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  • BEIJING, July 27- China's manufacturing sector struggled for growth in July, a Reuters poll showed, adding to expectations that Beijing will step up measures to boost growth in the world's second-largest economy. After expanding for three consecutive months from March to May, growth in China's factory sector stalled in June, suggesting a bounce in activity is...

  • LONDON, July 27- Emerging stocks touched 11- month highs on Wednesday, boosted by news of additional Japanese stimulus and shrugging off a sharp drop in mainland shares in China, where fears of a fresh regulatory crackdown are weighing. Some nerves were jangled by a 2 percent fall in Shanghai- listed shares, which posted their worst day in six weeks while the...

  • SHANGHAI, July 27- China stocks closed sharply lower on Wednesday, with major indexes suffering their worst daily losses in six weeks, as investors sold off on worries that regulatory changes are coming. That appeared to add force to media reports that regulators were preparing to restrict China's vast retail wealth management sector from buying stocks.

  • *Copper prices seen at $4,890 average in 4 Q- NAB. MELBOURNE, July 27- London copper dropped to near one-week lows on Wednesday as sentiment soured in China, and ahead of the outcome of the U.S. China stocks tumbled on fears of tighter regulatory restrictions after Beijing officials earlier this week warned about asset bubbles.

  • SHANGHAI, July 27- China stocks closed sharply lower on Wednesday, with major indexes posting their worst daily performance in six weeks, as investors sold off on worries that regulatory changes are coming. The selloff was led by small caps, with the Chinext Growth Index, which mostly tracks smaller tech firms in Shenzhen, correcting nearly 6 percent, but blue chip...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, July 27- There is something of a delicious irony in China's iron ore miners complaining of dumping by foreign producers, but what it really underscores is the multitude of challenges facing the world's biggest steel industry. It's also far from clear that protecting the domestic miners from cheaper imports would actually help China's...

  • SHANGHAI, July 27- China stocks tumbled on Wednesday, led by small cap shares, on fears of tighter regulatory restrictions. China CSI300 stock index futures for August fell 2.6 percent, to 3,154.8, -38.94 points below the current value of the underlying index. "Some speculators used yesterday's political bureau statement on' curbing asset bubbles' as an excuse to...

  • Most Chinese visitors might be unfamiliar with theme park etiquette and norms, which is something Disney is slowly figuring out.

  • Disney CEO Bob Iger talks to CNBC's Inside China about the new ride technologies and Disney characters at the newly opened Shanghai Disneyland.

  • SHANGHAI, July 27- China stocks fell sharply on Wednesday as investors took profits from recent gains and as speculators ejected from hot "concept stocks" following a regulatory crackdown. China CSI300 stock index futures for August fell 2.0 percent to 3,173.2, -44.97 points below the current value of the underlying index. "Investors believe there will no...

  • China’s “shadow banking” system is masking the rise in indebtedness in China, Moody’s Investors Service said in a report Wednesday.

  • 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...

  • A nurse holds a newborn baby at the labor ward of Singapore's Kandang Kerbau Hospital (KKH).

    Singapore's policymakers have long battled the country's low birth rate, but will little success so far.

  • CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports on Disney's attempt to conquer the "Middle Kingdom" with Shanghai Disneyland, which saw thousands of visitors on its opening day.

  • 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?"

  • Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015.

    The Philippines pushed hard for The Hague's ruling to be included a joint ASEAN statement, Manila's foreign minister said.

  • Customers purchase at an Apple store in Beijing, China.

    Apple CEO Tim Cook just hinted at the company's plans with chips, acquisitions, cars and China all in one comment.