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  • HONG KONG, July 16- China shares posted their first losses in four sessions on Wednesday, as investors rotated out of recent outperformers ahead of a new batch of initial public offerings. Investors largely shrugged off the announcement that China's economy grew slightly faster than expected in the second quarter.

  • *Intel stock up more than 4 pct after beating estimates. SYDNEY, July 16- Asian stocks held stubbornly steady on Wednesday after China reported economic growth that was just ahead of market expectations, drawing a sigh of relief from investors rather than outright applause.

  • *Huadian Power jumps on positive profit alert. HONG KONG, July 16- Hong Kong and China shares eked out slim gains by midday on Wednesday, after China reported that second-quarter economic growth was slightly faster than market expectations.

  • China still needs bolder easing measures: Moody's     Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    Alaistair Chan, Economist at Moody's Analytics, says issues like overcapacity and deflationary pressures will compel Beijing to unleash more stimulus measures in the months ahead.

  • China Q2 GDP will stabilize stocks: Macquarie     Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 11:09 PM ET

    Sam Le Cornu, Senior Portfolio Manager, Asia of Macquarie Funds Group, expects Chinese stocks to rise after the economy grew 7.5 percent in the second quarter.

  • Greg Gibbs, Senior Currency Strategist at RBS, says the Australian dollar fell on Wednesday because investors are focusing on tightening credit conditions in China rather than upbeat data.

  • Is China on track to meet 7.5% growth target?     Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 10:15 PM ET

    John Zhu, Greater China Economist, HSBC and Hugh Young, Managing Director, Aberdeen Asset Management, discuss what China's data deluge on Wednesday means for growth.

  • *JX Holdings rises on report saying it will build hydrogen stations. TOKYO, July 16- Japan's Nikkei share average was flat on Wednesday morning as investors stayed cautious ahead of China economic data, with weakness in U.S. shares also curbing investors' risk appetites.

  • China, it's not time to party yet: StanChart     Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 9:34 PM ET

    Stephen Green, Senior Economist at Standard Chartered, says recovery in China remains fragile and discusses the likelihood of further stimulus from Beijing.

  • Expect China to grow by 7.4% in Q2: Barclays     Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 6:32 PM ET

    Jian Chang, Chief China Economist, Barclays, outlines her forecast for second quarter GDP and explains why "mini stimulus" won't sustain future growth.

  • LAGOS, July 15- Nigeria forecasts its economy will grow by at least 6.2 percent this year following a solid first-quarter performance, the statistics office said on Tuesday. Nigeria overtook South Africa as Africa's largest economy in April, after a rebasing of its calculation almost doubled its gross domestic product to more than $500 billion.

  • US debt will eclipse GDP in 25 years: CBO Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    U.S. public debt remains unsustainable and will reach 106 percent of economic output in 25 years, the Congressional Budget Office said.

  • WASHINGTON, July 15- U.S. public debt remains on an unsustainable path and will reach 106 percent of economic output in 25 years versus about 74 percent currently, the Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday, marking a slight increase from projections made last September.

  • U.S. CBO forecasts 2039 public debt at 106 pct of GDP Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 15- U.S. public debt will grow to 106 percent of economic output in 25 years from about 74 percent currently, the Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday, marking a slight increase from projections made last September.

  • PUBLIC DEBT IN FISCAL 2039 AT 106 PCT OF GDP VS 102 PCT IN SEPT 2013 ESTIMATE, 74 PCT IN FISCAL 2014.

  • *BOJ keeps policy steady, as widely expected. TOKYO, July 15- The Bank of Japan's governor voiced confidence on Tuesday that inflation would hold above 1 percent even when a boost from energy costs fades, attempting to convince sceptics the economy was recovering and there was no threat of a return to deflation.

  • *Fed chief to testify to Congress on Tuesday, Wednesday. TOKYO, July 15- The dollar edged up against the yen on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan tweaked its growth forecast lower, although currency moves were small as investors waited for Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's congressional testimony later in the session.

  • Boris Schlossberg, Managing Director of BK Asset Management, says the Aussie dollar may fall to 91 cents against the greenback if China's second quarter growth report disappoints.

  • Germany: S&P reaffirms AAA rating     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 2:20 AM ET

    Germany's financial strength is "among one of the best" in the world explains Moritz Kraemer, chief rating officer for sovereign ratings at Standard & Poor's after the ratings agency reaffirmed the country's AAA rating.

  • Singapore manufacturing to remain soft: Pro     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 12:34 AM ET

    Vishnu Varathan, Senior Economist at Mizuho Bank, expects manufacturing to remain weak throughout 2014 but says a rebound in China's factory activity may provide a slight boost.