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BEIJING, March 8- Chinese relatives of passengers on a Malaysia Airlines flight missing between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing on Saturday angrily accused the airline of keeping them in the dark, while state media criticised the carrier's poor response. Malaysia Airlines said at least 152 of the 227 passengers on flight MH370 were Chinese.
*Kuala Lumpur- Beijing flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew. *Malaysia, Vietnam and China helping in search efforts. Vietnamese state media, quoting a senior naval official, had reported that the Boeing 777-200 ER flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing had crashed off south Vietnam.
KUALA LUMPUR, March 8- Malaysian naval vessels saw no immediate sign of wreckage when they reached the maritime area off the country's northeast coast where a missing Malaysia Airlines flight last made contact on Saturday, a senior rescue official said.
MUMBAI, March 8- Malaysia Airlines, operator of Flight MH370 that went missing en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on Saturday, has established a record as one of the Asia-Pacific's best full-service carriers in terms of safety and service despite some recent financial problems.
*Kuala Lumpur- Beijing flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew. *Malaysia, Vietnam and China helping in search efforts.
MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHTS TO CONTINUE AS NORMAL-CEO@. SEPANG, Malaysia March 8- Malaysia Airlines will continue to run other flights as normal, its chief executive Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said on Saturday, after one if its plane bound for Beijing went missing.
*Malaysia, Vietnam and China helping in search efforts. The Boeing 777-200 ER flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing had been missing for hours when Vietnam's Tuoi Tre news quoted Admiral Ngo Van Phat as saying he had asked boats from an island off south Vietnam to rush to the crash site.
*Feb trade balance- $23 bln, vs f'cast of+ $14.5 bln. BEIJING, March 8- China's exports unexpectedly tumbled in February, swinging the trade balance into deficit and adding to fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy despite the Lunar New Year holidays being blamed for the slide.
KUALA LUMPUR, March 8- A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing went missing over the South China Sea on Saturday, prompting China to send ships to scour the water for possible wreckage.
*Malaysia Airlines flight loses contact between 1-2 hours after takeoff. *Kuala Lumpur- Beijing flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew.
BEIJING, March 8- China is helping locate a Malaysia Airlines aircraft which has gone missing on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, Chinese state television said on one of its official microblogs.
BEIJING, March 8- China has not at present received reports of any crashed plane in Chinese waters, state television said on one of its official microblogs, after a Malaysian Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing was reported missing.
BEIJING, March 8- Radar contact with a Malaysian Airlines aircraft that has gone missing on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing was lost in airspace controlled by Vietnam in the early hours of Saturday morning, China's Xinhua news agency said.
March 8- Malaysia Airlines said it had lost contact with a flight carrying 227 passengers from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on Saturday, according to a statement on the company's Facebook page.
MALAYSIA AIRLINES SAYS IT HAS LOST CONTACT WITH A FLIGHT CARRYING 227 PASSENGERS FROM KUALA LUMPUR TO BEIJING.
The steel sector is also one of the single biggest contributors to the thick smog that now regularly envelops Beijing and other Chinese cities. While other markets pore over the implications of premier Li Keqiang's "State of the Union" address to the National People's Congress, steel has already reacted.
*Copper has lost almost 5 pct on China demand worries. LONDON, March 7- Copper fell to its lowest level in more than three months on Friday on concerns about slower economic growth in top consumer China as Beijing shifts to a consumption-driven expansion which would curb its demand for the industrial metal.
BEIJING, March 7- China has begun preparations to set up a multilateral bank to fund infrastructure projects in Asia, the finance ministry said on Friday, looking to tap into demand for infrastructure growth as regional economies develop. "Existing MDBs, such as the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, put their priorities more on poverty reduction," Lou said.
SHANGHAI, March 7- China recorded its first domestic bond default as expected on Friday when loss-making solar equipment producer Chaori Solar missed an interest payment, setting a landmark for market discipline in the world's second-largest economy.
HONG KONG, March 7- China shares ended a jittery week with a whimper on Friday, with a slip by financial and property stocks as investors braced for a possible bond default by Chinese solar equipment producer Chaori Solar. The CSI300 of the largest Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings shed 0.2 percent on the day and 0.5 percent on the week.