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  • SHANGHAI, Oct 24- China stocks ended flat to lower on Friday, as sentiment remained fragile amid concerns over the slowing economy. For the week, the Shanghai index was down 1.6 percent, its biggest weekly loss since the week ended June 20. Great Wall Motor fell 6.7 percent after China's biggest maker of sport utility vehicles reported a 22 percent decline in its...

  • BANGALORE, Oct 24- Emerging Asia will contribute less to the global economy in 2015 than was expected just months ago as a slowdown in China drags on growth in the region, partially offset by acceleration in the United States, Reuters polls showed. Estimates for 2015 GDP growth were either cut or left unchanged for nine Asian countries in the latest poll of over 200...

  • *For poll data click on. BEIJING, Oct 24- China's economy is likely to grow at its slowest pace in 24 years this year and will cool further in 2015, weighed down by a cooling property sector and factory overcapacity and as top leaders push structural reforms, a Reuters poll showed. The median estimate from 41 analysts, most of whom are based outside of China, predicts...

  • BEIJING/ HONG KONG, Oct 24- Chinese home prices fell for a fifth straight month in September, wiping out gains scored in the past year and raising expectations the government will have to implement more economic support measures to cushion the blow. Only the southern city of Xiamen saw stable prices last month, National Bureau of Statistics data showed.

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 24- China's yuan inched lower against the dollar on Friday, pushed down by corporate dollar demand and a slightly lower central bank midpoint, traders said. The People's Bank of China fixed its midpoint at 6.1467, down 0.01 percent from Thursday's fix. It has been buoyed by China's strong trade surpluses every month since May, which have increased...

  • *China home-price data shows 1st y/y fall since Nov 2012. SHANGHAI, Oct 24- China stocks rebounded from one-month lows by midday Thursday, shrugging off downbeat property data as investors snapped up some companies with robust earnings. Hong Kong shares slipped for a second straight day, weighed down by falls in property shares, while gains on the mainland market...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 24- Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China- backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders. China's $50 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is seen as a challenge to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank,...

  • China, 20 other countries initiate new Asian bank Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 12:16 AM ET

    BEIJING— Twenty-one Asian nations signed on to a China- driven initiative Friday to create a new international bank for Asia that Washington opposes as an unnecessary and potentially damaging rival to established institutions such as the World Bank. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank reflects both China's desire to push investment in the region and...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 24- Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China- backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders. China's proposed $50 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is seen as a challenge to the World Bank and Asian...

  • China, 21 other countries initiate new Asian bank Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:56 PM ET

    BEIJING— China and 21 other Asian nations have signed on to a new international bank for Asia opposed by Washington as an unnecessary rival to established institutions such as the World Bank. Representatives signed a memorandum of understanding Friday at the Great Hall of the People in the heart of Beijing to establish the Asian Infrastructure Investment...

  • Chinese developers roll out gimmicks as sales slump Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:49 PM ET

    HONG KONG, Oct 24- Chinese developers are turning to offbeat marketing gimmicks and give-aways as they battle to shift massive inventories of unsold homes and survive the country's biggest economic slowdown since the global financial crisis. China's largest residential developer China Vanke is using social media in a series of quirky campaigns which...

  • BEIJING/ HONG KONG, Oct 24- Chinese home prices fell for a fifth straight month in September, wiping out a year's gains and raising expectations the government will have to add stimulus to cushion the blow to the economy. Average home prices in 70 major Chinese cities fell 1.3 percent last month from a year earlier, marking the first drop since November 2012,...

  • China's Fourth Plenum wrapped up on Thursday after a four-day discussion focused on the country's "rule of law." Stephen Roach, Senior Fellow at Yale University, discusses the results.

  • Cramer Remix: Cheap stocks galore Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 7:27 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    No wonder they keep buying back so much stock, says "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer.

  • Market rally: Think like Cramer Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 6:14 PM ET

    Jim Cramer tells his audience how to figure out what is behind a market rally and which stocks are headed higher.

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 24- China is asserting control over once-chaotic local government financing by banning the use of opaque funding vehicles, but filling the gap with a huge expansion of the fledgling municipal bond market will raise a whole new set of problems. Chastened by promiscuous local investment in response to the 2008 global financial crisis, Beijing...

  • Commodities tomorrow: What will OPEC do?     Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil finished strong today, as stocks were up, as well. Meanwhile, gold got whacked today.

  • Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:02 AM ET
    Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a dialogue with students as a newly appointed member to the advisory board for Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing, Oct. 22, 2014.

    China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. He delighted an audience of students in Beijing recently by chatting in Mandarin.

  • LONDON/ BEIJING/ NEW YORK, Oct 23- Euro zone businesses performed much better than forecasters expected this month and China's vast factory sector grew a shade faster, but U.S. manufacturing activity sputtered to its slowest since July, underscoring the uneven nature of the post-crisis global economy. The improvement in purchasing managers' surveys in Europe...

  • Zuckerberg speaks Chinese; Beijing students cheer Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:18 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg showed off his language skills by speaking to students in Beijing in Mandarin.