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  • BEIJING, Oct 23- China's vast factory sector grew a shade faster in October as firms drew more foreign and domestic orders, a private survey showed on Thursday, though analysts said the figure does not point to a fourth-quarter turnaround for the cooling economy. The flash HSBC/ Markit manufacturing purchasing managers' index edged up to a three-month high of...

  • BEIJING, Oct 23- Fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc said on Thursday it is migrating some data on non-Chinese customers away from its servers in Beijing due to performance and privacy considerations. Data belonging to the privately owned company's non-Chinese users will be moved in several phases to Amazon Inc servers in the United States and...

  • China manufacturing fails to fire in October Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:51 PM ET

    BEIJING— A gauge of the health of China's manufacturing industry inched higher in October but factory output was at a five-month low in a sign of slowing domestic and foreign demand. HSBC said Thursday the preliminary version of an index based on a survey of factory purchasing managers rose to 50.4 from 50.2 in September. HSBC's chief China economist Hongbin Qu...

  • Don't rely on PMI data to gauge China: Expert     Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:24 PM ET

    Ben Simpfendorfer, Managing Director at Silk Road Associates, explains why monthly purchasing managers' indices do not provide accurate readings of China's economy.

  • Japan's Nikkei share average fell 0.5 percent while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.2 percent. The flash HSBC/ Markit manufacturing purchasing managers' index edged up to a three-month high of 50.4 from a final reading of 50.2 in September, and just a hair's breadth from the 50.3 reading forecast by analysts.

  • 'Reasonably cautious' on China: Morgan Stanley     Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 9:45 PM ET

    Jonathan Garner, MD & Chief Asia and Emerging Market Equity Strategist of Morgan Stanley, says HSBC's preliminary reading of October factory activity indicates that China's economy is stabilizing.

  • Rita Fan, Member of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, discusses the Hong Kong officials' decision to consider submitting a report to the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office.

  • Take aim at China's onshore bond market: Pro     Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 8:20 PM ET

    Jan Dehn, Head of Research at Ashmore, explains why the Shanghai-Hong Kong stock price convergence trade is fueling opportunities in China's domestic bond market.

  • *China, HK fees account for 55 pct of AsiaPac region in 2014. HONG KONG, Oct 23- Private firms have overtaken state-owned companies this year for the first time as the biggest drivers of investment banking revenues in China- a sign of how Beijing's reforms are transforming private capital's role in the world's second-largest economy. Private firms are also...

  • Cramer Remix: Calling for this CEO's head Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:12 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    This Buffett-backed executive isn’t getting any special treatment from Mad Money host Jim Cramer

  • David Blitzer, Managing Director & Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, discusses the impact of the "Golden Week" holiday on October's manufacturing activity.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. A big oil build was far more than traders expected. After the headlines in Ottawa, the markets fell and crude dropped, as well.

  • China's GDP growth slows     Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    China's latest report on gross domestic product shows a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.

  • "Building 1" is already under construction in Basel and at a height of 178 metres will become the country's tallest building when it opens at the end of 2015.. The drugmaker traces its roots in Basel to 1896 when Fritz Hoffman-La Roche set up the business, and it is now one of the world's most successful pharmaceutical companies, whose leading position in cancer...

  • Asia needs policy coordination amid slower growth Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:50 AM ET

    BEIJING— Asia-Pacific economies need to recalibrate financial policies in the face of slowing global growth, U.S. Countries in the region are looking to boost financing for the construction of roads, bridges and other necessary infrastructure and will submit proposals to do so to the summit, to be held in Beijing. Emphasizing the importance of infrastructure...

  • BEIJING, Oct 22- Countries at an Asia-Pacific summit in Beijing pledged to pursue "flexible" fiscal policies to support the world economy and job creation, their finance ministers said in a joint statement on Wednesday. APEC, which includes the United States, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia and Canada, groups countries which account for 40 percent of the world's...

  • BEIJING, Oct 22- Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook discussed user data security at a meeting on Wednesday with a top Chinese government official in Beijing, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The meeting comes days after a Chinese web monitoring group published a report saying Apple users in China have been targeted in a sophisticated and widespread...

  • HONG KONG, Oct 22- Some of the world's biggest banks and asset managers have asked the Hong Kong securities regulator to delay a landmark China stock trading link that could generate billions of dollars of trade a day due to uncertainty over the scheme rules, according to a letter seen by Reuters. The Hong Kong- Shanghai stock connect scheme, a milestone in the...

  • HONG KONG, Oct 22- Some of the world's biggest banks and asset managers have asked the Hong Kong securities regulator for more time to prepare for a landmark China stock trading link due to uncertainty over the rules of the scheme, according to a letter seen by Reuters. The Hong Kong- Shanghai stock connect scheme was widely expected to go live on Oct. 27, but the letter...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 22- Hong Kong shares had its best daily gain since early September, underpinned by a rally in U.S. shares and optimism the Chinese government will roll out more stimulus to prop up growth. The Hang Seng Index closed up 1.4 percent at 23,403.97 points, its biggest daily rise since Sept. 3. Sinopec ended up 1.5 percent, China Oilfield Service Ltd. rose 2.8...