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  • Spreadbetters forecast a slightly lower open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC. South Korea's Kospi and Hong Kong's Hang Seng both shed 0.4 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan, which briefly climbed to its highest level since August 2015, clung to gains and was last up 0.1 percent.

  • China is considering restricting investments by small banks in the rapidly growing $3.5 trillion wealth management product industry, draft rules seen by Reuters showed, as concerns grow that they are taking increasing risks. "The move is expected to slow cash inflows into the stock market, although details of how the curbs will be implemented are still void,"...

  • TOKYO, July 28- Asian stocks edged up on Thursday after the Federal Reserve provided an positive assessment of the world's largest economy and lifted risk sentiment. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.2 percent after briefly climbing to its highest level since August 2015. Australian shares rose 0.4 percent and Shanghai...

  • SHANGHAI, July 28- China's share indexes fell in early trade on Thursday, extending a slump from the previous session, on news that Chinese regulators are planning a clampdown on wealth management products to curb risks to the banking system. China is considering rules to restrict investments by small banks in the $3.5 trillion wealth management product...

  • THURSDAY, JULY 28 KIEV- National Bank of Ukraine monetary policy meeting- 0700 GMT. COLOMBO- Central Bank of Srilanka monetary policy committee meeting- 1230 GMT. PRAGUE- Czech Banking Association holds a press conference on the updated macroeconomic forecast- 0800 GMT.

  • HONG KONG, July 28- AIA Group Ltd, the world's second-largest life insurer by market value, reported a 37 percent rise in new business for the first half of the year, driven by strong sales in its key markets, Hong Kong and China. AIA, which listed in Hong Kong in 2010 after a spinoff from bailed-out U.S. insurer AIG, said in the statement that Hong Kong delivered VONB...

  • BEIJING, July 27- China is considering rules to restrict investments by small banks in the country's $3.5 trillion wealth management product industry, draft rules seen by Reuters show, as concerns rise they are taking increasing risks. Draft rules from the China Banking Regulatory Commission, seen by Reuters on Wednesday, target riskier assets most often...

  • LONDON, July 27- Emerging stocks touched 11- month highs on Wednesday, boosted by news of additional Japanese stimulus and shrugging off a sharp drop in mainland shares in China, where fears of a fresh regulatory crackdown are weighing. Some nerves were jangled by a 2 percent fall in Shanghai- listed shares, which posted their worst day in six weeks while the...

  • SHANGHAI, July 27- China stocks closed sharply lower on Wednesday, with major indexes suffering their worst daily losses in six weeks, as investors sold off on worries that regulatory changes are coming. That appeared to add force to media reports that regulators were preparing to restrict China's vast retail wealth management sector from buying stocks.

  • SHANGHAI, July 27- China stocks closed sharply lower on Wednesday, with major indexes posting their worst daily performance in six weeks, as investors sold off on worries that regulatory changes are coming. The selloff was led by small caps, with the Chinext Growth Index, which mostly tracks smaller tech firms in Shenzhen, correcting nearly 6 percent, but blue chip...

  • SHANGHAI, July 27- China stocks fell sharply on Wednesday as investors took profits from recent gains and as speculators ejected from hot "concept stocks" following a regulatory crackdown. China CSI300 stock index futures for August fell 2.0 percent to 3,173.2, -44.97 points below the current value of the underlying index. "Investors believe there will no...

  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 TBILISI- National Bank of Georgia monetary policy committee meeting. POLOKWANE, South Africa- South African central bank deputy governor Daniel Mminele speaks at a business breakfast event in the city of Polokwane- 0700 GMT. THURSDAY, JULY 28 KIEV- National Bank of Ukraine monetary policy meeting- 0700 GMT.

  • THURSDAY, JULY 28 NEW HAVEN, United States- European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure speaks at the Yale Forum on financial crisis management organised by U.S. Department of Treasury in New Haven- 1800 GMT. 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?"

  • SHANGHAI, July 26- China stocks closed up on Tuesday as buyers drove a mild but broad-based rally into financials and industrials.

  • SHANGHAI, July 26- China's yuan firmed against the dollar on Tuesday following a firmer guidance rate setting from the central bank and a weaker dollar index, but it weakened against a calculated basket of currencies following five days of gains. The yuan's sharp firming against a trade-weighted basket of currencies began last week amid a meeting of finance...

  • SHANGHAI, July 26- Mainland Chinese stocks edged higher on Tuesday as bargain hunters snapped up brokerage shares, while Hong Kong outperformed, taking cues from a broad Asian rally. "The market is generally in a standstill, with investors focusing on individual hot stocks," said Gang, chief equity analyst at Central China Securities in Shanghai.

  • Cars Mechanical Institute, Lightning McQueen.

    Walt Disney has taken three Chinese firms to court over concerns local animation "The Autobots" copied elements from Disney's hit movie "Cars."

  • China Property Recovery

    BNP Paribas' Lee Wee Liat says Beijing's moderate tightening measures have helped to stabilize property prices at high levels.

  • China Property

    China's tier one property prices have seen big jumps, and is spreading to some of the lower-tier cities, says The Churchouse Letter's Peter Churchouse.

  • Analyst: Shanghai Disney park can add to profitability

    Anthony DiClemente, Nomura Senior Media & Internet Analyst, discusses Disney's new theme park in Shanghai as well as the Viacom board shakeup.