Christian Schulz, Senior Economist at Berenberg Bank, says weaker-than-expected retail sales and industrial output on Thursday, showed signs of a gradual slowdown in China's economy.» Read More
*Asian shares rebound after big losses but gains cut after soft China data. *Concerns over Ukraine, China slowdown and copper rout sap risk appetite.
It raises the possibility that the plane, and the 239 people on board, could have flown on for additional distance of about 2,200 miles, potentially reaching the border of Pakistan or as far as destinations in the Indian Ocean or Arabian Sea, the paper said.
BEIJING, March 13- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signalled on Thursday that his government will not ride to the rescue of every troubled investment by saying some loan defaults are "hard to avoid" in what he called a challenging economic environment.
KUALA LUMPUR/ PHU QUOC, Vietnam, March 13- Search planes found no sign on Thursday of a missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft in an area where satellite images had shown debris, taking the as-yet fruitless hunt into the sixth day.
HONG KONG/ SHANGHAI, March 13- Chinese stocks rose on Thursday, pulling up Hong Kong's market, led by banking counters that could be the first ones joining an anticipated preferred shares pilot programme in the mainland. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong rose 1.4 percent.
NEW YORK, March 13- Cotton is no longer king of the U.S. apparel industry as lower prices fail to revive consumer demand and once-mocked man-made fibers take a permanent place in American wardrobes.
SHANGHAI, March 13- China's yuan rose against the dollar on Thursday as the central bank set a slightly stronger midpoint for the first time in four days, a move traders said that shows the government is keeping the currency stable.
BEIJING, March 13- China Premier Li Keqiang signalled that his government will not ride to the rescue of every troubled investment by saying some loan defaults are "hard to avoid" in what he called a challenging economic environment.
BEIJING, March 13- China will continue to support Hong Kong's position as a global financial hub, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday, reassuring the investment community in the former British colony as it adjusts to the rise of Shanghai. Li made the remarks to reporters at the closing of the country's annual parliamentary session on Thursday.
*Vietnam, Malaysia send planes to check latest report of debris sighting. At the same time, China heaped pressure on Malaysia to improve its coordination over the search for the Malaysia Airlines plane, which disappeared early on Saturday on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
Greg Feith, Former Senior Air Safety Investigator at NTSB, says authorities need to make up their minds about the search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370.
Brian Weeden, Technical Advisor at Secure World Foundation, explains why there may have been a delay in the release of Chinese satellite images of potential debris from Flight MH370. The images, captured on Sunday, were only unveiled late Wednesday.
Marc Faber, Editor & Publisher of The While lowering Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, explains why his forecast of a 4 percent growth rate for China may not be a bad thing.
Marc Faber, Editor & Publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, explains why he thinks China's economy will grow at a maximum of 4 percent per annum.
China is due to release February retail sales and industrial output data on Thursday. Rob Aspin, Head of Equity Investment Strategy at Standard Chartered Bank Wealth Management Group, expects the data to remain mixed.
Kenneth Quinn, Partner & Lead, Aviation Practice at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, discusses satellite pictures released by China, which showed three floating objects in the South China Sea on Sunday. It has not been confirmed whether they are related to missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370.
China's growth target of 7.5 percent suggests Beijing has opted for economic growth over reforms in the year ahead, says Richard Jerram, Chief Economist at Bank of Singapore.
KUALA LUMPUR/ PHU QUOC, Vietnam, March 13- M alaysia's military has traced what could have been the jetliner missing for almost five days to an area south of the Thai holiday island of Phuket, hundreds of miles to the west of its last known position, the country's air force chief said on Wednesday.
William McCabe, President of The McCabe Group, discusses satellite images unveiled by a Chinese government agency, which showed three floating objects in the South China Sea on Sunday. There has been no official confirmation on whether they are related to missing Malaysia Airline MH370.
CNBC's Deirdre Wang Morris tells us more about the raft of economic data due for release from China on Thursday and what they mean for financial markets.