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  • Hong Kong shares end lower, railway sector slumps Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 3:07 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Nov 7- Hong Kong shares ended lower after a volatile session on Friday, pressured by profit taking and concerns over the status of a cross border stock trading scheme. The Hang Seng Index unofficially closed down 0.4 percent at 23,550.24 points, while the China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong fell 0.3 percent.

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 7- Chinese shares ended lower on Friday, losing earlier solid gains after a slump in railway-related stocks following news the Mexican government had revoked a contract for a high-speed rail line that was to have been built by a Chinese consortium. The CSI300 of leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-shares fell 0.2 percent. Shares in consortium leader...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 7- China shares rose on Friday, buoyed by strength in brokerages as investors regained confidence after the Chinese central bank pumped liquidity into the financial system to help the economy. "I've seen investors are confident to buy into those low-valuation heavyweight stocks," said Du Changchun, analyst at Northeast Securities in Shanghai,...

  • Trade data this weekend will be closely watched for further evidence of illegal cross-border arbitrage, after September data showed a substantial gap between what China said it exported to Hong Kong and what Hong Kong said it imported from the mainland. Speculators may be hoping to profit from a rising yuan or the imminent link-up between the Shanghai and...

  • Hong Kong shares end lower on profit-taking Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 3:09 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Nov 6- Hong Kong shares fell on Thursday, dampened by consolidation after recent rallies and uncertainty over the progress of a cross-border share scheme between Shanghai and the city. The Hang Seng Index unofficially closed down 0.2 percent at 23,649.31 points, while the China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong...

  • China shares end up, railway and techs support Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 2:05 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Nov 6- China shares ended slightly firmer on Thursday, reversing earlier losses, as railway and tech stocks pulled up the wider market on news of business-friendly policies for these sectors from Beijing. Domestic software-related shares performed well after Premier Li Keqiang said China would strengthen law enforcement of intellectual...

  • *Many Chinese firms fare badly: Transparency International. BERLIN, Nov 5- The world's biggest companies disclose little or no financial details about their operations abroad, according to a report by Transparency International, which singled out Chinese companies but pointed to U.S. tech giants like Amazon and Google as well. The Berlin- based...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 4- Growth in China's power consumption is expected to halve to between 3.5 percent and 4 percent in 2014, the China Electricity Council forecast, marking the slowest growth in at least a decade. "China's development has entered a' new normal', whereby economic growth is moderating and industries face growing pressure to improve energy efficiency...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 5- China shares ended fell on Wednesday due to profit-taking, but energy-related shares limited the losses after the power authority said work had started on an ultra-high voltage power project. China Shipping Haisheng Co Ltd slumped 3.4 percent and COSCO Shipping Co Ltd dropped 4.0 percent. Strength in power stocks helped temper a sharp fall in...

  • HONG KONG, Nov 5- Asset managers in Hong Kong are scrambling to figure out how to meet growing demand for yuan assets after they were hit by a double blow- a shortage of China investment quotas and the delay of a scheme linking the Hong Kong and Shanghai stock exchanges. China's State Administration of Foreign Exchange allocated a total of 11.1 billion yuan in RQFII...

  • *Politics, tax concerns hinder Shanghai stock connect launch. HONG KONG, Nov 5- Hong Kong Exchanges& Clearing Ltd posted a 6 percent rise in third-quarter profit as trading volumes climbed ahead of a proposed trading link with Shanghai, but said it did not know when the delayed scheme would launch. Some market watchers believe the launch date might have been...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 5- China shares fell on Wednesday due to profit-taking, but energy-related shares limited falls after the country's power authority said work had started on an ultra-high voltage power project. "The index is adjusting, it faces profit-taking pressures," said Wang Weijun, analyst at Zheshang Securities in Shanghai, adding the index was expected to...

  • HK-Shanghai stock connect will materialize: JPMorgan

    Jing Ulrich, Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific at JP Morgan, explains why she's optimistic that the cross-border bourse link-up will take place.

  • Is the Shanghai-HK stock link-up still on track?   Sunday, 26 Oct 2014 | 7:21 PM ET
    Is the Shanghai-Hong Kong stock link-up still on track?

    Sean Darby, Global Head of Equity Strategy at Jefferies, explains why the stock-trading connection will go live by year-end despite a delay in the launch originally scheduled for October.

  • A new way to get in on Chinese stocks Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 4:29 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

    Western retail investors will likely have access to individual Chinese stocks when a new market-to-market link launches.

  • Bad idea, Beijing: Crackdown may kill golden goose Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 10:10 AM ET
    Pro-democracy demonstrators protest in front of the Government Complex in Hong Kong on Oct. 2, 2014.

    China's recent push to tighten control over Hong Kong's political process could turn out to be a very costly move for Beijing.

  • Microsoft delays launch of Xbox One in China Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 10:50 AM ET
    Xbox and PlayStation signage on display at the 2014 E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo.

    Microsoft has delayed the launch of its Xbox One game console in China. The company said it would be released by the end of the year.

  • Where to place your bets ahead of Chinese stock link   Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:35 PM ET
    Where to place your bets ahead of Chinese stock link

    Francis Cheung, Head of China and Hong Kong Strategy at CLSA, highlights the equities that are poised to benefit from the Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connect.

  • Amazon joins free trade zone in China: Report Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:32 PM ET
    An electric bike used by Amazon.com in Beijing.

    Amazon to open an office in China's Shanghai free trade zone, state media says, allowing the firm to sell a wider range of products in the country.

  • The main challenge for BRICS success: China Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 7:22 PM ET

    In negotiations to create the new BRICS development bank, the main challenge was not a lack of resources or commitment, but fellow partner China.