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  • *Hong Kong shares up on signs of inflows from China. SHANGHAI, March 31- China stocks hit fresh seven-year highs on Tuesday morning, helped by rises in property and banking stocks after Beijing eased lending policies to bolster the struggling real estate market. Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng index rose 0.5 percent on China's latest easing move, touching...

  • Japan: Not currently planning to join China-led bank Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 12:35 AM ET

    TOKYO— Japan has no plan as of now to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, its government spokesman said Tuesday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters Japan is still seeking answers about how the regional financing institution would be governed. "As of today, Japan will not join AIIB and a clear explanation has not been...

  • BEIJING, March 30- China has agreed to delay implementing new bank technology restrictions that Washington has complained represent unfair regulatory pressure on foreign firms, a senior U.S. Treasury official said in Beijing on Monday. BSA The Software Alliance, whose members include Adobe Systems, Apple Inc, IBM, Microsoft Corp and Oracle Corp, and the...

  • SHANGHAI, March 31- China stocks rose to fresh seven-year highs on Tuesday, led by property and banking stocks, after Beijing eased mortgage lending policies to bolster the struggling real estate market and reduce its drag on the cooling economy. Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng index rose 0.4 percent on China's latest easing move, touching one-year-highs, with...

  • HONG KONG, March 31- Troubled Chinese property developer Kaisa Group Holdings said it would not report its 2014 results as scheduled on Tuesday as it needed more time to assess its cash flow. Larger peer Sunac China Holdings, which has proposed a takeover, urged the bondholders to accept Kaisa's debt restructuring plan or risk the company running out of cash by...

  • SHANGHAI, March 31- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's healthcare subsidiary will tie-up with Zhejiang DiAn Diagnostics Co Ltd to help develop an online hospital platform, the diagnostics firm said in a filing late on Monday. Ali Health is looking to leverage technology to overhaul China's fragmented healthcare market, which suffers from an under-supply of...

  • Expect a lot more easing from China: Pro   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 9:12 PM ET
    Expect a lot more easing from China: Pro

    Sam Le Cornu, senior portfolio manager at Macquarie Asset Management, says the relaxation of mortgage rules on Monday implies more monetary easing in the coming months.

  • BEIJING— A groundbreaking solar-powered plane successfully flew from Myanmar to central China early Tuesday as part of an historic round-the-world journey promoting renewable energy use. The organizers of the Solar Impulse 2 flight wrote in a statement that the plane landed in Chongqing, China, at 1:35 a.m. Tuesday, after leaving Mandalay, Myanmar, more...

  • Why the US should work with China-led AIIB   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 8:34 PM ET
    Why the US should work with China-led AIIB

    Curtis Chin, Asia Fellow at Milken Institute and John Perkins, Author of "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man," explain why the U.S. should be involved with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

  • LONDON/ HONG KONG, March 31- Global equity issuance rose by a fifth to $231.5 billion in the three months through March, a record high for a first quarter, as a sharp rise in secondary share sales outweighed a drop in company flotations, Thomson Reuters data showed on Tuesday. Money raised from flotations, or initial public offerings, fell a fifth to $37.2 billion,...

  • Will China stimulus be good for US stocks?   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 6:19 PM ET
    Will China stimulus be good for US stocks?

    Jeremy Hill, managing director of Old Blackheath Companies, says stimulus measures from China will be positive for global risk markets, but may not necessarily boost U.S. stocks.

  • BEIJING, March 30- China has agreed to delay implementing new bank technology restrictions that Washington has complained represent unfair regulatory pressure on foreign firms, a senior U.S. Treasury official said in Beijing on Monday. BSA The Software Alliance, whose members include Adobe Systems, Apple Inc, IBM, Microsoft Corp and Oracle Corp, and the...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Traders focus on Iran   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Traders focus on Iran

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Traders focus on Iran, but headlines from the State Department drove crude higher by the end of the day.

  • *China signals stimuli for economy. Treasury debt prices were mostly little changed on Monday, with longer-dated maturities giving back some gains from last week, as equity markets rose on signs China was moving to bolster its massive economy. Stocks, which often move inversely from bonds in prices, surged to seven-year highs in China, helped by Beijing's...

  • LONDON, March 30- China has managed to export a large shipment of crude oil from Yemen over the weekend, ship-tracking data showed on Monday, despite mounting chaos in the country after the launch of Saudi-led air strikes last week. Tanker data listed it as being run by Glasford, the shipping-arm of PetroChina. Trading sources estimate Yemen's oil exports before...

  • China's 'merger king' criticizes US—here's why Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 11:09 AM ET
    Ren Jianxin

    Ren Jianxin has orchestrated half-a-dozen acquisitions across the globe has yet to do a major deal in the U.S., the FT reports.

  • Ford gets back into luxury business with classic car Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 10:57 AM ET

    Ford will resurrect the Lincoln Continental as its top-of-the line luxury sedan.

  • BEIJING, March 30- China has agreed to delay implementing new bank technology restrictions that Washington has complained represent unfair regulatory pressure on foreign firms, a senior U.S. China said this month work was ongoing on a draft anti-terrorism law that would require foreign companies to hand over encryption keys and otherwise facilitate...

  • What is the preeminent trading venue for industrial commodities in China now boasts a base metals portfolio that fully matches that of the London Metal Exchange, which dominates trading everywhere outside of China. Are Hong Kong and Shanghai future collaborators or potential competitors in the world of metals pricing? But there remains a wide gulf between...

  • TREASURIES-Prices ease as Wall Street rallies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 10:26 AM ET

    *China signals stimuli for economy. Treasury debt prices softened on Monday, giving back some gains from last week as equity markets rose on signs China was moving to bolster its massive economy. Stocks, which often move inversely from bonds in prices, surged to seven-year highs in China, helped by Beijing's unveiling of an ambitious plan to build a modern Silk...