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  • LIMA, Oct 9- China made a fresh push for its yuan currency to be included in the International Monetary Fund's benchmark currency basket on Friday and argued that recent reforms put it closer to qualifying. Beijing is pushing for the yuan, also known as the renminbi, to be included in the IMF's Special Drawing Rights basket as part of its long-term strategic goal of...

  • China has become the focal point for economists as they fear a hard landing there could send countries that have only just escaped from the doldrums reeling back into recession. Beijing will publish September trade data on Tuesday and inflation on Wednesday and any significant deviation from expectations could set the tone for the week.

  • William C. Dudley, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

    William Dudley, New York Federal Reserve president, joins CNBC's Steve Liesman for an exclusive interview.

  • Factors behind our decision making: Fed's Dudley

    William Dudley, New York Federal Reserve president, joins CNBC's Steve Liesman for an exclusive interview to discuss quantitative easing, and the trend of the U.S. economy. Negative interest rates are an option, says Dudley.

  • Lack of inflation is a concern: Fed's Dudley

    William Dudley, New York Federal Reserve president, joins CNBC's Steve Liesman for an exclusive interview to discuss U.S. economy, interest rates, and China's impact on global markets.

  • Forecast for Europe unchanged: IMF

    While the IMF’s forecast remains unchanged on Europe, they are concerned about downside risks explains Poul Thomsen, director European department at IMF.

  • Global economy slowed thanks to China: S&P

    Paul Sheard, chief global economist at Standard & Poor's, explains why global risks are manageable, despite analyst believing we’re entering another global financial crisis.

  • Eurozone outlook looks good: S&P

    Paul Sheard, chief global economist at Standard & Poor's explains why the Grexit resolution and the ECB’s QE has helped the euro zone.

  • China worries putting Fed on hold?

    John Rutledge, Safanad chief investment strategist, shares his thoughts on China's economy and whether it's factored into the Fed's policy decisions.

  • *Yum cites dud marketing, slower China growth as profit hit. *Shares sag near 20 pct after says way behind China target. Yum's shares dived this week after it said it's way behind target in a bid to recover from damaging food scandals in China, its top driver for profit and revenue.

  • North Korea is politically stable: Pro

    John Nilsson-Wright, head of Asia program at Chatham House, explains why the world should take North Korea seriously.

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 9- A unit of conglomerate China Resources Corp plans to sell minority stakes it holds in 21 Wal-Mart Stores Inc outlets around China, a spokesman for the U.S. retailer told Reuters on Friday. Wal-Mart, France's Carrefour SA and Britain's Tesco PLC have all seen sales growth slip over the last five years in China, losing market share to local rivals,...

  • China slowdown is not accelerating: Zhu

    Helen Zhu, head of China equities for the fundamental equity division at BlackRock’s Alpha Strategies Group, discusses how China’s government has made steps to reduce the country’s debt burden.

  • Oct 9- Hong Kong stocks rose on Friday, capping their biggest weekly gain in six months on improving risk appetite globally as minutes from Federal Reserve's latest meeting further eroded expectations of a near-term U.S. rate hike. "The chance of a U.S. interest rate rise this year is getting slimmer," said Alex Kwok, chief analyst and head of research at China...

  • Millions of mom-and-pop investors- from pensioners, to security guards, to students- dominate China's stock markets, conducting about 80 percent of all transactions. China's stock markets first soared- more than doubling in the six months to May- only to crash. "Trading stocks is my biggest hobby," says 90- year-old Wang Cunchun, who only started to invest in...

  • *Glencore to cut 500,000 T of annual zinc capacity. MELBOURNE, Oct 9- London zinc surged more than 8 percent on Friday, firing a widespread rally across base metals after top miner Glencore said it would slash its annual output by a third. Commodities giant Glencore said it will cut 500,000 tonnes of zinc production, or around 4 percent of global supply, in its latest...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 9- China stocks rose on Friday in line with stronger global markets amid growing expectations that the U.S. China's flagship indexes extended Thursday's 3 percent gains in a holiday-shortened week. China's third-quarter earnings season kicked into gear on Friday, with Shenzhen- listed Shandong Wohua Pharmaceutical Co reporting a 252 percent...

  • *For poll data click: reuters:// realtime/verb= Open/url= cpurl:// apps.cp./ Apps/econ-polls? *New loans seen at 885.5 bln yuan vs 809.6 bln in Aug. *Trade data due Oct 13, no fixed time.

  • *China appetite for base metals hit by slowing economy. HONG KONG, Oct 9- Most base metals will face tepid demand in China in 2016 as the economy slows in the world's largest consumer of the commodities used in everything from jet engines to cooking utensils, although there is some hope appetite will strengthen later in the year. "Domestic demand won't be very good...

  • North Korea to celebrate 70th anniversary of Communist Party

    Dr Guo Yu, head of Asia at Verisk Maplecroft, explains the significance of North Korea's celebration of the founding of the ruling Communist Party.