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  • TOKYO, Nov 14- Japan's Nikkei edged lower in choppy trade on Wednesday morning as investors sold resource stocks after oil prices plunged. "What investors are focused on the most is development in U.S.- China trade talks so the market will likely remain tense for a while." President Donald Trump's top economic adviser said on Tuesday that the United States...

  • *China Oct steel output at 82.55 mln T. BEIJING, Nov 14- China's steel output hit record levels in October, rising for a third straight month as mills rushed to boost output ahead of winter production cuts. The record production came even after the major steel producing province of Hebei in northern China last month issued two second-level pollution alerts,...

  • TOKYO, Nov 14- Oil prices struggled for traction on Wednesday after sinking on worries about weakening world demand and oversupply, while global shares sagged with slowing growth concerns overshadowing potential positives such as progress in the Brexit saga. Brent had soared to a four-year high of $86.74 early in October as the market braced for U.S....

  • *Jan-Oct fixed-asset investment +5.7 pct y/y. BEIJING, Nov 14- China reported a mixed bag of economic data for October on Wednesday, but industrial output and investment grew faster than expected, suggesting a flurry of support measures may be starting to take hold. Industrial output rose 5.9 percent in October, the National Bureau of Statistics said on...

  • BEIJING, Nov 14- Growth in China's real estate investment in October cooled to a 10- month low and home sales fell again, as developers held back expansion plans in the face of broadly softening economic conditions. Property investment, which mainly focuses on residential but also includes commercial and office space, grew 7.7 percent in October from a year...

  • BEIJING, Nov 14- China's industrial output grew 5.9 percent in October from a year earlier and fixed-asset investment rose 5.7 percent in the first 10 months, both above forecasts, but retail sales rose less than expected last month, data showed on Wednesday. Private investment accounts for about 60 percent of overall investment in China. With U.S. trade duties...

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 14- London three-month copper prices edged down on Wednesday as disappointing Chinese credit growth capped a short rally on optimism over U.S.- China trade talks. President Donald Trump's top economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Tuesday that the United States welcomed the resumption of talks with China on trade. The news supported base...

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 14- Oil markets struggled to find their footing on Wednesday after plunging by 7 percent the previous session, with surging supply and the spectre of faltering demand keeping investors on edge. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures were at $55.54 per barrel at 0159 GMT, down 15 cents from their last settlement. International benchmark Brent...

  • BEIJING, Nov 14- Following is a breakdown of China's fixed-asset investment for the year to date, published by the National Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday.:. Jan-Oct Jan-Sep Jan-Aug Jan-Jul Jan-Jun Jan-May Jan-Apr Jan-Mar Jan-Feb Jan-Dec Jan-Nov Jan-Oct FAI 5.7 5.4 5.3 5.5 6.0 6.1 7.0 7.5 7.9 7.2 7.2 7.3 State firms 1.8 1.2 1.1 1.5 3.0 4.1 6.5 7.1 9.2 10.1 11.0...

  • BEIJING, Nov 14- Following is a breakdown of China's real estate investment for the year to October, published by the National Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday. Actual investment in the sector:. Jan-Oct Jan-Sep Jan-Aug Jan-Jul Jan-Jun Jan-May Jan-Apr Jan-Mar Jan-Feb Jan-Dec Jan-Nov Jan-Oct Level 9,932.5 8,866.5 7,651.9 6,588.6 5,553.1 4,142.0 3,059.2...

  • BEIJING, Nov 14- Following is a breakdown of China's industrial output for October, published by the National Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday.:. Oct Sep Aug Jul Jun May Apr Mar Jan-Feb Dec Nov Oct Overall output 5.9 5.8 6.1 6.0 6.0 6.8 7.0 6.0 7.2 6.2 6.1 6.2 Sales/output ratio 98.1 98.8 98.5 98.0 97.8 97.8 98.9 97.3 97.9 98.8 97.8 97.8 Industrial exports 14.7 11.7...

  • BEIJING, Nov 14- Following is a breakdown of China's retail sales for October, published by the National Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday.:. Oct Sep Aug Jul Jun May Apr Mar Jan-Feb Dec Nov Oct Overall 8.6 9.2 9.0 8.8 9.0 8.5 9.4 10.1 9.7. Garments 4.7 9.0 7.0 8.7 10.0 6.6 9.2 14.8 7.7 9.7 9.5 8.0 Cosmetics 6.4 7.7 7.8 7.8 11.5 10.3 15.1 22.7 12.5.

  • CHINA OCT RETAIL SALES +8.6 PCT Y/Y (REUTERS POLL +9.1 PCT).

  • OPEC and its allies, who were talking about increasing production as recently as October to offset the impact of sanctions on Iran, are now openly discussing the need for output cuts to avert a build-up in stocks. The prospective reimposition of sanctions on Iran masked a big shift in the market outlook in recent months as non- OPEC oil production accelerated...

  • CHINA JAN-OCT PROPERTY INVESTMENT +9.7 PCT Y/Y.

  • CHINA JAN-OCT FIXED-ASSET INVESTMENT +5.7 PCT Y/Y.

  • CHINA OCT INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT +5.9 PCT Y/Y (REUTERS POLL +5.7 PCT).

  • President Donald Trump's top economic adviser said on Tuesday that the United States welcomed the resumption of talks with China on trade, while Vice President Mike Pence warned Beijing to change its behavior so as to avoid a new cold war with the United States. *Britain struck a draft divorce deal with the European Union after more than a year of talks, thrusting...

  • *Sterling erases most of its losses from last two sessions. *Dollar index falls from a 16- month high. SINGAPORE, Nov 14- The euro and sterling climbed higher on Wednesday as investor confidence rose on news Britain had struck a draft divorce deal with the European Union after more than a year of talks.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday he supported a bill that would protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller from any politically motivated firings and would urge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow a vote on it. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said he also supported the bill but would not...