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  • NEW YORK, April 28- Don't look for the outperformance of growth stocks to fade any time soon, as long as corporate earnings continue to improve and hopes remain for stronger economic growth. Growth stocks- whose profits are expected to grow at a faster pace than the broader market- are also outperforming their value counterparts in Asia and Europe.

  • President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 27, 2017.

    President Donald Trump warned North Korea on its missile tests but demurred when asked if the US had anything to do with their failure.

  • *China April official manufacturing PMI 51.2. *China April official services PMI 54.0. Zhou Hao, an economist at Commerzbank in Singapore, said recent sharp declines in iron ore and onshore steel prices point to some of the pressures the country's manufacturers are facing.

  • *China April official manufacturing PMI 51.2. *China April official services PMI 54.0. BEIJING, April 30- Growth in China's manufacturing sector slowed faster than expected in April, an official survey showed on Sunday, as producer price rises lost steam and authorities moved to tackle risks in the property market and credit growth.

  • A military drill marking the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People's Army (KPA).

    A semi-official Chinese paper is knocking Pyongyang's tech prowess after its communist neighbor's failed test missile launch.

  • NEW YORK— When it comes to avoiding conflicts of interest in the White House, President Donald Trump has ripped up the playbook in his first 100 days. The Trump Organization, now under the leadership of his sons Don Jr. and Eric Trump, has proceeded with overseas resort projects, thereby handing foreign governments potential leverage to influence the president.

  • MANILA, Philippines— Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte opened an annual summit of Southeast Asian leaders on Saturday with an oblique swipe at Western governments, asking them not to meddle in the affairs of regional countries. Although couched in diplomatic tone, the president's remarks at the opening ceremony of the Association of Southeast Asian...

  • This NYU grad student went undercover at an Apple factory in China

    Dejian Zeng is an NYU grad student who spent his summer undercover at an Apple factory in China. Listen to his experience here.

  • NEW YORK, April 28- Don't look for the outperformance of growth stocks to fade any time soon, as long as corporate earnings continue to improve and hopes remain for stronger economic growth. Growth stocks- whose profits are expected to grow at a faster pace than the broader market- are also outperforming their value counterparts in Asia and Europe.

  • BEIJING _ China Life Insurance Co. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $892.5 million. The Beijing- based company said it had net income of 15 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • BEIJING _ PetroChina Ltd. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $827.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Beijing- based company said it had net income of 44 cents per share. PetroChina shares have decreased 4.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency.

    The system, known as the Terminal High Altitude Area Device, or THAAD, is designed to defend South Korea and Japan from missile attack.

  • LONDON, April 27- Coffee and sandwich chain Pret A Manger wants to increase the number of Britons working in its UK shops to cushion it from potential damage if European Union workers stay away after Brexit, its boss said on Thursday. The status of citizens from other EU countries living in Britain has been clouded by last June's Brexit vote with the UK government...

  • The future remains uncertain for the so-called 'Golden Visa' program

    The so-called 'Golden Visa' program is expiring, and it's causing concern in China.

  • BEIJING, April 28- Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd, backed by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, expects a fall of up to 31.4 percent in first-half net profit as Beijing's cut to subsidies slows green car sales slow in China. Shenzhen- based BYD, which specializes in green energy cars, forecast a 20.3 percent to 31.4 percent fall in net profit for the first half to...

  • *Caterpillar, Komatsu, Sany post strong China Q1. SHANGHAI, April 28- Chinese demand for trucks, cranes and diggers is gaining momentum after bottoming out last year, driven by a Beijing- backed infrastructure push, a housing boom and increased investment linked to China's modern-day " Silk Road". "The strong demand in China resulted in a reduction in Asia-Pacific...

  • Spot iron ore prices in China ended Thursday at $66.42 a tonne, down 30 percent from the 17- month peak of $94.86 reached on Feb. 21. But if there is one thing that the market has learnt in the past year, it's that the main driver of the market is policy decisions in China, and how participants react to them. While about a third of respondents thought the spot price would...

  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, April 28- China's biggest listed banks posted results that showed shrinking interest margins caused first-quarter profits to be near-flat, although there was a glimmer of hope as the pace of mounting bad debts slowed at some of the lenders. The Big Five lenders- Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Construction Bank Corp,...

  • BEIJING, April 28- As the United Nations Security Council decides whether to tighten the sanctions screws on North Korea, the country's increasingly isolated government could lose a lifeline provided by state-owned China National Petroleum Corp. President Donald Trump's administration is focusing its North Korea strategy on tougher economic sanctions,...

  • What's working: China, energy and insurance

    Sarah Ketterer, Causeway Capital Management, provides her top stock picks.