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  • 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.

  • *Picture at grass roots level in China not promising. LONDON, May 26- Copper prices hit two-week highs on Thursday as stronger oil and a weaker dollar triggered fund buying, but the rally is expected to fade on a poor demand growth outlook in top consumer China. "I don't see an opportunity for industrial metals to push much further, unless we start to see consistent...

  • HONG KONG, May 26- A plan by China's richest man, Wang Jianlin, to take his Hong Kong- listed commercial property unit private is being held up by questions from the city's market regulator, according to company insiders, delaying an announcement on the offer. Wang is planning to delist the Hong Kong real estate vehicle and then relist it in Shanghai, hoping to benefit...

  • MELBOURNE, May 26- London copper rose for a third session on Thursday to its strongest in nearly a fortnight as the dollar dropped, but traders said prices could fall as factory demand from top user China slows ahead of summer. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was trading up 1 percent at $4,699 a tonne by 0751 GMT, adding to 1.1- percent gains in the...

  • SHANGHAI, May 26- China stocks closed marginally higher on Thursday as late buying of large cap stocks helped equities bounce off the 2-1/ 2 month lows hit in the morning session. Data earlier this week showed China's state-owned firms' profits fell 8.4 percent year-on-year in the first four months of this year from a year earlier, while their debts surged 18...

  • SHANGHAI, May 26- China stocks closed marginally higher on Thursday as late buying of large cap stocks helped equities bounce off the 2-1/ 2 month lows hit in the morning session. Data earlier this week showed China's state-owned firms' profits fell 8.4 percent year-on-year in the first four months of this year from a year earlier, while their debts surged 18...

  • May 26- Starbucks Corp, the world's biggest coffee company, said on Thursday it would open a coffee roastery in Shanghai, China in 2017, its first outside the United States. Starbucks has been investing heavily in China, the company's largest market outside the United States, despite signs of slowing growth. The company said in April that business in China...