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  • *Hong Kong down on weak overseas markets. The Hang Seng Index fell 0.7 percent to 23,253.06 points by midday while the China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong was off 0.8 percent. "The latest property policy had some impact on the performance of the sector today," said Du Changchun, analyst at Northeast Securities in Shanghai, referring to...

  • *China demand eyed going into fourth quarter. *ShFE zinc hits 1- month high; low China stocks support. The International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecasts for the third time this year on Tuesday, warning of weaker growth in core euro zone countries, Japan and big emerging markets like Brazil.

  • *Asian equities follow Wall Street, Europe lower. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.8 percent, while Australia's main index lost 0.7 percent. China's markets were relatively steady as they returned from a week-long break, with Shanghai flat, but Hong Kong shed 0.7 percent.

  • The bottleneck- the result of resistance from both public hospitals and doctors themselves- could dent a drive to reform China's hospital sector, just as investors flock to a healthcare delivery market that's set to more than double to $600 billion by the end of the decade, according to consultancy Bain& Co.. Part of the problem is that doctors across most of China...

  • Oct 6- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc said it would sell its flagship Waldorf Astoria New York hotel to a Chinese insurance company for $1.95 billion, one of the highest prices per room ever paid for a U.S. hotel. Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd will pay $1.38 million per room for the Manhattan hotel that was once home to Marilyn Monroe, in a deal that will see Hilton...

  • Oct 6- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc said it would sell the landmark Waldorf Astoria New York hotel to Chinese insurer Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd for about $1.95 billion. The property is the flagship hotel of Hilton's luxury brand, Waldorf Astoria Hotels& Resorts, which owns 27 properties across cities such as Amsterdam, Chicago, and Shanghai.

  • Oct 3- Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have disrupted business and hit share prices of luxury goods companies, ruining what is normally one of the busiest shopping weeks of the year. The protests in Hong Kong, the biggest challenge to Beijing's leaders since the former British colony reverted to Chinese rule in 1997, coincide with China's "Golden Week"...

  • The protests in Hong Kong, the biggest challenge to Beijing's leaders since the former British colony reverted to Chinese rule in 1997, coincide with China's "Golden Week" holiday which runs until Oct. 7th. "As the Golden Week may be responsible for half the month's total, and market anecdotes suggest that sales of the shops have declined by about 70 percent, the...

  • As China steadily opens up, Hong Kong lives with the threat that its crucial role as China's biggest yuan hub could become diminished as business flows to the mainland's growing financial centers in Shanghai and Shenzhen. The idea that Hong Kong could become regarded as a hotbed of social discontent raises questions for bankers over how long the city can...

  • Oct 3- As pro-democracy protesters defy China's Communist Party leaders on the streets of Hong Kong, spare a thought for the luxury retailer. Already hit by Beijing's tenacious anti-corruption campaign that has prompted a sharp pullback in conspicuous consumption among wealthy Chinese, high-end goods makers that increasingly rely on the mainland shopper...

  • As China steadily opens up, Hong Kong lives with the threat that its crucial role as China's biggest yuan hub could become diminished as business flows to the mainland's growing financial centres in Shanghai and Shenzhen. And the idea that Hong Kong could become regarded as a hotbed of social discontent raises questions for bankers over how long the city can...

  • *US, Europe equity volatility: http://link.reuters.com/tyh69v. Investors have mostly held their nerve as headlines lurched from a new' Cold War' in eastern Europe to conflict and Western intervention in the Middle East, the threatened breakup of the United Kingdom and secessionist risks in Europe.

  • JERUSALEM, Oct 1- Within sight of Jerusalem's Old City stands a modernist building housing one of Israel's most successful venture capital firms, the backer of scores of start-ups over the past 20 years that have generated nearly $18 billion for investors.

  • LONDON, Sept 30- Copper was on track for its biggest monthly loss since March on Tuesday, weighed down by a strong dollar, renewed signs of rising global supply and concerns about slack demand from China.

  • BEIJING, Sept 30- China cut mortgage rates and downpayment levels for some home buyers on Tuesday for the first time since the 2008 global financial crisis, making one of its biggest moves this year to boost an economy increasingly threatened by a sagging housing market.

  • Russia's RusHydro targets more Asian investment Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    *RusHydro feels no adverse effect from Western sanctions. MOSCOW, Sept 30- Russia's largest hydropower producer, RusHydro, is planning an extensive roadshow to attract investment from China and Singapore, seeking to strength business ties with Asia as Moscow's relations with the West cool.

  • LONDON, Sept 30- Copper slipped on Tuesday, on track for its steepest monthly loss since March, weighed down by a strong dollar and renewed signs of rising global supply and slack demand from China, where a factory survey was revised down slightly.

  • *Share markets mixed amid uncertainty over Hong Kong, quarter end. *HSBC manufacturing survey disappoints, but exports improve. LONDON, Sept 30- World markets were in hesitant mood on Tuesday as investors wondered what China's response would be to civil unrest in Hong Kong, while the U.S. dollar eased off the throttle after its biggest quarterly gain in six years.

  • China shares post best quarterly gains in years Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 3:12 AM ET

    HONG KONG, Sept 30- China shares inched up on Tuesday, the last day of a quarter in which the main indexes had their biggest gains in four years. China markets will be shut Oct. 1-7 for its national holiday. Chinese coal producers jumped after the State Council said China would impose a new resource tax on coal from Dec. 1 and cancel a series of existing charges.

  • POLL-China funds to buy more stocks on liquidity hopes Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Sept 30- Chinese fund managers will slightly raise the proportion of their portfolios invested in stocks over the next three months, as prospects of ample liquidity outweigh concerns over economic weakness, a Reuters poll showed.