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China Investors Sidelined Ahead of Cabinet Meeting

Cheng Lei|Reporter, CNBC Asia Pacific
Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 10:48 AM ET

Investors may stay sidelined as the cabinet meeting on second half economic policies is expected to be held Wednesday.

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The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rebounded 0.62 percent to end at 2161.19 on Tuesday. Turnover shrank a third from Monday.

Market Factors:

Premier Wen Jiabao said Tuesday at an employment commendation event that ensuring employment is the priority of China's development strategy.

The Chinese cabinet has released guidelines on promoting broadband development. China aims to have over 250 million broadband users and full urban and rural 3G coverage by 2015.

Stocks to Watch:

Qingdao Haier - The appliance maker expects first-half net profit to have grown by 19 percent to 23 percent thanks to strong sales of its high-end Casarte brand.

Bayi Steel - The steelmaker said it sees a 51 percent slide in first-half earnings.

Jiangling Motors - Commercial vehicle maker Jiangling Motors, partly owned by Ford Motor, says first-half net profit fell 24 percent due to slower sales, and higher taxes and marketing costs.

Coming Up This Week:

WEDNESDAY: Australian NAB Quarterly Business Confidence
THURSDAY: Japanese All Industries Activity Index, Hong Kong Unemployment Rate, New Zealand Import Price Index, New Zealand Credit Card Spending
FRIDAY: Indian Foreign-Exchange Reserves

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