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  • DANYANG, China, Sept 12- Amid a revival in sales of Japanese goods in China and talk of renewed investment from some big firms such as Toyota, a dusty industrial park near Nanjing offers a cold reality check on the health of ties between Asia's two biggest economies.

  • *Overnight poll shows more Scots favour staying in UK. LONDON, Sept 11- European shares edged up and sterling rose from multi-month lows on Thursday after a poll showing most Scots intend to vote against independence next week took the edge off concerns over the United Kingdom's future.

  • China fines Audi, Chrysler on monopoly charges Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 4:38 AM ET

    BEIJING— China on Thursday announced it will fine Audi $40.5 million and Chrysler $5.2 million in a sweeping anti-monopoly probe of the auto industry that has prompted complaints foreign businesses are being treated unfairly.

  • FACTBOX-TIMELINE-Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Sept 11- December 1984- Britain and China sign Joint Declaration on the conditions under which Hong Kong will be handed over to Chinese rule in 1997, including a "one country, two systems" formula. June 1989- A crackdown on pro-democracy activists in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square prompts calls for more democratic safeguards to be introduced in Hong Kong.

  • SHANGHAI/ DONGGUAN, Sept 11- About 16,000 workers at two subsidiaries of Taiwanese touch-screen maker Wintek Corp went on strike over holiday benefits this week in southern China in one of the biggest work stoppages this year, the Xinhua news agency reported.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 11- China shares finished lower on Thursday, as morning gains that pushed major indexes to multi-month highs got erased as investors turned cautious ahead of more economic data. But economists were divided over whether Beijing will use the extra room to announce fresh stimulus measures.

  • SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, Sept 11- Tianhe Chemicals has denied allegations that it made false statements in its initial public offering prospectus and said key investor Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia has given it full support.

  • VANCOUVER, Sept 11- Chinese investors' global hunt for prime real estate is helping drive Vancouver home prices to record highs and the city, long among top destinations for wealthy mainland buyers, is feeling the bonanza's unwelcome side-effects.

  • China shares rebound on financials, bolster Hong Kong Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 12:59 AM ET

    *China software firms jump, leading tech-sector gains. HONG KONG, Sept 11- China shares regained momentum on Thursday and hit fresh multi-month highs, lifting a sluggish Hong Kong market, supported by recovering banks and brokerage companies. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong was flat.

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 11- About 16,000 workers at two subsidiaries of Taiwanese touch-screen maker Wintek Corp went on strike over holiday benefits this week in southern China in one of the biggest work stoppages this year, the Xinhua news agency reported.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 10- China shares slipped on Wednesday, with investors discouraged by Premier Li Keqiang's comment that China cannot rely on loose credit to lift its economy. Ping An Insurance Group Co of China slid 1.1 percent and Agricultural Bank of China 0.8 percent. China is set to release August credit data between Wednesday and Monday.

  • *Tencent falls to a 7- week low ahead of Alibaba IPO. HONG KONG/ SHANGHAI, Sept 10- Hong Kong suffered their worst fall in months early on Wednesday, as concerns that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner than expected triggered a sell-off across the board.

  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 5:46 PM ET

    CUPERTINO, Calif.— For the first time in years, Apple's iPhones weren't the star of the show. The move is significant because of recent questions about whether Apple still has a knack for innovating following the 2011 death of co-founder Steve Jobs. NEW YORK— In the world of currencies, the dollar is starting to look like a safe home in a tough neighborhood.

  • LONDON, Sept 9- Nickel shed over 5 percent on Tuesday after worries faded about a squeeze on supply from the Philippines, and other metals were knocked by a robust dollar that hit a 14- month high. Three month nickel on the London Metal Exchange ended at $18,925 a tonne, down 5.04 percent and making for the biggest one day price fall since May 15.

  • McDonald's Aug. sales metric hurt by China scandal Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 8:28 AM ET

    OAK BROOK, Ill.— McDonald's said Tuesday that a key global sales figure fell 3.7 percent in August, driven lower as the world's biggest hamburger chain's unit that includes the Asia-Pacific region dropped 14.5 percent due to a food-safety scandal in China.

  • *Apple gadget frenzy to dominate Wall Street trading. LONDON, Sept 9- A robust dollar swept to a 14- month high on Tuesday as investors tweaked bets on an early hike in U.S. interest rates, burdening oil, gold and stocks in emerging markets.

  • LONDON, Sept 9- Nickel shed 2 percent on Tuesday after worries faded about a squeeze on supply from the Philippines and other metals were knocked by a robust dollar that hit a 14- month high. Three month nickel on the London Metal Exchange slipped 1.8 percent to $19,580 a tonne by 0951 GMT, having hit its highest since July 3 at $19,940 on Monday.

  • LONDON, Sept 9- A robust dollar swept to a 14- month high on Tuesday as investors tweaked bets on an early hike in U.S. interest rates, burdening oil, gold and stocks in the energy majors. As the dollar broke to a six-year peak on the yen and a 14- month top against the euro, gold sagged to a three-month trough and Brent oil settled below the $100 a barrel mark.

  • China main share index ends flat on economic worries Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 3:11 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Sept 9- China's main share index ended flat on Tuesday, following a six-day gaining streak, on expectations that data this week will add to worries over the economy. The Shanghai markets were closed on Monday for the Mid-Autumn Festival.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 9- The U.S. dollar held on to broad-based gains in Asia on Tuesday in a boon for shares of Japanese exporters but a burden for oil, gold and stocks in the energy majors. A break there would put it on ground last trod in July 2008.