18/01 Chinese officials have lifted
African swine fever-related restrictions in Xi'An city, in
northern Shaanxi province, and Linfen city, in Shanxi province,
the Ministry of Agriculture said on Friday.. . .
18/01 Libya's internationally recognized
government and the central bank have failed to agree a national
budget for 2019 due to a row over spending priorities, and the
wrangling could go on until March, three sources. . .
18/01 Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
on Friday asked India's capital markets regulator to
look into a media report about an alleged complaint by a
whistleblower that led to a sell-off in the company's shares.. . .
18/01 Southeast Asian stock markets rose on
Friday, with Philippines hitting a nine-and-a-half-month closing
high, as a report of progress in Sino-U.S. trade talks raised
hopes of a deal to end a months-ling bitter tariff. . .
18/01 Gold demand turned
fragile this week in India as local prices jumped to their
highest level in 2-1/2-years, while traders in major buying
centres in Asia pinned hopes on purchases ahead of the
approaching Lunar. . .
18/01 The Hong Kong shares rose on
Friday amid optimism the United States and China were moving
toward resolving their protracted trade dispute, and as
technology and property stocks rallied.
** The Hang Seng index settled. . .
18/01 Sinopec Corp
, Asia's top refiner, may have a hard time finding
buyers for a multi-billion-dollar stock offering of its fuel
marketing arm because of investor pushback against higher
valuations amid tepid equity markets.. . .
18/01 A series of vote-catching
measures planned by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he
braces for a difficult general election may cost more than 1
trillion rupees ($14 billion), two sources with direct knowledge
of. . .
18/01 Maoyan Entertainment, China's
top movie ticketing platform that is backed by internet giant
Tencent, launched on Friday its IPO in Hong Kong in
which it aims to raise up to $345 million, a much. . .
18/01 Slowing exports and weak business
investment are expected to have put the brakes on South Korea's
economy in the fourth quarter, a Reuters poll showed, with
growth in 2019 set to take a further. . .
18/01 The European Commission's
move to extend its steel import restrictions threatens to force
Turkish mills, already buckling under the weight of U.S.
tariffs, to cut production further or in some cases close down,
sources said.. . .
18/01 China's statistics bureau on
Friday revised down its final 2017 gross domestic product (GDP)
growth to 6.8 percent from 6.9 percent, after scaling back
initial estimates of the industrial and services sector.. . .
18/01 Japan's Nikkei rose on Friday
morning to its best level in a month tracking a rally on Wall
Street as hopes of a resolution to the U.S.-China trade dispute
boosted risk appetite, while motor. . .
18/01 * The annual growth of Indonesia's motorcycle sales
8.9 percent in December from 8.6 percent in November, an
industry association said, citing its data combined with data
from the government.. . .
18/01 Japan's annual core consumer
inflation slowed to a seven-month low in December as soft
household spending kept firms from raising prices, a further
sign of the growing challenge faced by the central bank in
achieving. . .
18/01 Maturing Chinese central bank reverse
bond repurchase agreements will drain 770 billion yuan ($113.68
billion) next week.
The People's Bank of China (PBOC) has injected 430 billion
yuan on a net. . .
18/01 China may set an economic
growth target for this year of between 6 percent and 6.5
percent, lower than for 2018, the official China Daily newspaper
reported on Friday, citing unnamed sources close to
policymakers.. . .
17/01 Turkish gas distributor Palmet is
in talks to acquire the Turkey energy business of Germany's EWE,
an official from Palmet said on Thursday, after Azeri state firm
SOCAR confirmed it had withdrawn from discussions. . .
17/01 Russia is unable to reduce oil
output sharply but will try to do so more quickly, Energy
Minister Alexander Novak was quoted as saying on Thursday, after
ally Saudi Arabia criticised Moscow over the. . .
17/01 Jet Airways Ltd's
lenders are considering a plan to resolve its debt
issues, top creditor State Bank of India (SBI) said on
Thursday, amid media reports two main shareholders have yet to
resolve their differences.. . .
