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  • *Panel of external directors met on Thursday- sources. TOKYO, Dec 14- Nissan Motor Co's board is unlikely to select a chairman to succeed Carlos Ghosn as had been expected on Dec. 17 after a panel tasked to choose a candidate did not agree on a nominee in a meeting held Thursday, a source said. Ghosn has been held in a Tokyo jail since he was arrested on Nov. 19 on suspicion of...

  • SHANGHAI/ SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 14- Apple Inc, facing a court ban in China on some of its iPhone models over alleged infringement of Qualcomm Inc patents, said on Friday it will push software updates to users in a bid to resolve potential issues. "Based on the iPhone models we offer today in China, we believe we are in compliance," Apple said. Qualcomm has said that the Fuzhou...

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 14- The dollar firmed against most major counterparts on Friday, as investor focus shifted to an expected U.S. interest rate hike next week, although gains are likely to be capped on greater uncertainty about next year's policy outlook. The greenback found broad support as the euro and pound came under pressure after downbeat comments from the...

  • *China produced 2.82 mln T of aluminum last month. BEIJING, Dec 14- China's primary aluminum output rebounded in November after three straight months of decline, defying a fall in prices for the metal used in everything from construction to making cars. On a daily basis, China produced 94,000 tonnes of aluminum last month, versus around 88,000 tonnes in October,...

  • *China produced 2.82 mln T of aluminium last month. BEIJING, Dec 14- China's primary aluminium output rebounded in November after three straight months of decline, defying a fall in prices for the metal used in everything from construction to making cars. On a daily basis, China produced 94,000 tonnes of aluminium last month, versus around 88,000 tonnes in October,...

  • RIC= JPINTRQP Bank of Japan policy poll data. TOKYO, Dec 14- Japan should raise its sales tax above the planned 10 percent to cope with increased social welfare costs as the population ages and declines, most economists in a Reuters poll said, with some recommending it should be over 20 percent. Due to a declining birthrate and one of the world's highest average...

  • China, the world's second-largest economy and the largest crude importer, on Friday reported some of the slowest retail sales and industrial output growth in years for November, highlighting the risks of the country's trade dispute with the United States. Oil refinery throughput in November in China fell from October, which was the second-highest month on...

  • BEIJING, Dec 14- Property investment in China picked up in November, in contrast to other key data where growth weakened sharply, though soft home sales and land purchases pointed to a dim outlook for the sector amid a slowing broader economy. Real estate investment, which mainly focuses on the residential sector but includes commercial and office space, rose 9.3...

  • *Nikkei has dropped 1.4 percent for the week. TOKYO, Dec 14- Japan's Nikkei dropped more than 2 percent on Friday morning, led by SoftBank, Fast Retailing and other large-cap stocks, hit by a dull estimate for a futures and options expiry and worrisome Chinese and Japanese economic indicators. China's November industrial output grew 5.4 percent from a year earlier...

  • *Jan-Nov fixed-asset investment +5.9 pct y/y. BEIJING, Dec 14- China's November retail sales grew at their weakest pace since 2003 and industrial output rose the least in nearly three years as domestic demand softened further, underlining rising risks to the economy as China works to defuse a trade dispute with the United States. Retail sales rose 8.1 percent in...

  • Soybeans slid after the U.S. Department of Agriculture said private exporters sold 1.13 million tonnes of U.S. soybeans to China, the first significant purchases in more than six months after a U.S.- China trade truce was reached on Dec. 1. But the market was expecting China to purchase between 3 and 5 million tonnes, traders said. And there was no clarity about...

  • TOKYO, Dec 14- Asian shares tumbled on Friday after China reported a set of weak data, fanning fresh worries of a sharp slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy and leaving investors fretting over the wider impact of a yet unresolved Sino-U.S. trade dispute. China's November retail sales grew at the weakest pace since 2003 and industrial output rose the...

  • *China produced 2.82 mln T of aluminium last month. BEIJING, Dec 14- China's primary aluminium output rebounded in November after three straight months of decline, official data showed on Friday, as smelters pushed out metal before winter production curbs kicked in around the middle of the month. On a daily basis, China produced 94,000 tonnes of aluminium last...

  • *China produced 2.82 mln T of aluminum last month. BEIJING, Dec 14- China's primary aluminum output rebounded in November after three straight months of decline, official data showed on Friday, as smelters pushed out metal before winter production curbs kicked in around the middle of the month. On a daily basis, China produced 94,000 tonnes of aluminum last month,...

  • BEIJING, Dec 14- China's crude steel output dropped to its lowest in seven months in November, government data showed on Friday, hit by shrinking profit-margins at mills and winter restrictions on emissions. The world's top steelmaker produced 77.62 million tonnes of steel last month, down from a record 82.55 million tonnes in October and the weakest level...

  • *China Jan-Nov crude oil throughput +7.2 pct y/y at 554.5 mln tonnes- stats bureau. *China Nov power generation +3.6 pct y/y at 554.3 bln Kwh- stats bureau. *China Jan-Nov power generation +6.9 pct y/y at 6.16 trln KwH- stats bureau.

  • *Dec big manufacturers' sentiment DI plus 19 vs f'cast +17. TOKYO, Dec 14- Japanese business confidence and capital expenditure plans held steady from three months ago, a closely-watched central bank survey showed, a sign companies weren't significantly worried about escalating trade frictions and global growth concerns. "The solid tankan results probably...

  • RPT- CHINA JAN-NOV COKE OUTPUT -0.1 PCT Y/Y AT 397.8 MLN TONNES- STATS BUREAU.

  • RPT- CHINA NOV POWER GENERATION +3.6 PCT Y/Y AT 554.3 BLN KWH- STATS BUREAU.

  • RPT- CHINA NOV NON-FERROUS OUTPUT +12.7 PCT Y/Y AT 4.71 MLN TONNES- STATS BUREAU.