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  • Jackie Chan sightings in Paris at Le Grand Rex Cinema on July 25, 2010 in Paris, France.

    China may be a growing economic powerhouse, but its increasing prominence on the global stage has also seen a rise of Chinese stars in the West.

  • When it's hot, it's hot, but now it's not. So what does the 16 percent drop in Shanghai stocks this year mean for the U.S. stock market?

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    With China’s debut in international standardized testing, students in Shanghai have surprised experts by outscoring their counterparts in dozens of other countries, in reading as well as in math and science, according to the results of a respected exam. The NYT reports.

  • Stock markets could be set to stall if the dollar continues to strengthen, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

  • As commercial realty transactions start to pick up across the globe, now is the time to invest in that sector, Colin Dyer, Jones Lang LaSalle CEO, told CNBC on Friday.

  • A mother carries her son as she runs following the erupution of Mount Merapi, at Kaliurang village in Sleman, on October 26, 2010 near Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

    Mount Merapi, one of Indonesia's most dangerous volcanoes, which first erupted on October 26, has killed over 120 people and forced the evacuation of more than 200,000.

  • Models present the Chinese fashion house Aimer's spring-summer 2011 lingerie collection at China Fashion Week in Beijing on October 25, 2010.

    The eight-day show is now in its 13th year and has become a cornerstone event in the country's annual fashion calendar. Did Beijing impress? You decide.

  • When speaking of global growth, the buzzword in the markets is China. Although Chinese GDP has slowed in the past two quarters, the country has maintained an average growth rate of about 10.2% since 2006, far outstripping growth in most Western economies. Although global markets have recovered a portion of their losses since the lows in the wake of the global financial crisis, growth in emerging markets - and especially China – stands out over this period. Despite worries of a growing real-estat

    Here are the firms with the highest share price appreciation from market close on Dec. 31, 2008 through Jan. 12, 2011 on the Shanghai Composite Index.

  • Shenzhen Stock Exchange

    For years, Shanghai has been the undisputed king of China’s equity markets, vitalized by a steady stream of initial public offerings from the country’s biggest and best state-owned enterprises.

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  • The Shanghai Composite, often a leading indicator in global markets' direction, is due for a consolidation, followed by a rebound, Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • The U.S. dollar index will continue rising over then next three weeks, but then collapse thereafter, Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Chinese stocks could be set for a strong rally in the wake of better-than-expected economic growth data out of the country, but the Dow hasn't run out of steam yet, Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com, told CNBC Thursday.

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    After a terrible 2008, Indian stock markets came roaring back to life in 2009. But as we enter 2010, with stocks becoming more expensive, and fears and inflation and asset bubbles forming in parts of the global economy, where are India markets headed?

  • Now is not the time to put money into the Shanghai Composite Index as the Chinese stock market looks set to fall for the next several months, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist from Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

  • Chinese stocks have become too expensive and are need of a pause at current levels or a "substantial pullback" to make them better value, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

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    China took a major step  toward making its capital market system more sophisticated, allowing stock index futures, short selling and trading on margin.

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    With gains of more than 70% so far this year, China is the only global market which has showed a true and powerful “V” shaped recovery, epitomizing the return of investor confidence after a dud year that was 2008.

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average looks set to stage a steady climb to 11,600 points, but it won't get there before Christmas, Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com, told CNBC Thursday.