17/01 Thailand’s second-largest
lender, Siam Commercial Bank Pcl (SCB), reported a 7.1
percent fall in full-year profit on Thursday, citing lower
non-interest income from its fee waiver and insurance business.. . .
17/01 Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose
on Thursday with Philippines leading the gains, while Singapore
fell on disappointing December export data.
A bounce-back in real estate stocks helped the benchmark
Philippine. . .
17/01 The Hong Kong shares slid on
Thursday as China's economy looked poised to report its worst
growth figures in a decade.
** The Hang Seng index settled 0.5 percent lower at 26,755.63
points. The Hang. . .
17/01 Russian Energy Minister Alexander
Novak plans to meet Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih at the
World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland next week, Interfax
news agency cited the Russian minister as saying on Thursday.. . .
17/01 Japan's Nikkei dipped on Thursday,
reversing earlier gains, as investors remained wary about the
outlook for riskier assets amid lingering worries about the
global economy and trade war tensions.. . .
17/01 Japanese government bond prices
were steady to firmer on Thursday, underpinned by decent results
of the Bank of Japan's purchase of five- to 10-year bonds and as
Japanese shares ran out of steam after. . .
17/01 China put just over 43
gigawatts (GW) of new solar generation capacity into operation
in 2018, down 18 percent from a year earlier, an industry group
said on Thursday, after a government move to. . .
17/01 Philippines nickel ore miner,
Global Ferronickel Holdings Inc, said on Thursday it
aims to ship 5.7 million wet metric tonnes to China this year,
in line with 2018, as China's cooling economy slows expected
demand.. . .
17/01 China's economy is expected to
cool further this year as domestic demand weakens and exports
are hit by U.S. tariffs, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday,
reinforcing views Beijing will need to roll out. . .
17/01 China's fourth-quarter economic
growth likely slowed to the weakest pace since the global
financial crisis, a Reuters poll showed, as demand faltered at
home and abroad amid a bitter trade dispute with the United
States.. . .
17/01 Chinese and Hong Kong stocks
climbed on Thursday after China's Premier Li Keqiang committed
to increase government investment this year, amid mounting signs
of slowing economic growth.
** At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite. . .
17/01 Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko
Kuroda said on Thursday central banks must carefully evaluate
the impact of unconventional monetary policy steps, as their
benefits and side-effects could differ from those brought about
by conventional policy.. . .
17/01 Bangladesh's second
liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal is expected to start
operations in mid-March though domestic pipeline constraints
means it will be unable to fully supply gas demand to the
country's capital Dhaka.. . .
16/01 China's overseas investment rose
only marginally in 2018 as the yuan weakened and regulators
cracked down on deals that were suspected to be skirting
controls on moving money out of the country.. . .
16/01 The Bank of Japan is expected to
cut its inflation forecasts at next week's rate review, sources
say, a sign slumping oil prices and a darkening global economic
outlook are heightening challenges for hitting. . .
16/01 Philippine shares fell the most in 10
weeks on Wednesday, dragged by real estate stocks, while most
other Southeast Asian markets were subdued as investors turned
apprehensive on how aggressive China needs to be. . .
16/01 Emirates NBD, Dubai's
largest bank, on Wednesday reported a 10 percent rise in
fourth-quarter net profit as loan growth and improved margins
offset lower income from investment securities and higher
expenses.. . .
16/01 China will crack down further
on irregularities in financial markets and reduce shadow banking
risks this year, the banking and insurance regulator said in an
annual work conference on Wednesday.. . .
16/01 Hong Kong shares rose on Wednesday,
helped by hopes that a shift to more stimulating policy could
boost China's economy, but investors remained cautious amid
uncertainty over Brexit, trade and slowing global growth.
** At. . .
16/01 China's pig farmers should
quickly replenish their herds and the nation plans to buy more
pork for its reserves, a government official said, in steps to
curb price rises expected to bite later this. . .
16/01 Shares in China ended flat on
Wednesday as the central bank's biggest-ever daily injection of
cash through open-market operations underscored Beijing's
commitment to step up stimulus, amid signs of a slowdown and
worries over global. . .
