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LONDON, Dec 6- Financial markets were in a state of suspended animation on Friday as tension mounted ahead of jobs data that could make or break the case for an imminent scaling back in U.S. stimulus.
RUGAO, China/ SINGAPORE, Dec 6- Deserted flats and boarded-up shops in the Yangtze river town of Changqingcun serve as a blunt reminder of the area's reliance on China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group, the country's biggest private shipbuilder. Rongsheng lost an annual record 572.6 million yuan last year, and lost 1.3 billion yuan in the first half of this year.
HONG KONG, Dec 6- China shares posted a second-straight loss on Friday, trimming weekly gains as profit-taking hit the brokerage sector and coal-related companies slid after authorities again pledged to tighten restrictions on coal mining to reduce overcapacity.
*Yuan may hit record highs, but seen capped around 6.05/ dollar- traders. SHANGHAI, Dec 6- China's yuan strengthened against the dollar on Friday after the central bank set a record high official midpoint, a move traders said signalled that the bank is ready to allow the currency to end the year with another rally.
SYDNEY, Dec 6- Asian shares spent much of Friday in a state of suspended animation as tension mounted ahead of jobs data that could make or break the case for an imminent scaling back in U.S. stimulus.
*Strong Nov sales lift Country Garden from China property malaise. HONG KONG, Dec 6- Hong Kong and China shares slid early on Friday as investors cut risky bets ahead of economic data from the United States and China this weekend that would offer clues on any possible tapering of U.S. stimulus and China's reform impetus.
SINGAPORE, Dec 6- London copper was little changed on Friday, recovering from two-week lows touched earlier this week, but trading was light ahead of a key U.S. labour report that could shed fresh light on when the Federal Reserve will trim its commodity-friendly stimulus.
DEARBORN, Mich./ SHANGHAI, Dec 5- Ford Motor Co unveiled its 50th anniversary Mustang sports car in its first global launch on Thursday, with a sleek redesign aimed at enhancing the brand's status outside the United States.
BOSTON-- A Chinese airline planned to offer the first nonstop service from Boston to Beijing, beginning next June. The airline will offer four nonstop flights a week in each direction between Boston and Beijing on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with connections offered to other cities in China including Shanghai.
SHANGHAI, Dec 5- China's government banned financial institutions from trading in bitcoin on Thursday, in what analysts said was a restrained first step towards regulating the digital currency that has exploded in popularity in China and soared in value in recent months.
LONDON, Dec 5- European shares looked to be stabilising after three days of sustained selling on Thursday, as focus turned to the European Central Bank's monthly meeting for any sign it is readying further support measures.
BEIJING, Dec 5- China's leaders are expected to gather at a closed-door meeting next week to set policy and reform priorities for 2014, sources with government think tanks said, following a party meeting that laid out a bold reform agenda for the next decade.
DETROIT, Dec 5- Nearly 50 years after launching its affordable sports car, Ford Motor Co is unveiling a global redesign of the Mustang to try to burnish the U.S. automaker's image and spur sales of its more expensive models. The car will be shown in Dearborn, Michigan, Shanghai, Sydney, Barcelona, New York and Los Angeles.
HONG KONG, Dec 5- China shares slipped from multi-week highs on Thursday, led by telecoms equipment maker ZTE Corp as investors took profits after Beijing issued long-awaited 4 G licences to China's three biggest mobile operators.
SYDNEY, Dec 5- Asian markets were mostly under water on Thursday as persistent speculation about the fate of U.S. stimulus lifted bond yields globally, while Japanese shares struggled to find their footing after a spill.
*Asian shares subdued after soft Wall St, Nikkei off again. SYDNEY, Dec 5- Asian markets were mostly under water on Thursday as never-ending speculation about the fate of U.S. stimulus lifted bond yields globally, while Japanese shares struggled to find their footing after a spill.
*China Mobile outshines rivals after reported Apple iPhone deal. HONG KONG, Dec 5- China shares slipped from multi-week highs early on Thursday led by telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp as investors took profits after Beijing issued long-awaited 4 G licenses to China's three biggest mobile operators.
SINGAPORE, Dec 5- London copper slipped on Thursday from a nine-day high hit in the previous session, as a short-covering rally triggered by surprisingly robust U.S. jobs data ran out of steam. *Copper prices rallied to $7,128 a tonne on Wednesday, the highest since Nov. 25.
NEW YORK/ SHANGHAI, Dec 4- Yum Brands Inc's KFC website in China trumpets the slogan "Trust in every bite." That message is part of the company's new "I Commit" campaign intended to reassure customers in its largest market, who have cut back on visits since Chinese media reports a year ago about excessive antibiotic use by a few KFC suppliers.
LONDON, Dec 4- Ukraine's debt yields traded around record highs on Wednesday as ministers in Kiev successfully passed protester blockades to reach a cabinet meeting, while broader emerging stocks hit three-week lows on worries about a withdrawal of U.S. stimulus.