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  • Will India benefit from interest-rate divergence?

    Radhika Rao, economist at DBS, discusses veteran fund manager Mark Mobius' comments that an interest rate divergence between the U.S. and India will benefit the latter.

  • What to look out for in the RBA policy decision

    While the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will likely keep interest rates on hold, the assessment of China-related risks will be key, says Ben Jarman, senior economist at JP Morgan.

  • *Sees risk of a bigger fallout from China on Europe. TOKYO, Sept 1- Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday it would be beneficial for this week's meeting of the Group of 20 major economies to discuss what is going on in China's economy. China is Japan's biggest trading partner.

  • Buy the market correction in China: Pro

    Simon Grose-Hodge, head of investment advisory at LGT Bank Singapore, says the sell-off has been overdone, while Beijing's monetary easing shows that it is ready to do more to prop up growth.

  • *China official factory PMI 49.7 in August, vs 50.0 in July. *Morgan Stanley sees copper market near flat on supply outages. MELBOURNE, Sept 1- London copper held its ground on Tuesday in the face of slowing factory activity in the world's top copper user, cushioned by a softer dollar, while nickel resumed its slide on supply concerns.

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 1- China's central bank will tighten rules on trading of currency forwards from next month, sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters, in a move to curb speculation and rising volatility after a sharp sell-off in the currency. The People's Bank of China has repeatedly intervened to stabilize the yuan since it shocked global markets...

  • Why Aberdeen is underweight China

    Pruksa Iamthongthong, investment manager at Aberdeen Asset Management, expects a "fair bit of bloodbath" across China's equity markets.

  • *Exports hobbled by China, Korea's biggest market. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group cut its forecast for South Korea's 2015 economic growth by half a percentage point to 2.2 percent, which would be the slowest growth since 2009. ING cut its projection to 2.3 percent from the previous 2.5 percent. The Bank of Korea's monetary policy committee next reviews...

  • Tesla S automobiles

    A group of China-based internet entrepreneurs and financial investors is backing an effort to create NextEV, a new rival to electric car maker Tesla.

  • *China factory activity shrinks at fastest pace in 3 years. TOKYO, Sept 1- Asian shares fell on Tuesday and the dollar struggled after twin surveys showed China's manufacturing sector in the grip of its worst slump in several years, raising fresh fears about the health of its economy. China's official Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 49.7 in August from the...

  • China twin PMIs show weak demand: OCBC

    China's official and the final Caixin/Markit purchasing managers' index (PMI) reflect weak domestic and global demand, says Tommy Xie, economist in Treasury research and strategy at OCBC.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 31- The United States is considering sanctions against both Russian and Chinese individuals and companies for cyber attacks against U.S. commercial targets, several U.S. officials said on Monday. A move against Chinese entities or individuals before Xi's trip, the officials said, is possible but unlikely because of the strain it could put on the...

  • BEIJING, Sep 1- Activity in China's manufacturing sector contracted at its fastest pace in three years in August, an official survey showed on Tuesday, reinforcing fears of a sharper slowdown in the world's second-largest economy despite a flurry of government support measures. China's factories continued to suffer from sluggish demand at home and abroad,...

  • Which sectors are feeling the heat from China slowdown

    Tom Doctoroff, Asia Pacific CEO of JWT, says specific sectors such as the automobile industry are seeing a slowdown, but businesses catering to the mass market remain robust.

  • BEIJING, Sept 1- Activity in China's vast manufacturing sector contracted at its fastest pace in three years in August, an official survey showed on Tuesday, reinforcing concerns over the health of the world's second-largest economy despite a flurry of government support measures. Beijing has set an official economic growth target of 7 percent for this year,...

  • Templeton: 'China will be alright'

    While Beijing has the financial resources to get through an economic restructuring, there will inevitably be periods of struggles, says Norman Boersma, CIO of Templeton Global Equity Group.

  • MELBOURNE, Sept 1- London nickel sagged on Tuesday, tracking losses in China after demand jitters pummeled Shanghai's volatile nickel contract towards last week's record lows, while copper was subdued ahead of a slew of global factory gauges out later in the session. *The most active January Shanghai Futures Exchange nickel contract slipped 0.8 percent to...

  • China is between a 'rock and a hard place': Pro

    China faces a dilemma in boosting its competitiveness via a weaker currency while ensuring growth in liquidity, says Viktor Shvets, head of Asian strategy at Macquarie Securities Group.

  • Is China halting stock market support?

    Christopher Johnson, senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), discusses China's commitment to support its stock market.

  • China will grow 7-8% over next decade: Professor

    Aleh Tsyvinski, professor at the department of economics at Yale University, explains why he's optimistic that China can achieve 7-8 percent growth in the next 10-15 years.