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  • Canada blocked Petronas' bid for Progress this month after Industry Minister Christian Paradis said it was not likely to bring a ``net benefit'' to the country.

  • TOKYO, Oct 29- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda made clear on Monday he is in no rush to go to the polls, speaking of unfinished business and the risk of a ``political vacuum'' in a speech likely to anger the opposition, which has been urging him to keep a promise to call an election soon.

  • *Honda shares drop nearly 6 pct; results released early inadvertently. TOKYO, Oct 29- Japan's Honda Motor Co cut its full-year net profit forecast by a fifth after sales in China, the world's biggest autos market, were hit by a popular backlash against Japanese products in a dispute over East China Sea islands.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 29- London copper traded little changed on Monday, holding above 7- week lows plumbed last week, as the prospect of a recovering U.S. economy underpinned prices, although concerns about leadership change and global growth kept a lid on gains.

  • TOKYO, Oct 29- Japan's Honda Motor Co cut its full-year net profit forecast by a fifth after sales in China, the world's biggest autos market, were hit by a popular backlash against Japanese products in a dispute over East China Sea islands.

  • TOKYO, Oct 29- Japan's Honda Motor Co cut its full-year net profit forecast by a fifth after sales in China, the world's biggest autos market, were hit by a popular backlash against Japanese products last month in a dispute over East China Sea islands.

  • Why Hong Kong’s Property Crackdown Won’t Dent Home Prices

    Hong Kong’s latest round of property measures to curb speculation by foreign buyers is likely to have a minimal impact on cooling sky-high prices in the island-state, say experts, with tight supply conditions and demand from local homebuyers preventing any large declines in home values. 

  • TOKYO, Oct 29- Japan's Honda Motor Co cut its full-year net profit forecast by 20 percent after sales in China, the world's biggest autos market, were hit by a popular backlash against Japanese products last month in a dispute over East China Sea islands.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 29- London copper inched higher on Monday, recovering from 7- week lows plumbed last week, as the prospect of a recovering U.S. economy buoyed prices, although lingering concerns about global growth kept a lid on gains. *The most-traded February copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange rose 0.42 percent to 56,920 yuan a tonne.

  • Bank of Japan poised to ease as economy takes a hit. *Spain stuck in recession, underscoring euro zone woes. Oct 28- The last employment report before the U.S. presidential election is likely to have something for everyone- for those bullish and bearish on the economy and for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

  • Chinese Banks Flee London’s Tough Rules

    China’s largest state-owned banks are moving big chunks of their European business to Luxembourg as they seek to escape tougher regulation in the City of London. The FT reports.

  • BEIJING, Oct 29- The roots of Toyota Motor Corp's China troubles run far deeper than the anti- Japan protests that have swept the country, stretching back to the 2008 launch of the Yaris subcompact-- a spectacular flop with price-conscious Chinese buyers.

  • SUDBURY, Ontario, Oct 28- In an office trailer parked outside a mine shaft in northern Ontario, operator Carolyn St-Jean leans back in her chair and monitors a machine loading nickel-rich ore into rail cars deep underground.

  • China's Increasingly Competitive Internet Sector

    Cynthia Meng, MD, China/HK Telco, Media & Technology Equity Research, Jefferies says Qihoo 360's move into the general search space has taken away market share from Baidu, which could see its margins come under pressure.

  • *Bank of Japan poised to ease as economy takes a hit. LONDON, Oct 28- The last employment report before the U.S. presidential election is likely to have something for everyone- for those bullish and bearish on the economy and for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

  • *Debt-limit hike could be too much for lame-duck Congress. WASHINGTON, Oct 28- A U.S. debt-ceiling increase could be headed for a Wall Street- rattling s howdown in 2013 if Congress, as expected, shuns a quick and easy fix at the end of this year in favor of another round of last-minute brinkmanship.

  • *Resource stock performance tied to China, commodities.

  • SUDBURY, Ontario, Oct 28- In an office trailer parked outside a mine shaft in northern Ontario, operator Carolyn St-Jean leans back in her chair and monitors a machine loading nickel-rich ore into rail cars deep underground.

  • Suddenly, Everyone's Turning Bullish on China

    GDP growth is slowing in China, but some investors believe large cap stocks with exposure to the country are still safe bets.

  • OCTOBER 2012- Archer Daniels Midland bids $2.8 billion for Australia's GrainCorp in a deal that could give it a platform to supply Asia. MARCH 2012- Glencore agreed to buy Canada's largest grain handler Viterra in a $6.2 billion deal to provide the world's top commodities trader with a powerful position in both the Canadian and Australian markets.