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  • SHANGHAI/ TOKYO, July 25- China dodged criticism of its economic management at a G20 meeting it hosted on the weekend, even winning plaudits for yuan transparency, much to the frustration of Japanese officials who are calling for more reforms from Beijing. "We have been very polite with China," said a European official at the meeting in the southwestern Chinese city...

  • BEIJING— An official news agency says China has unveiled the world's largest amphibious aircraft that Beijing plans to use for marine missions and fighting forest fires. The Xinhua News Agency said the AG600 rolled off a production line in Zhuhai in southern China on Saturday. Last week, a Cessna 208 B seaplane making its inaugural flight in China crashed into a...

  • MELBOURNE, July 25- London copper edged higher on Monday as the metal was supported by the prospect of a protracted period of looser global central bank policy, but expectations for more supply kept a lid on prices. In the very near term, with markets struggling to find direction, a softer close on Friday left prices open to a deeper correction on profit-taking, a...

  • SHANGHAI, July 25- China stocks closed marginally higher in sluggish trading on Monday as a lack of fresh market cues kept many investors on the sidelines. Total volume of A shares traded in Shanghai was 14.4 billion shares, while Shenzhen volume was 19.3 billion shares. The Shenzhen- listed stock has still plummeted more than 20 percent since early July, battered...

  • *Shanghai indexes edge higher, Hong Kong's lower. SHANGHAI, July 25- China stocks were mixed in narrow trade on Monday due to a lack of market cues while Hong Kong shares were seen consolidating recent gains. Total volume of A shares traded in Shanghai was 7.63 billion shares, while Shenzhen volume was 10.31 billion shares.

  • MELBOURNE, July 25- London copper inched higher on Monday as the metal was supported by the prospect of a protracted period of looser global central bank policy, but expectations for more supply kept a lid on prices. *Shanghai Futures Exchange copper fell by 0.9 percent to 38,120 yuan a tonne. *The world's biggest economies will work to support global growth and...

  • CHENGDU, China, July 24- The world's biggest economies will work to support global growth and better share the benefits of trade, policymakers said on Sunday after a meeting dominated by the impact of Britain's exit from Europe and fears of rising protectionism. Philip Hammond, Britain's new finance minister, said the uncertainty about Brexit would begin to...

  • CHENGDU, China, July 24- The world's biggest economies will work to support global growth and better share the benefits of trade, policymakers said on Sunday after a meeting dominated by the impact of Britain's exit from Europe and fears of rising protectionism. Philip Hammond, Britain's new finance minister, said the uncertainty about Brexit would begin to...

  • BEIJING— Global finance officials promised Sunday to protect the world economy from the shockwaves of Britain's European Union referendum and to boost sluggish growth. The gathering of finance ministers and central bank governors from the United States, China, Britain, Germany and other governments took place against a backdrop of a weak global recovery...

  • HONG KONG, July 24- High-end lingerie sales are outpacing China's generally downbeat luxury market, and heating up competition between international brands and local rivals looking to go upmarket. U.S. brand Victoria's Secret will open its first store, and companies including Italy's ultra-luxury La Perla and Germany's Triumph are adding stores and moving...

  • *Apple targeted after South China Sea ruling. HONG KONG, July 24- Apple Inc found itself on the receiving end of a small, short-lived anti-U.S. protest this week in China, the tech firm's biggest overseas market and a country where foreign firms have suffered damaging boycotts following international spats. "There's not much Apple or any other foreign firm can do to...

  • CHENGDU, China, July 23- Finance officials from the world's major economies start a two-day meeting in China on Saturday where they will confront challenges to global growth from Britain's decision to leave the European Union and consider deeper structural reforms. The G20 officials' meeting in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu will be a debut of sorts...

  • CHENGDU, China, July 23- Finance officials from the world's major economies start a two-day meeting in China on Saturday where they will confront challenges to global growth from Britain's decision to leave the European Union and consider deeper structural reforms. The G20 officials' meeting in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu will be a debut of sorts...

  • FRIDAY, JULY 29 CAMBRIDGE- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams participates in a policy dialogue on "What's Left in the Fed's Tool Kit?" before the 2016 Pacific Pension and Investment Institute Summer Roundtable- 1330 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank to announce results of the 2016 bank stress tests.

  • NAIROBI- Central bank of Kenya monetary policy meeting- 0000 GMT. TUESDAY, JULY 26 JOHANNESBURG- South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan speaks at Nedbank group's annual investment summit on "the role of business in securing a more prosperous and inclusive future for all South Africans"- 0700 GMT. ANKARA- Turkey central bank to publish quarterly inflation...

  • SHANGHAI, July 22- The yuan firmed for a fourth straight day on Friday, posting its biggest weekly gain since April as China's state-run banks were suspected of supporting the currency before Group of 20 finance officials meet this weekend in Chengdu. China typically holds the yuan steady before and during major diplomatic events. In September, a G20 summit of...

  • SHANGHAI, July 22- China stocks closed down on Friday after a central bank official cast doubts on the likelihood of further interest rate cuts and investors took profits following the previous day's bounce. Sheng Songcheng, director of the Survey and Statistics Department at the People's Bank of China, said tax cuts would be a more effective way of stimulating...

  • MELBOURNE, July 22- London zinc and nickel were set to log a second week of gains on Friday as traders bet that supply side constraints would lift prices already supported by expectations of easier central bank policy after Britain's decision to leave the euro zone. LME zinc traded at $2,250 a tonne on Friday, down 0.2 percent, amid light profit-taking after...

  • BEIJING— The head of the International Monetary Fund called Friday for quick action to end uncertainty over Britain's vote to leave the European Union, which she said is dampening global economic growth. Lagarde said that before the British vote, the IMF had been preparing to raise its global growth forecast by 0.1 percentage points due to improvement in Japan,...

  • SHANGHAI, July 22- The yuan edged up against the dollar for a fourth straight day on Friday, heading for its biggest weekly gain since April, as traders said state-owned banks were suspected of supporting the currency in the morning. Friday is the last trading day before the Group of 20 finance ministers and central bankers meet in Chengdu, China this weekend.