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  • BEIJING, March 4- China's defence budget this year will rise about 10 percent compared with 2014, a top government official said on Wednesday, outpacing the slowing economy as the country ramps up investment in high-tech equipment such as submarines and stealth jets. "Compared with great powers, the road of China's defence modernisation is more difficult.

  • SHANGHAI, March 4- China stocks ended lower on Wednesday morning, as early gains following a private survey showing growth in the service sector were erased by continuing worries about the economy. Investors are seeking fresh policy cues from this week's meeting of China's legislature, the National People's Congress. Stocks in the pharmaceutical, media and...

  • BEIJING, March 4- China's defense budget this year will rise about 10 percent compared with 2014, the spokeswoman for the country's parliament said on Wednesday, outpacing the slowing Chinese economy as the country ramps up investment in high-tech equipment. National People's Congress spokeswoman Fu Ying told a news conference that the actual figure would...

  • SHANGHAI, March 4- U.S. companies in China have a less rosy outlook for business conditions over the next five years due to a slowing economy, an "opaque" regulatory environment and rising domestic competition, a U.S. business lobby survey showed on Wednesday. The annual report by the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai- the self-dubbed voice of American...

  • HANGZHOU, China, March 4- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is launching a cloud computing hub in Silicon Valley on Wednesday, the e-commerce giant's first outside of China, underscoring its global ambitions in the face of stiff and entrenched competition. Alibaba's Aliyun cloud division intends the new data center to cater initially to Chinese companies with...

  • Cramer blows the whistle on China Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:31 PM ET
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    Jim Cramer is still lamenting on the Lumber Liquidators fiasco, and he is scared of what he is seeing coming out of China.

  • Cramer: Dangerous theme behind some stocks  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:25 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer has an idea about why Perrigo rallied more than $3 Monday.

  • Wall Street end Tuesday lower on profit-taking  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:22 PM ET

    While U.S. markets still see upside potential, short-term concerns such as soft U.S. data have resulted in a pullback, says Robert Pavlik, chief market strategist at Boston Private Wealth.

  • Cramer: 6 worries that could turn into disaster Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    Jim Cramer sees six issues that could spell disaster ahead for the economy if not addressed now.

  • Can Alibaba recover its losses?  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 5:32 PM ET

    Gil Luria, Wedbush Securities research analyst, weighs in on bad news piling up for Alibaba. Luria has a buy rating on the stock.

  • Commodities tomorrow: The Iranian oil issue  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Israeli PM Netanyahu's comments spiked oil until Obama responded. Oil still closed over $50.

  • SYDNEY, March 3- Australia has ordered the Chinese owner of a A $39 million Sydney mansion to sell up, the first crackdown on foreign residential purchases in nearly a decade amid government attempts to cool one of the world's hottest property markets. "Villa del Mare" was bought "illegally" in November by Golden Fast Foods Pty, a firm owned by Hong Kong- listed...

  • SHANGHAI— China played down U.S. concerns that proposed anti-terror legislation would give the Chinese government sweeping power to police electronic communications and marginalize foreign companies fighting for a share of China's $465 billion technology market, saying Tuesday that the law is purely designed to address domestic security issues.

  • BEIJING, March 3- China's JD.com Inc, the biggest e-commerce rival to Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, posted a 73 percent rise in revenue for the three months through December, topping estimates as it expanded sales across more consumer goods categories. Revenue for JD.com' s fourth quarter rose to $5.6 billion versus the $5.3 billion average estimate of 13 analysts...

  • Oil and gas exploration company Forum Energy Plc. said the Department of Energy instructed it to halt all work in its contracted area at Reed Bank in the South China Sea off the western Philippine province of Palawan. The Energy Department issued the order because the area "falls within the territorial disputed area of the West Philippine Sea which is the...

  • Audi CEO: We're strong in China, Europe  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 5:10 AM ET

    Rupert Stadler, CEO of Audi, says the business is going strong in China and Europe, and there's potential within the U.S. market.

  • SYDNEY, March 3- Australia has ordered the Chinese owner of a A $39 million Sydney mansion to sell up, the first crackdown on foreign residential purchases in nearly a decade amid government attempts to cool one of the world's hottest property markets. "Villa del Mare" was bought "illegally" in November by Golden Fast Foods Pty, a firm owned by Hong Kong- listed...

  • The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen fell 2.6 percent to 3,507.90 points, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 2.2 percent to 3,263.05. Among the most active stocks in Shanghai were Bank Of China, down 3.4 percent to 3.97 yuan; China State Construction Engineering Corp Ltd, down 2.5 percent to 6.22 yuan; and Agricultural...

  • SYDNEY— Nearly a year has passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, sparking one of the most perplexing mysteries of modern times. The current phase of the search in the deep, dark and desolate waters of the Indian Ocean has failed to yield a single clue about the plane's fate. A: Crews have scoured more than 40...

  • HONG KONG, Mar 3- Gambling revenue in Macau, the world's biggest gaming hub, plunged by a record 49 percent in February, as wealthy players shied away from China's only legal casino hub following the economic slowdown and Beijing's crackdown on conspicuous spending. Revenue fell for the ninth consecutive month to 19.5 billion patacas in February, from 38 billion...