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  • 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...

  • *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...

  • *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.

  • 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...

  • *Jan exports seen at -1.9 pct y/y vs Dec's -1.4 pct. BEIJING, Feb 5- China's January exports may have fallen for a seventh month with factories still battling falling prices, but an expected jump in bank lending may underscore the government's bid to put a floor under the slowing economy. That may produce a trade surplus of $58.85 billion for January, compared with a...

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 5- The European Union's top trade official has urged China to take measures to curb overcapacity of its steel industry and warned it that it will open three new anti-dumping investigations this month on steel imports from China. The call comes as the European Union begins a debate into whether to relax trade defences against China as Beijing...

  • China's Year of the Monkey draws millions Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 5:12 AM ET
    China's Year of the Monkey draws millions

    China's Lunar New Year begins Monday and marks the largest annual human migration in the world but for many Chinese economic concerns dominate the celebration, reports CNBC's Eunice Yoon.

  • LONDON, Feb 5- The wait for U.S. monthly jobs numbers steadied stock markets on Friday and allowed the dollar to recover after its worst week in more than six years. London and Paris both gained; Frankfurt fell around half a percent.,. "There is a general skepticism towards a proper rate hike cycle by the Fed- that's been driving down the dollar there's probably not that...

  • The impact of Chinese volatility Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 2:39 AM ET
    The impact of Chinese volatility

    CNBC asks the executives of several banks about how they are affected by market volatility from China.

  • "Our base case scenario is for a gradual and controlled depreciation in the yuan by end-2016," said Jason Daw, head of Asian FX strategy at Societe Generale. The yuan, also known as the renminbi, has lost over 1 percent so far this year and is down almost 6 percent since early August, when the People's Bank of China devalued it. While no one can predict with any real...