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  • SHANGHAI, May 30- Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has told vendors on its Tmall website to stop selling medicine, saying a local regulator has issued an "urgent" directive halting drug sales via third-party platforms. Alibaba, in a notice dated May 27 seen by Reuters, cited a circular from the Hebei province branch of the China Food and Drug...

  • *But pace of internal migration slowing down in China. WENZHOU, China/ HONG KONG, May 30- After two decades trying to make a life in China's entrepreneurial city of Wenzhou, Ji Shouquan and his brother Shoufang are ready to head home. China is relying on millions of internal migrants taking up jobs in cities to boost the urban population and consumption.

  • SHANGHAI, May 30- China stocks closed up on Monday with many investors taking to the sidelines amid uncertainty over the monetary policy outlook even as the economy fails to show signs of a sustained recovery. Official data on Wednesday is expected to show that growth in China's manufacturing sector likely stalled in May after slight expansions in the...

  • SHANGHAI May 30- China stocks rose modestly on Monday morning with many investors keeping to the sidelines as they ponder the monetary policy outlook as the economy fails to show signs of a sustained recovery. The index measuring price differences between dual-listed companies in Shanghai and Hong Kong stood at 132.86. A value above 100 indicates Shanghai...

  • BEIJING— These days, when people over 80 in Beijing take a bus, see a doctor or spend money, their activities are digitally tracked by the government, as part of an effort to improve services for the country's rapidly growing elderly population. Though geared toward the elderly, the program demonstrates how China more broadly is using big data to better direct the...

  • BEIJING— China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China itself, though, he's only now emerging as a public figure, despite notoriety elsewhere for his voluble utterances, high-profile businesses and reality TV...

  • NANCHANG, China— China's largest private property developer, the Wanda Group, has opened an entertainment complex it's positioning as competition for Disney and its $5.5 billion Shanghai theme park opening next month. Wanda executives unveiled their $3 billion "Wanda City" in the southeastern provincial capital of Nanchang on Saturday to thundering music...

  • SHANGHAI, May 27- Growing uncertainty over China's monetary policy and economic health is keeping investors from making bets in the country's stock and money markets, sending volumes plunging. Stocks slumped earlier this month after the People's Daily quoted an "authoritative person" as saying China may suffer a financial crisis if the government relies too...

  • SHANGHAI _ JA Solar Holdings Co. on Friday reported first-quarter earnings of $24.3 million. JA Solar shares have declined 16 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: JA Solar, Earnings Report.

  • BEIJING, May 27- China's two stock exchanges announced rules on Friday on share trading suspensions, saying listed firms should prevent excessively long suspensions, removing one potential roadblock to inclusion in the MSCI Emerging Markets index. The index compiler will decide in mid-June whether to add Chinese shares to its emerging market benchmark, a...

  • BEIJING, May 27- China's two stock exchanges on Friday announced rules on share trading suspensions, saying listed firms should take effective measures to prevent excessively long suspensions, according to notices posted on their websites Friday afternoon. The Shenzhen and Shanghai stock exchanges said share suspensions of listed companies involved in...

  • Stocks slumped earlier this month after the People's Daily quoted an "authoritative person" as saying China may suffer a financial crisis if the government relies too much on debt-fuelled stimulus. Some China watchers saw the warning as a sign of internal conflict at top policymaking levels, after recent data suggested that a pick-up in the economy in March...

  • May 27- Hong Kong shares reversed morning losses and closed at a three-week high on Friday, buoyed by hopes that Beijing will soon expand cross-border investment opportunities between Hong Kong and China. Traders said buying interest revived on talk that China will soon approve a long-touted plan to link the Shenzhen and Hong Kong stock markets, while also...

  • SHANGHAI, May 27- China stocks ended slightly lower on Friday, capping a sixth straight week of losses for the Shanghai Composite Index, as industrial profit data added to fears that a recent pick-up in the economy is fizzling out. Many investors remained on the sidelines, worried about China's economic health and the impact of a possible U.S. rate hike as soon as...

  • SHANGHAI— Alibaba is the world's biggest e-commerce platform. Over 420 million people scooped up $485 billion worth of stuff last fiscal year on Alibaba's sites. Alibaba's e-commerce platforms cater to both Chinese and global consumers, though the majority of its transactions are generated domestically.

  • SHANGHAI— In 2011, a respected anti-counterfeiting coalition in Washington escalated its fight against the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying its websites served as a 24- hour market "for counterfeiters and pirates" and should be blacklisted. Alibaba had become "one of our strongest partners." The group welcomed Alibaba as a member and invited its...

  • KEEPING SCORE: European stocks drifted lower in early trading, with France's CAC 40 dipping 0.2 percent to 4,504.70 and Germany's DAX slipping 0.2 percent to 10,255.39. Britain's FTSE 100 was nearly flat at 6,265.12. She's scheduled to hold a "conversation" about interest rates with a professor at an event at Harvard University.

  • SHANGHAI, May 27- The yuan came off early highs on Friday amid robust corporate demand for dollars and as traders awaited a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen later in the day for more clues on the timing of the next U.S. interest rate hike. "Corporations were rushing to buy dollars this morning as they are afraid the yuan might weaken further," said a trader...

  • MANILA, May 27- Producers that returned to China's steel market after a price rally earlier this year may be forced to run below capacity as demand weakens for the rest of 2016, Goldman Sachs said. "Too many blast furnaces have been reheated, and excess steel production is driving a modest restocking at a time when inventories are usually drawn down," Goldman...

  • Is Alibaba's Jack Ma buying AC Milan?

    The regulator has asked about the unaudited numbers Alibaba publishes on its sales of the shopping bonanza, the FT reports.