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  • March 4- Trina Solar Ltd said it expects to set up low-cost plants outside China to ramp up production capacity this year, as the panel maker tries to counter U.S. and EU duties on products made in the Asian country. Trina Solar, which expects to add 500 megawatts cell and 800 MW of module capacity in 2015, said it also plans to use local manufacturers in select...

  • LONDON, March 4- Global business activity picked up last month just as many central banks around the world loosen monetary policy further to try and drive up stubbornly low inflation and revive moribund economies. Growth in China's service industry accelerated and India's expanded at an eight-month high while firms across the euro zone ramped up operations...

  • Tuniu reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 5:14 AM ET

    NANJING, China _ Tuniu Corp. on Wednesday reported a loss of $27.1 million in its fourth quarter. The Nanjing, China- based company said it had a loss of 54 cents per share. Tuniu shares have increased 26 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • According to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter and another who had been briefed by police, the police last month froze one account at Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and another at Bank of China, both held in Shanghai by Trafigura Private Limited, a Singapore unit. Trafigura will be anxious to avoid any disruption to its business in Shanghai,...

  • *China is world's second biggest defense spender. *Aircraft carriers, submarines seen among China's priorities. BEIJING, March 4- China's defense 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...

  • China's proposals, which would require tech firms to provide encryption keys and install backdoors granting law enforcement access for counterterrorism investigations, drew criticism from Obama, who told Reuters in an interview this week China would have to change the draft law if it were "to do business with the United States". Fu Ying, China's parliamentary...

  • Hong Kong shares end lower after retail sales plunge Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 3:15 AM ET

    HONG KONG, March 4- Hong Kong shares finished lower on Wednesday, following weaker U.S. and European markets and as a sharp drop in domestic retail sales hurt investor sentiment. Retail stocks including Sa Sa International, Chow Tai Fook and Giordano International sagged on news that Hong Kong retail sales in January slid 14.6 percent from a year earlier, their...

  • SHANGHAI, March 4- China stocks rebounded on Wednesday in volatile trade, with Shenzhen- listed shares rising sharply amid hopes that regulators would soon open a channel for fresh foreign money to enter the city's bourse. Hong Kong chief executive C.Y. Leung told reporters on Tuesday that preparatory work for a Hong Kong- Shenzhen stock connect was going "...

  • 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 Wednesday that the law is purely designed to address domestic security issues.

  • China's proposals, which would require tech firms to provide encryption keys and install backdoors granting law enforcement access for counterterrorism investigations, drew criticism from Obama, who told Reuters in an interview this week China would have to change the draft law if it were "to do business with the United States". Fu Ying, China's parliamentary...

  • ISMAILIA, Egypt— Bulldozers push earth and dredgers spit mud round the clock at Egypt's Suez Canal in a race to quickly expand the strategic waterway for two-way traffic, a project trumpeted by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to revive both the country's damaged economy and visions of nationalist glory. Although more vessels will be drawn to the canal...

  • CANBERRA, Australia— Australian authorities are clamping down on wealthy foreigners illegally buying real estate, ordering a Chinese billionaire to sell a Sydney mansion he recently bought for $30 million. The billionaire, Hui Ka Yan, is chairman of Hong Kong- listed real estate developer Evergrande Real Estate Group, which is based in Guangzhou, China.

  • 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.

  • Global stocks mixed as investors eye European, US data Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 12:08 AM ET

    KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, France's CAC-40 added 0.4 percent to 4,886.38 points and Germany's DAX gained 0.1 percent to 11,291.77. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.2 percent to 6,878.49. Meanwhile, a key gauge of business activity showed growth in February in all four of the region's big economies— Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

  • 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.