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  • SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, June 27- China's Shanxi Coal International Energy Group said it was suing the company at the center of the alleged metals financing fraud at Qingdao port and its parent for over $177 million in missed payments the two had guaranteed, a move that suggests the scandal is starting to affect other sectors in China.

  • China shares end week mixed, metal firms strong Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 3:16 AM ET

    HONG KONG, June 27- China shares ended mixed on Friday but recouped some early losses as gains in growth-sensitive metal producers offset a weaker insurance sector. Ping An Insurance Group Co of China shed 1.0 percent, while China Pacific Insurance Group slid 2.8 percent, extending losses after closing at its highest this year on Tuesday.

  • *China finds $15 bln of loans tied to falsified gold deals. SINGAPORE, June 27- Gold climbed towards a two-month high on Friday and looked set to post its fourth straight weekly gain, as weak U.S. data on consumer spending hurt the dollar. "The technical profile suggests potential for a near-term push to the $1,370- 72 area," ANZ analysts said.

  • Hong Kong and China shares fall, insurers drag Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 12:54 AM ET

    HONG KONG, June 27- Hong Kong and China shares slipped on Friday after a strong rally the previous session, with losses led by Chinese insurers who pulled back from highs hit earlier in June. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong fell 0.8 percent, off 1.4 percent on the week, its worst since late April.

  • *China finds $15 bln of loans tied to falsified gold deals. SINGAPORE, June 27- Gold was little changed in early Asian trading on Friday but could face choppy trading on concerns over weak physical demand in top consumer China and the discovery of $15 billion of loans tied to falsified gold deals in the country.

  • China's yuan rises to 2-week high, outlook brightens Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 11:40 PM ET

    HONG KONG, June 27- China's yuan rose to two-week highs against the dollar on Friday, despite a weaker midpoint fixing, as seasonal dollar demand from companies at the quarter-end has lessened. The People's Bank of China fixed the midpoint at 6.1543, 0.01 percent lower than the previous day's 6.1538.

  • By Jonathan Cable and Rahul Karunakar. June 26- Asia will spearhead gains in global equities in the coming year as ample central bank liquidity boosts shares, according to a worldwide Reuters poll that pointed to more modest gains for developed markets.

  • SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG/ SYDNEY, June 26- A warehouse fraud at China's third-largest port has forced banks and trading houses to consider new controls in the country's massive commodity financing business, which traders say could lead to drying up of credit for all but large firms and state-owned companies.

  • *Growing supply may help China gain upper hand in pricing. SHANGHAI, June 26- Brazil's Vale, the world's biggest iron ore miner, is starting to offer discounts on shipments of the steelmaking raw material to top consumer China, joining Australian rivals in cutting prices following a global surge in production.

  • *Easier monetary policy from China central bank seen driving regional stocks. BANGALORE, June 26- Shares in Shanghai, Hong Kong and South Korea are expected to rally over the next six months on expectations that China's central bank will ease policy, boosting both its economy and that of the region, a Reuters poll showed.

  • HONG KONG, June 26- China shares finished higher on Thursday, helped by the central bank's move to allow more funds in the market and the debut of the first three listings in more than four months.

  • *New IPOs surge daily limit in Shenzhen debut. HONG KONG, June 26- China shares rose on Thursday as the first initial public listings to debut on the mainland in more than four months rose sharply, bolstering sentiment.

  • HONG KONG, June 26- The overseas expansion of China's yuan currency is taking giant strides toward Western Europe, with two clearing banks assigned for the region in the past week- the first time yuan clearing banks have been operated outside of Asia.

  • SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG/ SYDNEY, June 26- A warehouse fraud at China's third-largest port has forced banks and trading houses to consider new controls in the country's massive commodity financing business, which traders say could lead to drying up of credit for all but large firms and state-owned companies.

  • *Shanghai Gold Exchange chief says wants to have China gold fix. SINGAPORE, June 25- China and Singapore are vying to provide feasible gold price benchmarks in Asia, as calls grow in the top consuming region for more localized pricing of the precious metal at a time when the global benchmark is under regulatory scrutiny.

  • HONG KONG, June 25- China shares ended lower on Wednesday, with losses led by financial counters as a wave of new initial public offerings continued to divert money from existing stocks.

  • China shares fall on weaker banks, Hong Kong lackluster Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 1:03 AM ET

    HONG KONG, June 25- China shares fell in early trade on Wednesday, weighed down by underperforming financial institutions, while the benchmark index in Hong Kong eked out slim gains. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong fell 0.4 percent.

  • OK-KMC-China shares rise, led by liquor makers Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 3:08 AM ET

    HONG KONG, June 24- China shares ended higher on Tuesday, with strong gains in makers of the country's fiery liquor baijiu led by Kweichow Moutai after media reports that some local governments have introduced policies to support the sector. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings also advanced 0.5 percent.

  • *Manufacturing improves in US, China and Japan, but euro zone soft. SYDNEY, June 24- Asian shares ticked higher on Tuesday as improved manufacturing data from China, Japan and the United States augured well for global growth, despite a disappointing result from the euro zone.

  • HONG KONG, June 24- Hong Kong shares early on Tuesday clawed back some of the previous session's big losses, while China's onshore markets also edged up in choppy morning trade. Gains in Hong Kong were capped largely by losses in Chinese gas and oil firms, which were impacted by an anti-corruption drive in the sector.