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  • BEIJING— E-commerce giant Alibaba has pledged to do more to stop sales of counterfeit goods following a public dispute with a Chinese regulator that accused it of failing to protect consumers. Alibaba founder Jack Ma and the director of China's State Administration of Industry and Commerce met Friday and agreed to jointly combat online sales of fake goods,...

  • Myanmar opens deep sea port for Chinese oil pipeline Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 7:03 AM ET

    YANGON, Myanmar— Myanmar has officially opened a deep sea port off its western coast, part of a $2.45 billion port and pipeline project that will carry crude oil from the Middle East to China. CNOC said in a statement on its website that a recently completed pipeline from Kyaukphyu district in Myanmar's Rakhine state to China's Yunnan province will be able to...

  • Jan 30- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's financial services affiliate is planning an initial public offering that could take place next year, Bloomberg reported. Zhejiang Ant Small& Micro Financial Services Group, which contains Alibaba's Alipay payment processing and financial services arm, has an estimated value of about $50 billion, Bloomberg reported,...

  • BEIJING, Jan 30- China's securities regulator said on Friday it will punish five fund management companies for faulty internal controls that led to insider trading, another move in a Beijing's widening crackdown on Chinese brokerages and fund managers. The China Securities Regulatory Commission named only two of the five: China Asset Management Co Ltd and...

  • BEIJING— About 100 Chinese families of passengers on the missing Malaysian airliner demanded Friday that Malaysian officials retract their statement that all aboard died, saying that without hard evidence they don't want to start compensation claims. Malaysia's government formally declared still-missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 an accident on...

  • Hong Kong shares have biggest weekly loss in 7 weeks Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 3:13 AM ET

    "The depreciation in the yuan will continue to pile pressure on Hong Kong's market as investors are worried about less capital flows to the local market," said Shi Wenbien, analyst at Yuanta Securities in Shanghai, adding the index faces upside resistance as it is trading far above its 250- day average. Among the most actively traded stocks on Hong Kong's main...

  • *Average price seen at 2,400 ringgit vs 2,384 ringgit in 2014. *Expected to rise to 2,525 ringgit/ T in 2016. But the poll generated forecasts ranging from 2,000 ringgit to 2,650 ringgit, indicating mixed views on the outlook for the global economy and over the impact of bad weather on harvests in top growers Malaysia and Indonesia.

  • China's new tech rules play to local firms' strengths Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 11:59 PM ET

    BEIJING/ SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 30- Draft Chinese government regulation would force technology vendors to meet stringent security tests before they can sell to China's banks, an acceleration of efforts to curb the country's reliance on foreign technology that has drawn a sharp response from U.S. business groups. Western companies say the rules have not yet been...

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 30- China's yuan weakened slightly on Friday, trading within a hair's breadth of lower limit of the official daily trading band, as central bank has limited the yuan's decline against a dollar that has gained sharply against other major currencies. The People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.137 per dollar prior to market open, weaker than...

  • China stocks fall on margin trading probe, Hong Kong flat Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 11:39 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, Jan 30- China stocks resumed their decline on Friday morning, with investment sentiment dampened by fresh investigations into stock margin trading while Hong Kong shares were subdued. "Sectors like finance, banking and insurance which benefited from an increase in margin trading have been particularly affected by the recent inspection," said Wang...

  • Sunac China to buy stake in troubled Kaisa: report Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:34 PM ET

    Sunac plans to buy a 49.3 percent stake in troubled Chinese developer Kaisa, which recently missed bond coupon payments, Caixin magazine reported.

  • Jan 29- If the political risk of Alibaba isn't enough for you, maybe the very considerable execution risk will be. Alibaba's shares fell more than 12 percent in the two trading sessions since, though they still stand about a third higher than when first offered in September. Alibaba has a good claim to being the stock of the future, but the fact is that the future, at...

  • Simmering tensions over the issue spilled into public view on Wednesday, when U.S. business lobbies urged Beijing to postpone implementing new policies to make China's finance sector more dependent on domestic technology. In a letter to China's Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs, chaired by President Xi Jinping, a group of U.S. business...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude hits 6-year low  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil hit 6-year lows today but ended the day up slightly. Nat gas and gold were both down on the day.

  • China's new playground: America's backyard Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 3:35 PM ET
    Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, right, walks with Chinese President Xi Jinping as they arrive to a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People on January 7, 2015 in Beijing, China.

    China is moving into the United States' backyard——but it's not clear if its Latin America investments are a negative for American interests.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 29- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's underwhelming holiday quarter performance and an escalating war of words with a powerful Chinese industry regulator highlight two major risks to its seemingly fairy-tale ascent: politics and the shift to mobile commerce. Now, Wall Street is cutting back on expectations in part because of fears that Chinese...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 29- Brazilian miner Vale's mega-ships have been able to dock at five ports in China, the firm's head of investor relations said on Thursday, as a ban that had been in place since 2012 is relaxed. In 2012, China's Ministry of Transport banned the ships from the country's ports, citing safety concerns. A month later, one of the ships docked at a port in...

  • Apple shows rest of US how to crush it in China Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:50 PM ET
    Employees and customers cheer during the Apple store opening at Hang Lung Plaza on August 2, 2014 in Wuxi, China.

    Apple had strong sales and earnings results in China, and its methods can teach other American firms how to succeed there.

  • Magic fades? Alibaba stock plunges on revenue miss Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during Alibaba IPO, September 19, 2014.

    Alibaba's stock plunges after the Chinese e-commerce giant reported quarterly revenue that fell short of expectations.

  • Simmering tensions over the issue spilled into public view on Wednesday, when U.S. business lobbies urged Beijing to postpone implementing new policies to make China's finance sector more dependent on domestic technology. In a letter to China's Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs, chaired by President Xi Jinping, a group of U.S. business...