Asia/Pacific

Lead and zinc mine in Lengshuijiang

Weak Chinese demand may push zinc stocks to LME warehouses

More refined zinc is likely to be shipped from bonded warehouses in China to warehouses approved by the London Metal Exchange in Asia in the fourth quarter as tight credit crimps domestic demand at a time of increased imports, traders said.

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Alibaba's roadshow meeting in New York

Simon Xie: Jack Ma's unassuming lieutenant at Alibaba

Inside Alibaba, where co-founders are revered like rock stars, relatively few employees know about the soft-spoken executive who for years kept his same cramped office, unfashionable clothes and the self-effacing demeanor of a metalworker's son.

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Sinopec

Sinopec sells $17.5 billion stake in retail unit to investors

Sinopec Corp will sell a 107.1 billion yuan ($17.5 billion) stake in its retail unit to a group of 25 Chinese and foreign investors, Asia's top oil refiner said in a statement on Sunday.

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Asian stocks

China growth worries rattle Asian stocks, Aussie dollar

Asian stocks stumbled to a five-week low on Monday after a batch of disappointing data out of China raised the specter of a sharp slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy.

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China President

China on track to develop Indian railways as Xi heads to South Asia

China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomatic nicety to the neighbors' first summit since Narendra Modi became prime minister in May.

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Abe says 'neutral' on whether to raise Japan sales tax to 10 percent

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Sunday he remained "neutral" on whether to proceed with a hike in Japan's sales tax to 10 percent, adding that decision would hinge on the strength of economic indicators for the current quarter.

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Canada

Canada ratifies China deal, may help smooth relations

Canada has finally ratified a foreign investment protection agreement with China after a two-year delay in a step that may help ease tensions between the two countries and smooth the way for a possible visit to China by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

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Employees work at a factory in Japan

Two years after protests, "China risk" still haunts Japan firms

Amid a revival in sales of Japanese goods in China and talk of renewed investment from some big firms such as Toyota, a dusty industrial park near Nanjing offers a cold reality check on the health of ties between Asia's two biggest economies.

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Citigroup Inc

Citigroup seeking to sell Diners Club business in Japan with retail unit-sources

Citigroup Inc (C.N) on Friday told bidders for its Japanese retail banking operations that it was looking to sell its profitable Diners Club card business in Japan with the retail unit, sources with knowledge of the matter said.

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Dummies of new Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in Hong Kong

China's iPhone delay gives smugglers reason to cheer

The likely delayed launch of Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) new iPhone 6 in China, the world's biggest smartphone market, sparked a race to pre-order the phone in Hong Kong on Friday.

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Sharp Corp

Sharp aims to mass-produce new generation of display panels by 2017

Sharp Corp said it would begin mass-producing a new type of next-generation displays with Qualcomm unit Pixtronix from 2017, in the hopes that innovation would pay off in the long term as the firm nurses its finances back to health.

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Volkswagen

China price regulator fines Volkswagen and Chrysler for price monopoly

China's anti-monopoly regulator on Thursday announced its first-ever punishment of foreign carmakers for price-fixing, fining Volkswagen AG and Fiat's Chrysler a combined $46 million.

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Li Ka-shing

Li Ka-shing sets new course for $200 billion aircraft leasing market

Asia's richest man, Li Ka-shing, aims to buy his way into the global aircraft leasing business as his flagship investment firm holds talks with lessors on building a portfolio of planes, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

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Asian Stocks

Asian shares tread cautiously after Obama speech

Asian share market sentiment was cautious on Thursday after U.S. President Barack Obama vowed to fight Islamic State militants, while the dollar pushed to fresh six-year highs against the yen.

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Apple iPhone 6 Plus

China misses out on first wave of new iPhone releases

Consumers in China, who represent an increasingly critical pillar of Apple Inc's business, will not be able to buy the new iPhone 6 as part of the first wave of buyers around the world this month.

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