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  • China needs to advance investment treaty negotiations with the EU and both should share the objective of concluding agreements at an early date, Premier Li said when meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Beijing.

  • BEIJING— A senior European Union official on Monday urged President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and China to work with Europe to avoid trade wars and prevent conflict and chaos. European Council President Donald Tusk was speaking in Beijing at the opening of a summit between China and the European Union, just hours ahead of a summit between...

  • SINGAPORE, July 16- Chicago soybean futures were largely unchanged on Monday with the market trading near last session's decade-low on concerns Washington's trade war will curb U.S. exports. Wheat lost ground after two sessions of strong rally which was sparked by lower production in key exporting countries in Europe and the Black Sea region.

  • BEIJING, July 16- European Council President Donald Tusk said on Monday China, the United States and Russia had a duty not to start trade wars and called on the three countries to reform the World Trade Organization. He said there was still time to prevent conflict and chaos. Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker are in Beijing to meet...

  • BEIJING— EU chief Donald Tusk urges US, Russia and China not to start trade wars and destroy world order that has brought peace.

  • BEIJING, July 16- China's economy expanded at a slower pace in the second quarter as Beijing's crackdown on debt risks crimped activity, while June factory output growth weakened to a two-year low in a worrying sign as a heated trade war with the United States threatens to knock exports. "They need to slow financial deleveraging slightly and to turn their focus...

  • July 15- Goldman Sachs Group Inc is expected to name David Solomon as its next chief executive officer early this week, the New York Times reported https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/15/business/goldman-sachs-david-solomon-lloyd-bl a n k f e i n. h t m l on Sunday. The announcement, which will formally establish Goldman's President Solomon as the successor...

  • BEIJING, July 16- China's refinery runs rose in June as state-controlled oil majors boosted output of fuel products, offsetting cuts by teapots which carried out annual repairs and curbed operations due to high crude prices, data showed on Monday. Refinery throughput in June rose 8 percent from a year ago to 49.78 million tonnes, or 12.11 million barrels per day,...

  • *Trump, Putin set to meet in Helsinki on Monday. SEOUL, July 16- Oil prices fell on Monday as concerns about supply disruptions eased and Libyan ports resumed export activities, while traders eyed potential supply increases by Russia and other oil producers. Supply outages in Libya and strike action in Norway and Iraq pushed oil prices higher late last week,...

  • BEIJING, July 16- China's aluminum output in June rose 1.6 percent from the previous month to 2.83 million tonnes, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed on Monday, as a gradual ramp-up of new smelting capacity raised production. The data released in June 2017 preceded orders to close illegal smelting capacity in eastern China's Shandong province,...

  • BEIJING, July 16- China's aluminium output in June rose 1.6 percent from the previous month to 2.83 million tonnes, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed on Monday, as a gradual ramp-up of new smelting capacity raised production. The data released in June 2017 preceded orders to close illegal smelting capacity in eastern China's Shandong province,...

  • MELBOURNE, July 16- London copper traded above recent one-year lows on Monday after China's second-quarter growth slowed as expected, with the focus expected to shift to China's response to the latest U.S. tariffs plan. China's economic growth slowed in the second quarter as the government's efforts to tackle debt risks crimp activity and an intensifying...

  • *Profit margins at mills can top 1,000 yuan/ T- analysts. BEIJING, July 16- China's daily crude steel output hit a fresh record in June, even as Beijing ordered a series of environmental inspections at steel mills across the country. "Steel mills were dashing to reap as much of the bumper profits as they could despite environmental checks," said Richard Lu, analyst at CRU...

  • BEIJING, July 16- China's economic growth slowed as expected in the second quarter as the government's efforts to tackle debt risks crimp activity and an intensifying trade war with the United States threatens to knock exports. The economy grew 6.7 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier, cooling slightly from the first quarter, the National Bureau of...

  • July 15- Goldman Sachs Group Inc is expected to name David Solomon as its next chief executive officer early this week, the New York Times reported https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/15/business/goldman-sachs-david-solomon-lloyd-bl a n k f e i n. h t m l on Sunday. The announcement, which will formally establish Goldman's President Solomon as the successor...

  • BEIJING, July 16- China's economic growth slowed as expected in the second quarter as the government's efforts to tackle debt risks crimp activity and an intensifying trade war with the United States threatens to knock exports. The economy grew 6.7 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier, cooling slightly from the first quarter, the National Bureau of...

  • BEIJING, July 16- China's refinery runs rose in June as some refineries reopened after maintenance work even as higher crude prices curtailed runs at private plants, while natural gas output fell to its lowest in nine months, according to data on Monday. Refinery throughput in June rose 8 percent from a year ago to 49.78 million tonnes, or 12.11 million barrels per...

  • BEIJING, July 16- China's economy grew 6.7 percent in the second quarter of 2018 from a year earlier, official data showed on Monday, in line with expectations. The data points to a modest slowdown in the world's second-largest economy, as the government's multi-year efforts to tackle debt risks begin to weigh on growth and a trade war with the United States...

  • HONG KONG, July 16- Shares of China's ZTE Corp surged more than 12 percent in Hong Kong on Monday after the United States lifted a ban on American companies selling parts to the telecommunications equipment maker that had crippled its business. The U.S. Commerce Department removed the ban shortly after ZTE deposited $400 million in a U.S. bank escrow account as...

  • *China Q2 GDP data shows slowing growth. SHANGHAI, July 16- Asian shares were lower on Monday after data from China showed the world's second-largest economy slowed slightly in the second quarter, and as investors remain cautious over the impact of the heated Sino-U.S. trade war. Official data released Monday showed China's economy grew 6.7 percent in the second...