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  • BEIJING, July 27- Property sales in Beijing rose 64.8 percent in 2015, boosted by more favourable housing policies, according to a real estate white paper released by the city's government. The number of newly-built commercial homes and existing stock sold in Beijing increased 26 percent and 90.7 percent respectively year-on-year in 2015, according to the...

  • HONG KONG, July 27- China's yuan firmed against the dollar on Wednesday after the central bank set a stronger midpoint for the second day, and market players bet on more gains ahead of a G20 leaders' summit in early September. The People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.6671 per dollar prior to the market open on Wednesday, firmer than the previous fix of...

  • July 27- Property sales in Beijing rose 64.8 percent in 2015, boosted by more favorable housing policies, according to a real estate white paper released by the city's government. The number of newly-built commercial homes and existing stock sold in Beijing increased 26 percent and 90.7 percent respectively year-on-year in 2015, according to the paper...

  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 TBILISI- National Bank of Georgia monetary policy committee meeting. POLOKWANE, South Africa- South African central bank deputy governor Daniel Mminele speaks at a business breakfast event in the city of Polokwane- 0700 GMT. THURSDAY, JULY 28 KIEV- National Bank of Ukraine monetary policy meeting- 0700 GMT.

  • THURSDAY, JULY 28 NEW HAVEN, United States- European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure speaks at the Yale Forum on financial crisis management organised by U.S. Department of Treasury in New Haven- 1800 GMT. CAMBRIDGE- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams participates in a policy dialogue on "What's Left in the Fed's Tool Kit?"

  • Commodities tomorrow:

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • The World Bank’s issued its latest set of forecasts for oil prices but interpreting the numbers may depend on your disposition.

  • Huawei saw 25-percent surge in smartphone shipments

    The Chinese smartphone maker says shipments hit 60.5-million in the first half of the year.

  • LONDON, July 26- Britain could borrow nearly 65 billion pounds more than planned in the next couple of years as new finance minister Philip Hammond seeks to' reset' government budget policy to ease the shock of last month's vote to leave the European Union. "There is going to need to be a rethink," said Paul Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, a...

  • SHANGHAI, July 26- Chinese iron ore miners have called for an anti-dumping investigation into imports of the steelmaking raw material from top suppliers Australia and Brazil. Australia's BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto, along with Brazil's Vale, have embarked on massive expansion programs in recent years to supply the Chinese market. China is the world's biggest...

  • SHANGHAI, July 26- Chinese iron ore miners have called for an anti-dumping investigation into imports of the steelmaking raw material from top suppliers Australia and Brazil. China is the world's biggest steel producer and iron ore consumer, but growing supplies from Australia and Brazil and the low quality of ore mined locally has increased Beijing's...

  • BEIJING _ TAL Education Group on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $13.2 million. For the current quarter ending in September, TAL Education said it expects revenue in the range of $247.9 million to $251.3 million. TAL Education shares have climbed 39 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BEIJING, July 26- China's top steelmaking province Hebei plans to cut more than 31 million tonnes of combined iron and steel production capacity in 2016, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday. Xinhua said the province planned to cut iron making capacity by 17.26 million tonnes, and reduce 14.22 million tonnes of steel making capacity by the end of...

  • Xiaomi's Mi5 smartphones

    As Xiaomi, one of China's biggest smartphone makers, struggles with slumping sales, a new product launch on Wednesday may not be the required panacea.

  • SHANGHAI, July 26- China stocks closed up on Tuesday as buyers drove a mild but broad-based rally into financials and industrials.

  • Solar Impulse 2 makes its final approach for landing at Al Batin Airport in Abu Dhabi on July 26, 2016.

    The Solar Impulse 2 has landed more than a year after its initial take off, completing the first round-the-world flight powered by solar energy.

  • Beijing appears to be on the brink of forcing the most modern and competitive Chinese steelmaker, which is itself struggling amid a global steel glut, to rescue a loss making and heavily indebted rival in what some securities and credit analysts see as potentially a marriage made in hell. Listed units of Baosteel Group, the second-largest Chinese steelmaker,...

  • BEIJING— Chinese stocks gained Tuesday but other Asian markets fell after Wall Street declined on losses for energy stocks. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 dropped 1.5 percent to 16,364.51 and Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 shed 0.3 percent to 5,517.20. Benchmarks in Seoul and New Zealand gained while Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand retreated.

  • LONDON, July 26- Britain could borrow nearly 65 billion pounds more than planned in the next couple of years as new finance minister Philip Hammond seeks to' reset' government budget policy to ease the shock of last month's vote to leave the European Union. "There is going to need to be a rethink," said Paul Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, a...

  • A worker grabs a nozzle at a PTT gas station in Bangkok, Thailand, January 5, 2016.

    Resurgent concerns over supply-demand mismatches have hurt sentiment, analysts said.