*Morocco relegated to frontier market stocks index. Morocco, which has avoided the worst of its neighbours' turmoil, became the latest casualty on Wednesday when it was relegated in the leading MSCI indices from the league of established emerging markets to the "frontier" division of economies with less developed capital markets.» Read More
*Holcim to buy Cemex's operations in western Germany. *Holcim to pay Cemex 70 million euros cash. Holcim will acquire Cemex's operations in western Germany, while Cemex will take over Holcim's operations in the Czech Republic.
PARIS, Aug 27- European stocks dropped on Tuesday as unease about the threat of a U.S.-led military strike against Syria prompted some investors to cash in on recent strong gains. The United States signalled on Monday possible military action against Syria over a chemical weapons attack in its civil war last week.
*Dutch disease from oil killed Nigeria's mining sector. BAGEGA, Nigeria, Aug XX- Like almost everything else in Nigeria's economy, mining of metals and other solid minerals fell by the wayside when the West African nation discovered oil.
*Lafarge falls sharply on clashes in Egypt. Local newspapers said centre-right leader Silvio Berlusconi, who was convicted of tax fraud this month, would bring down the government in October if he is expelled from the Senate. Unicredit was down 3.9 percent, Banco Popolare dropped 3.6 percent, while Intesa Sanpaolo fell 3.3 percent,.
LONDON, Aug 16- European shares endured a choppy session on Friday with travel firms worst hit due to the turmoil in Egypt, while concerns that the United States could soon start to scale back stimulus kept the broader market in check.
Canada's overheated housing market continues to defy a U.S. style real estate crash, but even the most optimistic of investors are now bracing for pain.
How do you know which areas are prone to sinkholes? Larry Madrid, Madrid Engineering Group, offers insight.
CNBC's Diana Olick has the latest on the 100 foot sinkhole in Florida swallowing up a building at a resort just outside of Disney World.
The near-completion of the Shanghai Tower and the beginning of work on the world's tallest building in Changsha could be clear signs that the Chinese economy is heading for a fall.
Duncan Brock, director of CIPS, tells CNBC why the July construction PMI is has hit the highest level in over three years.
BANGKOK, July 31- Siam Cement Pcl, Thailand's largest industrial conglomerate, is finally catching up with the capacity it overbuilt before the Asian financial crisis as it feeds demand from frontier markets including Myanmar and Cambodia.
HONG KONG, July 29- China shares are set for a fourth day of decline on Monday, with Hong Kong deepening losses, as concerns over China's slowing economy kept investors sidelined ahead of data that may show the world's second-largest economy losing more momentum.
July 26- China shares cut weekly gains with a third-straight daily loss on Friday, dragged by some commodities-related counters after China's industry ministry ordered companies across 19 industries to close outdated capacity by the end of September.
Shanghai shares of Anhui Conch Cement, the largest cement producer, were lifted by an order from China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to companies across 19 industries to close outdated capacity by the end of September.
Geoff Cooper, CEO of Travis Perkins, comments on how the group outperformed the sector.
Caterpillar reported a lower quarterly profit on Wednesday and cut its outlook for full-year earnings.
BOGOTA, July 24- Cemex Latam Holdings, the regional unit of Mexican cement company Cemex, which listed on Colombia's stock exchange last year, posted a second-quarter profit of $115 million on Wednesday, versus $26 million in the first quarter.
July 23- China shares listed in Hong Kong posted their biggest rise in nearly seven months on Tuesday, buoyed by a series of signals that Chinese authorities were working to limit the extent of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.
HONG KONG, July 17- Hong Kong shares look set for a third daily gain, lifted by strength in Chinese coal and cement counters as investors rushed to cover short bets after favourable June coal sales and a major cement producer sold assets to its parent company.
*China railway counters surge, investment to top $85 bln this year. *Asia Cement jumps on positive profit alert. HONG KONG, July 12- China shares looked to end their best week in five months on a whimper, with Hong Kong also weaker, as investors on Friday trimmed gains in recent outperformers ahead of more China economic data that could disappoint.