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*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.
HONG KONG, Nov 29- China shares ended November with a whimper on Friday, though losses for recent outperforming financial and mining counters were offset by strength in shipping firms, thanks to a reported plan to rejuvenate that sector.
HONG KONG, Nov 29- Hong Kong shares crept higher early on Friday, with mainland markets again tepid and the Chinese shipping sector buoyed by surging dry bulk rates and media reports that a plan to rejuvenate the industry has been submitted to the State Council for approval.
BEIJING, Nov 29- Sotheby's will hold its first major auction on the Chinese mainland on Sunday as competition between the New York- based auction house and its long-time rival Christie's moves into one of the world's hottest art markets amid a government crackdown on corruption and luxury spending.
HONG KONG, Nov 28- Some aluminium smelters in China, the world's top producer and consumer of the metal, could in 2014 turn to spot shipments or short-term contracts for raw material alumina as the ratios used to calculate annual term contracts climb, trading sources said.
HONG KONG, Nov 28- China shares closed at their highest in almost six weeks on Thursday, with coal and cement leading gains in materials-related counters after Beijing pledged further support for the overcapacity-hit coal sector.
*China coal lifted by Beijing pledge to support sector. HONG KONG, Nov 28- Hong Kong shares touched their highest in more than 2-1/ 2 years early on Thursday, led by Chinese coal companies after Beijing pledged further support for the sector struggling with overcapacity. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong rose 0.8 percent.
*Borrowing from China lenders up twenty-fold in three years. *Asset purchases grew as more China firms struggled. "In the end the question is what are the returns they're going to get on the assets that they're buying," said Charlene Chu, China bank analyst at Fitch Ratings in Beijing.
Editor: Maureen Bavdek +1 646-223-6200 Global Picture Desk:+ 65 6870 3775 Global Graphics Desk:+ 65 6870 3595. WASHINGTON- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, offering signs of a steady improvement in the labor market.
*Dubai, Ekaterinburg, Izmir and Sao Paulo in the running. PARIS, Nov 27- Brazil, Russia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates will learn on Wednesday whether their candidate cities will host the 2020 World Expo, with much at stake in terms of investment, tourism and national pride.
SINGAPORE, Nov 27- China's net gold imports from Hong Kong climbed to their second-highest on record in October, as the country bought more than 100 tonnes of gold for a sixth straight month to meet unprecedented demand.
HONG KONG, Nov 27- China shares posted their biggest daily gain in more than a week on Wednesday, as investors chased gains in non-banking financial and railway companies spurred by official comments that raised hopes for their future earnings.
*Outperformers: China cement, coal H-shares, railway A-shares. HONG KONG, Nov 27- China shares rallied early on Wednesday, supporting Hong Kong, as investors chased gains in non-banking financial and railway companies spurred by official comments that raised hopes for their future earnings.
SHANGHAI, Nov 27- The yuan barely moved versus the dollar on Wednesday, continuing a trend seen since late October when it staged a short rally, amid clear signals from the central bank that it plans to keep the currency stable for now. The People's Bank of China fixed Wednesday's midpoint at 6.1330, marginally stronger than Tuesday's 6.1357.
BEIJING, Nov 27- Courier Chen Honglei packs boxes of clothing, appliances and utensils into his electric three-wheeler to deliver to customers in northwestern Beijing, helping China's second largest e-commerce company Jingdong maintain its logistics edge in a cut-throat market.
SHANGHAI Nov 27- In a small research lab in Palo Alto, California, flanked by Hewlett-Packard Co and Stanford University, China's largest electronics retailer is learning how to compete online.
LONDON, Nov 26- Gold fell back from a one-week high on Tuesday and remained vulnerable to further declines due to uncertainty over the outlook for the U.S. Spot gold fell 0.5 percent to $1,245.51 an ounce at 1558 GMT.
LONDON, Nov 26- Gold fell back from a one-week high on Tuesday and remained vulnerable to further losses on uncertainty over the U.S. stimulus outlook and lacklustre physical demand.
BEIJING, Nov 26- China will rely on market-based reforms to unleash fresh growth drivers to support the economy, not ultra-loose policies, central bank chief Zhou Xiaochuan said on Tuesday. Zhou said China needs to maintain relatively strong economic growth, given the pressure for job creation.
*ShFE aluminium sinks to 2- month low of 14,070 yuan/ tonne. LONDON, Nov 26- Aluminium edged up on Tuesday after touching four-and-a-half-month lows in the previous session, but analysts expected more losses as an overhang of inventories weighed on the market and speculators added short positions.