BEIJING, Dec 9- Zhong Jian and his wife are willing to pay double the going rate for a tiny home in a Beijing neighbourhood so their 18- month-old daughter will be eligible to attend a top primary school nearby.» Read More
China's exports fell 3.1 percent in June from a year earlier, while imports dropped 0.7 percent, severely missing market expectations and reinforcing signs of a second-quarter economic slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.
SHANGHAI, July 10- China's securities watchdog said it is poised to turn over audit documents of a Chinese company listed in the United States to U.S. regulators, signaling a possible breakthrough in an international dispute over accounting scandals.
BEIJING, July 10- China's exports fell 3.1 percent in June from a year earlier, the first decline since January 2012, while imports dropped 0.7 percent, severely missing market expectations and reinforcing signs of a economic slowdown in the second quarter.
TOKYO, July 10- Japanese government bond prices were mostly lower on Wednesday morning on disappointment over the absence of purchases by the Bank of Japan and as the market tries to absorb sales of long-dated bonds from the previous day.
*Asiana Airlines chief executive arrives in San Francisco.
HONG KONG, July 10- KKR& Co raised $6 billion for its third Asia private equity fund, equipping the firm with the largest such fund in the region at a time when market turmoil is creating both opportunities and challenges for foreign investors.
July 9- An inactive natural gas well in the shallow Gulf of Mexico suffered a blowout on Tuesday as operators were trying to permanently plug the well, causing an oil sheen that briefly rekindled memories of the BP Plc spill three years ago.
SINGAPORE, July 10- London copper was steady on Wednesday but stuck near to three-year lows after the International Monetary Fund downgraded its global growth forecasts- underscoring the metal's dim demand prospects, while a stronger dollar also weighed.
HONG KONG, July 10- KKR& Co has raised $6 billion in a new Asia private equity fund, making it the region's biggest buyout fund, the U.S.-based firm said in a statement on Wednesday. The Asian II Fund marks KKR's third private equity fund-raising in the region, following a $4 billion fund raised in 2007 and a $1 billion China Growth Fund in 2010, the statement added.
SYDNEY, July 10- The dollar hovered at three-year highs against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday as investors took aim at the euro and sterling on growing expectations that central banks in the euro zone and Britain will have to keep policy loose for a long time.
HONG KONG, July 10- Hong Kong shares may start lower on Wednesday, with investors looking to the China trade data due shortly after market open for further clues on the health of the world's second largest economy. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan's Nikkei was flat, while South Korea's KOSPI was down 0.2 percent at 0043 GMT.
TOKYO, July 10- U.S. crude futures jumped more than $1 to as high as $104.79 a barrel on Wednesday after American Petroleum Institute data showed a much sharper-than-expected fall in U.S. crude stocks. *NYMEX crude for August delivery was up 75 cents at $104.28 a barrel by 0039 GMT, after settling up 39 cents at $103.53 on Tuesday.
SINGAPORE, July 10- Gold was little changed on Wednesday not far from a one-week high hit in the previous session, with investors awaiting trade data from China to get more evidence of the economic strength of the world's second-biggest consumer of the metal.
TOKYO, July 10- The euro stabilised on Wednesday after tumbling to a three-month low against the dollar after ratings agency Standard& Poor's cut Italy's debt rating, while Asian shares edged up- helped by Wall Street's gains on optimism for U.S. company earnings.
BRASILIA, July 9- Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista's EBX Group said on Tuesday that its chief financial officer, Otavio Lazcano, has stepped down, the latest resignation at the once high-flying industrial conglomerate. Last week, Batista quit as chairman of MPX Energia SA, the embattled EBX Group's most promising company.
BRASILIA, July 9- Irate Latin American nations are demanding explanations from the United States about new allegations that it spied on both allies and foes in the region with secret surveillance programs.
July 9- Here is an account of the final minutes before Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed in San Francisco on Saturday, killing two teenage girls and injuring more than 180 people. The National Transportation Safety Board said the plane's speed at landing should be 137 knots, or nautical miles per hour, but fell below that before the crash.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 9- The pilot in charge of landing the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed in San Francisco tried to correct its course when he saw it was off center and too low as it approached the airport runway at an altitude of 500 feet, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board said on Tuesday.
TOKYO, July 10- Japan's Nikkei share average may open lower on Wednesday after speculative trade drove it higher in the previous session, but underlying positive sentiment from Wall Street's gains and a weak yen could yet again propel the market higher later in the day.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 9- Moderation is a virtue when it comes to using unconventional policy tools to bring U.S. unemployment and inflation back to desirable levels, a top Federal Reserve official said on Tuesday.