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  • Sept 23- Carnival Corp will relocate its chief operating officer to Shanghai from Miami and expand his role, underscoring the increasing importance of Asia for the world's largest cruise operator. The $29 billion global cruise industry is expected to benefit in the coming years from the rise of the middle class in emerging economies such as China and India.

  • WASHINGTON/ SHANGHAI, Sept 23- U.S. regulators will pay a record $30 million bounty to an anonymous whistleblower outside the United States, underlining the growing reach of the country's watchdogs and creating a headache for global firms in fast-growing emerging markets.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 23- China shares rose on Tuesday after a preliminary survey showed the Chinese manufacturing sector unexpectedly picked up in September, easing but not dispelling concerns that the country could see a sharp slowdown in growth.

  • *Equities bounce as China manufacturing survey tops forecasts. The Asian giant is Australia's single biggest export market and investors often use the currency as a liquid proxy for China plays.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 23- China shares on Tuesday clawed back some of the previous day's losses after a preliminary survey showed China's manufacturing sector unexpectedly picked up in September, while the Hong Kong market hovered near two-month lows. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong was up 0.3 percent.

  • *Equities bounce as China manufacturing survey tops forecasts. The Asian giant is Australia's single biggest export market and investors often use the currency as a liquid proxy for China plays.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 23- Asian shares recouped early losses on Tuesday while commodities won a break from recent selling pressure after a reading on China's massive factory sector outpaced the market's bleak expectations. The Asian giant is Australia's single biggest export market and investors often use the currency as a liquid proxy for China plays.

  • BEIJING, Sept 23- Activity in China's manufacturing sector unexpectedly picked up in September even as factory employment slumped to a 5-1/ 2- year low, a survey showed on Tuesday, a potential source of worry for Communist leaders who prize social stability above all else.

  • *Frankfurt marketed itself to Chinese firms. FRANKFURT/ SHANGHAI, Sept 23- When Deutsche Boerse set off eight years ago to lure Chinese companies to Germany with fast listings and low fees, it dreamed of one day landing a giant like Alibaba.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 22- China shares tumbled on Monday as a new batch of initial public offerings started taking subscriptions while investors worried that a flash manufacturing survey due on Tuesday could be more evidence the Chinese economy is slowing significantly.

  • *Agile Property plunges after rights issue plan. HONG KONG, Sept 22- Hong Kong shares slumped to two-month lows on Monday, as investors fretted that a preliminary factory survey on Tuesday could provide more evidence of a slowdown in China. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong slid 1.8 percent to its lowest since July 22.

  • US firm in China meat scandal lays off 340 staff Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 12:34 AM ET

    Shanghai Husi Food Co. has been under investigation since a Shanghai TV station reported in July it repackaged and sold old meat. Its owner, OSI Group of Aurora, Illinois, said it will lay off 340 people at the Shanghai unit. "Over the past two months, Shanghai Husi has experienced significant financial and customer losses," said an OSI Group statement.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 22- Short-sellers who profit from stock price declines have resumed targeting Chinese companies after a three-year lull, but many of the researchers who instigate the strategy are now cloaked in anonymity, shielding themselves from angry companies and Beijing's counter-investigations.

  • BEIJING, Sept 21- Microsoft Corp has delayed the launch of its Xbox One game console in China, which had been set for release on Tuesday, but the world's biggest software company said it would be released by the end of the year.

  • China fines GlaxoSmithKline $492M for bribery Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 4:22 AM ET

    BEIJING— Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million on Friday for bribing doctors in China, the biggest such penalty ever imposed by a Chinese court. The court sentenced the company's former China manager, Briton Mark Reilly, and four Chinese co-defendants to prison but postponed the sentences for two to four years, suggesting they may never be served.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 19- China shares rose for a third straight day on Friday, bolstered by strength in shipbuilders and aviation firms, which are expected to benefit from plans to let private capital enter the defense industry.

  • Alibaba mega IPO caps founder Jack Ma success tale Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 2:49 AM ET

    HONG KONG— When Jack Ma founded Alibaba 15 years ago he insisted the e-commerce venture should see itself as competing against Silicon Valley, not other Chinese companies. That bold ambition from a time when China was still a corporate backwater has been vindicated this week by Alibaba completing a mammoth sale of shares to investors in the U.S. and elsewhere.

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 19- China's yuan firmed against the dollar on Friday after the central bank set a marginally stronger midpoint, leaving the currency little changed on the week.

  • *CAR Inc surges 28 pct in HK debut. HONG KONG, Sept 19- Hong Kong's benchmark index rose on Friday following gains on U.S. exchanges, but trimmed earlier gains as a weaker Chinese market weighed on sentiment. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong fell 0.3 percent.

  • SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Sept 19- Nomura Holdings Inc and co-lenders spent nine months poring over the books, sizing up management and even checking out the factory floor at China's Ultrasonic AG before deciding in August to give the Frankfurt- listed shoemaker a $60 million unsecured credit facility.