Majority of Asian shares reaped gains on Friday, despite trading volumes remaining thin ahead of the closely-watched U.S. nonfarm payrolls report.» Read More
*China tech, Macau casinos outperform tepid market. *Coal stocks sink after Beijing declares' war' on pollution. HONG KONG, March 5- Hong Kong and China shares were sluggish early on Wednesday, with the Chinese banking sector weaker on worry about a possible default by listed company and Beijing's plan to introduce deposit insurance.
*Daqin Railway sheds early gains despite policy news. HONG KONG, Feb 17- Hong Kong shares hit their highest in three weeks early on Monday, led by insurers which posted strong January premium growth and helped by robust China bank lending data.
BEIJING, Feb 17- The big debate about how fast China's economy will grow this year can find some answers in the real world, where signs suggest the growth giant is slowly but surely losing its fizz.
HONG KONG, Feb 17- Having traded for years almost oblivious to the notion of risk, China's bond market, Asia's biggest outside Japan, has begun exhibiting characteristics of a genuine credit culture, with onshore investors demanding higher premiums for weak borrowers.
SINGAPORE, Feb 12- Chinese planemaker COMAC is learning the hard way as it tries to compete with heavyweights Airbus and Boeing in developing a narrow-body aircraft, apparently exposed to the perils of the supply chain and program management issues.
Investors ditched Lenovo shares as speculation of a third acquisition added to concerns about its aggressive dealmaking. The FT reports.
*Hong Kong reopens after New Year holiday, China reopens on Friday. Feb 4- Hong Kong shares stumbled in their first Year of the Horse trading on Tuesday, as the reopened market caught up with plunges elsewhere and Chinese growth-sensitive sectors led losses that made benchmark indexes reel.
Wells Fargo held the top spot as world's most valuable banking brand, with a brand value of over $30 billion, according to a report on Monday.
HONG KONG, Jan 21- China shares rebounded from a six-month low on Tuesday, lifting Hong Kong markets, as cash rates eased in the mainland after the Chinese central bank offered emergency funds to ease the latest cash squeeze. The CSI300 of the largest Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings, which closed on Monday at its lowest since July 9, rose 0.7 percent.
Mainland shares dropped below the 2,000 mark for the first time in six months over liquidity fears.
All the fears about Chinese banks may very well come to pass, but that's no reason not to buy their stocks, JPMorgan said.
Asian stocks ended mixed on Tuesday as weak U.S. economic data and caution ahead of this week's key risk events weighed on sentiment.
*Li& Fung spikes after it says 2013 performance' solid'. HONG KONG, Jan 7- Strength in the shares of exporter Li& Fung and China- focused footwear retailers helped secure a slim gain for Hong Kong's benchmark index early on Tuesday, while mainland Chinese markets moved off five-month lows in muted volumes.
HONG KONG, Jan 6- China shares touched five-month lows early on Monday, weighing on Hong Kong markets, after a survey showing weak services sector growth in the mainland added to concerns of slowing growth. Both markets have now erased gains from a key policy meeting in November that was seen as Beijing's boldest commitment to reform in decades.
HONG KONG, Dec 30- China shares shed most of their early Monday gains, capping Hong Kong markets, after a government pledge to keep liquidity and financial markets stable next year failed to assure investors.
*China, HK shares seen trading water through year end. SHANGHAI, Dec 27- Chinese mainland shares rose on Friday, boosting the Hong Kong market along with it, as low valuations attracted investors after a key mainland index slid to a near five-month low on Thursday.
*FIH Mobile spikes after affiliate strikes Blackberry deal. HONG KONG, Dec 23- China shares rose from more than four-month lows in choppy Monday trade, lifting Hong Kong stocks, after the central bank said it put $50 billion last week to interbank markets, allaying some fears about a repeat of June's cash crunch in the mainland.
HONG KONG, Dec 12- Shares in China Cinda Asset Management Co Ltd surged as much as a third in their trading debut on Thursday, marking a major success for China's first listing of a bad debt management firm and boding well for other potential IPOs in the sector.
SHANGHAI, Dec 11- Five Chinese banks will sell 19 billion yuan of negotiable certificates of deposits on Thursday, the official Shanghai Clearing House announced on its website, ushering a new phase for the liberalisation of Chinese interest rates.
*Launch underlines China's intent to free interest rates market. BEIJING, Dec 10- China's biggest banks will launch the sale of negotiable certificates of deposit this week, sources with knowledge of the situation said, underlining the government's intent to reduce state control of interest rates.