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  • BEIJING/ SINGAPORE, May 22- China's independent buyers of liquefied natural gas are taking their first cargoes of the fuel as Beijing permits third-party use of idle capacity at import terminals and approves the new players' long-term plans to build their own facilities. Privately run city gas distributor ENN Group and onshore LNG investor Guanghui Energy Co...

  • BEIJING/ SINGAPORE, May 22- China's independent buyers of liquefied natural gas are taking their first cargoes of the fuel as Beijing permits third-party use of idle capacity at import terminals and approves the new players' long-term plans to build their own facilities. Privately run city gas distributor ENN Group and onshore LNG investor Guanghui Energy Co...

  • *Middle East crude flows to China down over 10 pct since January. BEIJING/ SINGAPORE, May 20- Saudi Arabia and its main Middle East OPEC partners are turning down Chinese requests for extra oil as they hold back fuel for their own refineries just as demand from the world's biggest crude importer hits new records. Reuters pricing and trade flow data show a 40 percent...

  • On his first official trip to Latin America, Li saw a raft of agreements signed, ranging from a $1 billion purchase of passenger jets made by Brazil's Embraer to the lifting of an import ban on Brazilian beef and a long-discussed plan to build a railroad over the Andes to the Pacific. The fund was another sign of China flexing its financial might in Latin America, a...

  • Brazil's Petrobras output up 8.8 pct in April Monday, 18 May 2015 | 9:04 PM ET

    SAO PAULO, May 18- Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Monday that output in Brazil and abroad rose 8.8 percent in April from a year ago to 2.78 million barrels a day of oil and equivalent natural gas a day. Petrobras said sub-salt production reached a record on April 11th at 590,000 barrels per day. Petrobras profit in the three months...

  • BRASILIA, May 15- The corporate investment wing of Brazil's national development bank reported a first quarter loss of 891 million reais due to falling share prices, the bank, known as BNDES, said on Friday. A year ago, the holding company, BNDES Participações SA, posted a profit of 181 million reais. The portfolio of BNDESPAR, as the BNDES unit is known, includes...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, May 14- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said on Thursday that her government will maintain rules that mandate production-sharing contracts for the country's most promising areas and high national content requirements for the oil industry. "The local content policy is not something that can be set aside, it is central to my policy of...

  • SHANGHAI, May 13- Rampant speculation in the shares of China's top two train manufacturers ahead of their planned merger is the latest example of the country's aggressive investment culture as Beijing plans more consolidation in its sprawling state sector. The speculation in China CSR Corp and China CNR Corp highlights the dangers of a market driven largely...

  • *China imported 7.4 mln bpd in April, U.S. about 7.2 mln bpd. *China is already world's biggest energy, raw material importer. SINGAPORE, May 11- China overtook the United States as the world's top importer of crude oil for the first time in April, and its purchases are expected to remain strong despite a slowing economy, with far-reaching consequences for global oil...

  • BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, May 8- Brazil Finance Minister Joaquim Levy's four-month-old austerity plan is encountering growing resistance in Congress, as some legislators say his policies may deepen a looming recession. This week, leaders in President Dilma Rousseff's own Workers' Party refused to pass a reduction in social welfare benefits designed to save the...

  • SAO PAULO, May 7- German engineering firm Bilfinger has become the first international company to disclose to Brazil that it may have paid bribes as it seeks leniency under a new anti-corruption law, Comptroller General Valdir Simão said on Thursday. By reporting potential graft to the comptroller, known by the acronym CGU, Bilfinger hopes to continue...

  • HONG KONG, May 6- China has more than tripled the number of central government owned firms allowed to trade commodities derivatives overseas without regulator approval, sources told Reuters, in a move that will give China more clout in global markets for metals, energy and agricultural products. "This will boost trading by Chinese companies, energy in...

  • SAO PAULO, May 4- Recent setbacks for prosecutors in a huge corruption scheme at Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA suggest they will struggle to win as many convictions as they seek. The Supreme Court's decision last week to release from jail nine executives at construction companies suspected of paying bribes in the scheme, and put them...

  • China rivals vie for state backing to buy HP unit Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 6:00 PM ET

    BEIJING, April 30- The bidding for a controlling stake in Hewlett-Packard Co's data-networking business in China, worth more than $2 billion, has thrown up a rare tussle between two Chinese state-backed firms who are wrangling over which has Beijing's backing. On Feb. 15, China's National Development and Reform Commission approved Shanghai- based Huaxin to bid...

  • Brazil's Petrobras names new board members Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 5:37 PM ET

    RIO DE JANEIRO, April 29- Shareholders of Petrobas, Brazil's state-run oil producer, elected new members to the board of directors on Wednesday, outgoing board member Silvio Sinedino told Reuters. Murilo Ferreira, chief executive of miner Vale SA, will take over as chairman of the board at Petrobras, or Petroleo Brasileiro SA, Sinedino added.

  • Hong Kong shares end flat, oil giants slump Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 4:22 AM ET

    April 28- Hong Kong stocks ended flat on Tuesday as strength in financial shares was offset by a slump in oil giants PetroChina and Sinopec Corp.. After a surge early this month that was triggered by Beijing's move to let mainland mutual funds buy Hong Kong shares through a key cross-border investment scheme, the Hong Kong market has entered a period of...

  • China stocks ease off seven-year highs, but banks firm Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 3:15 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, April 28- China stocks ended lower on Tuesday, easing off a new seven-year high, as a tumble in start-up board ChiNext soured investor sentiment despite strength in banking stocks. The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen fell 1.4 percent, to 4,741.86, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.1 percent, to 4,476.21...

  • China stocks ease as small caps slump, Hong Kong slips Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 1:03 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, April 28- Chinese shares fell early on Tuesday led by a tumble in small-cap stocks, but banks surged amid speculation that China's central bank is considering buying commercial bank assets. The People's Bank of China could offer more funds for state banks to buy local government bonds, some analysts suggested, a move that would be targeted more at...

  • Hong Kong stock up on HSBC, state firm merger hopes Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 4:19 AM ET

    April 27- Hong Kong stocks advanced to fresh seven-year highs on Monday, led by Chinese state-owned giants on expectations that Beijing will accelerate mergers among state-owned enterprises. The market was also bolstered by index heavyweight HSBC Holdings Plc, which jumped 3.6 percent after Europe's biggest bank ordered a review into whether it should...

  • SHANGHAI, April 27- Stocks in China and Hong Kong rose to fresh seven-year highs on Monday morning, led by heavyweight Chinese state-owned enterprises on expectations that Beijing will accelerate mergers in the underperforming sector. "We don't see a slowdown in money inflows, so more liquidity will likely push stock indexes higher," wrote Sun Jianbo,...