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  • May 5- It took years of lawsuits and political battles for California to finally break ground last year on the nation's first bullet train, which aims to connect San Francisco to Los Angeles by 2029.. Companies in Texas, Minnesota and Nevada all plan to tap private cash from investors globally, with help from foreign train makers and governments eager to export...

  • A man operates a Apple iPhone at a mobile phone store in in Mumbai, India.

    Apple is looking to India for growth, but skeptics say the tech giant will find it hard to dominate the world's fastest growing smartphone market.

  • Investors welcomed the higher-than-expected revenue, sending the firm's American Depository shares up 3.7 percent to $78.60 by 1435 GMT. "Whatever they are doing must be working, and most importantly it's a sign that the Chinese consumer may not be weakening quite yet," said Gil Luria of Wedbush Securities. Its online finance affiliate Ant Financial Services...

  • Alibaba jumps on revenue beat

    The Chinese e-commerce company posting a quarterly revenue beat, up 39%, helped by a rise in gross merchandise volume.

  • May 5- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, China's biggest e-commerce company, said fourth-quarter revenue rose 39 percent, beating Wall Street estimates, helped by growth in gross merchandise volume. The company's American Depository shares were up 3.5 percent at $78.48 on Thursday. Revenue rose to 24.2 billion yuan in the quarter ended March 31 from 17.4 billion yuan...

  • SHANGHAI— The prospect of sitting in a Hyatt Regency ballroom in Florida and listening to Jack Ma, founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, deliver the keynote for the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition's conference this month did not sit well with Michael Kors' general counsel. In fact, Ma's imminent speech— and the IACC's April decision to...

  • DisneyLife allowed subscribers in China to access Disney-branded movies, games and e-books, and helped them to plan trips to Disney's Hong Kong and upcoming Shanghai theme parks. The service stoppage comes amid a broader crackdown on digital media in tandem with an increasingly restrictive political climate in China. Apple Inc.' s movies and e-books...

  • *Ford's China April sales -11 pct, GM +7.5. Ford's biggest drop since May 2015. BEIJING, May 5- Ford Motor Co's monthly vehicle sales in China recorded the largest decline in a year while General Motors' sales growth returned to positive territory, clouding the outlook for the world's biggest auto market amid an economic slowdown.

  • Apple taking trademark dispute to China's highest court

    The tech giant says it will take its battle to protect the iPhone name to the Supreme People's Court.

  • China is developing a robotic security officer that can sniff out bombs and grab suspects, the South China Morning Post reports.

  • *Traders worried about how China will dispose of huge stockpiles. BEIJING, May 5- China has estimated the country's corn planting area will fall by more than a million hectares this year, the first drop in 13 years, as global grain markets brace for the fallout from Beijing's biggest agricultural reforms in nearly a decade. China is sitting on close to 250 million...

  • *Asia shares ex- Japan down 5 pct in past two weeks. *Oil bounces as Canada wildfires threaten production. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that Japan would act if necessary to weaken the yen, while the dollar has been supported by data which has fanned optimism that the U.S. economy could bounce back after nearly stalling this year.

  • China is urging objectivity as Donald Trump becomes the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee.

    With Trump becoming the GOP's presumptive nominee, China is urging Americans to be "rational and objective".

  • Before his death on April 12, Wei said in an online post that he came across the hospital because it was listed at the top in his search for cancer treatment on China's dominant search engine, Baidu, raising questions as to whether Baidu had gone too far in extending its pay-for-listing practice to medical services. Baidu inserts only the phrase "promoted" in...

  • *Dalian iron ore, Shanghai rebar down for third day. Mixed signals on China's economic health have also weighed on sentiment, breaking earlier perceptions that the world's second-largest economy had stabilized. Trading volumes have tapered off from record highs hit in April after China's securities regulator told commodity exchanges in Shanghai, Dalian...

  • A worker cleaning an Apple logo in Suzhou, China.

    Apple plans to take its latest trademark dispute over the iPhone name in China to the mainland's highest court, the company said today. The South China Mprning Post reports.

  • MELBOURNE, May 5- London copper sank to fresh two-week lows on Thursday, as a stronger dollar prompted commodity markets to take a breather after April's broad-based rally, while a deteriorating technical picture pointed to further consolidation. Data due in coming weeks is expected to show China's economic activity moderated in April after a strong showing...

  • SHANGHAI, May 5- China stocks rose slightly on Thursday, but trading volume remained near four-month lows amid fresh signs that the country's nascent economic recovery is resting on weak foundations. China's robust market rebound since early March appears to be losing momentum as trading volumes have shrunk and the SSEC fails to stand decisively above the...

  • Alibaba vs Amazon

    Duncan Clark, author, talks about e-commerce platform Alibaba and the Chinese growth story, and contrasts the company with Amazon.

  • May 5- It took years of lawsuits and political battles for California to finally break ground last year on the nation's first bullet train, which aims to connect San Francisco to Los Angeles by 2029.. Companies in Texas, Minnesota and Nevada all plan to tap private cash from investors globally, with help from foreign train makers and governments eager to export...