16/01 China's crude oil output is set
to remain flat in 2019 while its natural gas demand will rise 11
percent, according to a closely watched forecast from analysts
at the country's largest oil and. . .
16/01 The World Bank has trimmed its
projection for Thailand's economic growth this year to 3.8
percent from 3.9 percent estimated earlier, due to a global
slowdown and elevated trade tensions between the United States
and. . .
16/01 China's state-owned CNOOC is
temporarily storing liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a tanker off
South Korea as a warmer than usual winter cuts expected spot
demand for the fuel, industry sources said on Wednesday.. . .
16/01 The International Monetary Fund
will resume discussions with Sri Lanka in February for further
disbursal of part of a $1.5 billion loan, the lender said, after
a political crisis led to talks being delayed. . .
16/01 China's main stock indexes
edged lower on Wednesday amid ongoing uncertainty about growth
outlook, but resilient home prices and government efforts to
boost the economy kept declines in check.
** At the midday break, the. . .
16/01 China's central bank on
Wednesday made its biggest daily net cash injection via reverse
repo operations on record, more evidence that authorities are
shifting to policy easing to counter a slowdown in the world's
second. . .
16/01 China's state assets
regulator has called on companies under its control to meet
social, political and economic responsibilities this year, it
said on Wednesday after a meeting of top state enterprise
leaders.. . .
15/01 Oil prices rose about 3 percent
on Tuesday, along with world stock markets, supported by China's
plan to introduce policies to stabilize a slowing economy,
reversing the previous session's losses due to grim data. . .
15/01 Eastern forces loyal to
commander Khalifa Haftar have launched a military operation in
southern Libya to secure oil and gas facilities and fight
extremists, a spokesman said on Tuesday, a move that may alarm
the. . .
15/01 India's trade deficit
narrowed to $13.08 billion in December, the lowest
in 10 months, on a fall in gold imports but exports remained
flat, deepening concerns for Prime Minister Narendra Modi who
wants to accelerate. . .
15/01 Most Southeast Asian stock markets
recovered on Tuesday, with Singapore hitting a near
three-and-a-half-month closing high, after China signalled more
stimulus to prop up its slowing economy.
China's state planner said. . .
15/01 Chinese banks extended far more
new loans in December than expected, bringing last year's tally
to a record $2.4 trillion as Beijing scrambles to help
cash-starved companies and ease mounting pressure on the
weakening economy.. . .
15/01 South Korea's Kakao Mobility on
Tuesday said it would re-enter talks over its proposed
car-sharing service with an open mind, and would even consider
abandoning the idea, should taxi drivers who protested the
service return. . .
15/01 Hong Kong stocks advanced on
Tuesday after Chinese officials pledged they would unveil a slew
of measures to shore up economic growth, and reiterated
confidence in the stability of yuan.
** The Hang Seng index. . .
15/01 China's total social financing
(TSF), a broad measure of credit and liquidity in the economy,
rose to 1.59 trillion yuan ($235.47 billion) in December,
beating expectations, data from the central bank showed on
Tuesday.. . .
15/01 China's primary money rates
rose on Tuesday after the previous week's multi-year lows, as
drains from corporate tax payments and maturing medium-term
loans offset fresh liquidity injections and cash released by a
reserve requirement cut.. . .
15/01 Exports of Malaysian palm oil products for January 1 - 15 rose 17.0 percent
to 615,565 tonnes from 525,939 tonnes shipped during December 1 - 15, cargo surveyor Intertek Testing Services said. . .
15/01 Exports of Malaysian palm oil products for January 1 - 15 rose 15.9 percent
to 607,220 tonnes from 524,083 tonnes shipped during December 1 - 15, according to independent inspection company AmSpec. . .
15/01 China and Hong Kong stocks
climbed on Tuesday as Beijing signalled more stimulus to bolster
a slowing economy, a day after the world's largest trading
nation posted weaker-than-expected monthly trade data.. . .
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