BRUSSELS, May 23- The European Commission rejected Chinese trade association statements that talks to resolve a dispute over allegations of dumping of solar panels had broken down, while Chinese comments highlighted risks the dispute could escalate.» Read More
PERTH, Jan 7- U.S. crude futures dipped below $93 a barrel in early Asian trading on Monday, as demand concerns continued to weigh on prices after an unexpectedly large build in oil inventories in the United States, the world's largest oil consumer. *U.S. crude for February delivery fell 12 cents to $92.97 a barrel by 0106 GMT.
HONG KONG, Jan 7- Hong Kong shares may test 19- month highs on Monday, helped by the banking sector after global regulators gave banks four more years to build up cash buffers so they can use some reserves to help struggling economies grow.
SINGAPORE, Jan 7- Gold traded flat on Monday, off a more than four-month low hit in the previous session on concerns over the outlook for the U.S. *Spot gold was little changed at $1,656.09 an ounce by 0038 GMT, after falling for two sessions straight and ending last week little changed.
SINGAPORE, Jan 7- Asian shares outside Japan edged up on Monday, supported by data showing the U.S. economy continuing on a path of slow but steady recovery that had pushed Wall Street stocks to a five-year high.
TOKYO, Jan 7- Japan's Nikkei share average is set to test a 23- month high on Monday, helped by encouraging U.S. economic data, while a weakening yen will likely buoy exporters and bank shares could gain from a rule change.
The economies of the United States, China and much of the developing world have decoupled from Europe, leaving it to wallow in various stages of recession and fiscal disarray.
Here are some companies that will likely benefit or feel the impact of the fast-growing phablet market, which analysts expect to quadruple in value to $135 billion in about three years:. Byond Tech Electronics Pvt Ltd. NXG Labs Pvt Ltd http://www.nxglabs.in/.
As firms like Foxconn shift factories away from higher-cost centres in the Pearl River Delta in southern Guangdong province, they are discovering that workers in new locations across China are not as abundant as they had expected.
SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Jan 7- Call it phablet, phonelet, tweener or super smartphone, but the clunky mobile phone- closer in size to a tablet than the smartphone of a couple of years back- is here to stay. At this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Chinese telecommunications giants ZTE Corp and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd will launch their own.
For some foreign portfolio investors, the concern isn't growth-- Indonesia might again grow at least 6 percent-- but a series of rare trade deficits and a shaky currency.
Two thirds of the 420,000 patrol cars in the United States are equipped with the company's rugged Toughbook computers, and Panasonic chief Kazuhiro Tsuga sees the niche product as a model for how the sprawling conglomerate can make money beyond a gadget mass market increasingly dominated by Samsung Electronics and Apple Inc..
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan 6- The U.S. Coast Guard and Shell were making fresh preparations on Sunday to tow a grounded Alaska oil rig, saying crews would keep trying to connect a tow line after rough weather prevented their efforts all Saturday.
LONDON, Jan 6- The Basel Committee of regulators from nearly 30 countries agreed on Sunday to ease a new rule forcing banks to build cash buffers to protect against any month-long market squeeze. The Liquidity Coverage Ratio rule is one of the world's main regulatory responses to the financial crisis.
CAIRO, Jan 6- Egypt reshuffled its government on Sunday to strengthen Islamist control and pledged to complete talks with the International Monetary Fund on a $4.8 billion loan deal to stave off a currency crisis that risks igniting more unrest.
LONDON, Jan 6- The economies of the United States, China and much of the developing world have decoupled from Europe, leaving it to wallow in various stages of recession and fiscal disarray.
*Citi has Monday deadline for stress test by Fed. Jan 6- Citigroup Inc's Michael Corbat has been meeting with bank regulators in his first months as CEO, as he looks to bolster relationships and finalize the bank's plan to return capital to shareholders, sources familiar with the matter said. Corbat is expected to play it safe when Citigroup asks the U.S.
Jan 4- With the fiscal cliff avoided and U.S. tax rates rising for higher income households, financial advisers have gone into overdrive to help their clients mitigate the negative effects while trying to benefit from the greater clarity.
TORONTO, Jan 6- Sagging demand for non-precious metals- a trend that's beyond the direct control of Canada's embattled gold producers- is shaping up as their best hope for recovery in 2013 after a year that battered their share prices.
BASEL, Switzerland/ LONDON, Jan 6- Global regulators gave banks four more years and greater flexibility on Sunday to build up cash buffers so they can use some of their reserves to help struggling economies grow.
WASHINGTON, Jan 6- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday ruled out raising tax revenues on top of the tax hike on the wealthy in the "fiscal cliff" deal, and said the full focus must now be on spending cuts to curb U.S. deficits.