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  • *China likely to keep out of policy spotlight at meeting. SHANGHAI, July 21- Finance heads from the world's leading economies will confront fresh fears about protectionism when they meet in China this weekend, with Brexit fallout and dwindling policy options to boost global growth expected to dominate talks. The Group of 20 finance ministers and central...

  • *China likely to keep out of policy spotlight at meeting. SHANGHAI, July 20- Finance heads from the world's leading economies will confront fresh fears about protectionism when they meet in China this weekend, with Brexit fallout and dwindling policy options to boost global growth expected to dominate talks. The Group of 20 finance ministers and central...

  • But Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose 0.8 percent to 21,841.73 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.6 percent to 5,481.30. Stocks in mainland China and Taiwan were lower but in Indonesia and Singapore, stock indexes were higher. GLOBAL OUTLOOK: The IMF said Tuesday that Britain's decision to leave the European Union will reduce global economic growth this year...

  • A man watches a television news broadcast at a railway station in Seoul on July 9, 2016, showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch. North Korea on July 9 test-fired what appeared to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile.

    North Korea says its ballistic missile test simulated strikes against South Korean ports and airfields used by the U.S. military.

  • MADRID, July 19- Amancio Ortega, Europe's richest man and founder of global fashion group and Zara owner Inditex, held more than 6 billion euros in prime real estate assets at the end of 2015, corporate filings showed on Tuesday. The famously-reclusive magnate's real estate investment arm, Pontegadea Inmobiliaria, booked assets of 6.06 billion euros at the end...

  • SHANGHAI, July 19- Major Chinese state-owned banks pushed the yuan up sharply against the dollar on Tuesday afternoon, after it fell through a key psychological support level in the previous session. The yuan's sharp decline to 5-1/ 2 year lows has aggravated investors already rattled by slow global growth and potential fallout from Britain's decision to...

  • SHANGHAI, July 19- China's yuan edged up against the dollar on Tuesday after breaching the key level of 6.7 per dollar in the previous session, with state banks stepping in to control the slide. While China's second-quarter economic growth data on Friday was slightly stronger than expected due to growing central government support, exports continued to fall...

  • This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 23, 2016 shows a test launch of the surface-to-surface medium long-range strategic ballistic missile Hwasong-10 at an undisclosed location in North Korea.

    North Korea fired three ballistic missiles into the sea that had a range of up to 360 miles, South Korea said.

  • BEIJING— Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after Wall Street ended the week up, a Turkish military coup failed and China reported better economic data. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.1 percent to 21,674.28 and Seoul's Kospi was unchanged at 2,017.13. Benchmarks in Singapore and New Zealand gained while the Philippines and Indonesia retreated.

  • The Justice Ministry said Monday that Jin Kyung- joon, a vice ministerial-level official, was arrested and put to a detention facility on Sunday. South Korea, a vibrant, liberal democracy, is one of the leading economies in Asia, but high-profile corruption scandals still routinely take place. Jin faces allegations that he bought unlisted Nexon shares with the...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics said Friday it is in talks to buy shares of Chinese electric car maker BYD in the latest tech-auto collaboration. The company said the talks with BYD will not affect supply deals of Samsung SDI, a lithium-ion battery supplier for electric vehicles. It grew to supply about half the global market for mobile phone batteries...

  • A pair of Sennheiser Momentum 2 headphones, taken on April 17, 2015.

    Andreas Sennheiser's passion for music drives his commitment to a 71-year-old legacy, while pursuing audio innovation.

  • *H1 crude imports from Iran up 107.9 pct y/y. SEOUL, July 15- South Korea's crude imports from Iran jumped nearly 115 percent in June from a year earlier as cheaper prices for Iranian condensate prompted Asia's major ultra-light oil buyer to boost purchases of the oil products last month. More Iranian condensate imports are expected in the fourth quarter if Iran...

  • *Base rate at 1.25 pct. *Rate cut expected in coming months- analysts. SEOUL, July 14- South Korea's central bank left rates unchanged as expected on Thursday, slightly downgrading its growth and inflation forecasts and propping the door open to further easing as it monitors the government's ongoing efforts to craft a supplementary budget.

  • THURSDAY, JULY 14 WASHINGTON- International Monetary Fund's head Christine Lagarde speaks at Center for Global Development in Washington on "Redoubling our Resolve for Global Development". PRETORIA- South African central bank Deputy Governor Kuben Naidoo speaks at South Africa's first ever Public Economics Winter School, where tax policy, industrial...

  • Characters from the Line messaging app are displayed inside Line Corp.'s LINE Friends Harajuku store on July 11, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.

    Tokyo-based chat app Line launched in 2011, following a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Now it's about to go public.

  • SEOUL, July 13- Nintendo's smash hit Pokemon GO is likely to face hurdles in South Korea, where Google mapping functions are restricted due to security issues with North Korea- though some fans are already trekking out to one remote area where it can be played. South Korea is the world's fourth-biggest gaming market after China, the United States and Japan,...

  • The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Bali, Indonesia

    With global fixed income yields low, Asia and emerging market bonds and credit offer attractive returns, a portfolio manager at Fidelity told CNBC.

  • SARAJEVO- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Vice President Philip Bennett visits Bosnia. MANILA- Philippines central bank governor Amando Tetangco to speak at the central bank's luncheon for stakeholders- 0200 GMT. SARAJEVO- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Bosnia to sign a 71 million euro infrastructure loan- 0730 GMT.

  • The latest Reuters poll of over 250 analysts, fund managers and brokers worldwide taken June 27- July 11 also showed an intensifying pull between stretched share prices- with Wall Street at a record high- and bond markets, with most government bond yields at record lows and vast swathes of them negative. The Bank of England is set to reverse course in response to...