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  • *Beijing suspects manipulation behind recent share losses. *China fiscal spending up 26 pct in August. SHANGHAI, Sept 15- Chinese police are investigating senior managers at CITIC Securities, the country's biggest brokerage, the company said on Tuesday, as Beijing intensifies its scrutiny of irregular stock market activity following heavy losses since June.

  • SHANGHAI/ HONGKONG, Sept 15- China is extending its control of onshore markets to commodities exchanges, spooked by signs that speculators have shifted from China's volatile stock markets to commodities futures. The country's top commodities exchanges- the Dalian Commodity Exchange, Shanghai Futures Exchange and Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange- were asked...

  • Is romance dead? France seeks new image in China Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 | 10:44 AM ET

    PARIS, Sept 15- France's finance minister will attempt this week to persuade Chinese officials to set aside their romantic image of his country and focus instead on its industrial prowess. That's what you're told 20 times a day when you're in Beijing, "a top French official said on Tuesday, two days before minister Michel Sapin begins a trip to Beijing and Shanghai.

  • *China fiscal spending up 26 pct in August. *China economy seen growing stably, BOJ governor says. China's benchmark CSI300 index of the biggest listed stocks in Shanghai and Shenzhen closed down nearly 4 percent on Tuesday, while the Shanghai Composite Index dropped 3.55 percent to end at 3,004, just above the psychologically important 3,000 mark.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-China falls drag stocks back into red Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 | 5:03 AM ET

    *Bank of Japan downgrades assessments of exports, output. LONDON, Sept 15- Concerns over China kept financial markets on edge on Tuesday, with an underwhelming reaction to recent data and Beijing's efforts at corporate reform helping push European and Asian stocks lower. "There is concern about the Fed, plus the China data continuing to be weak."

  • METALS-London copper falls as China jitters linger Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 | 4:34 AM ET

    *China stocks extend week's slide to about 6 pct on economy woes. MELBOURNE, Sept 15- London copper fell on Tuesday as jitters resurfaced over the strength of China's economy, sending share markets down and refuelling concerns about the scale of demand in the world's top consumer of metals. China cranked up its fiscal spending by 26 percent in August from a year...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 15- China shares extended this week's losses to roughly 6 percent on Tuesday as investors worried about the slowing economy. The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen fell 3.9 percent, to 3,152.23, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 3.6 percent, to 3,005.17 points. "With a slim chance of making a profit in this...

  • *Net assets of China stock funds down 44 pct in Aug. SHANGHAI, Sept 15- China shares extended this week's losses to more than 5 percent on Tuesday as investors worried about the slowing economy. Stocks fell across the board for a second day even after China's securities regulator tried to soothe investors late on Monday by saying that an ongoing crackdown on...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 15- China's yuan barely moved against the dollar on Tuesday, shrugging off foreign exchange sales data from Chinese banks on Monday which showed how capital outflows intensified after the yuan's devaluation last month. The People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.3665 per dollar prior to market open, 0.07 percent firmer than the...

  • *China fixed-asset investment, factory output data below expectations. BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Sept 14- Chinese authorities have seized up to 1 trillion yuan from local governments who failed to use their budget allocations, sources said, as Beijing looks for ways to spend its way out of an economic slowdown. "China's economy faces relatively big downward pressure, so...

  • *Wall Street set to open lower. LONDON, Sept 14- European shares gave up the day's gains on Monday, the dollar stalled and oil prices fell as investors positioned for a U.S. Wall Street looked set to open lower, according to index futures.

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 14- China's central bank and commercial banks sold a net 723.8 billion yuan of foreign exchange in August, by far the largest on record, highlighting how capital outflows intensified in the wake of the yuan's devaluation last month. The figures show the price China is paying to keep its currency from falling further in the face of concerns about the...

  • *China public sector reforms fails to bolster sentiment. LONDON, Sept 14- Copper prices slid on Monday alongside Chinese equities as economic data from top consumer China reinforced worries about demand. "You don't have to look far to find the culprit for this move, the perception of the China's growth hasn't improved," said Peter Ferig, founder of Quantitative...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 14- China's central bank and commercial banks sold a net 723.8 billion yuan of foreign exchange in August, by far the largest outflow on record, according to a Reuters calculation based on central bank data released on Monday. On Aug. 11, People's Bank of China surprised global markets dollar and abruptly devaluing the currency by nearly 3 percent.

  • *Global stocks rise; weak data hits China. LONDON, Sept 14- Stocks rose on Monday, shrugging off tepid Chinese economic data while the dollar weakened before a U.S. The combination of worries about slowing growth in China and higher U.S. borrowing costs have weighed on markets for weeks, becoming more acute as this week's Fed meeting has approached.

  • *China fixed-asset investment, factory output data below expectations. SHANGHAI, Sept 14- China's stocks fell on Monday after data suggesting economic growth was running below the 2015 target level of about 7 percent heightened concerns about the health of the economy. "China's economy faces relatively big downward pressure, so investor sentiment remains...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 14- China stocks closed down on Monday as lingering concerns over the economy eclipsed weekend announcements from Bejing that reforms of bloated state-owned industries would accelerate. The day saw volumes recover after the prior week's subdued activity, but most of the transactions appeared to be on the sell side. The CSI300 index of the...

  • *China stocks sag as soft data fans Beijing stimulus expectations. But financial spreadbetters predicted more upbeat openings for European bourses, with Britain's FTSE 100, Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 all seen opening up to 0.9 percent higher. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.3 percent in afternoon trading, after...

  • SYDNEY, Sept 14- Imagine what crude oil trading will look like in Asia in 10 years' time. PetroChina's Chinaoil has effectively boosted the price of the benchmark Dubai crude by bidding aggressively for cargoes in the price discovery mechanism run by Platts, known as the Market on Close or colloquially as the "window." This has increased the price of Dubai crude...

  • *China stocks sag as soft data fans Beijing stimulus expectations. Growth in China's investment and factory output missed forecasts in August, raising the chances that China's third-quarter economic growth may dip below 7 percent for the first time since the global crisis and adding to expectations that Beijing will take more measures to prop up the economy.