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  • SYDNEY, Nov 5- London copper steadied on Wednesday not far from its lowest in a fortnight, after a steep sell-off in oil in the prior session spilled across into metals and sent Shanghai zinc down more than two percent. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange traded flat at $6,652.25 a tonne by 0119 GMT from the previous session when it fell one percent and...

  • *Shanghai bonded copper premiums ease to $80- $100- Shmet. *China smelters producing more copper to meet 2014 targets. LONDON, Nov 4- Base metals slid on Tuesday as concerns about excess supply and slow economic growth in Europe outweighed the positive impact of a slightly weaker dollar.

  • *Shanghai bonded copper premiums ease to $80- $100- Shmet. LONDON, Nov 4- Copper and zinc rose on Tuesday as the dollar edged lower and equities climbed, but the gains in copper were capped as signs emerged that higher output was hitting the market. The equity markets are helping and the dollar might be helping as well, "said Eugen Weinberg, head of commodity research at...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 4- China shares ended flat on Tuesday after a five-day rally as profit taking capped gains in engineering and machinery companies, which rose after Beijing encouraged infrastructure firms to invest abroad. Shares in infrastructure firms were the biggest gainers, with market players pointing to recent moves by Beijing to encourage investment...

  • BEIJING, Nov 4- China has contributed over $120 million to fight the spread of the Ebola virus, but its billionaire tycoons- it has more than anywhere outside the United States- have, publicly at least, donated little to the cause, underscoring an immature culture of philanthropy in the world's second-biggest economy. Many big Chinese companies have invested in...

  • *China encourages infrastructure firms to invest overseas. SHANGHAI, Nov 4- China shares were flat on Tuesday morning after a five-day rally as profit taking capped gains in engineering and machinery companies, which rose after Beijing encouraged infrastructure firms to invest abroad. Shares in infrastructure firms were the biggest gainers, with market...

  • BEIJING, Nov 4- China has contributed over $120 million to fight the spread of the Ebola virus, but its billionaire tycoons- it has more than anywhere outside the United States- have, publicly at least, donated little to the cause, underscoring an immature culture of philanthropy in the world's second-biggest economy. Many big Chinese companies have invested in...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 3- Gold fell on Monday, hovering near a four-year low, as the combination of tumbling crude oil prices and a U.S. dollar rally extended gold's losses to a fourth consecutive session. "The prospect of firmer rates, coupled with our expectation for a stronger dollar, present significant headwinds for gold," said Suki Cooper, precious metals analyst...

  • *Gold around $1,170 an ounce. SINGAPORE, Nov 3- Even with gold prices dropping to near four-year lows, buyers in China- the world's leading market- are not tempted, suggesting prices have further to fall. Since all physical gold trade in China goes through the exchange, it is seen as a reliable barometer of Chinese demand.

  • China shares end up for 5th straight day Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 2:10 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Nov 3- China shares finished up for a fifth straight session on Monday, hitting its highest since early last year, but profit-taking emerged at a key topside level. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings gained 0.2 percent. "There is a correction after the index made solid gains," said Xiao Shijun, analyst at Guodu Securities in...

  • *Hong Kong shares fall on profit-taking, but see resistance. SHANGHAI, Nov 3- China shares hit a multi-month high on Monday, supported by sustained strength in blue-chip brokerages and steel firms, while Hong Kong markets fell as profit-taking emerged after the recent solid gains. Guangzhou Shipyard International Ltd soared its 10 percent daily limit in the...

  • *China manufacturing data disappoints, US survey due later. Disappointing surveys out of China's manufacturing and services sectors highlighted the relative health of the U.S. economy, and piled pressure on other countries to ease monetary policy yet further. "In this environment of subdued growth and long-term low-flation, we expect the ECB to announce the...

  • Morgan Chase& Co learned about hackers who stole the bank's contact information for 76 million households and 7 million small businesses through a corporate event that it sponsors, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The New York Times said the breach was part of a repository of a billion stolen passwords...

  • Morgan Chase& Co learned about hackers who stole the bank's contact information for 76 million households and 7 million small businesses through a corporate event that it sponsors, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The Corporate Challenge website, operated by Simmco Data Systems, was later taken offline after the...

  • BEIJING, Oct 31- China's government is likely to cut the price sugar mills must pay for cane in 2014/ 15 by at least 10 percent, analysts said, potentially prompting some growers to switch to other crops. Sugar mills in the southern Guangxi region, accounting for around two-thirds of Chinese cane output, want prices slashed as low as 350 yuan per tonne from 440 yuan in...

  • Chinese shares close higher, financials firm Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 3:10 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Oct 31- Chinese shares ended higher on Friday, with most heavyweight stocks firm as investors bet that China's government would roll out more support measures for the economy. Among financials, Bank of China Ltd rose 3.7 percent, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd gained 2.2 percent and China Life Insurance Co Ltd climbed 4.7 percent.

  • China's CSI300 index hits highest since Sept 2013 Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 1:12 AM ET

    SHANGHAI Oct 31- China's CSI300 Index rose 1.5 percent to 2,507.3 points on Friday afternoon, its highest level since Sept 2013, as traders bought into index heavyweights, which analysts attributed to hopes for more policy support. The CSI300 tracks the largest stocks listed on both the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges. Chinese stocks have been rallying...

  • *Hong Kong indexes head for best month since July. *Mengniu rises after Danone's investment in Yashili. HONG KONG, Oct 31- Shares in Hong Kong and mainland China markets rose on Friday, helped by strength in most heavyweight stocks as investors bet that China's government will roll out more support measures for the economy.

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 31- China's yuan edged higher against the dollar on Friday, buoyed by strong corporate dollar sales, traders said, and it is set to show a gain of 0.5 percent in October, the fifth straight month of mild appreciation. "Many companies are selling dollars this morning, continuing a recent trend," said a trader at an Asian bank in Shanghai, adding that the...

  • *Beijing to host APEC summit Nov. 5 to 11. *Steel output in 100- km radius of Beijing to be halted. BEIJING, Oct 31- Chinese steel mills, among the biggest in the world, are altering their production schedules to offset disruption from forced plant closures aimed at curbing choking air pollution during a summit of world leaders in Beijing next month.