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HONG KONG, Aug 25- China shares slipped on Monday as investors set aside money for coming initial public offerings, while the Hong Kong market also edged lower. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong was off 0.1 percent.
*Copper to fall to $6,500/ T by year-end as supply improves-SocGen. SYDNEY, Aug 25- Shanghai copper hit its highest in around seven weeks on Monday, underpinned by steady consumer demand and after London prices logged the biggest weekly rise in 11 months last week. "We're bearish copper," said Mark Keenan, analyst at Societe Generale in Singapore.
HONG KONG, Aug 22- A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting the lengths to which companies are going to address concern about food safety in China.
*Aims to challenge dominance of New York and London. The strong response from foreign players will boost efforts by China- also the world's biggest producer of gold- to gain pricing power over the metal and to challenge the dominance of London and New York in trading.
HONG KONG, Aug 22- China shares produced a sixth straight weekly gain- the longest such streak since March 2012- though extending it will be challenging given fresh concern about the pace of Chinese economic growth. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings was also up 0.5 percent on the day, letting it add 0.2 percent on the week.
HONG KONG, Aug 22- China shares edged higher at midday Friday, helped by blue-chips, and might produce a sixth straight weekly gain, which would be the longest such streak since March 2012. Hong Kong shares also rose, tracking gains in most other Asian markets after upbeat U.S. economic data sparked another record close on Wall Street.
LONDON, Aug 21- Copper steadied on Thursday after U.S. data signaled a strengthening economy, but sluggish growth elsewhere in the world kept the metal under pressure.
HONG KONG/ SHANGHAI, Aug 21- China's Bank of Communications Co Ltd said on Thursday it expects bad loans to rise this year as businesses in major manufacturing regions suffer in a slowing economy, the second big lender to make such a forecast this week.
LONDON, Aug 21- Copper, aluminum and other base metals fell on Thursday after downbeat data on business activity in China and Europe, but investors were cautious about selling just a day after some were forced to bail out of short positions.
Qualcomm is one of at least thirty foreign firms to come under scrutiny as China seeks to enforce a 2008 anti-monopoly law- efforts some critics say have unfairly targeted overseas businesses, raising protectionism concerns.
LONDON, Aug 21- Some reassuring data from Germany eased pressure on the struggling euro on Thursday after speculation of an earlier rate rise from the Federal Reserve had pushed the dollar to an 11- month high.
HONG KONG, Aug 21- China shares posted their worst daily loss in a week on Thursday after a preliminary private survey showed growth in China's vast factory sector slowed to a three-month low in August, reinforcing concerns about increasing softness in the economy.
SYDNEY, Aug 21- Asian shares came under pressure on Thursday as a disappointing survey on Chinese manufacturing overshadowed better news from Japan, while the U.S. dollar was buoyed by speculation of an earlier rate rise from the Federal Reserve.
*Coal producers down as Beijing orders curbs on oversupply. HONG KONG, Aug 21- Hong Kong and China shares weakened on Thursday after a preliminary private survey showed growth in China's vast factory sector slowed to a three-month low in August, reinforcing concerns about increasing softness in the economy.
SYDNEY, Aug 21- London copper stayed around $7,000 a tonne mark on Thursday after a gauge on China's factory health showed growth slowed in August, denting optimism over demand fuelled by brightening prospects in the United States.
SYDNEY, Aug 21- Asian shares came under pressure on Thursday as a disappointing survey on Chinese manufacturing stoked concerns about the regional giant and overshadowed better news from Japan. Investors reacted by selling the Australian dollar, often a used as a liquid proxy for bets on China, while shares in Shanghai dropped 0.5 percent.
BEIJING, Aug 20- Amazon.com will set up shop in China's Shanghai free trade zone, the company said on Wednesday, aiming to take advantage of less stringent trade regulations to sell a wider range of products in the country.
BEIJING, Aug 20- Amazon.com will set up shop in China's Shanghai free trade zone, state media said on Wednesday, aiming to take advantage of less stringent trade regulations to sell a wider range of products in the country.
Aug 20- China- based solar products maker JA Solar Holdings Co Ltd reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit as operating expenses jumped from last year, sending its shares down 5 percent in premarket trading. JA Solar reported a fall in gross margins as prices for solar modules fell in China.
But surging growth in China means it's a market operators can no longer ignore. Carnival Corp., the No. 1 cruise company, will become the first global cruise operator to have four ships based in China when it deploys its Costa Serena to Shanghai in April.