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  • HONG KONG, Jan 21- Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing will launch new initiatives including an onshore China commodities platform and a way for foreign companies to list via the Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect program, HKEx Chief Executive Charles Li said on Thursday.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 19- U.S. cattle producers have called on CME Group Inc and federal legislators to rein in price volatility they say has rendered the world's largest livestock futures market ineffective. The National Cattlemen's Beef Association blames price swings on high-frequency traders, and R-CALF USA says the nation's largest meat packers fueled price...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 15- Standard& Poor's on Friday dropped the credit rating for the financially struggling Chicago Board of Education deeper into "junk" ahead of the school district's $875 million bond sale slated for later this month. Still S&P said the Chicago Public Schools expects to end fiscal 2016 with just $33 million in its coffers. The rating agency also noted...

  • WARSAW, Jan 15- Rating agency Standard and Poor's unexpectedly cut Poland's credit rating by one notch to BBB+ on Friday, saying the new conservative government has weakened the independence and effectiveness of key institutions. "The downgrade reflects our view that Poland's system of institutional checks and balances has been eroded significantly," S&P...

  • ABUJA, Jan 11- Nigeria's central bank is halting dollar sales to non-bank foreign exchange operators and letting commercial banks accept dollar deposits with immediate effect, its governor said on Monday, in an effort to shore up dwindling foreign reserves. Africa's biggest economy, an OPEC member state that depends on oil sales for about 95 percent of its...

  • *Focus on yuan, China shares. China announced late on Thursday it suspended its new stock market circuit breaker introduced only on Monday as the system failed to reduce market volatility, with some market players even saying it backfired. "The sharp drop has led to speculation that China is letting go of the reins on the CNY, or perhaps targeting faster...

  • *China circuit breaker suspended as of Friday. China allowed the biggest fall in the yuan in five months, and Shanghai stocks were halted for the second time this week after another brutal selloff tripped a newly-imposed circuit breaker. The Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges, however, said China would suspend the circuit breaker as of Friday.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St swoons on China shock, oil slide Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 1:08 PM ET

    *China circuit breaker suspended as of Friday. China allowed the biggest fall in the yuan in five months, and Shanghai stocks were halted for the second time this week after another brutal selloff tripped a newly imposed circuit breaker. Global stocks, however, recouped some losses after the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges said China would suspend the...

  • *Share prices off lows as China suspends circuit-breaker. *Miners and car stocks hit hard by China worries. MILAN/ LONDON, Jan 7- European shares fell sharply on Thursday after China accelerated the depreciation of the yuan but were helped off their lows after the Chinese securities regulator said it would suspend its new stock market circuit-breaker mechanism.

  • *China again guides yuan lower, spooking investors. China stocks circuit breaker suspended. Stocks on Wall Street pared losses after China suspended the circuit breaker that stops trading for the day when stocks fall 7 percent, a halt that occurred twice this week.

  • *Bond yields rise after China suspends market circuit breaker. LONDON, Jan 7- Yields on safe-haven euro zone bonds rose on Thursday, giving up earlier falls, as news that China would suspend its stock market circuit breaker mechanism boosted risk appetite. But focus remained on China and a suspension of the country's stock market circuit breaker as of Friday...

  • US STOCKS-Wall Street hit by China tumult, oil slide Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 11:18 AM ET

    *China circuit breaker suspended as of Friday. China allowed the biggest fall in the yuan in five months, and Shanghai stocks were halted for the second time this week after another brutal selloff tripped a new circuit breaker. Global stocks, however, trimmed losses after the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges said China would suspend the circuit breaker as...

  • *Europe stocks off lows as China suspends circuit breakers. *Miners and car stocks hit hard by China worries. MILAN/ LONDON, Jan 7- European shares fell sharply on Thursday after China accelerated the depreciation of the yuan, but came off lows after the Chinese securities regulator said it would suspend its new stock market circuit breaker mechanism.

  • SINGAPORE/ SHANGHAI, Jan 7- China will suspend its new stock market circuit breaker as of Friday, the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges said on their websites on Thursday, after the mechanism sparked sharp falls in the country's volatile markets. Earlier on Thursday, China's stock markets were suspended for the day less than half an hour after the open as the...

  • LONDON, Jan 7- European financial markets recovered some ground after China said it would suspend its new stock market circuit breaker mechanism as of Friday. The index had at one stage been down by 3.6 percent, but then recovered slightly to stand 2.5 percent lower by 1505 GMT. "The scrapping of the circuit breaker has given a little bump to risk appetite," said Owen...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 7- China will suspend its new stock market circuit breaker mechanism as of Friday, the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges said on their websites on Thursday. The mechanism has been in place the start of this year. Earlier on Thursday, China's stock markets were suspended for the day less than half an hour after the open as the mechanism was tripped...

  • *Circuit breaker halts China's markets for two days this week. SINGAPORE, Jan 7- A new circuit breaker designed to stem volatility in China's stock markets by halting trade when the market plunges, was making it worse, investors and analysts said on Thursday after the mechanism brought trade to an end for the second time this week. "The 5 percent threshold is clearly...

  • *MSCI Asia-Pacific index drops to 3- mth low, Nikkei down 2.2 pct. Regional currencies battered, Singapore dollar falls to 6- yr low. TOKYO, Jan 7- Asian stocks slid across the board on Thursday after China again guided the yuan sharply lower while Shanghai shares tanked more than 7 percent and triggered a stock market circuit breaker for the second time this week.

  • Jan 5- The whole stock-market-by-diktat thing is not working out so well for China, or for the rest of the global economy. China suspended stock trading nationwide on Monday after a 7 percent loss in the benchmark index of Shanghai and Shenzen shares triggered a newly implemented circuit-breaker. The drop wasn't so much driven by news that China's economy was...

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 4- China's major stock exchanges tanked on the first trading day of the year, triggering a "circuit-breaker" that suspended equities trade nation-wide for the first time and put months of regulatory work to restore market stability at risk. The selloff saw the CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen lose 7.0 percent...