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Stock index futures slide on Thursday.
Apple and China Mobile have signed a deal to distribute Apple's iPhone, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
*China Mobile signs deal with Apple- report. NEW YORK, Dec 5- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, ahead of data on the labor market and economic growth that may help investors assess whether the Federal Reserve may accelerate its timetable to wind down its monetary stimulus.
Indian shares outperformed on Thursday while the rest of region declined on uncertainty over when the Federal Reserve may taper its stimulus program.
*China Mobile outshines rivals after reported Apple iPhone deal. HONG KONG, Dec 5- China shares slipped from multi-week highs early on Thursday led by telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp as investors took profits after Beijing issued long-awaited 4 G licenses to China's three biggest mobile operators.
Keith Fitz-Gerald, Chief Investment Strategist at Money Map Press, describes what impact the long-awaited Apple distribution deal could have on China Mobile's revenues.
HONG KONG, Dec 5- China Mobile Ltd, the country's largest mobile operator, has signed a long-awaited deal with Apple Inc to offer iPhones on its network, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing an anonymous source familiar with the matter.
China has opened up its mobile broadband market after granting 4G licences to the country's three main telecom companies. The FT reports.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
Some of Wednesday's midday movers:
*China Mobile, China Unicom, China Telecom awarded 4 G TD-LTE licenses. *China Mobile receives license to operate fixed-line broadband services.
HONG KONG, Dec 4- Shanghai shares hit their highest in nearly three months early on Wednesday, helping to pare losses in Hong Kong, on expectations that Beijing could move faster on reforms. The CSI300 of the biggest Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings also spiked 1.3 percent.
CNBC's Deirdre Wang Morris reports on the latest piece of evidence that the Chinese telecom may have struck an iPhone distribution deal.
Dec 3- China Mobile Ltd, the world's largest mobile phone carrier, has quietly begun taking pre-orders for Apple Inc's iPhones, according to a report on Fortune.com.
This company just hit "the trinity" of tech plays, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Tuesday.
The rally is still in an uptrend, but it's looking tired. Then again, it's been looking tired for more than a week.
Dec 3- China Mobile Ltd, the world's largest mobile phone carrier, has quietly begun taking pre-orders for Apple Inc's iPhones, according to a report on Fortune.com. China is critical to Apple's growth prospects, being its biggest market after the United States.
*Tencent breaks into China top three in WPP survey. BEIJING, Dec 3- Internet services company Tencent Holdings Ltd has grown so rapidly it's now China's most valuable listed technology brand, with a value even closing in on that of Wal-Mart Stores Inc, a report published on Tuesday shows.
MSCI indexes for Japan, Germany, France and Spain, for instance, trade at 14 times earnings, compared with 15 for the Standard& Poor's 500; Britain is cheaper, at 13 times earnings, and MSCI's broad-based index of emerging markets is cheaper still, with a price-earnings ratio of 11..
*Chinese regulator not saying why Qualcomm being investigated. *Qualcomm would be big gainer through royalties. Nov 26- China's anti-trust investigation into Qualcomm, the world's biggest smartphone chip maker, is likely tied to the impending $16 billion rollout of commercial fourth-generation services by China's big telecoms carriers.