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  • Wilbur Ross

    In an industrial park in Jiaxing, China, CNBC went to find a factory in which Wilbur Ross had invested.

  • Army officers and soldiers in action during a drill on January 3, 2017 in Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of China.

    China has become less dependent on arms import over the past five years due to increased military capabilities at home, the SCMP reports.

  • Trump's Asia policy still in infancy: Expert

    Evan Medeiros of Eurasia Group says there are challenges ahead, especially when it comes to Sino-U.S. relations.

  • MELBOURNE, Feb 21- London copper held its ground on Tuesday, near its highest in a week, supported by supply concerns amid industrial action in Chile and an Indonesian export permit dispute. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange traded flat at $6,071 a tonne by 0112 GMT, holding gains after a 1.9 percent rally the session before when it struck $6,105 a...

  • Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (centre R) and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong (C) inspect the guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony at the Istana presidential palace in Singapore on February 20, 2017.

    During a visit to Singapore, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that his country was pursuing greater ties across Asia.

  • SHANGHAI/ LONDON, Feb 21- For years, cash-rich Chinese investors have been highly sought after the world over. China's increasing efforts to prevent capital from leaving the country are eroding the confidence of domestic and foreign investors about getting deals done inside and outside of the world's second-biggest economy. Chinese bidders had become...

  • SHANGHAI/ LONDON, Feb 21- For years, cash-rich Chinese investors have been highly sought after the world over. China's increasing efforts to prevent capital from leaving the country are eroding the confidence of domestic and foreign investors about getting deals done inside and outside of the world's second-biggest economy. Chinese bidders had become...

  • Wilbur Ross' investment in a Chinese fabric factory

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon takes a closer look at the Chinese denim fabric factory the U.S. Secretary of Commerce nominee invested in.

  • Feb 20- Saudi Arabia is favoring New York to list state oil giant Saudi Aramco, while also considering London and Toronto for the prospect of floating the firm, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Saudi officials also talked to exchanges in Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Shanghai but are unlikely to pursue listing in those places, the newspaper said, citing...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Feb 20- Coal markets could be forgiven for feeling slightly confused about the recent signals coming out of top importer China, with both bullish and bearish developments in evidence. China said on Feb. 18 that it will suspend all imports of coal from its nuclear-armed neighbour North Korea until Dec. 31, a move that, if implemented, would...

  • *Geely aims to drive Proton sales in RHD markets; UK, India. BEIJING, Feb 20- Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co is expected to bid as early as this week for a strategic partnership with struggling Malaysian car maker Proton Holdings Bhd, two people familiar with the bidding process told Reuters. As part of its pitch following discussions with...

  • ABU DHABI, Feb 20- Abu Dhabi awarded a 4 percent stake in its giant onshore oil concession to CEFC China Energy Co for a fee of 3.3 billion dirhams, state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Co said on Monday. The onshore fields, operated by Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations (ADCO, have total resources estimated at between 20 billion and 30 billion barrels...

  • LONDON, Feb 20- Turkey's lira hit the strongest level in more than six weeks against the dollar and Mongolian bonds soared after a $5.5 billion IMF-led bailout for the country, outperforming broader emerging markets. Turkey's lira strengthened 0.3 percent in its second day of gains, shrugging off data showing consumer confidence declining in February, though...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 20- China tweaked its formula for setting daily reference midpoints for its yuan currency on Monday, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said, in what was seen as authorities' latest move to help curb speculation in the currency. Global attention on China's exchange rate policy has intensified since its foreign exchange reserves...

  • BEIJING, Feb 20- China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said it formed a strategic partnership with Bailian Group, the largest retailer by store numbers to join the e-commerce giant's drive to use big data to improve and profit from brick-and-mortar sales. It has also spent $4.6 billion on a minority stake in appliances retailer Suning Commerce Group Co Ltd, is...

  • Strong start in Covestro's brief history: CEO particularly strong start in China

    Covestro CEO Patrick Thomas discusses his company's latest earnings, with particular focus on the China market.

  • A Chinese day trader takes notes on the activity of the market he watches a stock ticker at a local brokerage house in Beijing, China.

    Chinese stock gains follow media reports that pension funds may begin flowing into the country's stock markets as early as this week.

  • BEIJING, Feb 20- China's steel mills and traders were scrambling to find alternative supplies of coking coal for steel making on Monday after Beijing slapped a surprise ban on coal imports from its isolated northern neighbor. Chinese prices of steel, coking coal and coke all rallied, as traders and analysts said mills will likely be forced to buy more expensive...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 20- China's blue-chip index posted its biggest daily gain in six months on Monday after media reports said pension funds may begin flowing into the country's stock markets as early as this week. Media reported on Friday that China had started investing an initial 360 billion yuan in pension insurance funds from seven provinces and cities in...

  • CNBC's Tania Bryer discusses the British fashion industry's response to Brexit.