• *New China Life Insurance drops after report says Temasek sold shares. HONG KONG, July 25- China shares are headed for their best weekly gain in 3-1/ 2 months on Friday, powered by continued strength in blue chips including bank stocks that is helping mainland markets outperform Hong Kong.

  • GM in China announces Cadillac, Camaro recall Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 12:11 AM ET

    BEIJING— General Motors Co. and its main Chinese partner are recalling nearly 20,000 imported Cadillac SRX sport utility vehicles and Chevrolet Camaros to replace defective seat bolts. This is GM's third recall in China in 14 months. In May 2013, they recalled imported SRX sport utility vehicles to adjust nuts on wheels.

  • BEIJING, July 25- China Telecom Corp Ltd will start selling Microsoft Corp's Xbox One gaming console in China from September through an exclusive contract, the country's third-largest telecommunications company said in a statement on Friday.

  • HONG KONG, July 25- China's yuan snapped a three-day firming streak on Friday, after the central bank set a weaker midpoint for the third consecutive day in line with global strength in the dollar. The People's Bank of China fixed the official midpoint at 6.1597, down 0.03 percent from the previous day's 6.1579.

  • Report: China to declare Qualcomm a monopoly Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:16 PM ET

    BEIJING— A government newspaper says Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly. Citing a planning agency official, the China Daily on Friday said the results of an investigation into Qualcomm will be released soon.

  • Baidu profit up 34 percent as mobile service grows Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:51 PM ET

    BEIJING— Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, said Friday its quarterly profit rose 34 percent over a year earlier as its mobile business grew. Baidu and other Internet companies are building mobile e-commerce and other services as Chinese users shift rapidly to going online using smartphones and tablet computers.

  • SHANGHAI, July 25- Shanghai Husi Food, the U.S.-owned Chinese food supplier at the center of a meat safety scandal, won a court case earlier this year against a former quality control officer whose claims included that he was made to forge meat production dates. He said Shanghai Husi, which is owned by privately-held Illinois- based OSI Group, ignored his pleas.

  • Chicken off McDonald's HK menu after food scandal Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:24 PM ET

    HONG KONG— McDonald's restaurants in Hong Kong have taken chicken nuggets and chicken burgers off the menu after a mainland Chinese supplier was accused of selling expired meat. The fast food chain said late Thursday that it "suspended relevant food ingredients" at Hong Kong outlets in light of the scandal surrounding Shanghai Husi Food Co..

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

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

  • HONG KONG, July 24- Throughout his career at China's biggest oil producer, Jiang Jiemin was careful to put politics before business, say colleagues who worked closely with the purged executive.

  • BEIJING/ HONG KONG, July 24- Oil executive Jiang Jiemin rose to power in Communist China in time-honored fashion: by hitching his star to a mighty mentor. Their relationship was on display ahead of the party's 18th congress in November 2012, when both attended a banquet for CNPC veterans of a 1980 s drive to find oil in remote western China.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Mixed bag in the commodities markets today. Oil was down on the day, even though geopolitics is likely to keep it high.

  • IMF cuts US and global growth forecasts for 2014 Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The International Monetary Fund foresees the global economy expanding less than it had previously forecast, slowed by weaker growth in the United States, Russia and developing economies. The lending organization predicted Thursday that global growth will be 3.4 percent in 2014, below its April forecast of 3.7 percent.

  • Duerheimer, who took charge of the Volkswagen- owned luxury marque on June 1, told reporters in London that previous sales estimates had proved too optimistic. Bentley had said that 2014 was on course to be the brand's best year after first-half sales rose by almost a quarter to 5,254 saloons, coupes and convertibles, thanks to demand from China and the Middle East.

  • Property Investors Keen on US, Turkey; China Stumbles Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:08 AM ET

    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.

  • Qualcomm in China’s crosshairs Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    The Qualcomm booth at the 2014 International CES.

    The reports ran one day after Qualcomm said on an earnings call that its licensing patents business faced "significant challenges" in China.

  • China stockpiling strategic industrial metals - sources Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    HONG KONG/ LONDON, July 24- China has bought almost 3,000 tonnes of molybdenum oxide, used to strengthen steel, for the first time in 20 years, helping to support struggling domestic producers squeezed by tight credit conditions, industry sources in Europe and Asia said.

  • *Indonesia to revise rules on mineral export taxes next month. LONDON, July 24- Copper climbed to its highest level in 10 days and zinc hit a near three-year peak after better-than-expected Chinese factory data calmed fears about economic growth in the world's biggest metals consumer.

  • *China food regulator visits 581 food-related businesses. Shanghai police detained five people on Wednesday, including the head and the quality chief of Shanghai Husi Food, a supplier to foreign fast-food brands including KFC, McDonald's Corp and coffee chain Starbucks Corp over allegations it supplied out-of-date meat.