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China Copper Demand Seen Growing at Slowest Pace in 15 Years
Copper consumption in China, the world's biggest user, is expected to expand this year at the slowest rate since 1997 as economic growth cools, according to Beijing Antaike Information Development Co. Usage may increase 5 percent to about 7.7 million ...

Debt Cloud Hangs Over Chinese Solar Industry
By WAYNE MA. BEIJING—Thanks to the steadfast support of local governments and banks, Chinese solar companies—unlike their Western counterparts—have been able to downplay concerns over mounting debt obligations. But raising the capital needed ...

Iron ore hits lowest in nearly 3 years; miners' shares tumble
SINGAPORE/LONDON (Reuters) - Iron ore prices fell to their lowest levels since 2009 on Thursday, dragging down shares in miners including top producers of the steelmaking ingredient, Rio Tinto (RIO.L) and BHP Billiton (BLT.L), as a slowdown in top ...

No, we don't need China's money to keep deficit spending
Rob Portman's speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night was overshadowed by those of Paul Ryan and Condoleeza Rice, but it may have been the most substantive of the bunch. “China manipulates its currency giving it an unfair ...

ECB rescue plan underpins Italian bond auction
Italy sells 7 billion euros of debt with ease. * China's Wen says Merkel allayed some of his fears. * All eyes on ECB and how it will intervene in bond market. * France's Hollande sees justification for ECB action. By Francesca Landini and Andreas ...

Honeywell Girds for Increased Chinese Competition
By COLUM MURPHY. SHANGHAI—Honeywell International Inc. faces a wave of new Chinese competitors across all its businesses both in China and in emerging markets, a senior executive said, in a sign of the increasing competitiveness of Chinese ...

How the US can out-invest China in Africa
Christian Science Monitor. Advertisements. How the US can out-invest China in Africa. China recently surpassed the US as Africa's largest trading partner, but African countries are also growing wary of Chinese investment. This presents an opportunity ...

FOREX-Euro slips versus dollar ahead of Bernanke speech
Market waits to see if Bernanke hints at more easing * Fed's Lockhart: 'close call' on whether more easing needed * China says willing to buy EU bonds, Italy sold debt smoothly By Wanfeng Zhou NEW YORK, Aug 30 (Reuters) - The euro slipped for a second ...

ICBC's Profit Growth Slows as Overdue Loans Rise for China Banks
Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd. led the nation's biggest lenders in posting slower profit growth as a sluggish economy curtailed demand for financial services and more borrowers defaulted on debt. Net income at ICBC, the world's largest ...

Yingli Plunges as Earnings Concerns Sink ADRs: China Overnight
Chinese stocks traded in New York fell to the lowest level in four weeks, led by Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. (YGE), on concern the nation's economic slowdown is cutting into corporate earnings. The Bloomberg China-US Equity Index of the most-traded ...

Chinese firms put intellectual property lawsuits to work
BEIJING — U.S. companies have long accused the Chinese of stealing their intellectual property. But now some in China are pointing the finger back. In recent months, Apple has been slapped with lawsuits in China alleging that the most valuable company ...

China's Stock Futures Drop as Citic Securities Earnings Decline
China's stocks swung between gains and losses as the benchmark index headed for a fourth month of losses, after declining earnings at companies from Citic Securities Co. (600030) to China Eastern Airlines Corp. showed the impact of the nation's ...

For This Author, the Skies (And Airports) Are for Reading
By DEBRA BRUNO. For Arvind Subramanian, jet lag is best treated with a Kindle. "When you're up at 2 in the morning, nothing is better than reading," he says. "The best sleeping pill is a book." The 53-year-old scholar at the Peterson Institute for ...

Defending the East China Sea From China
The U.S. military is pivoting to East Asia as territorial flare-ups spread across the region. The WSJ's Deborah Kan speaks with defense expert Dr. John Lee about the increasing U.S. presence and its affect on China and its neighbors. China-Japan ...

Hitachi Construction China Plant Cuts Output Rate by Half
Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. (6305), the world's third-biggest maker of building equipment, is shutting its Chinese plant for two weeks a month until October as the nation's economic slowdown triggers a sales slump. The first weekly suspension at ...

