Shanghai

Why China Doesn't Like Barbie, Best Buy or DIY

U.S. companies see China as a market of near limitless potential, but plenty of big names have learned the hard way that the American way doesn't always sell in Shanghai. From Mattel to Home Depot, here are some notable attempts that got lost in translation.

Chinese Inflation Drags Asian Shares Lower

Asian markets plunged Thursday. In China the Shanghai Composite Index tumbled 2.9% to 2,678 and in Hong Kong the Hang Seng Index fell 1.7% to 24,004. Japan's Nikkei 225 Index lost 1.1% to end the day at 10,437.

Global Economy's Next Threat: China's Real Estate Bubble

After sagging in the global financial meltdown of 2008, property values in China's urban centers skyrocketed in 2009. Some economists believe Chinese real estate is now experiencing a bubble, and when that bubble pops, it could threaten the global economic recovery.