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  • Indebted Chinese firms face off with ratings agencies Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 7:19 PM ET

    Chinese companies hounded by debt obligations accrued over the past few years are grappling with global ratings agencies.

  • OTTAWA/ LONDON, Sept 18- Canada, one of the harshest critics of Russia's involvement in Ukraine, this week quietly cancelled sanctions against Expobank and RosEnergoBank, two small Russian banks on which it imposed the measures earlier this year.

  • BEIJING, Sept 18- China's new home prices fell in August for a fourth straight month and declines spread to a record number of cities, underlining a deepening downtrend in the property market that is increasingly weighing on the broader economy.

  • Is this the China stimulus we've been waiting for? Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:23 PM ET
    Chinese RMB banknotes are arranged for a photograph. After a five-month slide, the Renminbi seems to be coming back and China is encouraging RMB and Chinese banks to become more global.

    Following reports that the PBoC will provide hefty liquidity injections for its banks, some analysts say something bigger is round the corner.

  • *SocGen, BTMU, Goldman set up sukuk programmes since June. Sept 14- Islamic bond programmes from a trio of big conventional banks are set to expand the boundaries of Islamic finance, helping open the market to first-time issuers while testing the banks' ability to win over industry purists.

  • BRASILIA, Sept 9- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has recovered ground and would be tied in popular support with opposition politician Marina Silva in a runoff vote in October, a new poll showed on Tuesday, though a festering corruption scandal threatens to complicate Rousseff's re-election bid.

  • BRASILIA, Sept 9- Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has narrowed environmentalist Marina Silva's lead in a likely presidential election runoff in October, a new opinion poll showed on Tuesday, but a new political corruption scandal could hurt her re-election bid.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 9- Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday said it may cut Brazil's credit rating in the next couple of years as the economy slows down, putting added pressure on whoever is elected president in October to change course on economic policy.

  • Sept 9- Moody's Investors Service lowered its outlook on Brazil's government bond rating to' negative' from' stable', saying the country's sustained low economic growth and worsening debt metrics reflected a risk of reduced creditworthiness.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sep 3- In January, Linden Texas native Richard Bowden suffered a mild stroke. "They checked me out real good," said the former city councilor, whose East Texas community of nearly 2,000 has relied on the Linden hospital since the 1960 s. Small, rural hospitals like Linden have always struggled to remain viable, but things are getting worse, fast.

  • Australia GDP preview: 'Smoke without fire’ Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 11:39 PM ET

    Second quarter growth data will likely paint a grim picture of Australia's economy on Wednesday as it reels under slowing exports and consumption.

  • China's local governments authorized to issue bonds Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 12:28 AM ET

    China's parliament has formally approved changes to the budget law allowing local governments to issue bonds directly.

  • This is China's most lucrative sector: Fosun CEO Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:29 PM ET
    Liang Xinjun, vice chairman and chief executive officer of Fosun Internationa

    Mobile internet is China's most lucrative sector according to Fosun International, the country's largest private investment firm.

  • Aug 26- DBRS Ltd, the privately held credit rating agency that competes with Standard& Poor's Financial Services LLC, Moody's Corp and Fitch Ratings Inc, is exploring a sale, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 25- Mongolia and China agreed a three-year bilateral currency swap arrangement for 15 billion yuan, in a deal signed last week during a visit by China's president Xi Jinping. Xi also signed 26 new deals on railroads, mining and power generation with Mongolia during a state visit that began on August 21.

  • China mortgages: Safe play or Russian roulette? Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 12:07 AM ET

    The China property market's lack of mortgage securities has allowed it to skirt one of the systemic causes of the U.S. property crash, until now.

  • Does corporate Asia face reckoning as rates rise? Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:29 PM ET

    Corporate Asia has taken advantage of ultra-low interest rates, loading up on debt, but with rates set to rise, there may be risks ahead.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 15- Coca-Cola Co's $2.15 billion wager on a stake in Monster Beverage Corp highlights the growth-starved soft drink company's embrace of deals that fall short of a full-blown merger and acquisition but allow it to test-drive potentially risky targets.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 15- Puerto Rico managed to keep its electricity flowing this week- but creditors made it clear that the crisis enveloping the island's power utility is far from over.

  • New Jersey to hold summit to rescue Atlantic City Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 6:39 PM ET

    Aug 13- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Wednesday he would convene a bipartisan summit in September to seek ways to rescue Atlantic City from a slump in its mainstay casino business. Atlantic City has struggled with casino closures as neighboring states have lured gamblers away.