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  • The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen fell 4.0 percent to 4,596.84 points, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 4.1 percent, to 4,298.71 points. Several Chinese brokerages, including CITIC Securities Co Ltd, Haitong Securities Co Ltd and Huatai Securities Co Ltd have tightened requirements for margin financing this...

  • SHANGHAI, May 5- China stocks slumped early on Tuesday, as media reports of tougher margin requirements by some brokerages added to concerns about market liquidity ahead of a new batch of share listings. Several Chinese brokerages, including CITIC Securities Co Ltd, Haitong Securities Co Ltd and Huatai Securities Co Ltd have tightened requirements for margin...

  • BEIJING, May 5- China will remove price caps for most medicines from June 1 and give the market a larger role in setting prices in the world's second largest pharmaceutical market, the country's economic planning agency said on Tuesday. China is a magnet for drugmakers, medical device firms and hospital operators with spending on medicines set to hit as much as...

  • MELBOURNE, May 5- London copper drifted on Tuesday but held near four month highs as markets digested a stream of weak global factory reports that may push monetary officials in the U.S. and China to maintain easier policies. *The most-traded July copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange added 0.6 percent to 45,730 yuan a tonne in the early session.

  • This is Disney's gateway to the Middle Kingdom Monday, 4 May 2015 | 10:55 AM ET
    The Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World Resort.

    The opening of Shanghai Disneyland gives significant upside potential to Disney as the company enters the lucrative Chinese market.

  • LONDON, May 4- European shares rose on Monday, led higher by Germany after upbeat factory activity, while the dollar steadied following signs the U.S. economy may be emerging from a recent soft patch. Euro zone powerhouse Germany's manufacturing sector lost some momentum in April but continued to expand while in France the sector's final PMI showed activity...

  • SHANGHAI, May 4- China stocks rose on Monday, with construction and utility stocks taking the lead, as poor Chinese factory activity reinforced expectations of fresh government stimulus. Further underscoring the need for more stimulus to shore up faltering growth, the State Information Center, a top government think tank forecast that China's economy could...

  • HONG KONG, May 4- Asian stocks bounced off lows on Monday and the Australian dollar pared early losses as weak China factory activity reinforced views that Beijing will roll out fresh support measures soon for the world's second-largest economy. Spreadbetters expected the equity markets to open firmer in Europe, forecasting Germany's DAX and France's CAC to...

  • China factory activity slips, reinforces stimulus hopes. SHANGHAI, May 4- China and Hong Kong stocks rose on Monday, with construction and energy stocks taking the lead, as poor Chinese factory activity data reinforced expectations of fresh government stimulus. Further underscoring the need for more stimulus to shore up faltering growth, the State...

  • HONG KONG, May 4- Asian stocks bounced from their lows on Monday and the Australian dollar pared early losses as weak China factory activity reinforced views that Beijing will roll out fresh support measures soon for the world's second-largest economy. The HSBC/ Markit Purchasing Managers' Index showed factory activity in China contracted at its fastest rate...

  • *Shanghai shares lower, Aussie dollar slips in reaction. "China's manufacturing sector had a weak start to Q2, with total new business declining at the quickest rate in a year while production stagnated," said Annabel Fiddes, an economist at Markit. Shanghai shares were off 0.6 percent, while the CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen...

  • BEIJING, May 4- China's factories suffered their fastest drop in activity in a year in April as new orders shrank, a private business survey showed on Monday, hardening the case for fresh policy stimulus to halt a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. The HSBC/ Markit Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 48.9 in April- the lowest level since April 2014- from...

  • BEIJING/ NEW DELHI, May 4- General Motors aims to grab at least 5 percent market share in India within the next decade, as it sees that market overtaking Japan as the world's third biggest with projected annual sales of 8 million vehicles by 2025.. The Detroit carmaker, which is losing money in India even after 18 years there, will unleash a product blitz aimed at...

  • SHANGHAI, May 3- The leader of Taiwan's Nationalist Party will sit down with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday in the first meeting between the heads of the ruling parties in the two rival states in more than 60 years. Xi, as head of China's ruling Communist Party, will host Taiwan's Chu in the first meeting of its kind since defeated Nationalist...

  • The investigation, which has not previously been reported, follows a wide-reaching probe into the pharmaceutical industry in China that last year saw GlaxoSmithKline Plc fined nearly $500 million for bribing officials to push its medicine sales. "We are not aware of any situation that conforms to what you describe," said Germany- based spokesman Matthias...

  • UPDATE 3-Clashes overshadow start of Milan Expo Friday, 1 May 2015 | 11:25 AM ET

    *Expo 2015 seen as showcase for Italy. Thick clouds of smoke from burning cars filled parts of the centre of Milan as groups of protesters, their faces masked against the fumes, threw stones and faced off against lines of police in riot gear. "Today it is as though Italy is embracing the world," he said at the opening, which featured a fly-past by jets trailing the colours...

  • LONDON, May 1- Copper rose on Friday to its highest since December due to seasonally strong demand and expectations of further economic stimulus measures from top consumer China. Three-month lead on the London Metal Exchange was at $2,120 at 1426 GMT from $2,110 at Thursday's close. Copper hit $6,392, its highest since last December.

  • LONDON, May 1- Copper prices rose on Friday to their highest since December thanks to seasonal demand and hopes for economic stimulus measures in top consumer China. Three-month lead on the London Metal Exchange was untraded in official midday rings but last bid up 1.2 percent to $2,135 a tonne from $2,110. Copper hit a session high $6,375 a tonne.

  • Copper touched a one-month high, leading other metals up as the dollar fell sharply following weak U.S. growth data and cautious comments from the Federal Reserve. Three-month LME nickel rallied more than 3 percent to $13,860 a tonne, a month high, before trading at $13,835 by 1054 GMT from a close of $13,420 a tonne. Also, a senior Macquarie analyst has said a nickel...

  • The MSCI emerging market index has gained almost 8 percent since the start of April, getting a lift from a surge in Chinese stocks, though it was down 0.8 percent on the day. Investors' mood soured after first-quarter U.S. growth data came in much weaker than expected, compounding worries over a slowdown in China and on top of persistent jitters over Europe as Greece...