• Texting apps required gear for Hong Kong protests Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 7:44 AM ET

    HONG KONG— Just as protesters in Egypt depended on Twitter three years ago, the latest digital tools have become required gear for tens of thousands of people demanding democratic reforms on the streets of Hong Kong. Cellphone networks and websites continue to work normally in Hong Kong, although protesters ran into slow network connections this week when...

  • *German firms worry about Chinese grabbing Russia business. BERLIN, Oct 2- China is ready to seize any business opportunities in Russia resulting from Moscow's diplomatic showdown with Europe over Ukraine, Beijing's ambassador to Berlin said ahead of a meeting of German and Chinese leaders next week. Over 6,000 German firms are active in Russia and Germany is...

  • TOKYO, Oct 2- China is likely to have annual growth of at least 7 percent over the next five years as it rebalances its economy to lift domestic demand, the Asian Development Bank's new chief economist said on Thursday. His remarks, in an interview with Reuters in Tokyo, came a week after the Manila- based regional lender left unchanged its 2014 and 2015 growth...

  • Samsung China supplier sues US labor watchdog Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 4:20 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— A Chinese supplier of Samsung Electronics Co. filed a lawsuit accusing a New York City- based labor watchdog of spreading false rumors of child labor, but the labor group says it has evidence to back up its report. The lawsuit against China Labor Watch was filed in a Chinese court this week by HEG Electronics, which produces mobile phone...

  • Hong Kong protests hit city's role as finance hub Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 1:26 AM ET

    HONG KONG— Shops in Hong Kong have closed and the local stock market has plunged but protesters are gambling their agitation for greater democracy will pay off by preserving institutions that made this former British colony a profitable asset to China. In the latest blow, mainland authorities on Wednesday suspended group tours to Hong Kong, cutting a critical...

  • Firm says phone apps spy on Hong Kong protesters Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 1:11 AM ET

    China is, along with the United States and Russia, regarded as a leader in cyber warfare research. Security experts say China is a leading source of hacking attacks aimed at foreign governments and companies to computers in China. One targets phones that run Apple Inc.' s iOS operating system; the other is meant for phones using Google Inc.' s Android system.

  • The downside to China's property rescue plan     Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 10:36 PM ET

    Diana Choyleva, Head of Macroeconomic Research at Lombard Street Research, is worried that new easing measures could exacerbate China's debt issue.

  • Seventh day of Hong Kong protests remain peaceful     Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 10:07 PM ET

    CNBC's Pauline Chiou reports from the protest site in Admiralty. She also discusses her interview with Jimmy Lai, Hong Kong entrepreneur and an outspoken critic of Beijing.

  • HK councilor: Authorities must apologize     Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 7:44 PM ET

    Paul Zimmerman, Southern District Councilor of Hong Kong, says chief executive C Y Leung and the police should apologize for the use of tear gas against protesters last Friday.

  • Watch out for October 6 in Hong Kong     Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 6:52 PM ET

    Nicholas Consonery, China Analyst at Eurasia Group, discusses the way authorities are handling the mass protests and explains why October 6 is the day to watch in Hong Kong.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- The International Cotton Advisory Committee on Wednesday forecast depressed prices will continue even as the group reduced its outlook for record world inventories by the end of the 2014/ 15 crop year. "Given the predicted 1.8 million tonnes of surplus production and changes in China's cotton policy, prices are unlikely to rise to levels seen in...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil falls with stocks     Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 3:50 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Traders say fundamentals are likely to continue to push down the price of oil. Gasoline futures rebounded, but are still down, she says.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi responded on Wednesday to comments by the United States and others on pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, saying foreign countries should not meddle in China's domestic affairs.

  • *US, Europe equity volatility: http://link.reuters.com/tyh69v. Investors have mostly held their nerve as headlines lurched from a new' Cold War' in eastern Europe to conflict and Western intervention in the Middle East, the threatened breakup of the United Kingdom and secessionist risks in Europe.

  • China visit shows strains with US over Hong Kong Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 2:14 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— A visit by China's top diplomat intended to show growing U.S.- China cooperation has instead highlighted political differences between the two world powers as Washington spoke out about democracy protests gripping Hong Kong. The U.S. officials repeated the usual bromides about deepening ties, and they discussed Obama's Nov. 10-12 visit to...

  • China’s shadow banks need ‘close monitoring’: IMF Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    China’s booming shadow banks needs scrutiny, the IMF said on Wednesday, shortly after an official from the Chinese central bank defended the sector.

  • 10,000 Chinese pigeons get a body check ... where? Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    Prior to the annual release of 10,000 pigeons, each bird received an "anal security check for suspicious objects," Chinese state media reported. 

  • Steve Wynn: I'm 'more scared' about US than China Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 12:50 PM ET
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    Casino tycoon Steve Wynn says government crackdowns in Macau and protests in Hong Kong don't worry him so much.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- China's foreign minister was expected to hear calls from U.S. leaders for Beijing's restraint. Wang Yi met with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and was later visiting the White House and State Department. His Washington talks were to prepare for President Barack Obama's visit to China in November but were overshadowed by the Hong Kong events.

  • How Hong Kong protests are impacting business     Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Thousands of workers are unable to get to their offices due to the protests in Hong Kong. Will the protest have a long-term impact on China's economy?