*CR Power sinks on merger news as trading resumes. HONG KONG, May 10- Hong Kong shares finished their best week since the start of the year at a near three-month high on Friday, led by cyclicals as investors stretched a rebound from April lows despite patchy Chinese economic data.
HONG KONG, May 10- Hong Kong shares closed at their highest in almost three months on Friday and posted a third-straight weekly gain, led by cyclicals as investors stretched a rebound from April lows despite patchy Chinese economic data.
HONG KONG, May 7- Hong Kong and China shares lingered at multi-week highs in choppy trade on Tuesday as investors brace for a slew of April Chinese data that could offer clues on the recovery in the world's second-largest economy. The Hang Seng Index ended up 0.6 percent at 23,047.1 points, stymied by chart resistance at the March 11 closing high at about 23,090.8.
ULAN BATOR, May 7- Mongolia's plan to develop the untapped western block of its massive Tavan Tolgoi coal mine will help raise cash from new customers to offset an exclusive but loss-making supply deal with China's Chalco, an official with the mine's developer said. Mongolia is under pressure to raise funds to plug a budget gap and stave off a credit downgrade.
BEIJING, May 3- Illegal production and smuggling still dog China's rare earth industry despite a long campaign to clean up the sector, contributing to a supply glut that has depressed global prices, a senior industry official said on Friday.
HONG KONG, April 26- Aluminum Corp of China Ltd, the country's top aluminium maker, posted a first-quarter net loss of 975 million yuan on Friday, hurt by higher costs and lower aluminium prices. Its first-quarter results compared with a net loss of 1.09 billion yuan a year earlier, the company said in a filing to the Shanghai stock exchange on Friday.
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*Trade data showed unexpected China deficit in March. *China brokers A-shares hurt by reported IPO fraud. HONG KONG, April 10- Hong Kong shares rose in anemic turnover on Wednesday with mainland China markets sluggish after data showed the world's second-largest economy unexpectedly had a trade deficit in March.
HONG KONG, April 10- Hong Kong shares rose in anemic turnover as investors awaited more Chinese data and release of the latest U.S. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong also gained 0.8 percent.
*Trade data shows China deficit in March, cuts early HK gains. *China brokers A-shares hurt by reported IPO fraud.
*Beta plays lifted by benign China March inflation data. HONG KONG, April 9- Hong Kong shares were headed for a first gain in four days on Tuesday as slower-than-expected inflation in China eased concerns about potential tightening moves in the world's second-largest economy. At midday, the CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen listings was up 0.6 percent.
LONDON, April 2- Copper fell 1 percent to a seven-month low on Tuesday as downbeat manufacturing data from the euro zone, the United States and China showed stuttering growth momentum in the top markets for metals. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange traded at $7,456.26 a tonne by 1311 GMT, from a close at $7,540 on Thursday.
LONDON/ SINGAPORE, April 2- Copper fell almost one percent on Tuesday as downbeat manufacturing data from the euro zone, the United States and China showed stuttering growth momentum in the top markets for metals. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange was at $7,468 a tonne by 0934 GMT, down 0.95 percent from a close at $7,540 on Thursday.
*China banks slump after regulator orders more checks on WMPs. HONG KONG, March 28- China shares suffered their worst loss in nearly a month on Thursday, as Hong Kong closed out the first quarter on a tepid note, with banks sinking after Chinese regulators ordered more transparency on wealth management products.
HONG KONG, March 28- China shares were headed for their worst loss in nearly a month on Thursday, hurting Hong Kong markets, with banks taking a hit after they were ordered to tighten control over wealth management products and improve transparency.
HONG KONG, March 28- Hong Kong shares may start weaker on Thursday as investors take risk off the table ahead of a four-day Easter weekend with the potential for a run on Cyprus's banks when they reopen later in the day still unnerving markets.
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Bank of Communications, China Life Insurance and CITIC Securities Co Ltd are among Chinese financial companies due to post 2012 results later in the day. Aluminum Corporation of China Ltd, Angang Steel Co Ltd, China COSCO, ZTE Corporation and Zijin Mining Group Co Ltd are among other notable releases.
HONG KONG, March 15- Hong Kong shares could start modestly higher on Friday, tracking Wall Street gains that would help pare losses on the week, now the worst in four weeks for both local benchmark indexes.
*China companies focus on DRC, Chile, Peru, Argentina, N.America. SINGAPORE, March 13- Resource-hungry Chinese firms eager for a slice of Africa's mineral wealth are opting for joint ventures over mergers and acquisitions to limit costs in the face of fragile global growth, a Bank of China International official said on Wednesday.