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  • WASHINGTON/ LOS ANGELES, Sept 11- In early June, in cities across America, U.S. immigration agents arrested more than two dozen Chinese nationals with unfulfilled deportation orders, telling them that after years of delay, China was finally taking steps to provide the paperwork needed to expel them from the U.S. But, not for the first time, China failed to provide the...

  • SandRidge Energy Inc and Oasis Petroleum Inc are two publicly traded oil producers openly marketing their saltwater divisions. "The psychology of the market is pretty bad right now," said Andrew Coleman, an energy analyst at Raymond James. Other publicly held energy companies with notable saltwater units include Devon Energy Corp, MidStates Petroleum Co and...

  • *Bank of Korea chief indicates low chances of a cut soon. SEOUL, Sept 11- South Korea's central bank reassured investors on Friday that its future policy decisions would be based on economic data, but noted that another rate cut soon was unlikely because the economy was already recovering as expected. Trader reaction to the decision and the Bank of Korea chief's...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 11- China's major stock indexes ended Friday morning slightly lower, bobbing in and out of positive territory as investors awaited more data for clues on the health of the economy. Hong Kong stocks rose slightly by midday. China's blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.2 percent to 3,352.66 points at lunch time, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.1...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 11- China's yuan firmed against the dollar on Friday, encouraged by the central bank setting a stronger midpoint and a rally in the offshore market a day earlier that dealers suspected was instigated by state banks acting at the central bank's behest. Traders said they believed Beijing was seeking to steady the yuan after it came under pressure...

  • BEIJING, Sept 11- China will prosecute the former chairman of state-owned conglomerate China Resources Holding Co Ltd on suspicion of corruption, the country's main anti-graft watchdog said on Friday.

  • October Brent, the global oil benchmark, shed 16 cents to $48.73 a barrel as of 0352 GMT after it settled up $1.31, or 2.8 percent, on Thursday at $48.89 a barrel. October U.S. crude lost 29 cents to $45.63 a barrel after it settled up $1.77, or 4 percent, at $45.92 a barrel. The comments followed a meeting of Gulf Arab oil ministers with Qatar's emir in Doha, at which a...

  • MELBOURNE, Sept 11- London copper edged up on Friday and was set for its biggest weekly gain since early May, with a string of output cut announcements set to bring supply closer to demand. Prices hit the highest in seven weeks on Thursday, extending a rebound from a 6- year trough below $5,000 plumbed late last month that has triggered a raft of production cuts by...

  • BEIJING, Sept 11- China needs to avoid "blind" and duplicated investment, the country's top economic planner said on Friday, adding that the requirements for investment on industries with overcapacity will not be relaxed. Zhang Yong, Vice Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, made the comments at a news conference. China last week relaxed...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Sept 11- The dollar extended gains against the yen on Friday on increased prospects of more easing by the Bank of Japan, while the Aussie stood tall after catching a lift from upbeat employment data. The U.S. currency coasted on a boost received Thursday on a media report quoting Japanese ruling party lawmaker Kozo Yamamoto as saying that the Bank of...

  • GRAINS-Soybeans edge higher as market awaits USDA report Thursday, 10 Sep 2015 | 11:08 PM ET

    *Soybeans firm on USDA expectations. While analysts noted support from the expectations around the USDA forecast, market activity remained cautious and light. "The market is focused on the USDA report and as a result, there isn't much happening and I expect that to continue until its publication," said Andrew Woodhouse, grains analyst, Advance Trading...

  • BEIJING, Sept 11- China's investment growth remains weak although the pace of growth is stable, with fixed-asset investment growth in the first eight months similar to that of the January-July period, the country's top economic planner said on Friday. Zhang Yong, Vice Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, also told a briefing that China's...

  • The front-month October contract for Brent, the global oil benchmark, shed 5 cents to $48.84 a barrel as of 0217 GMT after it settled up $1.31, or 2.8 percent, on Thursday at $48.89 a barrel. The U.S. crude October contract also lost 14 cents to $45.78 a barrel after it settled up $1.77, or 4 percent, at $45.92 a barrel. The comments followed a meeting of Gulf Arab oil...

  • *Futures and options settlement boosts liquidity. *Nikkei up 2.4 pct on week, poised to end 4- week losing streak. TOKYO, Sept 11- Japan's Nikkei share average fell in a choppy trading on Friday morning as investors remained focused on the U.S.

  • China stocks wobbly in early trade; small-caps outperform Thursday, 10 Sep 2015 | 10:02 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, Sept 11- China's major stock indexes bobbed in and out of positive territory on Friday as investors awaited more data for clues on the health of the economy. China CSI300 stock index futures for September rose 0.8 percent, to 3,327, 26.95 points below the current value of the underlying index. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong was up 0.5 percent at...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 11- China's yuan firmed at the open of onshore trading on Friday after suspected rare intervention by Chinese state-owned banks to boost the offshore yuan on Thursday afternoon. The intervention catapulted the yuan more than 1 percent higher, the offshore rate's biggest daily gain on record, though the offshore yuan stabilized and was little...

  • *New Zealand cbank governor warns on China risks. *China producer prices down most in six years in August. BEIJING/ WELLINGTON Sept 10- The risk of deflation in China is growing, data suggested on Thursday, as policymakers tried to reassure markets that the economy can stay on track and state banks were suspected of intervening in offshore markets to bolster the...

  • SYDNEY, Sept 11- U.S. soybeans edged higher on Friday, poised for their first weekly gain in five weeks, supported by expectations that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's will cut its output projections. *Analysts expect the USDA to cut its 2015/ 16 corn and soybean production and yield projections from its August estimate due to unfavorable weather, including...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 10- The United States and Israel are weeks away from reaching a draft agreement on a co-production of Israel's air defense system called David's Sling that the two countries jointly developed, the top U.S. missile defense officer told lawmakers on Thursday. U.S. Navy Vice Admiral James Syring, director of the Missile Defense Agency, or MDA, said...

  • SEOUL, Sept 11- South Korea's central bank kept its policy interest rate steady on Friday, a widely expected decision as it assesses the effects of its two rate cuts this year, as well as the U.S. The Bank of Korea's monetary policy committee left its base rate unchanged at 1.50 percent, a media official said without elaborating. But since the economy is not expected...