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  • There is money to be made in Asia as it is a more attractive investment destination than Western markets, said Julian Galvin, associate director at Tyche.

  • The growth in the emerging markets is starting to harm advanced economies, Frederic Neumann, MD & co-head of Asian economics research at HSBC, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Farmer picking weeds

    For 15 years, Eddie Anderson, a farmer, has been a strict adherent of no-till agriculture, an environmentally friendly technique that all but eliminates plowing to curb erosion and the harmful runoff of fertilizers and pesticides. The NYT reports.

  • Global stocks were lower on Tuesday, moving away from 18-1/2 month highs. As the Dow closed above 11,000 on Monday, experts told CNBC that they are bullish on stocks, especially U.S. stocks.

  • The Standard & Poor's 500 index will top out on April 19, which will trigger a 15 to 20 percent pullback in other stock markets, but stocks will move higher later in the year Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital said Monday.

  • Stock markets around the world will continue to gain, Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Bolivian chemical engineer Monica Aguirre poses with plastic containers with brine at a pilot lithium plant in Uyini, Bolivia. The Uyuni Salt flats has one of the biggest reserves of lithium in the world, estimated in 100,000 metric tons.

    For many years, few metals drew bigger yawns from mining executives than lithium, a lightweight element long associated mostly with mood-stabilizing drugs. Suddenly, the yawns are being replaced by eurekas.

  • Rio Tinto

    Australian mining giant Rio Tinto has largely benefited from China’s insatiable appetite for commodities, and while CEO Tom Albanese remains optimistic about China’s growth prospects, this comes at a trying time for the company.

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    The economies in the West are not actually recovering, Martin Hennecke, associate director at Tyche, told CNBC. He foresees high or even hyper inflation in the West and a potential crisis in the bonds market.

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    After a year and a half of corporate cost-cutting programs, which have scythed shareholder payouts, a growing number of companies are feeling confident enough to increase dividends and reinvigorate the income story.

  • It is certainly time to watch out for investment opportunities in Greece, Kingsley Jones, international portfolio manager at Macquarie Funds Management Group, told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Crude prices may have seen a short-term bottom, John Licata, chief investment strategist at Blue Phoenix, said Tuesday.

  • 7 World Trade Center

    The majestic steel beams of a soaring office tower beginning to rise from the ruins of the World Trade Center are a tribute to American resilience, but also a marker in the decline of yet another industry. Not an inch of imported glass went into the two lost towers, built 40 years ago. The lower floors of the new one will soon be sheathed in Chinese glass.

  • The recovery won't be bolstered by the consumer, like in previous recessions. Instead demand will come from a build-up of low inventories and large companies' exposure to emerging market growth, Edith Thouin, vice president of ABN Amro Private Banking said Monday.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks edged lower at the open Friday, with investors unimpressed over earnings beats from Intel and JPMorgan Chase as well as economic readings in line with expectations.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks edged lower at the open Friday, with investors unimpressed over earnings beats from Intel and JPMorgan Chase as well as economic readings in line with expectations.

  • A blockbuster earnings report from Intel was not enough to boost the Dow and S&P stock index futures on Friday, but there are a number of key events ahead this morning to influence investors before the opening bell rings.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Wall Street staged another late-day rally as investors were undeterred by a weak picture in the jobs market and retail, as well as a government move to punish bailed-out bankers.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Wall Street's stumble over weak economic trends was a short one, as investors turned an early loss into a modest gain despite disappointments in jobs and retail sales.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Wall Street's direction Thursday is likely to be driven — at least in the early morning — by two key economic numbers, the weekly jobless claims report and December retail sales.

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