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  • Feb 16- Hong Kong shares extended gains on Tuesday, led by energy stocks as sentiment improved on the back of higher oil prices and rebounding European and Chinese equities. The Hang Seng index rose 1.1 percent, to 19,122.08, while the China Enterprises Index gained 2.1 percent, to 8,028.34 points. Shares rose across the board.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Feb 16- Anglo American plans to completely exit its coal business, Chief Executive Mark Cutifani said on Tuesday as part of strategic changes to cope with a global commodities rout.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Feb 16- Global miner Anglo American said on Tuesday it plans to sell its iron ore unit, as part of a sweeping strategic overhaul to cope with commodities rout that has triggered a fight for survival even among heavyweights. Johannesburg- listed shares in the Anglo, the world No. 5 mining company by value, jumped more than 7 percent, reversing earlier...

  • *China to import less copper in Feb, March- StanChart. MELBOURNE, Feb 16- London copper rallied on Tuesday as China markets stabilised, soothing fears that a further sharp deterioration in Chinese shares or currency could derail a fragile global recovery and impair demand for metals. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange had climbed 0.7 percent to...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 16- China's securities regulator is strengthening its ability to discover evidence of market manipulation and other irregularities, according to an article on the website of the state-owned paper Legal Daily. Citing information obtained from the China Securities Regulatory Commission, the article said that the regulator was drafting steps...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 16- Airbus is not receiving requests from airlines for deferrals of delivery of aircraft, its sales chief John Leahy said on Tuesday at the Singapore Airshow.

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 16- China stocks extended their rebound on Tuesday, closing at a three-week high, drawing inspiration from a jump in oil prices, a rally in European equities and a stabilizing yuan. Investors also gained confidence from upbeat comments from China's premier, who hinted of fresh stimulus if the economy slowed further, and record-smashing loan data in...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Feb 16- Global miner Anglo American on Tuesday said it planned to sell Kumba Iron Ore as it posted a decline in full-year profit amid a plunge in commodity prices.

  • MOSCOW, Feb 16- Russian wheat export prices fell last week, hit by concerns about future supply contracts to world No. 1 importer Egypt, analysts said on Tuesday. Black Sea prices for Russian wheat with 12.5 percent protein content were at $179 a tonne on a free-on-board basis at the end of last week, down $2 from a week earlier, Russian agricultural consultancy IKAR...

  • OSLO- STOCKHOLM, Feb 16- Norwegian officials called the school guards "extra supervision." A record 163,000 refugees arrived in Sweden and the far right is vying for top spot in polls. In Denmark, the anti-immigration Danish People's Party is the second largest in parliament.

  • VW's rivals Ford and Opel/ Vauxhall meanwhile posted registration gains of 11.4 percent and 12.4 percent respectively, according to car registration data for European Union and European Free Trade Association countries. In the European Union, registrations rose to 1,061,150 in January, a 6.2 percent rise compared with the year-earlier period, marking the...

  • France, which exports more than half of the EU's wheat, had a shaky start to the 2015/ 16 marketing year though the outlook remains mixed. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Ukraine and Russia are expected to export 39 million tonnes of wheat in the 2015/ 16 marketing year, a massive 14 percent increase on the record volume of 2014/ 15..

  • NAIROBI, Feb 16- Kenya Airways has selected U.S. investment banking firm PJT Partners to advise on long-term capital-raising and the restructuring of its balance sheet, as it seeks to secure its survival after a long period of losses. The Kenyan government, which holds a 29.8 percent stake, has said the carrier requires a capital injection of $500- $600 million to...

  • TOKYO, Feb 16- Japanese stocks rose slightly in choppy trade on Tuesday after the previous day's spectacular rebound as oil prices cleared a one-week high. The Nikkei share average edged up 0.2 percent to close at 16,054.43. More than half of its gains came from telecoms conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp, which soared 15.9 percent after announcing it would buy...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 16- A vote to block the Obama administration's ambitious climate regulation was one of Antonin Scalia's last acts as a Supreme Court justice. The rule is the United States' main tool to meet the emissions reduction target pledge it made at U.N. climate talks in Paris in December. It was challenged by 27 states, along with business and industry groups,...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 16- This winter was supposed to be Nutanix's time to shine. Eric Jensen, an IPO attorney for Cooley LLP, said his firm has "a pretty significant pipeline of deals," with about 32 companies that have filed with regulators for IPOs, either confidentially or publicly. IPO experts also say they expect more startups will get acquired cheaply, and go the way...

  • *In early talks on potential cooperation with JAC Motors. BEIJING, Feb 16- Volkswagen AG expects its China sales may rise in line with the overall auto market this year, as it explores potential cooperation with domestic firm JAC Motors in what could be a third partnership with Chinese automakers. The head of the German firm's China business, Jochem Heizmann, told...

  • BEIJING, Feb 16- Chinese banks armed with fresh lending quotas extended a record 2.51 trillion yuan of new loans in January, far more than markets had expected, suggesting Beijing is keeping monetary policy loose to counter a protracted economic slowdown. "Chinese banks expanded their balance sheet aggressively in the first month of this year, which implies...

  • Extremely poor trade reports from China and India on Monday added to a picture of slowing, if not contracting, trade. Exports from China fell 11.2 percent in January from a year ago, while imports fell by 18.8 percent in the 15th straight monthly drop. This isn't being driven simply by a slowdown in Asia: exports from China to the United States dropped 9.9 percent,...

  • *Energy shares in China, HK surge on higher oil prices. SHANGHAI, Feb 16- China and Hong Kong stocks extended their rebound on Tuesday, led by energy shares, with investors inspired by a jump in oil prices, a rally in European equities and a stabilising yuan. Mainland investors also gained confidence from upbeat comments from China's premier, and record-smashing...