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BEIJING, June 18- China launched its first pilot carbon emissions exchange on Tuesday, though plans for a nationwide roll out and efforts to apply the scheme to some polluting heavy industries could be undermined by a slowdown in the world's No.2 economy.
*China is battling to balance econ growth with environment. BEIJING, June 18- China launched its first pilot carbon emissions exchange on Tuesday, though plans for a nationwide roll out and efforts to apply the scheme to some polluting heavy industries could be undermined by a slowdown in the world's No.2 economy.
HONG KONG, June 17- Hong Kong shares could start weaker on Monday, tracking Wall Street losses as investors await the outcome of a policy meeting of the U.S.
Ten years ago, Chart Industries Inc was on the verge of bankruptcy after taking on too much debt during a spree of acquisitions that included an equipment maker for storing cryogenic liquids like liquefied natural gas.
HONG KONG, June 4- Hong Kong shares could rebound from a one-month closing low on Tuesday, after weak U.S. manufacturing data soothed jitters that the Federal Reserve would soon move to scale back its quantitative easing programmed. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan's Nikkei was down 0.9 percent, while South Korea's KOSPI was up 0.2 percent at 0038 GMT.
*NYMEX crude for July delivery was down 61 cents at $91.36 a barrel by 2243 GMT, after settling down $1.64 at $91.97 on Friday. *Hezbollah guerrillas fought a deadly battle with Syrian rebels in Lebanon's eastern border region early on Sunday, security sources said, in the latest eruption of Syria's conflict on Lebanese soil.
*Big operators like PetroChina suffering heavy losses from imports. BEIJING, May 30- Those looking for the start of China's long-awaited gas price reforms may have missed it- rather than follow a nationwide approach, the government has allowed a few cities to take the lead in raising prices closer to market rates.
--Clyde Russell is a Reuters market analyst. BRISBANE, May 28- It seems that virtually everybody involved in Australia's liquefied natural gas boom is convinced that it's coming to a sticky end and the country risks losing out on a second phase of investment worth more than $100 billion.
NEW DELHI, May 20- India and China will study new ways to ease tensions along their ill-defined border, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday in his first foreign trip since taking office, which comes just weeks after a military stand-off between the Asian giants in the Himalayas.
LAUNCESTON, Australia, May 20- If you ever needed an example of the corporate herd mentality, then look no further than the stampede of cost-cutting among commodity producers started by BHP Billiton.
China and India disagree about large areas on their 4,000- km- long border and fought a brief but bloody war 50 years ago. "World peace and regional stability cannot be a reality without strategic mutual trust between India and China.
HONG KONG, May 8- Hong Kong shares may start steady on Wednesday as investors brace for China trade data at 0200 GMT for the latest gauge of the health of the region's biggest economy after a recent series of soft data raised concerns about the growth outlook.
CALGARY, Alberta, May 6- Shares of Athabasca Oil Corp fell as much as 9.4 percent on Monday after the company said its president had left the company and it formed an executive committee to improve its operations.
*China Life Insurance tests April 11 high after Q1 earnings. HONG KONG, April 26- Hong Kong shares rose to their highest since mid-March on Friday, stretching gains for the week, as a recovery in physical commodity prices helped magnify earnings-driven strength in Chinese financial and energy majors.
HONG KONG, April 25- Hong Kong shares could start steady on Thursday ahead of a slew of first quarter earnings from bellwether Chinese companies ranging from Chinese oil majors PetroChina and Sinopec Corp to Bank of China.
*China oil majors slide, gas price cuts loom. HONG KONG, April 23- China shares appeared headed for their worst day in nearly a month on Tuesday, weighing on Hong Kong markets, after a preliminary survey of manufacturing activity in April in the world's second-largest economy came in weaker than expected.
HONG KONG, April 23- Hong Kong shares may start steady on Tuesday ahead of a private preliminary survey of April manufacturing activity in China that could provide fresh clues on the pace of recovery in the world's second-largest economy. The HSBC flash purchasing managers index for China is due to be released shortly after the market opens at 0145 GMT.
HONG KONG, April 17- Hong Kong shares are expected to start firmer on Wednesday, tracking Wall Street gains helped by a rebound in metal prices and encouraging data from the United States. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan's Nikkei was up 0.9 percent, while South Korea's KOSPI gained 0.2 percent by 0053 GMT.
HONG KONG, April 16- Hong Kong shares sank to a near five-month low on Tuesday, while mainland China markets lingered at their lowest since Christmas as a downward spiral for commodities counters extended into a fourth day for some.
BEIJING, April 15- China's implied oil demand fell to its lowest in seven months in March, dented as big consumers held off from buying in anticipation of a cut in prices, while refiners scaled back crude runs and raised exports to trim high fuel stocks.