shares of DBS, Southeast Asia's biggest bank, rose  Monday, as a broad rally in banks offset news of the death of CEO Richard Stanley, and investors showed faith in the bank's experienced chairman.

  • Global stocks rose Thursday, ahead of the long Easter weekend, as governments and central banks take concerted efforts to restore economic growth.

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    As I walk around the New York Auto Show and talk with executives from GM, Toyota, and Chrysler there is one question you hear over and over: Are buyers actually coming back into showrooms?

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    Global stocks fell Wednesday, tracking Wall Street's overnight slide, as poor earnings from Alcoa sparked concerns about other corporates. Experts tell CNBC that despite the volatility, there are still "amazing" opportunities out there.

  • Andrew Busch

    There is a re-occurring theme that is permeating solutions to the global malaise. As the old doctor's saying of "heal thyself" goes, leaders across the globe are pursuing policy that has healthcare as a major tenet for their plans.

  • Global stocks eked out small gains Tuesday ahead of the start of the U.S. corporate earnings season, which aluminum producer Alcoa kicks off later. Experts expects the first-quarter earnings to be a doozy for most American companies.

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    In the week since President Obama's Auto Task Force decided GM and Chrysler were not viable, much of the focus has been on the future of GM, who runs the company, and how the country can save its largest auto maker.

  • Global stocks and the euro gained Monday as hopes that the economic downturn is nearing its bottom spurred demand for riskier assets. Experts tell CNBC they see long-term value in the euro and gold, while they see short-term value in the dollar and stocks.

  • While most Asian markets closed higher Friday on the back of the G20 summit optimism and a rally in tech stocks, European markets were lower ahead of the March U.S. jobs report. Economists polled by Reuters expect a decline of 650,000 jobs.

  • Global stocks powered higher Thursday as hopes grew that the US economic decline was reaching a bottom, while the euro gained despite expectations of an interest rate cut from the European Central Bank. Experts weigh in on how to help the economy.

  • Global stocks began the second quarter lower Wednesday ahead of the G20 summit in London which aims to tackle the financial crisis. Experts tell CNBC that gold is a good buy when above $1,000, but that long-term U.S. Treasurys may be losing their shine.