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  • *Lunar New Year closes most markets, with China off all week. *Wall Street skids, led by technology sector. TOKYO, Feb 8- Asian shares got off to a rocky start on Monday after mixed U.S. jobs data helped sink shares on Wall Street, but trade was thin with many regional markets closed for the Lunar New Year holiday.

  • *Lunar New Year closes most markets, with China off all week. TOKYO, Feb 8- Asian shares got off to a rocky start on Monday after mixed U.S. jobs data helped sink shares on Wall Street, but trade was thin with many regional markets closed for the Lunar New Year holiday. With Singapore, Hong Kong and mainland China all closed for the new year holiday, "volumes will be well...

  • China, a focus of much of the recent market concern, released foreign reserves data on Sunday which showed the central bank dumped dollars to defend the yuan and prevent an increase in capital outflows. The country's foreign reserves fell $99.5 billion to $3.23 trillion in January, the lowest level since May 2012, central bank data showed. Federal Reserve Chair...

  • *China investing $46 billion in new trade route. GWADAR, Pakistan, Feb 8- A heavy police presence, guarded convoys, new checkpoints and troop reinforcements have turned parts of the southern port city of Gwadar into a fortress, as Pakistan's powerful military seeks to protect billions of dollars of Chinese investment. Securing the planned $46 billion economic...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 6- The United States vowed on Saturday to take all necessary actions to defend itself and its allies following a North Korean rocket launch, and said it would seek "significant measures" in the U.N. Security Council to hold North Korea to account. North Korea said the rocket carried a satellite, but its efforts have raised strong suspicion in...

  • BEIJING, Feb 7- China's foreign reserves fell for a third straight month in January, as the central bank dumped dollars to defend the yuan and prevent an increase in capital outflows. China's foreign reserves fell $99.5 billion to $3.23 trillion in January, the lowest level since May 2012, central bank data showed, but higher than the median forecast of $3.20...

  • New breed investors embrace China's white-knuckle ride Saturday, 6 Feb 2016 | 8:00 PM ET

    *Summer, January crashes slash China stocks trading volume. BEIJING, Feb 7- A new breed of small investor is riding China's rollercoaster stock markets, looking for a quick buck and thriving on the volatility that has sent others scurrying to the exit clutching their stomachs. Last summer's 40 percent crash and a 20 percent drop so far in 2016 have sent trading...

  • China seeks male teachers to make boys men Saturday, 6 Feb 2016 | 7:48 AM ET
    Students at Jing'an Education College Affiliated School in Shanghai.

    Worried that a shortage of male teachers is feminizing boys, Chinese educators are reinforcing traditional gender roles and values, the NYT reports.

  • *Magnitude 6.4 quake hits southern Taiwan. TAINAN, Taiwan, Feb 6- A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan early on Saturday killing at least 11 people, most in a 17- storey apartment building that collapsed, with at least five people missing in the ruins of the complex as darkness fell, government officials said. An 18- year old man was found alive and conscious shortly...

  • *Magnitude 6.4 quake hits southern Taiwan. TAINAN, Taiwan, Feb 6- A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan on Saturday killing at least seven people, most in a 17- storey apartment building that collapsed, with about 35 people still feared trapped there hours into a rescue operation. As a search for survivors in the rubble went on, questions were being raised about the...

  • HONG KONG, Feb 6- Index provider MSCI Inc said on Friday it welcomed China's move to liberalise a major cross-border investment scheme, but that the country's handling of a summer stock sell-off raised concern over the liquidity of its markets. The announcement was the first formal update from the New York- headquartered firm after it said in June it would not...

  • *Magnitude 6.4 quake hits southern Taiwan. *Taiwan president rushes to the scene. TAINAN, Taiwan, Feb 6- A powerful earthquake toppled a 17- story apartment building in southern Taiwan on Saturday, killing at least two people, including a 10- day-old girl, and triggering frantic efforts to rescue dozens of people feared trapped inside.

  • The rout could continue next week. Here's why Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 7:07 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Analysts say they would not be surprised to see stocks take aim at January's lows in the week ahead.

  • China, a major commodities consumer and focus of much of the recent concern, releases trade data in the coming week that will be closely watched to gauge demand in the world's second-largest economy, while U.S. retail sales figures will give clues on the state of consumer confidence there. "While we don't think that the world's economy is set to fall off a cliff, the...

  • NEW YORK— The Chicago Stock Exchange, founded more than a century ago, said it has agreed to be acquired by a Chinese-led investor group. The buyers are considering opening a stock exchange in southwest China and also hope to list Chinese stocks in the U.S., Chicago Stock Exchange CEO John Kerin said in an interview Friday. The Chicago Stock Exchange was founded in...

  • Chinese investors to buy Chicago Stock Exchange Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 9:16 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the CBOE in Chicago.

    Chicago Stock Exchange said on Friday an investor group led by China's Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group has agreed to buy the company.

  • Bill Miller not alone in love for ugly tech bets Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 9:11 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    History shows most moonshot IPOs trade down before an upward trajectory. Now may be the time to hunt for value in the tech junk heap.

  • Never seen more value traps in market: Advisor Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 8:21 AM ET
    Dollars cash

    Financial advisor Mitch Goldberg sees a big problem: too much cash, and too few good ideas for where to invest it in the stock market.

  • China HGS posts 1Q profit Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 7:11 AM ET

    SHAANXI PROVINCE, China _ China HGS Real Estate Inc. on Friday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $1.4 million. The Shaanxi Province, China- based company said it had net income of 3 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Twenty-five officials will face prosecution over the blasts on suspicion of dereliction of duty, abuse of power and bribery, the official Xinhua News Agency reported, citing the Supreme People's Procuratorate. An investigative team assembled by the State Council, China's Cabinet, said flames spread among stocks of nitrocellulose, a flammable compound used...