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  • TOKYO, Jan 21- Nissan CEO Hirota Saikawa said on Monday that he had not heard directly about a reported French proposal to integrate the Japanese carmaker's management with Renault, adding that it was not the time to discuss revising the partners' capital ties. The Nikkei newspaper reported on Sunday that a French government delegation had informed Tokyo that...

  • BEIJING/ SINGAPORE, Jan 21- Chinese oil refiners raised their output to a record in 2018, led by state-run oil majors which maximised operations on firm profit-margins and private refiners which increased processing after being granted higher crude import quotas. Refiners processed 603.57 million tonnes of crude last year, or about 12.07 million barrels...

  • *China posts 6.6 pct 2018 growth, weakest in 28 years. SINGAPORE, Jan 21- Oil prices firmed on Monday after data showed China's economic slowdown was not as big as some analysts had expected, with supply cuts led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries also offering support. China's September- December 2018 growth was at 6.4 percent, down from 6.5...

  • BEIJING, Jan 21- Final consumption accounted for 76.2 percent of China's economic growth in 2018, while capital formation accounted for 32.4 percent of growth, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Monday. Net exports were an 8.6 percent drag on economic growth last year, Reuters calculations based on official data showed. Those numbers compare to shared...

  • *Toyota to own 51 pct of JV, the rest by Panasonic- source. TOKYO, Jan 21- Toyota Motor Corp and Panasonic Corp are set to launch a joint venture next year to produce batteries for electric vehicles in an effort to compete with Chinese rivals, a source familiar with the matter said. The joint venture, to be owned 51 percent by Toyota and the rest by Panasonic, could also...

  • BEIJING, Jan 21- Growth in property investment in China cooled to the second slowest pace in 2018 in December, adding to signs of a further slackening in the real estate market in a blow to a key driver economic growth. Real estate investment, which mainly focuses on the residential sector but includes commercial and office space, rose 8.2 percent in December from a...

  • BEIJING, Jan 21- China's economic growth cooled slightly in the fourth quarter from a year earlier as expected, weighed down by weak investment and faltering consumer confidence as Washington piled on trade pressure, leaving 2018 growth the weakest in 28 years. China's stock market held steady after the data. The Australian dollar, seen as a liquid proxy for...

  • BEIJING, Jan 21- China's economic growth cooled slightly in the fourth quarter from a year earlier as expected, weighed down by weak investment and faltering consumer confidence as Washington piled on trade pressure, leaving 2018 growth the weakest in 28 years. Signs of further cooling in China-- which has generated nearly a third of global growth in recent years--...

  • BEIJING, Jan 21- China's average daily steel output in December hit its lowest level since March, according to Reuters calculations based on official data, as producers cut output amid shrinking profit-margins. Total output fell to 76.12 million tonnes last month from 77.62 million tonnes in November, but was up 8.2 percent from December 2017, data from the...

  • *Asia shares ex- Japan up 0.4 pct, China blue chip advance. SYDNEY, Jan 21- Asian markets kept their nerve on Monday as data showed the Chinese economy slowed at the end of last year, underlining the urgent need for more stimulus as Beijing wrestles with the United States over trade. Investors are also waiting to hear British Prime Minister Theresa May's' Plan B' for...

  • *China Dec coke output up 4.9 pct y/y at 38.1 mln tonnes- stats bureau. *China Dec power generation up 6.2 pct y/y at 620 bln kwh- stats bureau. *China Dec crude steel output up 8.2 pct y/y at 76.12 mln tonnes- stats bureau.

  • BEIJING, Jan 21- China's fixed-asset investment rose 5.9 percent in 2018, missing expectations of a 6.0 percent increase and the slowest annual growth since at least 1996, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Monday. Private-sector fixed-asset investment, which accounts for about 60 percent of overall investment in China, rose 8.7 percent in 2018,...

  • BEIJING, Jan 21- Following is a breakdown of China's real estate investment for the year to December, published by the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday. Actual investment in the sector:. Jan-Dec Jan-Nov Jan-Oct Jan-Sep Jan-Aug Jan-Jul Jan-Jun Jan-May Jan-Apr Jan-Mar Jan-Feb Jan-Dec Level 12,026.4 11,008.3 9,932.5 8,866.5 7,651.9 6,588.6 5,553.1...

  • BEIJING, Jan 21- China's economy grew 6.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 from a year earlier, official data showed on Monday, in line with expectations and slower than the previous quarter's 6.5 percent growth. The September-December growth rate was the weakest expansion since the financial crisis, data published by the National Bureau of Statistics...

  • BEIJING, Jan 21- Following is a breakdown of China's fixed-asset investment for the year to date, published by the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday.:. Jan-Dec Jan-Nov Jan-Oct Jan-Sep Jan-Aug Jan-Jul Jan-Jun Jan-May Jan-Apr Jan-Mar Jan-Feb Jan-Dec FAI 5.9 5.9 5.7 5.4 5.3 5.5 6.0 6.1 7.0 7.5 7.9 7.2 State firms 1.9 2.3 1.8 1.2 1.1 1.5 3.0 4.1 6.5 7.1 9.2 10.1...

  • BEIJING, Jan 21- Following is a breakdown of China's industrial output for December, published by the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday.:. Dec Nov Oct Sep Aug Jul Jun May Apr Mar Jan-Feb Dec Overall output 5.7 5.4 5.9 5.8 6.1 6.0 6.0 6.8 7.0 6.0 7.2 6.2 Sales/output ratio 98.5 97.6 98.1 98.8 98.5 98.0 97.8 97.8 98.9 97.3 97.9 98.8 Industrial exports 4.1 7.6 14.7...

  • CHINA JAN-DEC PROPERTY INVESTMENT +9.5 PCT Y/Y.

  • CHINA JAN-DEC FIXED-ASSET INVESTMENT +5.9 PCT Y/Y.

  • CHINA DEC INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT +5.7 PCT Y/Y (REUTERS POLL +5.3 PCT).

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 21- Oil prices dipped on Monday, weighed down by expectations that China will report its weakest economic growth in almost three decades amid waning domestic demand and painful U.S. tariffs. Still, analysts expect oil prices to be relatively well supported this year by supply cuts led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and...