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  • SINGAPORE, Oct 19- Oil prices nudged higher on Friday on signs of surging demand in China, the world's second-biggest oil user, though prices are set to fall for a second week amid concerns of the ongoing Sino-U.S. trade war is limiting overall economic activity. Brent crude oil futures were trading at $79.51 per barrel at 0521 GMT, up 22 cents, or 0.3 percent, from...

  • *Q3 GDP +6.5 pct y/y, down from Q2, vs poll +6.6 pct. BEIJING, Oct 19- China's economic growth cooled to its weakest pace since the global financial crisis in the third quarter, with regulators pledging further policy support as a years-long campaign to tackle debt risks and the trade war with the United States began to bite. The economy grew 6.5 percent in the third...

  • *China's Q3 economic growth slowest since 2009. BENGALURU, Oct 19- Gold prices nudged higher on Friday as Asian shares fell on renewed political and economic concerns including China's weak growth, with the metal on track for a third straight weekly gain. China's economy grew 6.5 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, its weakest pace since the global...

  • *SSEC -0.02 pct, CSI300 +0.21 pct, HSI -0.34 pct. *China Q3 GDP growth slowest since Q1 2009. SHANGHAI, Oct 19- Chinese blue chips inched up on Friday morning, clawing back losses from the previous session, as regulators pledged support for firms facing liquidity problems, and brushing off data that showed the slowest quarterly economic growth since 2009..

  • *Asia air cargo volume up 4.8 pct in Jan-Aug. JEJU, South Korea, Oct 19- Strong e-commerce demand is fueling Asia's air freight market, with the U.S.- China trade war having minimal negative impact so far and in some cases even boosting shipments, industry executives said on Friday. E-commerce is growing at pace in populous Asia, driven by Chinese behemoth Alibaba...

  • *Q3 GDP +6.5 pct y/y, down from Q2, vs poll +6.6 pct. BEIJING, Oct 19- China's economic growth cooled to its weakest pace since the global financial crisis in the third quarter, with regulators pledging further policy support as a years-long campaign to tackle debt risks and the trade war with the United States began to bite. The economy grew 6.5 percent in the third...

  • TOKYO, Oct 19- Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday that a U.S. government report on currencies did not suggest Tokyo's foreign-exchange policy was inappropriate and that Washington's assessment would not restrict Japan's currency management. In its semiannual currency report issued on Wednesday, the U.S. Treasury Department said it was...

  • *New capacity has been coming online in northwestern China. China has been given the go-ahead for a number of big coal mines as it tries to ease concerns about fuel shortages amid a crackdown on small outdated mines and tightened emission controls. By the end of June, China had a total of 3.49 billion tonnes of coal mining capacity, while another 976 million tonnes...

  • *Q3 GDP +6.5 pct y/y, down from Q2, vs poll +6.6 pct. BEIJING, Oct 19- China's economic growth cooled to its weakest pace since the global financial crisis in the third quarter, raising pressure on Beijing to step up policy support as a years-long campaign to tackle debt risks and the trade war with the United States began to bite. The economy grew 6.5 percent in the third...

  • Oct 19- Chicago soybean futures slid on Friday with the marker on track for their second week of declines on pressure from disappointing U.S. weekly exports and improved harvest weather. The most-active soybean contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade has lost 0.6 percent this week, its biggest weekly slide since mid-September. "Exports are slowing down as China...

  • BEIJING, Oct 19- Growth in China's real estate investment eased in September and home sales fell for the first time since April, pointing to growing strains in a major driver of economic activity. Growth in real estate investment, which mainly focuses on residential but also includes commercial and office space, rose 8.9 percent in September from a year earlier,...

  • BEIJING, Oct 19- China's primary aluminium production fell for a second straight month in September and slid to its lowest level since May, as weaker aluminium prices and higher input costs led smelters to cut back output. Aluminium prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange fell by 4.2 percent in September, whereas spot prices for alumina, the substance used to...

  • BEIJING, Oct 19- China's primary aluminum production fell for a second straight month in September and slid to its lowest level since May, as weaker aluminum prices and higher input costs led smelters to cut back output. Aluminum prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange fell by 4.2 percent in September, whereas spot prices for alumina, the substance used to make...

  • BEIJING, Oct 19- China's third quarter economic growth slowed to its weakest pace since the global financial crisis, and missed expectations, as a years-long campaign to tackle debt risks and the trade war with the United States began to bite. The economy grew 6.5 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, slower than the second quarter, the National Bureau...

  • *Average profit margins remain above 1,000 yuan/ T- analysts. BEIJING, Oct 19- China's daily steel output hit a record high in September, as mills in the world's top producer rushed to cash in on strong profit margins before the start of winter production curbs aimed at tackling smog. "Mills have strong incentives to ramp up production due to hefty profits," said...

  • *Q3 GDP +6.5 pct y/y, down from Q2, vs poll +6.6 pct. BEIJING, Oct 19- China's third quarter economic growth slowed to its weakest pace since the global financial crisis, and missed expectations, as a years-long campaign to tackle debt risks and the trade war with the United States began to bite. The economy grew 6.5 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, slower...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 19- Shares in China extended losses in early trade on Friday as the country recorded its slowest quarterly growth rate since 2009, despite statements from senior regulators pledging support for private firms and companies facing liquidity problems. In a move to shore up investor sentiment ahead, the governor of the People's Bank of China said on...

  • BEIJING, Oct 19- Following is a breakdown of China's fixed-asset investment for the year to date, published by the National Bureau of Statistics on Friday.:. Jan-Sep Jan-Aug Jan-Jul Jan-Jun Jan-May Jan-Apr Jan-Mar Jan-Feb Jan-Dec Jan-Nov Jan-Oct Jan-Sep FAI 5.4 5.3 5.5 6.0 6.1 7.0 7.5 7.9 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.5 State firms 1.2 1.1 1.5 3.0 4.1 6.5 7.1 9.2 10.1 11.0 10.9 11.0...

  • BEIJING, Oct 19- Following is a breakdown of China's real estate investment for the year to September, published by the National Bureau of Statistics on Friday. Actual investment in the sector:. Jan-Sep Jan-Aug Jan-Jul Jan-Jun Jan-May Jan-Apr Jan-Mar Jan-Feb Jan-Dec Jan-Nov Jan-Oct Jan-Sep Level 8,866.5 7,651.9 6,588.6 5,553.1 4,142.0 3,059.2 2,129.1...

  • BEIJING, Oct 19- Following is a breakdown of China's industrial output for September, published by the National Bureau of Statistics on Friday.:. Sep Aug Jul Jun May Apr Mar Jan-Feb Dec Nov Oct Sep Overall output 5.8 6.1 6.0 6.0 6.8 7.0 6.0 7.2 6.2 6.1 6.2 6.6 Sales/output ratio 98.8 98.5 98.0 97.8 97.8 98.9 97.3 97.9 98.8 97.8 97.8 98.3 Industrial exports 11.7 12.5 8.7...