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  • Typhoon deaths rise to 151 as China reports more Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    BEIJING— The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit China's south in decades was raised to 46 on Tuesday, increasing the overall toll to 151 people dead in three countries just before a second storm approaches land.

  • *CEO compares new phone to Apple's iPhone. BEIJING, July 22- Xiaomi launched its flagship Mi 4 smartphone at a glitzy event in Beijing, where the Chinese budget handset maker's chief executive sought to challenge larger U.S. rival Apple Inc..

  • But the price gain in the second quarter resulted in capacity that was either idled, or about to be shut, remaining in operation, according to a July 17 report from Beijing- based consultants AZ China. This is despite some 80 percent of Chinese smelters, representing some 20 million tonnes of annual capacity, operating at a theoretical loss, AZ China said.

  • FACTBOX-Select Chinese cities unwind housing controls Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:26 AM ET

    BEIJING, July 22- A handful of Chinese cities are relaxing property controls to support a cooling house market and safeguard economic growth.

  • This fragmentation is mirrored in the first-half import picture from China, the world's largest user of industrial metals and raw materials. A couple of years ago it was customary to view China's metals trade as a proxy for the health, or otherwise, of the country's manufacturing economy.

  • Military exercises delay flights throughout China Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 5:31 AM ET

    BEIJING— China's airline regulator has warned travelers to expect flight delays at 12 airports through mid-August, and an airport employee said military exercises are the reason.

  • China meat scandal hits Starbucks, Burger King Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:49 AM ET

    BEIJING— A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on Tuesday and spread to Japan where McDonald's said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken had provided 20 percent of the meat for its chicken nuggets.

  • HONG KONG, July 22- A Chinese market index of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings closed at its highest in three months on Tuesday, with gains coming in heavy volumes as autos, banking and property sectors all strengthened. BYD surged 5.6 percent in Shenzhen, while SAIC Motor Corp rose 1.7 percent to its highest close since February 2013.

  • *Starbucks, Burger King, Dicos pull products from Shanghai Husi. SHANGHAI, July 22- A toxic food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others, as well as McDonald's products as far away as Japan.

  • But the price gain in the second quarter resulted in capacity that was either idled, or about to be shut, remaining in operation, according to a July 17 report from Beijing- based consultants AZ China. This is despite some 80 percent of Chinese smelters, representing some 20 million tonnes of annual capacity, operating at a theoretical loss, AZ China said.

  • HONG KONG, July 22- Hong Kong's benchmark index reached its highest level in more than seven months early on Tuesday, leading gains in Asia, as recent fund inflows pushed up the territory's blue-chip stocks. Also pushing up the index were moves by investors to cover their short positions in the absence of negative news from China.

  • *Starbucks says has pulled chicken products from Shanghai Husi. SHANGHAI, July 22- A toxic food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others, as well as products of McDonald's Corp as far away as Japan.

  • Steve Brice, Chief Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered Wealth Management Group, says Chinese stocks may do well over the next three months but will likely underperform in the long run.

  • BEIJING, July 22- Policy insiders are concerned that China's ambitious reform agenda is being sidelined by a focus on stimulus to meet the government's growth target, delaying the planned overhaul of the world's second-largest economy.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was up on the day, while nat gas was down.

  • Kudlow: Create a run on the ruble     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow explains how the U.S. could reduce the value of the Russian Ruble and put the Russian economy in recession by the using the Exchange Stabilization Fund. Kudlow says the downing of MH17 is a game changer and Putin is waging a proxy war.

  • SHANGHAI/ LOS ANGELES, July 21- Yum Brands Inc and McDonald's Corp are facing a new food safety scare in China, denting the fast-food companies' efforts to shore up reputations and businesses that were hurt by a 2012 safety scandal in one of their biggest markets.

  • Russian media on downed airliner: The CIA did it Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 1:23 PM ET
    A part of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 is seen at its crash site, near the village of Hrabove, Donetsk region, July 20, 2014.

    Russia's Channel One ran a package last week claiming that the crash of MH17 was orchestrated by the United States.

  • McDonald's & Yum shares hurting     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    McDonald's and Yum! Brands say they have stopped buying meat from a Shanghai supplier while authorities investigate allegations the supplier sold the restaurants chicken and beef past the expiration date, with CNBC's Sara Eisen.

  • LONDON, July 21- Zinc and aluminum prices hit their highest in more than a year on Monday as investors sought exposure to commodities with improved fundamentals, but copper's gains were curbed by worries over China's property sector and over a build-up of stocks.