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  • The market also took some comfort from China's fourth-quarter growth data, which came in better than expected, but that had only a marginal impact on stocks. "The GDP data looks to have had some positive impact but the key focus will still be capital flows," said Wang Weijun, an analyst at Zheshang Securities in Shanghai. China's key share indexes rose 40 percent in...

  • UPDATE 4-Oil prices dip on weak China GDP data Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 3:23 AM ET

    SINGAPORE, Jan 20- Oil markets dipped on Tuesday as China's economic growth for 2014 undershot a government target and hit its weakest annual expansion in 24 years, adding to worries in energy markets already suffering from slowing demand and oversupply. The world's second-largest economy grew 7.4 percent last year, China's National Bureau of Statistics...

  • Jan 20- Hong Kong shares rose on Tuesday after mainland indexes rebounded on comments by China's securities regulator that it was not trying to suppress that market's rally. Among the most actively traded stocks on Hong Kong's main board were Bank Of China, up 2.6 percent at HK $4.29 Yat Sing Holding Ltd, up 50.0 percent at HK $0.90 and ICBC, up 2.4 percent at HK $5.58.

  • The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen rose 1.2 percent, to 3,396.22, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 1.9 percent, to 3,173.05 points. "The CSRC's announcement has slightly relieved investor sentiment but it's impossible for investors to immediately regain confidence given that the problem of margin trading...

  • REUTERS POLL- JAPAN Q1 ANNUALISED GDP +2.1 PCT, Q2 GDP +1.7 PCT.

  • Chinese stocks rebound after regulator comment, GDP Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 11:35 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, Jan 20- Chinese shares rebounded on Tuesday from their biggest tumble since the global financial crisis the day before, after the stock regulator denied speculation it had intentionally sought to suppress the market's rally. The market also took some comfort from China's fourth-quarter growth data, which came in better than expected, but that had...

  • Why China GDP isn't oil's saving grace  Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 10:33 PM ET

    China's above-view GDP data released on Tuesday won't change the direction of oil prices as that is hinged on a supply fix, says Randy Ollenberger, Analyst at BMO Nesbitt Burns.

  • UPDATE 1-Oil markets dip on weak China GDP data Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 10:22 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Jan 20- Oil markets dipped on Tuesday as China's economic growth for 2014 undershot a government target and hit its weakest annual expansion in 24 years, adding to worries in energy markets already suffering from slowing demand and oversupply. The world's second-largest economy grew 7.4 percent last year, China's National Bureau of Statistics...

  • Beijing is engineering a soft landing: OCBC  Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 10:14 PM ET

    Vasu Menon, Vice President, Wealth Management at OCBC, says Chinese authorities are trying to ensure that China grows by at least 7 percent in 2015 so that there will be stability in its economy.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20- Malaysia has increased its fiscal deficit target to 3.2 percent of gross domestic product for 2015 and cut its forecast for economic growth to adjust its budget after a sharp fall in earnings from oil and gas, Prime Minister Najib Razak announced on Tuesday. The government had assumed a price of $100 a barrel last October, whereas the price of...

  • TABLE-IMF forecasts for GDP in 2015, 2016 Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 10:00 PM ET

    BEIJING, Jan 20- The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday issued the following economic growth forecasts as part its World Economic Outlook. Forecasts are annual inflation-adjusted percentage changes. Note: Columns with differences from July's WEO update may not match October forecasts due to rounding.

  • China GDP to boost miners in the short term: Pro  Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 9:32 PM ET

    John Wilson, Stock Broker at Morgans Financial, says Australia's mining stocks may get a leg-up from the better-than-expected Chinese GDP data, but iron ore prices will remain the determining factor in the long run.

  • What an above-view GDP print means for China  Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 9:08 PM ET

    Jonathan Pain, Author of The Pain Report, discusses the better-than-expected data deluge out of China early Tuesday and explains why he expects authorities to continue their easing plans.

  • MELBOURNE, Jan 20- London copper climbed on Tuesday in thin trade ahead of a spate of Chinese economic reports that were expected to show stuttering growth in the world's top metals user, casting a pall on the outlook for metals demand. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange rose 0.6 percent to $5,705 a tonne by 0127 GMT, reversing small losses from the...

  • Could we see a 'new normal' in China?  Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 8:36 PM ET

    If China reveals a GDP reading that is lower than its growth target, it indicates a "new normal" with an emphasis on higher quality growth, says Louis Kuijs, Chief Economist, Greater China at RBS.

  • Oil markets open cautiously ahead of China GDP data Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 8:35 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Jan 20- Oil markets opened to cautious trading in Asia on Tuesday ahead of data expected to show China's economy grew at the slowest pace in 24 years in 2014, stoking worries in energy markets already suffering from slowing demand and oversupply. Brent crude futures were trading at $48.90 per barrel at 0115 GMT, close to their last settlement, while U.S....

  • TOKYO, Jan 20- U.S. crude futures were little changed on Tuesday, holding below $48 a barrel, as the market awaited data expected to show a slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy China. *NYMEX crude for February delivery was down $1.11 at $47.58 a barrel by 2348 GMT, little changed from late trading on Monday. *Iran's oil minister said on Monday that...

  • GDP could be weak, but China isn't collapsing: Pro  Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 5:13 PM ET

    While China's fourth quarter growth could moderate to 7.2 percent, that doesn't indicate a major deterioration in the economy, says Martin Lakos, Division Director at Macquarie.

  • *Prices to be in $60- 80 a barrel range until 2020- analyst. SINGAPORE, Jan 19- Brent crude oil prices traded around $50 a barrel on Monday, with some support coming from falling U.S. output growth but an expectation of weak Chinese economic data weighing on markets. China is due to report gross domestic product figures on Tuesday, which are expected to show China's...

  • BEIJING, Jan 18- China's new home prices fell significantly in December for a fourth straight month even as. Sunday's gloomy National Bureau of Statistics' data foreshadowed weak economic figures set for Tuesday, with expansion expected to slow to 7.2 percent, the weakest since the depths of the global financial crisis. If the GDP data proves worse than expected,...