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  • What you need to keep an eye on this week     Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 6:00 PM ET

    From China's twin factory data to a raft of corporate earnings, CNBC's Pauline Chiou highlights what will drive markets this week.

  • *South Korea, Japan refiners to take first two U.S. cargoes. *Iran condensate exports to China made at deep discounts. While buyers in Japan and South Korea have been willing to trial a U.S. grade of the super-light crude known as condensate, China has already locked in annual contracts with Tehran and is not expected to take any U.S. oil in the short-term.

  • Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, owned by Illinois- based OSI Group LLC, is at the center of a major food safety scandal, which has spread from China to Hong Kong and Japan, over allegations it mixed fresh and expired meat.

  • While it's still off-limits to delve too deeply into what government leaders and powerful institutions may be up to, recent' undercover' state TV reports accusing state-owned Bank of China of aiding money laundering and a U.S.-owned food supplier of safety violations suggest the media are more ready to run critical reports.

  • *Economic sanctions loom for Russia. FRANKFURT, July 27- With the prospect of stiffer sanctions against Russia rattling confidence in Europe, investors will be looking to the United States and China to underpin the global economy.

  • Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, owned by Illinois- based OSI Group LLC, is at the center of a major food safety scandal, which has spread from China to Hong Kong and Japan, over allegations it mixed fresh and expired meat.

  • SHANGHAI, July 25- Regulators in Shanghai have found that scandal-hit China- based food supplier forged production dates on some of its products and sold them after their expiry, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.

  • In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 1:51 AM ET

    HONG KONG— As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28- story building near the water's edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift.

  • The state of earnings     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and independent investment consultant David Darst, discuss quality of earnings season.

  • NEW YORK, July 25- Uncertainty over a policy shift to crop subsidies in China, the world's top producer and consumer of cotton, could spark a burst of demand for imported cotton between September and December, an industry veteran said on Friday.

  • The United States dominates the list of places that global commercial real estate investors would prefer to put their money this year, while China has lost some luster and Turkey has added sparkle, according to a survey of international investors.

  • LVMH results send chill across luxury goods sector Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 9:22 AM ET

    *Hong Kong protests weigh on already weaker Chinese demand. PARIS, July 25- The outlook for the luxury goods industry darkened on Friday as poor results from industry leader LVMH showed how the strong euro and political protests in Hong Kong were major factors curbing spending by Chinese and Russian customers.

  • BEIJING, July 25- China Telecom Corp Ltd will sell Microsoft Corp's Xbox One gaming console in China from September through an exclusive contract, the country's third-largest telecommunications company said on Friday. Joanna Li, Microsoft's China spokeswoman, said the console would be offered exclusively to China Telecom's 30 million broadband customers.

  • Amid scandal, McD's stops Asia chicken nuggets sales Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 8:59 AM ET
    McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets and McWings are shown at a McDonald's restaurant in Tokyo.

    McDonald's suspended sales of chicken nuggets in Hong Kong and shifted chicken imports to Thai suppliers for its Japan business.

  • *Indonesia reaches copper exports deal with Freeport. *Copper to underperform other base metals in next year-Goldman. LONDON, July 25- Copper was steady on Friday, remaining near to a 4-1/ 2 month peak, on positive factory data from China, but news of increased supply prospects from Indonesia dampened early gains.

  • *Copper to underperform other base metals in next year-Goldman. LONDON, July 25- Copper rose on Friday, just short of a 4-1/ 2 month peak, on positive factory data from China and was set to rise more than 2 percent this week. "Copper had a strong day yesterday but is more muted today.

  • BEIJING, July 25- Chinese banks' bad loan ratio rose to 1.08 percent at the end of June from 1.04 percent in March, the banking regulator said on Friday, adding to concerns a slow economy and cooling property market could weigh on banks and brew up financial risks.

  • HONG KONG, July 25- McDonald's Corp has suspended sales of chicken nuggets and other items in Hong Kong after it said it imported products from Shanghai Husi Food, the U.S.-owned Chinese company at the centre of a food safety scare in China.

  • SYDNEY, July 25- London lead charged to its highest this year on Friday amid a broad spread rally in metals, as investors bought the contract that has underperformed its peers on growing economic optimism over top metals user China. Shanghai lead surged its limit up of four percent, while prices jumped almost two percent in London.

  • HONG KONG, July 25- Hong Kong's benchmark share index rose 0.3 percent on Friday, closing at its highest level in more than three years, buoyed by stronger China markets. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong rose 0.5 percent to its highest close since December 13.