• *China domestic copper stockpiles tighten on demand pick up. SYDNEY, March 27- London copper firmed on Thursday amid signs of improving demand in China, although caution about the bond and property markets of the world's No.2 economy remained and any further indication of stress there could drag down prices of the metal.

  • The police are now investigating the matter further, "Yancheng police said in a statement posted on China's Twitter- like Sina Weibo.

  • Chinese police detain suspect after rumour sparks bank run Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 10:01 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, March 27- Police in the rural Chinese city of Yancheng have detained the person suspected of spreading a rumour that sparked a three-day bank run in the eastern Chinese town, security officials said on the city's official microblog on Thursday.

  • YANCHENG, China, March 26- The rumour spread quickly. A small rural lender in eastern China had turned down a customer's request to withdraw 200,000 yuan.

  • SHANGHAI, March 26- Bank of China posted on Wednesday an 11 percent increase in fourth-quarter net profits, beating estimates, as China's fourth-largest lender shrugged off concerns about rising bad loans and cut provisions.

  • Alibaba launches entertainment investment fund Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 6:04 AM ET

    BEIJING, March 26- China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the world's biggest e-commerce company, will launch a fund that allows customers to invest in entertainment products, the company said on Wednesday, as it expands its financial services platform.

  • SHANGHAI, March 26- Bank of China posted on Wednesday an 11 percent increase in fourth-quarter net profits, beating estimates, as China's fourth-largest lender shrugged off concerns about rising bad loans and cut provisions.

  • YANCHENG, China, March 26- Rural banks in China's eastern city of Yancheng stacked piles of cash in plain view behind teller windows to calm depositors queueing at bank branches for a third straight day on Wednesday following rumours that they had run out of cash.

  • China shares end down 0.2 pct, pharmaceuticals outperform Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 3:12 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, March 27- China shares eased on Wednesday as investors continued to pocket gains from big winners last week, but pharmaceutical shares outperformed. Investors continued to desert Kweichow Moutai Co Ltd after the company released low growth forecasts for 2014. The stock fell 5 percent, after dropping 3.1 percent on Tuesday.

  • *Hyundai says to sign deal on Chongqing plant on Thursday. "Considering China's future demand growth outlook, we need to build a new plant to maintain our stable market share of 10 percent in China," Hyundai said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • WELLINGTON, March 26- Fonterra, the world's largest dairy exporter, on Wednesday said a steep hit to its first-half earnings won't stop it from marketing more of its own-brand milk products in China and expand its food services business in the fast-growing market.

  • HONG KONG, March 26- China's yuan fell against the dollar on Wednesday, after the central bank set a weaker midpoint, with traders generally seeing bigger intraday fluctuations since the currency's daily trading band was doubled.

  • Twitter CEO Costolo to make first China visit Sunday, 16 Mar 2014 | 10:43 PM ET
    A sign on the exterior of Twitter headquarters on Feb. 5, 2014, in San Francisco.

    Twitter CEO Dick Costolo will meet Shanghai government officials, academics and students in his first visit to China.

  • Alibaba.com's headquarters in Hangzhou, China

    Last June, an affiliate of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made an offer to its hundreds of millions of users: Give us your cash, and we will pay more than Chinese banks wil

  • James Gruber, Author of investment news letter "Asia Confidential," says the Shanghai market's underperfomance reveals that investors have been pricing in lower economic growth for a long time.

  • FireEye buys cyberforensics firm for $1 billion Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 5:31 AM ET
    A building in a Shanghai suburb that is reportedly a center of cyberespionage.

    FireEye acquired Mandiant, the computer forensics specialist best known for unveiling a secret Chinese military unit believed to be behind hacking attacks on U.S. companies.

  • STOXX: Focusing on Hong Kong, China and Taiwan     Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 7:22 PM ET

    Harmut Graf, CEO of Europe-based index provider STOXX, describes the company's expansion in Asia and describes which markets remain his top priority.

  • Disney to open massive Shanghai store Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 8:49 AM ET
    File photo: Entertainers perform during the ground breaking ceremony for the Walt Disney Co. Shanghai Disney Resort in Shanghai, China.

    Walt Disney Co. announced plans to open a retail store in central Shanghai in 2015, representing the first move for the company into mainland China.

  • De Niro's latest turn? Chinese property developer Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 12:55 PM ET
    Robert De Niro

    Actor Robert De Niro is diving into the world of Chinese property development, inking a deal to build a massive entertainment complex in Shanghai.

  • What's behind all the fear in China markets?     Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 9:35 PM ET

    Yao Wei , China Economist at Societe Generale says since China economic growth has been positive, Beijing is using this time to clean up credit.