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  • The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen rose 2.5 percent, to 3,437.45, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 2.4 percent, to 3,204.91 points. Among the most active stocks in Shanghai were Bank of China 601988. SS>, up 3.9 percent to 4.29 yuan; ICBC, up 1.8 percent to 4.49 yuan and China Petroleum, up 2.4 percent to 6.01 yuan.

  • The struggling firms have often been market outperformers in China as they were almost never delisted, providing an implicit floor on downside risk that speculators have exploited to their advantage. But China's broad efforts to reform its capital markets, and in particular recent rules aimed at fostering a robust stock market and efficient allocation of...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 3- China stocks rebounded on Tuesday after five straight days of losses, helped by energy and financials, after sentiment took a hit from worries over margin trading curbs and new listings. "The market is weak as blue chips recover from yesterday's losses," said Du Changchun, an analyst at Northeast Securities in Shanghai. But China's Minsheng Bank was...

  • HONG KONG, Feb 3- China's yuan edged up slightly against the dollar on Tuesday after the central bank set a stronger midpoint, but it remained close to its lower daily limit as the market expected it to fall further. said a trader at a Chinese bank in Shanghai. " The People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.1369 per dollar prior to market open, firmer than the...

  • Feb 2- Walt Disney Co will push back the opening of Shanghai Disneyland until the first half of 2016 from a scheduled start at the end of this year due to an expansion of its plans for the theme park, said a person familiar with the matter. The $5.5 billion theme park is being jointly developed with China's state-owned Shanghai Shendi Group. The news was earlier...

  • China carbon offset prices diverge on regional bans Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 9:03 PM ET

    BEIJING, Feb 3- The lack of a unified regulatory system for China's fledgling carbon offset market has led to wild variations in prices in different regions, causing uncertainty among both buyers and project developers, traders said. Beijing and Shanghai- the only markets to have finalised their rules on offsets- both banned the use of CCERs generated from...

  • LONDON, Feb 2- Russia's rouble retreated on Monday, depressed by the central bank's unexpected decision on Friday to cut rates, a sharp reversal in oil prices and renewed violence in Ukraine. "The one institution in Russia that had earned a bit of credibility was the central bank and by going ahead with this rate cut they have undermined that," said UBS strategist...

  • LONDON, Feb 2- European shares stalled and core bond yields held near lows on Monday following disappointing data from China, while Greek markets were volatile as the government pursued efforts to reach a compromise with its creditors. Some Greek bank stocks rebounded as much 22 percent as Greece's leftist government began its drive to persuade a sceptical...

  • CEFC China Energy preps for more open crude market Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 3:41 AM ET

    CEFC seems to be shifting to that role from an earlier image as a commodity trade financing player, "said a senior Beijing trader, referring to CEFC's practice of using mixed aromatics to raise bank loans to profit from the currency arbitrage. Besides hiring trading executives from state oil companies, CEFC is due to start up an 18- million-barrel tank farm on...

  • Feb 2- Hong Kong shares inched down on Monday after surveys showed activity in China's factory sector unexpectedly shrank for the first time in nearly 2-1/ 2 years in January. Among the most actively traded stocks on Hong Kong's main board were Chaoda Modern Agriculture Holdings Ltd, down 45.5 percent at HK $0.60, China Minsheng Banking Corp Ltd, down 3.1 percent...

  • GM and China's SAIC to push into Indonesia Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 | 11:08 PM ET
    General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra

    General Motors and Chinese partner SAIC Motor Corp will soon announce a joint push into Indonesia, using their no-frills Wuling brand to establish a beachhead in Southeast Asia's biggest market and from there tackle other markets in the region.

  • Death, injury toll rises in Shanghai stampede Thursday, 1 Jan 2015 | 3:11 PM ET
    A friend of a victim covers his face as he waits outside a hospital where injured people of a stampede incident are treated, in Shanghai January 1, 2015.

    China's state-run Xinhua News Agency is reporting that 35 people have been killed in a stampede during the city's New Year's celebrations.

  • Shanghai New Year's Eve stampede kills 35 Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 11:46 PM ET

    A stampede killed at least 35 people at Shanghai New Year's celebrations, officials said, possibly due to a rush to grab fake money thrown from a building.

  • HK derivatives boom amid stock-link hurdles Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 7:57 PM ET
    Shanghai Stock Exchange

    Hong Kong's derivatives market is thriving as foreign funds prevented from using the HK-Shanghai trading link look for a back door to access China stocks.

  • US puts hefty duties on solar goods from China, Taiwan Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:28 AM ET
    Technicians install solar panels on a house in Mission Viejo, Calif.

    The U.S. confirmed steep import duties on solar products from China and Taiwan on Tuesday which could inflame trade tensions between the countries.

  • Censors loom over Sony PlayStation's China prospects Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 6:19 PM ET

    Sony Corp should fear China's censors as it prepares to unveil the price and release date of its PlayStation 4 gaming console in the world's third-largest gaming market.

  • Bearish Chinese bets fuel iron ore rout Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 6:37 PM ET
    Trucks at an iron ore mine

    A halving in the price of iron ore this year has been fueled in part by Chinese speculators who built up huge short positions on the one-year-old futures contract.

  • Chart of the day: Shanghai Composite Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 12:31 PM ET
    Chart of the day: Shanghai Composite

    FMHR trader Josh Brown dissects the almost 30 percent move higher in the Shanghai Composite this year.

  • EU regulatory concerns curb China stock link volumes Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 5:57 PM ET
    Floor traders monitor share prices during afternoon trading at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

    Concerns by Europe's top funds watchdog that the Hong Kong-China trading link may not adequately protect investors are preventing thousands of funds from buying Shanghai stocks.

  • How Chinese investors feel about Shanghai-HK trade link

    This episode of "Inside China" takes a look at the buzz in Shanghai, China's financial capital, after the start of a historic stock connect program.