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  • South Korea unexpectedly lowers key interest rate

    South Korea's central bank lowered its benchmark interest rate on Thursday in the hopes of guarding against financial crisis.

  • The Reformed Broker CNBC commentator calls for 'King Dollar.' But is it enough?

    Larry Kudlow has been pounding the table for a stronger US dollar as the way to beat the recession. But now that the dollar has bottomed out, why isn't the recovery sticking? Lowering taxes might be a good place to start.

  • Stocks surge on expectations of central bank help

    Greece's upcoming elections had investors around the world on edge today, but a report that major central banks were readying to pump money into the troubled country gave the Dow Jones average a late surge, closing up 155 points.

  • Focus Recession in America? 10 questions assessing the threat.

    Concerns about weak economies in Europe have already rattled global financial markets, and things are hardly rosy at home. Is America heading into a recession? Here are answers to 10 questions about that risk.

  • Netflix sputters, but loses less than expected

    Netflix says it suffered its first quarterly loss in seven years but the first-quarter setback Netflix announced Monday was far smaller than investors expected

  • Stefan Karlsson British inflation grows and grows. Is it temporary?

    The British inflationary rate increased again in March, despite stagnant economic growth. Is it cause for worry?

  • The Circle Bastiat No, Chinese inflation isn't a good sign

    Experts say that Chinese inflation is a natural side effect of a healthy economy. Here's why they're wrong.

  • The New Economy Where to invest for 2012? Nine themes.

    Investors will have to navigate a global recession in 2012. Here are nine investment themes that offer the best opportunities for profit.

  • A hard landing for China? Six top economists weigh in.

    China's economy grew 8.9 percent last quarter, the slowest pace in 2.5 years, and on Monday Premier Wen Jiabao cut the nation's growth target for 2012 to 7.5 percent, an eight-year low. Worries of a Chinese hard landing, defined as a sharp and sudden deceleration in growth, have gained momentum. However, China has been proactive in its efforts to prevent a hard landing.  It has fine-tuned its policies to curb inflation, boost domestic consumption, and prevent a housing bubble. The Chinese government intervened heavily from 1989 to 1991 to cool its economy, causing real growth in gross domestic product to plunge to 4.1 percent in 1989, from 11.3 percent the previous year. It stepped in again in 1993. And some argue that this time around it's no different, and that the government knows exactly what it is doing. So we asked six top China analysts whether they saw a hard or soft landing scenario and what we should keep an eye on.

  • Stefan Karlsson Argentina doesn't apply to Greece

    Argentina's price inflation and devaluation from a decade ago has nothing to do with the current economic woes of Greece.

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