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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.
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.