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  • *China needs top notch waste management technology. FRANKFURT, Feb 4- Beijing Enterprise has struck a deal to buy German waste management company Energy from Waste for 1.4 billion euros as China sets about tackling its huge problems with pollution and recycling more of its waste. China set a target to spend about $16 billion between 2013 and 2016 to improve...

  • *Aimed at helping to boost security of China food supply. BASEL, Switzerland, Feb 3- China made its boldest overseas takeover move yet when state-owned ChemChina agreed a $43 billion bid for Swiss seeds and pesticides group Syngenta on Wednesday. China is looking for ways to secure security of food supply for its population and the Syngenta deal will give it...

  • LONDON, Jan 18- Slumping oil and gas prices and a downturn in investment are proving to be major headwinds for the economies of the United States and other key important petroleum producers. In the United States, businesses engaged in oil and gas extraction and refining spent almost $200 billion on new equipment and structures in 2013, the most recent year for...

  • TOKYO, Jan 14- Japan's core machinery orders tumbled the most in 18 months in November after solid gains in prior months, adding to uncertainty over the outlook as domestic demand stays subdued and China's slowdown dims global growth prospects. The data comes as the economy got the new year off to a rough start as China's slowing growth and tumbling oil prices...

  • TOKYO, Jan 14- Japan's core machinery orders fell 14.4 percent in November from the previous month, Cabinet Office data showed on Thursday, down for the first time in three months and underscoring the fragility of business investment. The fall in core orders, a highly volatile data series regarded as an indicator of capital spending in the coming six to nine...

  • HONG KONG/ LONDON, Jan 11- The biggest-ever Chinese acquisition of a German company was announced on Monday, with a consortium led by state-owned China National Chemical Corp buying industrial machinery maker KraussMaffei Group for about $1 billion. The ChemChina-led consortium, which also includes Guoxin International Investment Corp and private equity...

  • *Machinery orders due at 2350 GMT, Jan 13. TOKYO, Jan 8- Japan's leading indicator of capital spending was expected to fall in November, the first decline in three months after strong gains, a Reuters poll found on Friday. Takeshi Minami, chief economist at Norinchukin Research Institute, said it was a good time to invest in machinery, given positive factors such as the...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 4- U.S. manufacturing contracted further in December as lower oil prices undercut spending in the energy sector while construction spending fell in November for the first time in nearly 1-1/ 2 years, suggesting the economy ended 2015 with less momentum. "The year begins with manufacturing activity shrinking and, looking further in the data, the...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 17- Metals company Alcoa Inc said on Thursday it has signed two long-term supply contracts with plane manufacturer Boeing Co worth more than $2.5 billion that will be part of its value-added business once the company splits in the second half of 2016.. "This is a major contract for us," Alcoa Chief Executive Klaus Kleinfeld told Reuters.

  • LONDON, Dec 9- European shares fell on Wednesday to their lowest level in more than a month, weighed down by a drop at pharmaceuticals group Bayer and pressure on miner Anglo American. Oil prices climbed back up on Wednesday as U.S. crude inventories dipped, while Japan posted rising machinery orders and copper prices also held their ground. Miners Glencore and BHP...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- Oil prices rose on Wednesday on optimism that demand could improve in Asia and after data showed a drop in U.S. crude oil inventories, helping boost a measure of stock markets worldwide. The outlook for oil demand in Asia was boosted by news of an unexpected jump in Japan's core machinery orders in October and by reforms aimed at encouraging imports...

  • TOKYO, Dec 9- Japanese stocks fell on Wednesday as sliding oil prices continued to cut risk appetites and offset Japan's better-than-expected machinery orders data. The Topix subindex for insurance shares shed 1.7 percent after Barclays cut its target price recommendation for a number of major insurance companies. Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co Ltd shares...

  • *China eases taxes on imports, including machinery. SINGAPORE, Dec 9- Oil prices rose on Wednesday as U.S. crude stocks dipped, while in Asia Japan posted stronger-than-expected machinery orders and China announced an easing of import taxes, lending the market support amid a continuing supply glut. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were at $38.30 per barrel...

  • TOKYO, Dec 9- Japan's Nikkei share average fell to its lowest in more than three weeks on Wednesday morning after U.S. stocks dropped on concerns over sliding oil prices, offsetting Japan's better-than-expected machinery orders data. "Those who had bought Nikkei futures on expectations that the index will rise on ECB's easing are looking for the right timing to...

  • *China eases taxes on imports, including some commodities. SINGAPORE, Dec 9- Crude prices rose on Wednesday as Japan posted stronger than expected machinery orders and China announced an easing of some import taxes, lending the market at least temporary support in an environment of general oversupply. U.S. crude futures were at $38.08 per barrel at 0209 GMT, up 57...

  • *Oct core machinery orders +10.7 pct m/m vs forecast -1.5 pct. TOKYO, Dec 9- Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly jumped in October by the most since March 2014, government data showed on Wednesday, a strong resumption of investment and helping ease concerns about weakness in capital spending. The data should offer some hope to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who...

  • TOKYO, Dec 9- Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly jumped in October by the most since March 2014, government data showed on Wednesday, a strong resumption of investment and helping ease concerns about weakness in capital spending. "This data suggested that companies, who had refrained from orders for machinery equipment due to concerns about Chinese...

  • TOKYO, Dec 9- Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly rose 10.7 percent in October, posting a second straight month of gains, government data showed on Wednesday, in a sign of a delayed pickup in business investment. The rise in core orders, a highly volatile data series regarded as an indicator of capital spending in the coming six to nine months, compared with...

  • *GDP due 2350 GMT on Dec 7, machinery orders on Dec 8. TOKYO, Dec 4- Japan's third-quarter economic growth is expected to be revised up from negative to just over flat- dodging a technical recession of two straight declining quarters- thanks to a rise in capital investment, a Reuters poll found. "There are still uncertainties over the economic outlook, but we expect the...

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