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SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, Jan 7- China is expected to allow significantly more companies to list on its stock exchanges this year, with some analysts predicting proceeds from initial public offerings will nearly double to $20 billion. The China Securities Regulatory Commission said late on Monday it had approved listings by 20 firms- about twice the average monthly...
Jan 6- U.S. small businesses reduced borrowing in November, sending the Thomson Reuters/ PayNet Small Business Lending Index to its lowest level in eight months, according to data released on Tuesday. The index was set at 100 at its January 2005 launch, and peaked two years later at 131.7 before plummeting to about half that level around the time of the Great...
DETROIT, Jan 5- Automakers reported strong December U.S. sales Monday, boosted by falling gas prices, but industry executives and analysts cautioned that growth would slow this year after five years of rapid recovery from the recession. General Motors Co easily beat analyst expectations, logging a 19 percent gain to 274,483 vehicles, the best December for the No....
DETROIT, Jan 5- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said its U.S. sales rose 20 percent on strong Jeep SUV and pickup truck sales but still missed expectations of analysts. Nissan Motor Co's December U.S. sales narrowly topped and Honda Motor Co. And a separate poll of 35 economists polled by Thomson Reuters showed that they expect on average an annualized selling rate for...
SHANGHAI, Jan 4- China is aiming to triple the number of patents it files by 2020 as Beijing looks to boost the country's high-tech economy in areas from agriculture to pharmaceuticals, according to a notice from the central government on Sunday. China is targeting 14 invention patents per 10,000 habitants by 2020 compared to four in 2013. It published 629,612...
Accenture raised its revenue forecast for fiscal 2015 after contract wins helped it post better-than-expected first-quarter earnings and revenue.
South Korea looks like the consolation prize as Japan's $15 billion casino dream fades.
Caesars Entertainment proposed a restructure plan that would the debt of its largest unit into a real estate investment trust.
Lloyds will next week announce plans to cut 9,000 jobs over the next three years, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
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Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) said its full-year cash profit grew about 12 percent on strong growth in loans and lower bad debt provisions.
Brent crude extended losses for a third straight session, as tensions in Iraq were not expected to threaten the OPEC producer's output.
Samsung Electronics appears to be losing its shine for investors, with one long-time bull slashing his price target on the stock.
Standard Chartered will soon begin sifting through a mountain of data for signs of possible money laundering or other criminal activity.
Soaring prices underscore the inflation risk in India, which remains a headache for policymakers who will release data on consumer prices this week.
Shares of MAS rose after Khazanah Nasional said it will offer 27 sen for each share, amounting to nearly 1.4 billion ringgit ($435 million).
China appeared to rebuff pressure from the United States as Southeast Asian nations declined Washington's proposal for a freeze on provocative acts.
Chinese banks are cutting off riskier borrowers, tightening lending terms, and deploying teams of investigators to assess the risk of loan defaults.
The yen came under pressure from Japan's plans to increase its pension allocation to the domestic stock market.
Samsung Electronics is under pressure to reinvent itself - to be more innovative, but not lose the rigor and focus that made it a global powerhouse.