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  • SHANGHAI, June 2- China's Hubei province will auction the second batch of municipal bonds worth about 36.4 billion yuan on June 9, according to a notice posted on one of the country's main bond clearing houses on Tuesday. Previously, Hubei province auctioned 20 billion yuan of three-, five-, seven-, and 10- year municipal bonds at yields of 2.85, 3.15, 3.40, and 3.45...

  • *European shares down as investors seek clarity over Greece. LONDON, June 2- European shares dipped on Tuesday while German bond yields rose, with investors in the dark over whether a high-level meeting on Greece's debt crisis might herald a significant breakthrough. The leaders of Germany, France and Greece's international creditors agreed late on Monday to...

  • BEIJING, June 2- Lenovo Group Ltd has replaced the head of its smartphone unit, a critical business division that has seen its China sales tumble as Apple Inc and other high-end phone makers win over customers with sleeker product offerings. Yang told reporters last week at Lenovo's Beijing conference that China's smartphone market was really competitive,...

  • The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen rose 1.7 percent, to 5,161.87, and the Shanghai Composite Index also gained 1.7 percent, to 4,910.53 points. The Shenzhen market, home to start-up firms and small- and medium-sized enterprises, was much stronger than the Shanghai market on Tuesday. Infrastructure stocks rose on news that...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Two Malaysian boys whose father was a passenger on the jetliner that vanished in March last year secured an out-of-court settlement in the tragedy's first legal case against Malaysia Airlines and the government. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board when it disappeared March 8...

  • HONG KONG, June 2- Days before shares in solar power group Hanergy Thin Film halved in Hong Kong, its Beijing- based parent offered and sold stock in HTF to employees, even as the unit was being investigated by the local securities regulator. Internal emails and a contract reviewed by Reuters show the employee purchase plan, launched on May 8, was offered at a 15...

  • SHANGHAI, June 2- China stocks took a breather on Tuesday morning following the previous session's surge, as investors began subscribing for a large batch of initial public offerings. Eleven companies, including nuclear giant China National Nuclear Power Co Ltd, started taking IPO subscriptions on Tuesday, while another 12 firms will follow suit on Wednesday.

  • SHANGHAI, June 2- China's yuan inched up slightly on Tuesday, with traders saying that dollar supply and demand was roughly in balance in the market, helping to offset the central bank's decision to set the daily midpoint at its lowest in more than a month. The People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.1225 per dollar prior to the market open, the weakest level...

  • *Barclays sees modest copper surplus, prices to avg $6,300 for Q2. MELBOURNE, June 2- Copper prices held near $6,000 a tonne on Tuesday, as bleak global factory growth data indicated a muddy outlook for metal consumption over what is typically the stronger quarter of the year for seasonal demand. Manufacturing activity showed few signs of picking up across Europe,...

  • Traders await China's biggest listing in 5 years

    Dickie Wong, executive director at Kingston Securities, discusses the listing of state-run China National Nuclear Power Corporation (CNNPC) on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

  • Xiaomi launches online store to court the West   Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 9:37 PM ET
    Xiaomi launches online store to court the West

    Amid a maturing Chinese market, Xiaomi is trying to rely on direct online sales to venture overseas, says Melissa Chau, senior research manager, Client Devices at IDC.

  • Why Japan will outperform US, Europe stocks   Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 8:15 PM ET
    Why Japan will outperform US, Europe stocks

    Stephen Sheung, head of investment strategy at SHK Private, expects Japanese equities to be supported by factors such as a weak yen and possible fresh easing in the second half of 2015.

  • US-China ties 'don't look too bright': Nomura   Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 7:19 PM ET
    US-China ties 'don't look too bright': Nomura

    Alastair Newton, senior political analyst at Nomura, explains why he expects some "general calming" in US-China relations in the coming weeks, but warns that the long-term prospects "don't look too bright."

  • What bubble? China stocks 'look ok': Pro   Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 6:42 PM ET
    What bubble? China stocks 'look ok': Pro

    Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy and chief economist at AMP Capital Investors, says mainland stocks don't look particularly overvalued even as the central bank remains in easing mode.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gas highest since last November

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude slid slightly today but remained over $60/barrel. AAA says gas prices have probably peaked already.

  • Trading Nation: Bull & bear on Chinese stocks   Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 2:44 PM ET
    A lone Chinese investor talks on the phone as he monitors his stock prices at a security firm in Hefei, east China's Anhui province.

    David Seaburg, Cowen & Co., and Todd Gordon, tradinganalysis.com, give perspective to investing in Chinese stocks.

  • Meth cheaper than a Whopper meal in much of Asia Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 2:36 PM ET
    Bags of methamphetamine pills seized by the Thai narcotic police department are seen on display before being incinerated in Ayutthaya on September 17, 2011.

    Even Asia's most destitute peasants can now afford meth if they're willing to forego food for a day, GlobalPost reports.

  • China's bubble trouble   Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 12:11 PM ET
    China's bubble trouble

    The FMHR traders discuss the trade on China, ahead of MSCI's decision on whether mainland China shares are included in the emerging markets index.

  • Cashin says watch Greek banks. Here's why   Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    Cashin says: Watch Greek banks

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss crosscurrents in the markets as talk about Greece debt captures the Street's attention. Also Cashin takes a deeper look at China's market gains.

  • BEIJING/ HONG KONG, June 1- Western governments and foreign non-profit groups are pressuring China to revise a proposed law they say would severely restrict the activities of non-government organizations, business groups and universities, according to people familiar with the matter. In a confidential diplomatic document seen by Reuters, the European...