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  • METALS-LME copper losses checked by looming U.S. data Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 12:08 AM ET

    SYDNEY, Nov 26- London metals mostly traded lower, with copper losses held in check on expectations of a flood of positive U.S data later on Wednesday. Most of the London Metal Exchange complex recoiled as signs of weak demand growth in China made for an uncertain fundamental outlook. Three-month copper stood at $6,598.50 a tonne at 0452 GMT, down $7.50 from the...

  • *Hong Kong indexes follow the mainland market, caution. SHANGHAI, Nov 26- China stocks rose on Wednesday, due to gains for brokerages and other finance-sector shares that continue to welcome the central bank's surprise interest rate cut on Friday. Huatai Securities jumped its 10 percent daily limit after it said it won approval to list in Hong Kong.

  • METALS-Copper rebounds on upgrade to U.S. GDP data Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 9:36 PM ET

    GDP data after slipping overnight, while Shanghai futures faced downward pressure. *Three-month copper stood at $6,608.75 a tonne at 0200 GMT, up $2.75 from the London close. *The most-traded January copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange slipped 0.9 percent to 47,250 yuan a tonne.

  • More rate cuts for China? Let's see data first Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:17 PM ET

    China's central bank will wait until fourth-quarter economic data is out and monitor U.S. and Japanese monetary policy before considering any more rate cuts or easing.

  • Microsoft to pay China $140 mln for 'tax evasion' Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:38 PM ET

    SEATTLE, Nov 25- China has levied about $140 million in back taxes from Microsoft Corp in the first major case concerning cross-border tax evasion in the country, as regulators ramp up pressure on U.S. corporations doing business there. "In 2012 the tax authorities of China and the United States agreed to a bilateral advanced pricing agreement with regards to...

  • US energy is growing—and so is US 'power' Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    A floor hand for Raven Drilling, works on an oil rig drilling into the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, North Dakota.

    Over the next 25 years, the U.S. will become a global energy powerhouse. That shift will reshape geopolitical power.

  • *China cen bank lowers yield for key short-term money rate. LONDON, Nov 25- Copper and other base metals dropped on Tuesday after a surprise fall in U.S. consumer confidence and as investors doubted whether additional monetary policy easing in top metals consumer China would translate into a significant increase in demand. Copper touched a three-week high of...

  • BEIJING, Nov 25- China's central bank will wait until fourth-quarter economic data is out and monitor U.S. and Japanese monetary policy before considering any more rate cuts or easing, a central bank adviser said on Tuesday. The People's Bank of China surprised the markets by cutting rates last Friday for the first time in more than two years to help stabilize the...

  • *China cen bank lowers yield for key short-term money rate. LONDON, Nov 25- Copper slipped on Tuesday as investors doubted whether additional monetary policy easing in top metals consumer China would translate into a significant improvement in demand. The spot copper market in China also remained weak, with premiums for bonded stocks in Shanghai trading...

  • China wants in on US bond market     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 5:20 AM ET

    George Bory, head of credit strategy at Wells Fargo Securities, talks about Alibaba and other Chinese companies' interest in the U.S. bond market.

  • Foreign investment flowing from Hong Kong into Shanghai through the mutual market access pilot programme was tepid at 2.85 billion yuan, slightly over one-fifth of the 13 billion yuan daily quota, after a strong rise on Monday, when offshore investors bought nearly 7 billion yuan worth of Chinese shares. Among the most active stocks in Shanghai were Zijin...

  • Two of the world's biggest seed makers, Syngenta AG and Dow AgroSciences, are responding with tightly controlled U.S. launches of new GMO seeds, telling farmers where they can plant new corn and soybean varieties and how can the use them. Beijing is taking longer than in the past to approve new GMO crops, and Chinese ports in November 2013 began rejecting U.S....

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 25- China's yuan stuck close to the official guidance rate for a second day on Tuesday as investors weighed how the recent monetary easing might impact the exchange rate. The People's Bank of China fixed the yuan's daily midpoint at 6.1390 per dollar, up 0.05 percent from previous day's fix. "It means investors are generally lowering their...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 25- China's central bank cut the yield for a key short-term money rate on Tuesday for the fourth time this year, as regulators step up efforts to reduce funding pressure on Chinese companies. Expectations for further easing have stimulated stock markets in China and abroad, while depressing domestic bond yields and putting downward pressure on...

  • *Hong Kong indexes down on consolidation, caution. SHANGHAI, Nov 25- Shanghai's stock index reached a multi-year high on Tuesday as investors remained optimistic that China shares will get more policy support following the central bank's surprise cut in lending rates. However, Hong Kong shares were down at midday.

  • *Oil under pressure ahead of this week's OPEC meeting. TOKYO, Nov 25- Asian shares gave back some of their China- inspired gains on Tuesday, while oil prices stumbled as traders lowered their expectation of a significant output cut at this week's OPEC meeting. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.4 percent after rallying in the...

  • Fan Cheuk Wan, CIO, Asia Pacific at Credit Suisse Private Banking and Wealth Management, says China's rate cut should stabilize growth.

  • *Oil under pressure ahead of this week's OPEC meeting. TOKYO, Nov 25- Asian shares gave back some of their China- inspired gains on Tuesday, while oil prices slumped ahead of this week's OPEC meeting. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was off 0.3 percent after rallying in the previous session following China's surprise interest rate cut.

  • Sean Darby, Global Head of Equity Strategy at Jefferies, explains how the crash in commodity prices is impacting central bank policy in Asia.

  • Sean O'Connor, Principal Imagery Analyst, Aerospace, Defence & Security at IHS Jane's, says Beijing's activity near the Spratly Islands could be violating "the spirit of a Code of Conduct" signed in 2002.