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  • SHANGHAI, Dec 30- China Animal Healthcare, part owned by Eli Lilly and Co, said on Wednesday it was hunting for five years-worth of financial documents that were lost after the truck carrying them was stolen as the driver took a lunch break. China Animal Healthcare, whose shares have been suspended since March and which is in the middle of an investigation of its...

  • Dec 30- Hong Kong stocks fell on Wednesday in thin trading, undermined by selling in energy and financial shares, amid lingering worries about China's economy. There's little sign China's economy has bottomed out. Sinotrans Shipping rose 2.7 percent, after the Chinese government on Tuesday approved the absorption of the firm's parent, Sinotrans& CSC, into...

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 30- China stocks reversed initial losses to end Wednesday slightly higher, helped by a late rally in banking shares. The CSI300 index of the largest-listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen rose 0.1 percent, to 3,765.18, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.3 percent, to 3,572.88 points. Also dampening investor sentiment, a Reuters poll...

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 30- The yuan weakened against the dollar in both onshore and offshore markets on Wednesday, after the central bank set a softer midpoint in the wake of dollar strength. Unless the PBOC intervenes, traders are wary of more depreciation in the offshore market, as well as the widening spread between the two markets- and it appears that Beijing is...

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 30- China's central bank has suspended at least three foreign banks from conducting some foreign exchange business until the end of March, three sources who had seen the suspension notices told Reuters on Wednesday. The sources, speaking on condition that the banks were not named, said the notices sent to the affected foreign banks by the People's...

  • *Copper dips after rising 0.8 pct in last session. SINGAPORE, Dec 30- London copper and aluminum edged lower on Wednesday, giving up some of their gains from the previous session as concerns over slowing demand in top consumer China and weakness in crude oil weighed on prices. "LME aluminum price is under pressure, the slow demand growth in China is a major concern,"...

  • Dec 29- The lopsided performance of exchange-traded funds tracking China's turbulent domestic markets is stanching the flow of new money into a market that once excited investors. Investors pulled $418 million out of ETFs tracking Chinese stocks that trade on the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges in the year to Dec. 21, withdrawals representing more than half...

  • BEIJING- China could run its biggest budget deficit in perhaps half a century next year as leaders turn to government spending to arrest the slowdown in the economy, policy advisers say, after disappointing returns from a year of monetary policy easing. -CHINA-FINANCE/ MPA, moved, 250 words. LONDON- European stocks rose and euro zone bond yields edged up on Tuesday...

  • *China Merchants Group to acquire Sinotrans& CSC. The deal, reported by financial magazine Caixin in November, places China Merchants assets worth an estimated 624 billion yuan and Sinotrans& CSC assets worth about 109 billion under the same roof. China Merchants' business includes ports, shipping and financial services, while Sinotrans& CSC is involved in...

  • *China official PMI seen at 49.7 in Dec vs 49.8 in Nov. *Data due on Jan 1 at 0100 GMT. BEIJING, Dec 29- Activity in China's manufacturing sector is expected to have contracted for a fifth straight month in December, a Reuters poll showed, likely consigning the world's second-largest economy to its slowest annual growth in a quarter of a century.

  • *Copper ticks down for 2nd day, hits lowest since Dec. 18. SINGAPORE, Dec 29- London copper dipped for a second session on Tuesday while aluminum shed 1 percent on concerns about demand from top consumer China and weakness in crude oil prices. "The market is worried about Chinese economic growth slowing down which is hitting the country's demand for industrial...

  • *China official PMI seen at 49.7 in Dec vs 49.8 in Nov. *Data due on Jan 1 at 0100 GMT. BEIJING, Dec 29- Activity in China's manufacturing sector is expected to have contracted for a fifth straight month in December, a Reuters poll showed, likely consigning the world's second-largest economy to its slowest annual growth in a quarter of a century.

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 29- China stocks steadied on Tuesday after falling more than 2 percent in the previous session, as the central bank vowed to maintain reasonable credit growth and keep the yuan stable. But trading volume in Shanghai shrank to a three-month low, reflecting waning activity toward the year-end. Shares of Hua Xia Bank rose 3.2 percent after Deutsche...

  • *China c.bank pledges to keep reasonable credit growth. SHANGHAI, Dec 29- China stocks stabilised on Tuesday after the previous session's more than 2 percent drop, as the central bank vowed to maintain reasonable credit growth and keep the yuan stable. Hong Kong shares also edged up, but trading remained thin.

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 29- China's yuan firmed against the dollar on Tuesday having earlier hit its weakest level in 4-1/ 2 years on strong dollar demand, following the central bank's lowest midpoint fix since June 2011. "A dollar-bid tone dominated amid tight money liquidity at year-end, and thus one single trade may push the yuan sharply lower," said a dealer at a Chinese...

  • *London copper drops to lowest since Dec. 18, aluminium down. SINGAPORE, Dec 29- London copper fell to its lowest in more than a week on Tuesday, dropping for a second straight session, while aluminium shed 2 percent on concerns about demand from top consumer China. "The market is worried about Chinese economic growth slowing down which is hitting the country's demand...

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 29- China's foreign exchange regulator said on Tuesday that a new business supervision system to be launched next month won't change the way Chinese individuals use currencies and has nothing to do with capital market fluctuations. The State Administration of Foreign Exchange published the statement after Shanghai's dollar-denominated B...

  • TOKYO, Dec 29- The Canadian dollar struggled near an 11- year low against the greenback on Tuesday as crude oil prices resumed their slide, weighing on commodity currencies. The Canadian dollar stood little changed at C $1.3891 to the greenback after losing 0.7 percent overnight, edging back towards an 11- year low of C $1.4003 against the dollar hit earlier this...

  • *China Telecom shares fall 1.3 pct in Hong Kong. BEIJING/ HONG KONG, Dec 28- The chairman of state-run China Telecom Corp Ltd is being investigated for alleged disciplinary violation, the ruling Communist Party's anti-corruption watchdog said, the latest senior executive to be caught in an anti-graft dragnet. Local Chinese media outlets reported on Sunday that...

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 28- Shanghai aluminum slid nearly three percent on Monday to its lowest in more than one week as a lack of further production cuts in China pressured prices. "Total aluminum curtailment is still around four million tonnes per year for 2015 in China," said Jackie Wang, a consultant at CRU in Beijing, adding no further cuts in output have been announced...