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PARIS, Dec 4- The rush to Paris's Charles-de-Gaulle airport for flights to China began on Friday, Oct. 11. "There's a big exodus to China right now," a bemused trade unionist at the Paris- based company told Reuters that weekend. It has survived two world wars and become an emblem of France.
SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, Dec 4- China plans to roll out financial sector reforms in the Shanghai special economic zone in the next three months and most will be implemented in a year, suggesting authorities are accelerating the pace of dismantling capital account controls.
HONG KONG, Dec 4- Hong Kong shares eased further away from a 31- month high on Wednesday, with risk sentiment hurt by renewed talk about a looming tapering of asset purchases by the U.S. MGM China jumped 4.8 percent after it displaced Melco Crown on Goldman Sachs' conviction buy list on greater potential share price gains.
HONG KONG, Dec 4- Shanghai shares closed at their highest in nearly three months on Wednesday, led by gains in agricultural technology and construction-related companies after the country's decision-making Politburo pledged to push forward with land reforms. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings also climbed 1.3 percent.
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.
*Nikkei down 2.2 percent, ex-Japan Asia falls 0.4 pct. TOKYO, Dec 4- Most Asian shares slumped on Wednesday as the prospects of a reduction in the U.S.
HONG KONG, Dec 4- Shanghai shares hit their highest in nearly three months early on Wednesday, helping to pare losses in Hong Kong, on expectations that Beijing could move faster on reforms. The CSI300 of the biggest Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings also spiked 1.3 percent.
*Nikkei down 2.1 percent, ex-Japan Asia falls 0.4 pct. TOKYO, Dec 4- Most Asian shares slumped on Wednesday as the prospects of a reduction in the U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.7 percent to its lowest levels in almost two weeks while Japan's Nikkei share average dropped 2.6 percent from a five-month high hit on Tuesday.
Asia has long been the fastest growing demand region for the raw materials to power economic growth, but has mostly priced the purchases against benchmarks like Brent crude, London Metal Exchange copper or New York cotton.
Economic expansion, nuclear plant shutdowns in Japan and South Korea and the shift toward cleaner-burning gas in smog-choked Chinese cities have contributed to rising demand for LNG in Asia, already the top destination for the fuel.
HONG KONG, Dec 3- China shares reversed losses to end stronger on Tuesday, with gains in pharmaceutical and cement companies offsetting weakness in the financial sector which had outperformed the day before.
*China steel buoyed by report of consolidation plans. HONG KONG, Dec 3- Hong Kong shares relinquished their highest levels in more than 31 months early on Tuesday as investors took profits on a Chinese financial sector that had been boosted a day earlier by signs that China could resume initial public listings next year.
SHANGHAI, Dec 3- In a dimly-lit arcade in downtown Shanghai, shopkeeper Xia Zihan holds out a glinting, yellow-glass carving of the fertility goddess Guanyin, a range she says is starting to sell well after China relaxed its single-child policy last month.
WASHINGTON, Dec 2- China can learn from U.S. struggles to reduce pollution as it confronts recent high-profile incidents of poor air quality paralyzing major cities, the top U.S. environmental regulator said on Monday.
HONG KONG, Dec 2- Hong Kong shares outperformed mainland Chinese markets in choppy trade on Monday, as non-banking financials surged after China's securities regulator signalled that A-share initial public offering approvals could resume as soon as next month.
HONG KONG, Dec 2- China shares ended a choppy Monday on a weaker note, as investors took profit on outperformers this year in anticipation that initial public offering reforms will divert funds to new listings.
HONG KONG, Dec 2- Mainland Chinese investors took profit on outperforming penny stocks listed in Shenzhen early, while brokerages jumped early Monday after China's securities regulator signalled the likely resumption of initial public offering approvals as soon as next month.
HONG KONG, Dec 2- Chinese penny stocks slumped on Monday morning, as investors trimmed their exposure from a sector that has outperformed this year after China's securities regulator mapped out plans to reform the initial public offering process.
BEIJING, Dec 2- China launched its first ever extraterrestrial landing craft into orbit en route for the moon in the small hours of Monday, in a major milestone for its space programme.
*Cameron in first China trip since Dalai Lama row last year. LONDON, Nov 30- Britain has put a diplomatic rift with China over the Dalai Lama behind it and Prime Minister David Cameron has no plans to meet Tibet's spiritual leader again, a senior source in his office said ahead of a visit by the British leader to Beijing.