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  • *China Feb PMI edges up to 7- mth high- HSBC. SINGAPORE, March 2- Oil stayed in the red on Monday on supply concerns despite partly recovering from earlier losses after a private business survey showed an improvement in China's manufacturing sector in February. HSBC's survey on private business showed that activity in China's factory sector edged up to a...

  • Survey shows China manufacturing improving Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 10:49 PM ET

    BEIJING— China's manufacturing activity improved in February for the first time in four months but export demand weakened, a survey released Monday showed. HSBC's manufacturing index based on a survey of factory purchasing managers rose to 50.7 from January's 49.7. The HSBC survey, conducted by Markit Economics, found growth in output and total new orders...

  • After rate cut, what's next from PBOC? Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 9:04 PM ET

    The Chinese central bank's second rate cut in three months is insufficient, and more easing steps are needed, say economists.

  • SINGAPORE, March 2- Oil fell about 1 percent on Tuesday after posting its first monthly rise since June, pressured by continued weakness in China's vast manufacturing sector and higher Libyan crude output. The bank expects Beijing to lower the country's growth target to 7 percent this year in the upcoming National People's Congress, down from 7.5 percent last...

  • SINGAPORE/ MANILA, March 2- More than three years after opening ultra-luxe nightclub Pangaea in Singapore's glitzy Marina Bay Sands, owner Michael Van Cleef Ault is now betting that Manila's casinos will be able to draw rich punters and partygoers through his doors. The increase in the number of wealthy Chinese gamblers fleeing Macau amid Beijing's...

  • *Performance beat expectations, follows HSBC flash survey showing recovery. SHANGHAI, March 1- Weakness in China's vast manufacturing sector, aggravated by high real borrowing costs and weak demand, appears to have driven the central bank to accelerate the pace of monetary easing to ward off deflation in the world's second-largest economy.

  • The knowledge gained so far is of little comfort to family and friends of the 239 people still missing from the plane, which vanished last March 8 during a flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing. In the Indian Ocean west of Australia, where experts believe the plane crashed, scientists have been mapping the sea floor to aid in the search for wreckage.

  • SYDNEY— Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday. The announcement comes one week ahead of the anniversary of the disappearance of Flight 370, which...

  • *Numbers came out right after China c.bank cut rates. SHANGHAI, March 1- Hours after China's central bank cut interest rates to battle slowing growth and rising deflationary risk, an official survey showed on Sunday that activity in China's factory sector contracted for a second straight month in February. Accounting for 48 percent of China's $10.2 trillion...

  • BEIJING— An index that measures China's manufacturing activity went up slightly in February but still showed contraction amid China's economy slowdown, according to official data released Sunday. China's economy, the world's second largest, grew 7.4 percent last year, its slowest expansion in nearly a quarter century. China's economy is expected to decline...

  • China official PMI inches up to 49.9 in February Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 | 9:45 PM ET

    China's factory sector shrank in February on unsteady exports and slowing investment, an official survey showed on Sunday.

  • SYDNEY— Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday. The announcement comes one week ahead of the anniversary of the disappearance of Flight 370, which...

  • BEIJING, March 1- Activity in China's factory sector contracted for a second straight month in February on unsteady exports and slowing investment, an official survey showed on Sunday, reinforcing bets that more policy loosening is needed to lift the economy. Accounting for 48 percent of China's $10.2 trillion economy last year, the services sector has...

  • China's wild panda population rebounds Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 | 11:58 AM ET
    Mother giant panda Juxiao is seen with one of her triplets at Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, December 9, 2014.

    China's wild panda population has rebounded thanks to intensive conservation efforts and a decline in poaching, the Financial Times reports.

  • BEIJING, Feb 28- China's central bank cut interest rates on Saturday, just days before the annual meeting of the country's parliament, in the latest effort to support the world's second-largest economy as its momentum slows and deflation risks rise. "The focus of the interest rate cut is to keep real interest rate levels suitable for fundamental trends in...

  • BEIJING, Feb 28- China's central bank said on Saturday it would cut benchmark interest rates by 25 basis points to 5.35 percent, a widely expected move as the world's second largest economy continues to show signs of weakness despite previous easing measures. "The focus of the interest rate cut is to keep real interest rate levels suitable for fundamental trends...

  • China's central bank cuts rates again to boost economy Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 | 5:46 AM ET

    BEIJING— China's central bank cut interest rates for the second time in three months Saturday, adding to signs the country's leaders are worried the economic slowdown is deepening too sharply. The People's Bank of China announced a rate cut on one-year loans by commercial banks by 0.25 percentage point to 5.35 percent. Last year, China's economic growth fell to...

  • China jails ex-vice governor 17 years on graft charges Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:27 PM ET

    BEIJING— A former Chinese vice governor known for his appetite for jade and arts was sentenced to 17 years in prison on corruption charges on Saturday, a Chinese court said. Ni Fake, former vice governor of the eastern province of Anhui, was found guilty of taking more than $2 million in bribes, the Municipal Intermediate People's Court for the eastern city of...

  • Cramer: Battle between two must-own raging stocks Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 6:32 PM ET
    A variety of Monster Energy drinks are shown in Washington.

    Jim Cramer does a monster mash-up between these two must-have beverage stocks, and he's lapping up what they're spilling on the tape.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 27- A bipartisan group of U.S. legislators reintroduced a bill on Friday aimed at putting pressure on China to ensure autonomy and human rights in Hong Kong. It would require the U.S. secretary of state to certify annually that Hong Kong is sufficiently autonomous before enacting any new laws or agreements granting Hong Kong such different...