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  • LONDON, Nov 15- Chinese copper smelter Jiangxi Copper and miner Antofagasta have agreed 2019 copper treatment and refining charges at $80.80 a tonne and 8.08 cents a pound, three sources familiar with the matter said. The charges agreed between Jiangxi and Antofagasta are down from the 2018 benchmark of $82.25 a tonne and 8.225 cents a pound.

  • *Subsidiary Xiamen Airlines to remain in SkyTeam. *Oneworld member American Airlines owns China Southern stake. SHANGHAI/ SINGAPORE, Nov 15- China Southern Airlines said it will leave the SkyTeam airline alliance on Jan. 1 next year to meet the needs of the company's own development strategy.

  • *Subsidiary Xiamen Airlines to remain in SkyTeam. *Oneworld member American Airlines owns China Southern stake. SHANGHAI/ SINGAPORE, Nov 15- China Southern Airlines said it will leave the SkyTeam airline alliance on Jan. 1 next year to meet the needs of the company's own development strategy.

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 15- London copper and other base metals rose on Thursday, supported on signs that China and the United States may be taking steps to de-escalate their bitter trade dispute. China has sent a written response to U.S. demands for trade reforms, said three U.S. government sources, which could lead to negotiations to end the trade war between the world's...

  • *China delivers written response to U.S. on trade war demands. SHANGHAI, Nov 15- China shares jumped on Thursday after Beijing delivered a written response to U.S. trade demands, raising hopes for new negotiations between the countries, and as financial and securities companies benefited from policy support for markets. **But a Reuters analysis of the earnings of...

  • *Los Pelambres expansion to lift output for 1st time in 14 years. SHANGHAI, Nov 15- The board of directors of Chilean miner Antofagasta has approved a $1.3 billion expansion of the company's flagship Los Pelambres copper mine in Chile, Chief Executive Ivan Arriagada said on Thursday. Construction will start in January, Arriagada told Reuters in an interview at...

  • BEIJING, Nov 15- China's new home prices picked up slightly in October, led by sustained gains in smaller cities and suggesting a key driver of economic growth remained resilient, although investor caution points to moderation heading into 2019.. Average new home prices in China's 70 major cities rose 1.0 percent in October from a month earlier, a touch higher...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 15- Shares in China rebounded on Thursday morning after China delivered a written response to U.S. trade demands, lifting hopes for a resumption of negotiations, and as property firms gained after data showed new home prices rose in October. **China's blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.49 percent, with its financial sector sub-index higher by 0.83...

  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Nov 15- China's powerful state planner said on Thursday it had not considered reducing the vehicle purchase tax, seemingly pouring cold water on industry hopes that Beijing might cut the tariff by half to shore up the flagging auto market. China's car market is on the brink of an annual contraction not seen since at least 1990 after sales fell...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 15- India's refined copper consumption is set to more than double over the next eight years amid rising demand from the power, auto and consumer sectors, the chief executive of one of the country's top copper smelters said on Thursday. Birla Copper, a unit of Hindalco Industries, has around 430,000 tonnes per year of copper smelting capacity in...

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 15- London copper inched higher along with other metals on Thursday, supported by expectations of potential stimulus measures in China to boost the world's No. 2 economy after recent data pointed to cooling growth. "The economic data out of China was a little bit mixed and obviously taking some time for investors to analyse. *U.S.- CHINA TRADE: China...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 15- India's refined copper consumption is set to more than double over the next eight years amid rising demand from the power, auto and consumer sectors, the chief executive of one of the country's top copper smelters said on Thursday. The nation's consumption of the metal is expected to rise to 1.433 million tonnes by 2026 from 650,000 tonnes in...

  • BEIJING, Nov 15- China's new home prices accelerated in October, led by gains in smaller cities, suggesting a key driver of the country's economic growth remained intact despite slower investment and increasing economic headwinds. Average new home prices in China's 70 major cities rose 1.0 percent in October from a month earlier, a touch higher than the...

  • CHINA OCT SHANGHAI NEW HOME PRICES -0.4 PCT Y/Y STATS BUREAU.

  • CHINA OCT SHANGHAI NEW HOME PRICES +0.1 PCT M/M STATS BUREAU.

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 14- Around 20 Chinese firms hope to list on a planned technology board, with the first coming as soon as the first quarter of 2019, the state-owned China Securities Journal reported on Wednesday, citing a recent meeting. The companies seeking listings come from tech hubs such as Shanghai, Shenzhen and the Zhongguancun area of Beijing, the paper said.

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 14- Copper prices fell on Wednesday as weak retail sales data in China fueled concerns over cooling growth in the world's top copper consumer. China delivered a mixed economic report card for October with retail sales growing at its slowest pace since May and pointing to a consumption slowdown, even as a pick-up in industrial output and...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 14- Chinese copper smelters are looking to make more investments in mines, pushing to shore up supply of concentrate at a time when competition for the raw material is heating up, industry executives said on Wednesday. China is the world's biggest consumer of the metal but its own copper mine production has been stagnating amid a broad crackdown on...

  • **China's blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.14 percent, with its financial sector sub-index lower by 0.16 percent and the healthcare sub-index down 0.09 percent. **China's credit growth slowed sharply in October, despite pressure by regulators on banks to help keep cash-starved companies afloat, pointing to further weakening in the economy.

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 14- London three-month copper prices edged down on Wednesday as disappointing Chinese credit growth capped gains on optimism over U.S.- China trade talks and Chinese investment growth. "There's a slight improvement in investment that showed the government's physical support as they have promised, but... it's not satisfactory because the loan...