Aussie Dollar Near Five-Week Low on China Growth Concern
Australia's dollar traded near a five-week low amid concern a slowdown in China, the country's biggest trading partner, will hamper growth. Demand for the Australian and New Zealand dollars was limited before a purchasing managers' index to be released ...

China's Baidu in Dispute With Upstart Rival Qihoo 360 Over Access to Its Site
China's Baidu in Dispute With Upstart Rival Qihoo 360 Over Access to Its Site. By Michael Kan, IDG News. Chinese search giant Baidu on Thursday weighed in on a dispute with a local rival search engine over access to its websites, by stating it welcomed ...

India morning call-Global markets
------------(8:40 a.m India Time)----------------------- Stock Markets DJIA 13,000.71 -106.77 Nikkei 8,884.21 -99.57 NASDAQ 3,048.71 -32.47 FTSE 5,719.45 -24.08 S&P 500 1,399.48 -11.01 Hang Seng 19,486.11 -60.20 SPI 200 Fut 4,287.00 -18.00 CRB Index ...

China's biggest bank, ICBC, says profit up 12.5 percent on strong growth in ...
China's biggest bank, ICBC, says profit up 12.5 percent on strong growth in ...

Exclusive: China's Hu seeks clean power handover with ally's promotion - sources
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's outgoing President Hu Jintao is angling to promote one of his closest allies to the military's decision-making body, sources said, in a move that would allow him to maintain an influence over Beijing's most potent instrument ...

China Development Bank Marketing Sale of First ABS Since 2008
China Development Bank Marketing Sale of First ABS Since 2008. By Bloomberg News - 2012-08-31T10:06:29Z. China Development Bank Corp., the nation's largest policy bank, plans to issue 10.2 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) of asset-backed securities in its ...

Americans Remain Divided on China Trade Issue
LOS ANGELES — In this election year, both U.S. presidential candidates are making China, and trade, an issue. With the unemployment rate above 8 percent, some Americans blame China for the loss of factory jobs. But other Americans say trade with China ...

Merkel seeks Chinese concessions in solar row
European Commission has another week to decide complaint. * Chinese industry has denied any unfair competition. * Premier Wen defends rare earths exports policy. By Andreas Rinke. TIANJIN, China, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on ...

French Architect in China Scandal Back in Cambodia
By JEREMY PAGE in Beijing and GERALDINE AMIEL in Paris. A French architect embroiled in the scandal surrounding the ousted Chinese Communist Party official Bo Xilai has left China and returned to his adopted homeland of Cambodia, according to ...

Chinese Companies Continue German Shopping Spree
By Tapan Sharma. Shandong Heavy Industry on Friday became the latest in a string of Chinese companies gobbling up the German “Mittelstand,” the midsize companies that form the backbone of Germany's economy. In one of the largest transactions by a ...

Mayor of Ishigaki: Disputed Islands 'Must Be Protected'
By Eleanor Warnock. The last outpost for boats and travelers from Japan headed to a disputed island chain in the East China Sea claimed by Japan, China and Taiwan, is a city called Ishigaki. On the front lines of the island spat is the city's 45-year ...

Iron ore set for worst month since October 2011
China mills cut iron ore stocks to below 20 days - Macquarie. * Shanghai rebar has worst month in nearly a year (Updates price, add comments). By Silvia Antonioli and Manolo Serapio Jr. LONDON/HONG KONG, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Iron ore rebounded ...

German Car Makers Still See Growth in China
By NICO SCHMIDT and CHRISTOPH RAUWALD. FRANKFURT—BMW AG, Volkswagen AG and Daimler AG on Friday said they remain confident about their own growth in the Chinese car market despite signs that new-car demand is slowing and price ...

China Money Rate Drops to 3-Month Low as Banks Reduce Borrowings
China's overnight money-market rate fell to the lowest level in almost three months on speculation banks scaled back borrowings after meeting month-end cash requirements. The one-day repurchase rate, which measures interbank funding availability, ...

Asia Stocks Cap First Monthly Slide Since May on Growth
Asian stocks fell this week, dragging the regional benchmark index to its first monthly drop since May, as reports from Japan, China and South Korea signaled an economic slowdown is deepening. Samsung Electronics Co. dropped 3.3 percent this week in ...


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