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Over the past few years, there’s been an influx of Chinese money into the U.S., increasing from about $58 million in 2000 to $14 billion in 2013. The Chinese are interested in acquiring everything from American companies to commercial and residential real estate. Their motivation is straightforward: They feel their assets are much better protected …

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jingping attend a welcoming ceremony on May 20, 2014 in Shanghai, China.

While the West ramps up pressure on Russia and its President Vladimir Putin over the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner over eastern Ukraine, Moscow is finding some support from the East. Read More Stocks lower as geopolitical worries weigh Since the weekend Chinese media have been highly critical of the approach of Western nations such as the U.S., saying …

China’s slowing consumers—a bump to US companies?

Add this to the laundry list of headaches for corporate America: The Chinese consumer is slowing. Watch for signs of weakness when China’s monthly retail sales data are reported Friday. Economists are looking for a gain of 12.1 percent in May, according to Reuters, a slight increase from the 11.9 percent rise in April. That …

Chinese car buyers

The U.S. isn’t the only place to see cars rushing out of showrooms. The same thing is going on in China. Thanks to the growing middle class there, consumers are eager to buy many of the same luxury brands American buyers lust after. But as Eunice Yoon shows us, buying a car in china is …

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A new report says China will overtake the U.S. as the world’s largest economy a lot sooner than originally thought.

Malaysia PM: MH 370′s flight met its fate in Southern Indian Ocean

Authorities consider the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, missing for more than two weeks, to be lost “beyond any reasonable doubt” somewhere in the Indian Ocean, with all passengers and crew assumed to have perished. The fate of the missing plane has captivated the world since March 8, when the Beijing-bound Boeing 777-200 vanished mysteriously from civilian …

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The drumbeat of bad news about debt defaults in China is likely to continue as the government appears unlikely to step in, but comparisons with Lehman Brothers or Bear Stearns may be overdone. “It will cause a lot of volatility in credit markets and the equities market. People will lose money,” said Lim Say Boon, …

Currency shake-up

Investors are also watching closely China’s currency. The People’s Bank of China has decided to allow the Yuan to climb or fall as much as two percent per day against the dollar. Most currencies by contrast are free floating. This may sound like a small move, but its a big step toward a more market-based …

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Malaysian authorities said the search for missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 had been extended on Friday, amid news reports that the plane could have been deliberately flown off-course towards the Andaman Islands. Reports continue to trickle in about the whereabouts of the plane – which has been missing for almost a week. Reuters reported Friday …

China slowdown

What’s really going on inside the world’s second largest economy, how much is it slowing and what does it mean for the global markets, we get some answers.

Deflation wave?

If prices start falling on Chinese-made goods, could that lead to a wave of deflation in our economy and across the globe.

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The rapid deterioration in China’s economic momentum has put focus squarely on the world’s number-two economy, with several banks sharply cutting their gross domestic product (GDP) forecasts. Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML), Barclays and Nomura lowered their growth projections for the mainland economy late Thursday, following a spate of disappointing economic data for the …

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China’s latest read on domestic spending and industrial output came in worse than expected, offering little comfort to markets already spooked by the prospect of a weakening economy. Combined industrial output for January and February rose 8.6 percent on year, official data showed Thursday, worse than a Reuters forecast for a 9.5 percent rise. Combined …

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Cascading copper prices have multiple root causes that lead to one conclusion: The anticipated global economic recovery may not be all it’s cracked up to be. Consequently, analysts are in virtual unison that the extended-term trajectory is lower for the metal often used as a growth barometer. Copper futures are off more than 12 percent …

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The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 entered day five on Wednesday, with focus centering on reports that the jet may have deviated from its original course. No trace of the aircraft or the 239 passengers and crew has been uncovered so far, with conflicting reports about the whereabouts of the jet adding to …