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  • China shares end at highest this year in choppy trade Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

    HONG KONG, July 29- China shares finished at their highest this year on Tuesday, with turnover strong as investor confidence improved after recent encouraging data and growth-friendly policies. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings rose 0.3 percent, in its eighth daily gain in a row.

  • This app is after China's worldwide shoppers     Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 2:20 AM ET

    David Baxby, CEO of Globalblue, explains how his company's partnership with Alipay attempts to tap business from Chinese shoppers traveling to Europe.

  • *China& Hong Kong shares buoyed by economic& stimulus hopes. "The recent rally of Hong Kong and China stock markets is pretty much liquidity-driven due to favorable fund flow. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.33 percent to be just a whisker from a peak last touched in April 2011.

  • China's Hangzhou city eases home purchase restrictions Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 1:46 AM ET

    HONG KONG, July 29- Hangzhou, one of the cities in China most deeply affected by an oversupply of housing and weakening property prices, has announced fresh moves to ease home purchase restrictions, following similar steps taken by other city governments.

  • *China South City drops after reports on bulk sale of its shares. HONG KONG, July 29- China shares hovered near the year's highs on Tuesday while Hong Kong's key index edged up from its best close in more than 3-1/ 2 years on spillover from improving views of the Chinese economy.

  • Reuters Business News Schedule at 0430 GMT/12.30AM ET Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    With PlayStation network, Sony goes back to the future in search of revival. TOKYO- Japan's Sony Corp is hammering out plans to rise from the ashes of nearly $10 billion lost in six years by building a future around its last consumer electronics blockbuster- the PlayStation.

  • Hershey's sweet success in the mainland     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 11:48 PM ET

    While gifting used to play a big role in driving sales in China, everyday consumption of chocolate is now on the rise as well, says Philip Stanley, VP & GM, Greater China at Hershey's.

  • BEIJING, July 28- Microsoft Corp appears to be the latest U.S. company targeted by China for anti-trust investigation after government officials paid sudden visits to the software firm's Chinese offices on Monday.

  • HONG KONG, July 29- China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said smartphone shipments in the first half rose 62 percent year-on-year, as it targets the more expensive smartphone sector dominated by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc..

  • HONG KONG, July 29- China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said smartphone shipments in the first half rose 62 percent year-on-year, as it targets the more expensive smartphone sector dominated by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc..

  • SYDNEY, July 29- Asian shares touched fresh three-year highs on Tuesday as investors in the region drew encouragement from a rally in Chinese markets, though caution was widespread given the torrent of U.S. economic news still to come this week.

  • Huawei says H1 smartphone shipments up 62 pct y/y Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:11 PM ET

    HONG KONG, July 29- China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's third-biggest smartphone manufacturer, shipped 34.27 million smartphones globally in the first half of 2014, a 62 percent rise from a year before, the company said on Tuesday.

  • Tracking Microsoft Xbox's strategy in China     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 9:46 PM ET

    Lisa Hanson, Managing Partner at Niko Partners, discusses the pricing strategy of the Xbox in China and explains why the launch of the console will be a long-awaited alternative for Chinese gamers.

  • Cynthia Meng, MD of Hong Kong China Technology, Media and Telecommunications Equity Research at Jefferies, describes how the bank will benefit from tapping into microfinancing markets.

  • SYDNEY, July 29- Asian shares ticked higher on Tuesday as investors in the region drew encouragement from a rally in Chinese markets, though caution was widespread given the torrent of U.S. economic news still to come this week.

  • Charles Zhang, Chairman & CEO of Sohu, discusses the dismal performance of its online game developer Changyou, which weighed on Sohu's second quarter results.

  • Charles Blankley, Chief Investment Officer at Gemmer Asset Management, cites stabilization in the economy and supportive policy moves as factors behind the rally in Chinese equities.

  • SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, July 29- With green-tea flavoured toothpaste and pickled plum juice, an army of Chinese retailers is tapping local tastes to whittle away market share from global rivals that are banking their future growth on the world's second-largest consumer market.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gold seeks a catalyst     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Energy was lower on both sides of the Atlantic, nat gas was down again today, as temps remained mild across the country. And gold was flat on the day.

  • BEIJING, July 28- Microsoft Corp appears to be the latest U.S. company targeted by China for antitrust investigation as government officials paid sudden visits to the software firm's Chinese offices on Monday.