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  • BEIJING April 13- China's March exports badly missed expectations, falling 15 percent from a year earlier in dollar-denominated terms, while imports fell by 12.7 percent. That left the country with a trade surplus of $3.08 billion for the month, the General Administration of Customs said on Monday. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected exports to rise by 12.0...

  • BEIJING, April 13- China's exports as calculated in yuan fell 14.6 percent in March from a year ago, government data showed on Monday, suggesting that a lackluster trade sector was a drag on the country's slackening economy. The performance left China with a trade surplus of 18.2 billion yuan last month, according to the yuan figures released on Monday.

  • BEIJING, April 13- China imported 80.34 million tonnes of crude oil in the first quarter of 2015, amounting to 6.52 million barrels per day and up 7.5 percent compared to the same period of last year, the country's customs authority said on Monday. It said that iron ore imports over the first three months reached 230 million tonnes, up 2.4 percent year on year, while...

  • WORLD BANK CUTS 2015 CHINA GROWTH FORECAST TO 7.1 PCT FROM 7.2 PCT PREVIOUSLY, 2016 FORECAST TO 7.0 PCT FROM 7.1 PCT.

  • SINGAPORE, April 13- The World Bank cut its 2015 growth forecasts for developing East Asia and China, and warned of "significant" risks from global uncertainties including the potential impact from a strengthening dollar and higher U.S. interest rates. The Washington- based lender expects the developing East Asia and Pacific region, which includes China, to grow...

  • SINGAPORE, April 13- The World Bank cut its 2015 growth forecasts for developing East Asia and China, and warned of' significant' risks from global uncertainties including the potential impact from a rising dollar and higher U.S. interest rates. Latest GDP growth projections, percent:. *East Asia and Pacific includes developing EAP and the Newly Industrialised...

  • WORLD BANK CUTS 2015 DEVELOPING EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC GROWTH FORECAST TO 6.7 PCT FROM 6.9 PCT PREVIOUSLY, 2016 FORECAST TO 6.7 PCT FROM 6.8 PCT.

  • WORLD BANK SAYS OUTLOOK FOR DEVELOPING EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC REGION IS SUBJECT TO "SIGNIFICANT RISKS" DUE TO UNCERTAINTIES IN GLOBAL ECONOMY.

  • MELBOURNE, April 13- London copper was marking time on Monday in thin volumes ahead of China trade data expected to shed new light on the state of demand in the world's top metals consumer. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was trading flat at $6,039 a tonne by 1239 GMT, after closing a tad firmer in the previous session when it hit its highest in nearly...

  • SINGAPORE, April 13- Oil prices edged up in early Asian trading on Monday following a strong session on Friday, as financial traders increased their bets on higher prices amid a slowdown in U.S. drilling. Front-month Brent crude futures rose 18 cents to $58.05 a barrel by 0106 GMT. Money managers and other big speculators in U.S. crude oil futures and options raised...

  • TOKYO, April 13- The euro was on the defensive on Monday morning, pressured by the European Central Bank's stimulus driving interest rates lower in the euro zone and on concerns over talks between debt-strapped Greece and its creditors over more funding for Athens. "We think the euro will fall below parity against the dollar by the end of the year because of the...

  • NYMEX-U.S. crude edges down on global glut concerns Sunday, 12 Apr 2015 | 8:41 PM ET

    *U.S. crude for May delivery had fallen 7 cents to $51.57 a barrel by 0026 GMT, after closing up 85 cents in the previous session to mark its fourth consecutive weekly rise. *Oil exports from Iran may not rise significantly for three to five years even if OPEC member and world powers clinch a final nuclear deal by end-June, Fatih Birol chief economist and future head of...

  • TOKYO, April 13- Asian shares got off to a shaky start on Monday as recent rallies offered traders a profit-taking opportunity, while the dollar edged away from recent peaks in early trading. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down about 0.1 percent after touching its highest levels since September in the previous week.

  • SINGAPORE, April 13- Gold steadied above $1,200 an ounce on Monday after rising more than 1 percent in a chart-based rebound the session before, but persistent concern that the U.S. central bank is on course to lift rates this year should cap any gains. *Spot gold was flat at $1,207.81 an ounce by 0015 GMT. *Africa's top gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti is...

  • *Japan Inc, wary of outlook, cautious about boosting spending. TOKYO, April 13- Japan's core machinery orders, a key gauge of capital spending, fell for a second straight month in February in a sign of soft business investment that could challenge policymakers' efforts to shake off decades of economic malaise. But weak capital spending plans for the new fiscal year...

  • TOKYO, April 13- Japan's core machinery orders fell 0.4 percent in February from the previous month, Cabinet Office data showed on Monday, suggesting companies were cautious about raising capital spending amid uncertainty over the economic outlook. The fall in core orders, a highly volatile data series regarded as an indicator of capital spending in the...

  • NEW YORK, April 12- Hillary Clinton's campaign rollout on social media set Twitter abuzz as she likely hoped, but part of the discussion quickly veered away from the candidate herself to her new logo, and it got a hearty "thumbs down." The blocky blue "H" with a horizontal red arrow running through it looked like a road sign pointing to a hospital, some said; it looked too...

  • CAIMANES, Chile, April 12- Alvaro Badillo remembers a time when his dad would take him fishing in the stream just a stone's throw away from the dusty streets of their small hometown of Caimanes in central Chile. It is the tailings dam for Los Pelambres, Chilean miner Antofagasta Plc's flagship copper mine, which holds enough leftover processed rock to fill some...

  • NEW YORK, April 12- Hillary Clinton's campaign rollout on social media set Twitter abuzz as she likely hoped, but part of the discussion quickly veered away from the candidate herself to her new logo, and it got a hearty "thumbs down." The blocky blue "H" with a horizontal red arrow running through it looked like a road sign pointing to a hospital, some said; it looked too...

  • Codelco, the Chilean state miner that produces about 8 percent of the world's copper, will review the cost reduction plan at its Salvador mine as it prepares to restart operations there after torrential rains shuttered the complex in March, said a source close to the state-run miner. Salvador produced copper at a cost of some $11,439 per tonne in the fourth...