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  • RPT- CHINA WARY OF CAPITAL FLIGHT, NOT CAPITAL OUTFLOWS: C.BANK ADVISOR.

  • RPT-NOT NECESSARY FOR CHINA TO WIDEN YUAN TRADING BAND IN 2015: C. BANK ADVISOR.

  • CORRECTED- CHINA TO MAINTAIN NEUTRAL MONETARY POLICY TO ENSURE GDP GROWTH OF 6 PCT TO 7 PCT: C.BANK ADVISOR.

  • RPT- CHINA'S 2015 MONETARY POLICY DEPENDS ON Q1 AND Q2 ECONOMIC DATA: C.BANK ADVISOR.

  • AbbVie to buy Pharmacyclics in $21 billion deal Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 10:59 PM ET

    March 4- AbbVie Inc said it will buy cancer drug company Pharmacyclics Inc in a $21 billion deal.

  • SINGAPORE, March 5- Brent crude was flat on Thursday, managing to hold above $60 a barrel as investors brushed aside bearish U.S. inventories data to focus on the lack of a deal in talks over Iran's nuclear program. Tehran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency said on Wednesday no deal had been reached on the duration of any possible final...

  • *Feb exports seen stronger but most other indicators weaker. *Slowing momentum reinforces bets on further policy easing. BEIJING, March 5- China's exports likely recovered in February after a grim January reading, a Reuters poll showed, but inflation remained anemic, keeping pressure on policymakers to roll out more support measures to meet new economic...

  • *China aims to create 10 million new jobs in 2015. BEIJING, March 5- China on Thursday announced an economic growth target for this year of around 7 percent, signalling its lowest rate of expansion for a quarter of a century, and said it would increase government spending to support the slowing economy. "The downward pressure on China's economy is intensifying," Li...

  • Rongsheng's shares fell as much as 8.1 percent in early Thursday trade, after it said it would no longer issue HK $510 million worth of warrants to Kingwin Victory Investment Ltd, a Cayman Islands- incorporated investment firm. In a stock exchange filing, Rongsheng said it had scrapped the issue as it could not contact Kingwin's owner Wang Ping after media...

  • KOCHI, India, March 5- Global natural rubber output could jump over 5 percent this year after posting its first drop in a half-decade in 2014, as a price rebound prompts more tapping in key producers Thailand, Vietnam and India, a top industry official said. The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries expects international output of 11.18 million...

  • March 4- HBO network is in talks with Apple Inc, Google Inc and some other companies to be its launch partner for the highly anticipated HBO Now video streaming service, according to two media reports. HBO, ramping up plans for an a-la-carte version of its premium channel, is in talks with at least five companies including Apple and Google to distribute the Web-only...

  • March 4- A plan by McDonald's Corp to phase out chicken raised with certain kinds of antibiotics at its 14,000 U.S. restaurants will put additional pressure on an already-stressed supply chain. Available product has been so tight that when six of the largest U.S. school districts tried to make the switch to antibiotic-free poultry last year, chicken sellers...

  • Nikkei edges up, BOJ's ETF buying helps sentiment Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 9:28 PM ET

    *Rakuten falls after Goldman cuts rating. TOKYO, March 5- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Thursday after the central bank bought more exchange-traded funds, but gains were limited by investor caution ahead of U.S. jobs data on Friday. Ono Pharmaceutical Co, which co-develops cancer treatment drug Opdivo with Bristol Myers Squibb, jumped 8 percent after...

  • March 4- U.S. solar project developer SunEdison Inc is expanding into the fast-growing market for grid energy storage with the acquisition of a startup that pairs big batteries with solar installations. SunEdison said its purchase of Solar Grid Storage LLC, to be announced on Thursday, will allow it to begin building a storage plan across the country, Tom Leyden,...

  • TOKYO, March 5- Loss-making Japanese electronics firm Sharp Corp meets its main banks on Thursday in an effort to secure its second major bailout since 2012, betting they will have little choice but to pay up despite their call for more drastic overhauls. Sharp Chief Executive Kozo Takahashi will meet officials from Mizuho Bank and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi...

  • MELBOURNE, March 5- London copper was little changed on Thursday as markets digested China's latest outline for economic reform and braced for a central bank meeting in Europe and key jobs data from the United States. *China's Premier Li Keqiang said the world's second-largest economy would target growth this year of around 7 percent, signaling the lowest...

  • BEIJING, March 5- China will make a major breakthrough in interest rate liberalisation this year, but it will not be necessary for the country to widen its currency trading band in 2015, Chen Yulu, an advisor to the country's central bank told Reuters on Thursday. The performance of economies including Japan and European countries will also help dictate China's...

  • It did recommend that healthcare providers inform patients of the risks, including infection, and benefits associated with the procedure and report to the manufacturer and the FDA if they suspect problems with the equipment have led to patient infections. In a safety alert the same day, the FDA said the complex design of endoscopes linked to the UCLA outbreak...

  • *China to encourage wind, solar, biofuel and natural gas. BEIJING, March 5- China's top state planning agency pledged on Thursday to accelerate policies to promote cleaner and renewable sources of energy and tackle overcapacity in polluting industrial sectors. China is trying to strike a balance between improving its environment, suffering from more than...

  • BEIJING, March 5- For highlights of the start of the annual session of China's National People's Congress, the country's parliament, click here.