HONG KONG, May 24- China shares posted their fourth-straight weekly gain on Friday, despite weakness in property developers amid concerns that the Chinese economy may be slowing. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings rose 0.6 percent, while the Shanghai Composite Index also closed up 0.6 percent at 2,288.5 points.» Read More
WASHINGTON, Dec 4- With a few weeks remaining. The governors making the rounds Tuesday, who hold leadership positions in the National Governors Association, are Democrats Jack Markell of Delaware, Mark Dayton of Minnesota and Mike Beebe of Arkansas and Republican Gary Herbert of Utah, Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Mary Fallin of Oklahoma.
LONDON, Dec 4- Gold fell to its lowest in nearly a month on Tuesday on technically driven selling after prices broke below key support levels, with oil prices also drifting lower as investors worried about stalled U.S. budget talks.
*Communist party chief says economy faces challenges. BEIJING, Dec 4- China will maintain its fine-tuning of economic policies in 2013 to ensure stable economic growth, state television quoted Chinese Communist Party chief Xi Jinping as saying on Tuesday. "China will make more efforts on expanding domestic demand and fostering new consumption growth areas."
*ExxonMobil urges a more "competitive fiscal package". ABUJA, Dec 4- Nigeria's oil minister urged foreign majors on Tuesday to accept higher government revenues from crude production outlined in a draft oil bill, but ExxonMobil said that the new terms risked stifling investment.
*BNP Paribas and Santander add most points to FTSEurofirst. LONDON, Dec 4- European shares rose on Tuesday, boosted by banking stocks but with gains capped by lingering worries about the U.S. economy.
MOSCOW/ HONG KONG, Dec 4- Two Russian billionaires ended a four-year battle over the world's biggest nickel and palladium mine on Tuesday by giving the biggest voting stake in their $30 billion company to Kremlin-favoured tycoon Roman Abramovich.
*Governing Council set to discuss EU-IMF deal on Greece. FRANKFURT, Dec 4- The European Central Bank may give a guide to next year's policy path when it delivers fresh forecasts for the euro zone economy on Thursday at a meeting where it is expected to leave interest rates at a record low.
BEIJING, Dec 4- China will continue to fine-tune economic policies in 2013 to ensure stable economic growth, state television quoted Chinese Communist Party chief Xi Jinping as saying on Tuesday.
LONDON, Dec 4- The euro hit a fresh six-week high against the dollar on Tuesday, extending gains on better-than-expected terms for a Greek debt buyback and falling borrowing costs for indebted euro zone countries. The euro edged up 0.2 percent to $1.3083, its highest since Oct. 22, but stalled ahead of a reported options barrier at $1.3100.
LONDON, Dec 4- The euro hit a six-month high and European shares and peripheral euro zone bonds added to recent gains Tuesday, as optimism over Greece's plan to buy back debt and signs of progress elsewhere in the bloc boosted sentiment.
WASHINGTON, Dec 4- U.S. miners who are booking big profits on coal sales to Asia are enjoying an accounting windfall to boot. "We are committed to collecting every dollar due," said Patrick Etchart, spokesman for the Office of Natural Resources Revenue, which collects federal royalties.
The plan emerges as the White House and Republicans remain at loggerheads over averting some $600 billion in tax hikes and federal s p ending cuts set to start taking effect early in 2013 known as the "fiscal cliff."
Every day, about 10 Kansas City Southern trains hauling everything from cars to chemicals crisscross the border between Mexico and the United States at Laredo, Texas, up from about six three years ago.
LONDON/ SINGAPORE, Dec 4- Copper was little changed on Tuesday, hovering near a six-week high hit the previous session on optimism that top copper consumer China is on the road to recovery, but concern over U.S. economic and fiscal issues kept prices in check.
Dec 3- Cerberus Capital Management LP is in talks to join Virtu Financial LLC's bid for U.S. brokerage Knight Capital Group Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the discussions.
*Spain's De Guindos says banking union vital to euro's future. BRUSSELS, Dec 4- Divisions over how European bank oversight will work threaten to undermine one of Europe's boldest reforms as finance ministers finalise plans to put the European Central Bank in charge of supervising all euro zone banks on Tuesday.
*China to announce tender winners soon. BEIJING, Dec 4- Non-oil companies may have won most of the blocks offered in China's second shale gas auction, media and industry officials say, which may mean lucrative opportunities for service companies such as Schlumberger, Halliburton and China's Anton Oilfield Services Group.
*PBOC maintains tight grip on yuan spot rate. SHANGHAI, Dec 4- The yuan closed a fraction firmer against the dollar on Tuesday, starting and ending the day at the strongest level permitted by an official daily trading range, but the central bank's refusal to let the yuan gain faster has choked off trade.
*Roche and Sanofi add most points to FTSEurofirst. LONDON, Dec 4- 9 Refiles adding dropped letter in headline) Gains in health stocks and in aerospace group EADS lifted European shares on Tuesday, although some traders said they would look to sell on the back of rallies due to lingering worries over the U.S. economy.
*Roche and Sanofi add most points to FTSEurofirst. LONDON, Dec 4- Gains in health stocks and in aerospace group EADS lifted European shares on Tuesday, although some traders said they would look to sell on the back of rallies due to lingering worries over the U.S. economy.