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PRESS DIGEST - China - Oct 10

SHANGHAI, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Chinese newspapers available inBeijing and Shanghai carried the following stories on Tuesday.Reuters has not checked the stories and does not vouch for theiraccuracy.

CHINA SECURITIES JOURNAL

-- The first round of fundraising will soon close forChina's first buyout fund, run by a unit of CITIC Securities Co,after raising 3 billion yuan ($477.1 million) initially. Thefund will focus on sectors including finance, agriculture,manufacturing, energy and media.

SHANGHAI SECURITIES NEWS

-- The Singapore branch of Bank of China has obtained full banking licences from the MonetaryAuthority of Singapore.

-- Chinese dairy maker Beingmate has signed aglobal strategic cooperation agreement with Irish food companyKerry Group.

For Hong Kong and South China newspapers see.....($1 = 6.2878 Chinese yuan)

(Reporting by Shanghai Newsroom)

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