• HONG KONG, July 7- China shares finished barely changed on Monday, as weakness in the energy and pharmaceutical sectors offset solid gains from property counters. Property developers extended gains, with the CSI China Mainland Real Estate index up 1.6 percent to its highest since April 14. Poly Real Estate added 2.4 percent.

  • SHANGHAI, July 7- China's yuan rose slightly against the dollar on Monday, buoyed by corporate dollar sales ahead of a key U.S.- China dialogue, but gains were capped by a weaker midpoint, traders said. "Corporate sales rose ahead of the U.S.- China Strategic and Economic Dialogue," said a trader from a European bank in Shanghai.

  • *Henan province considering subsidy on power fees- smelting source. HONG KONG, July 7- Rising demand and the closure of some 2 million tonnes of aluminum capacity are likely to shrink an expected surplus of the metal in China this year.

  • *Chongqing Iron& Steel falls after it clarifies Posco partnership. HONG KONG, July 7- Hong Kong shares fell on Monday with Macau casinos under selling pressure after last week's strong rebound, while China markets were also weaker as investors await major economic data later this week.

  • Chinese assets warm, not hot for Western investors Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    LONDON, July 6- A flurry of initiatives by China to open up its currency, stock and bond markets inside and outside the country has failed so far to allay international investor concerns about performance, accessibility and liquidity.

  • SHANGHAI, July 4- General Motors Co expects Cadillac sales in China to rise by at least 40 percent this year, as the U.S. carmaker steps up local production in a market key to transforming Cadillac into a global luxury brand, a senior executive said.

  • US officials barred from American's trial in China Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 4:43 AM ET

    BEIJING— U.S. diplomats will be barred from the trial in China of an American investigator for GlaxoSmithKline and her British husband who are charged with improperly selling personal information, a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Beijing said Friday.

  • The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings was off 0.1 percent. Dalian Port PDA and Rizhao Port plunged 10 and 9.4 percent, respectively, while China Shipping Container Lines shed 3.4 percent. Property giant China Vanke was the top CSI300 boost, climbing 3.9 percent in Shenzhen, while Poly Real Estate Group rose 1.8 percent in Shanghai.

  • *Hong Kong retailers suffer after data disappoints. HONG KONG, July 4- China shares slipped from two-week highs early Friday as investors took profit on recent outperformers, though a stronger property sector helped limited losses.

  • SHANGHAI, July 4- China's yuan strengthened against the dollar on Friday as heavy corporate dollar sales offset a weaker central bank midpoint, traders said. To dampen speculation that the yuan may resume its appreciation, the People's Bank of China set its official midpoint weaker for the third day on Friday, at 6.1642, down 0.10 percent from Thursday.

  • HONG KONG, July 3- China shares lingered at two-week highs on Thursday, as early losses were erased after a private survey reinforced signs that the broader economy is stabilising. Activity in China's services sector expanded at its fastest pace in 15 months in June, according to a services purchasing managers' index compiled by HSBC/ Markit.

  • HONG KONG, July 3- Hong Kong's benchmark index dipped on Thursday at midday but held near the year's high, while China shares eked out slim gains in choppy trade helped by materials and shipping sectors.

  • *China allows banks to freely set OTC yuan/dollar rates. SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, July 3- China has permitted banks to freely set their own exchange rates for the yuan against the dollar in over-the-counter transactions-- another step toward freeing the exchange rate from government control.

  • HONG KONG, July 3- Yuan deposits in the world's biggest offshore yuan center declined for the first time in almost a year in May as an extended spell of weakness in the Chinese currency sapped corporate appetite to bring the renminbi into Hong Kong.

  • SHANGHAI, July 2- A Chinese bank is suing a local government-controlled property investment firm over a bad loan, in a rare public display of a deepening rift between lenders and borrowers in China's murky $3 trillion local debt market.

  • China share-indexes end higher, lifted by banks Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 3:09 AM ET

    HONG KONG, July 2- China shares finished at two-week highs on Wednesday after rises by shares of big banks helped erase morning losses. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China gained 0.6 percent and Bank of China 0.8 percent, the biggest boosts in Shanghai.

  • *Hong Kong property firms move up sharply. Gains in Hong Kong came as the MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan hit a three-year peak after upbeat global economic data whetted risk appetites and helped Wall Street reach all-time highs.

  • SHANGHAI, July 2- China's yuan dropped against the dollar on Wednesday after the central bank fixed a weaker official midpoint, a move traders said signalled the authorities do not want the yuan to rise above the psychologically important 6.20 level for now.

  • MANILA, July 2- Sweating under their hard hats, renowned Polish architect David Libeskind and interior designers from Italy's Armani trooped to a construction site in sweltering, downtown Manila, to perform the ground breaking for a new tower in the Philippine capital.

  • *Copper stocks rise for first time in a month. *Indonesia's biggest tin miner halts exports for two weeks. "I think we're seeing a bit of profit taking and also some producer activity," said analyst Robin Bhar at Societe Generale in London.