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  • BEIJING, Sept 18- China's new home prices fell in August for a fourth straight month and declines spread to a record number of cities, underlining a deepening downtrend in the property market that is increasingly weighing on the broader economy.

  • China shares rise on strong banks, Hong Kong slips again Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:50 AM ET

    HONG KONG, Sept 18- China shares extended gains on Thursday morning bolstered by a leap in bank and brokerage stocks, while the Hong Kong market dipped back into the red as economic worries prevailed. "For Hong Kong, the negative impact mainly comes from the Chinese economy," said Linus Yip, strategist at First Shanghai Securities.

  • BEIJING, Sept 18- China home prices fell in August for a fourth straight month, official data showed on Thursday, underlining a deepening downtrend in the property market that is increasingly weighing on the broad economy.

  • BEIJING, Sept 18- Average new home prices in China's 70 major cities fell 1.1 percent in August from July, a fourth consecutive monthly drop, according to Reuters calculations from official data published on Thursday.

  • TOKYO, Sept 18- Confidence at Japanese manufacturers fell the most in nearly two years in September as a tax increase hit the economy harder than expected, a Reuters poll showed, suggesting further difficulty for the struggling recovery.

  • Business Highlights Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 5:40 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar. Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles.

  • How an IPO gets done, step by step Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:56 PM ET
    Alibaba founder Jack Ma gives a thumbs-up as he arrives to speak to investors at an initial public offering road show in Singapore Sept. 16, 2014.

    Alibaba's long-awaited IPO is finally around the corner, making this a good time to take a look at just how an IPO works.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks edge up as Fed makes no changes Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:30 PM ET

    *Uncertainty persists over Scotland referendum. NEW YORK, Sept 17- Stock markets around the world edged higher on Wednesday after the U.S. "There are no major changes, and the market should be reasonably satisfied with that," said Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst at Phoenix Financial Services in New York.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 17- Stock markets around the world were little changed on Wednesday as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's policy statement, with expectations high that the U.S. central bank will maintain a pledge to keep rates low for a "considerable time."

  • *Sellers say holding talks with China on Kurdish oil sales. *A China deal could hurt Baghdad's efforts to halt trades.

  • Alibaba: As easy as advertised?     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:23 AM ET

    Alibaba's Jack Ma has been touting the e-commerce giant as a way for U.S. companies to get into China. CNBC's Kate Rogers takes a look at some scams and orders that have not panned out for small businesses.

  • *Uncertainty persists over Scotland referendum. NEW YORK, Sept 17- Stock markets around the world rose on Wednesday, boosted by speculation that the U.S.

  • Senate: China hacked military contractor networks Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline's computers, Senate investigators said Wednesday.

  • Why Chinese money is flooding American markets Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 9:56 AM ET
    Chinese Yuan notes

    The Chinese are interested in acquiring everything from US firms to commercial real estate as they search for places to safely park their assets.

  • Chinese tourists arrive in droves     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    Over the past five years, there's been a tripling of Chinese tourist arrivals in the U.S. According to experts CNBC spoke with, that number is projected to increase significantly in the next ten years. So how can American investors benefit from the influx of Chinese money and people? CNBC's Dina Gusovsky reports.

  • United States of China?     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    Over the past few years, there's been an influx of Chinese money being brought into the United States; from around $58 million in 2000 to about $14 billion in 2013. Some say all this Chinese investment is pricing Americans out of the market, while others believe the flood of Chinese money coming into the U.S. can actually create jobs here. CNBC's Dina Gusovsky reports.

  • Thiel on Alibaba IPO     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    Peter Thiel, PayPal co-founder and "Zero to One" author, shares his thoughts on Alibaba's initial public offering.

  • Too late to hop aboard Alibaba IPO?     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu takes a look at whether it's too late for investors to get in on Alibaba's initial offering.

  • Faking it on Alibaba     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:54 AM ET

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports consumers will find legitimate and counterfeit goods for sale on Alibaba.

  • *Report of targeted stimulus to big China banks. LONDON, Sept 17- Copper edged up on Wednesday on a report that China's central bank will provide the country's biggest banks with fresh loans to bolster the economy of the world's largest metals consumer.