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  • Global stocks started the week in positive territory Monday, with banks and oils leading the gain, as investors became more reassured that the global economic slowdown has bottomed. Experts tell CNBC how to make money at this time.

  • Global stocks slipped Friday as the positive sentiment stemming from the G20 summit's coordinated action and united front diminished and was replaced by caution ahead of the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report.

  • Global stocks were higher Thursday and leaders from around the world met in London for the G20 summit, aiming to tackle the financial crisis and economic slowdown. On this positive note, experts tell CNBC various Asian markets are beginning to look attractive.

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    Shares in Elpida Memory surged limit up, almost 18% after its plan to raise $471 million eased concerns of it breaching debt covenants and reduced the financial risk facing the world's No. 3 DRAM chip maker.

  • Asian stocks hit a two-month high Monday on expectations of a global economic recovery taking place late 2009 as governments increase stimulus measures to aid ailing economies. As a result, investors are beginning to venture back into riskier assets. Experts tell CNBC to expect a rally late January/early February.

  • Companies with good dividend payments are attractive during periods of market volatility, Wouter Weijand, chief investment officer of high income equity at Fortis Investments said Friday.

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    China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines will kick off regular direct flights to Taiwan on July 4, the carriers said in separate statements late Wednesday.

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    China and Taiwan signed a landmark deal on Friday to launch regular flights between the long-time rivals, limited for now to weekend charters, as politics was put aside in favor of practicalities.

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    Top contract chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing said on Tuesday it may increase its prices as rising costs threaten to squeeze profits.

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    Taiwan's new president took office on Tuesday with pledges to forge historic trade and transit ties with China, which claims the self-ruled island as part of its territory.

  • Taiwan carrier China Airlines will cut its Hong Kong-Taiwan passenger flights by about 20 percent once direct weekend charter flights between Taiwan and the mainland begin on July 4, a local newspaper said.

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  • Top contract chip maker TSMC posted on Tuesday a 49 percent rise in first-quarter earnings that beat expectations on rising sales of chips for PCs and consumer gadgets.

  • Taiwan's AU Optronics, the world's No.3 LCD maker, said on Tuesday it returned to profit in the first quarter from a year-ago loss as strong demand for flat-screen TVs lifted prices for its displays.

  • Best Buy earnings Wednesday may offer a window into health of tech spending. What will they say about TV and computer sales and what does it mean for Corning, Dell and all the major players? Also the global markets trade.

  • Taiwanese stocks are rallying after its presidential election points to closer ties with China. But it’s not just a China play.

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    Ma Ying-jeou rode to power in Taiwan promising to defuse simmering tensions with rival China and to expand trade ties with its giant communist neighbor.

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    Shoes fly and blows rain down, while a kung fu style kick sails across a room thick with jeers, jibes and coarse language.  It's fight night on Taiwan television as parliament gets in session and crowds of fans are tuning in across the oceans.

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    When Taiwan votes for a new president on Saturday, many will likely ignore pro-independence rhetoric in favor of bread-and-butter economic issues.

  • What do falling commodity prices mean for emerging market economies?