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Emirates officials pass y a world map with the main cities invole in world stock market during the official opening ceremony of Dubai International Financial Exchange in Dubai, UAE, Monday Sept. 26, 2005. Monday's opening of an international stock exchange in this booming city marks another step toward Dubai's goal to become the global financial hub between Hong Kong and Frankfurt.(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)hg3
(photo: AP photo / Kamran Jebreili)
World shares near all-time highs
Business Day
NEW YORK — World share markets hovered just below all-time highs on Tuesday as investors drew encouragement from a rally in China, while Russian stocks enjoyed some respite after three days of heavy selling. | Investors remained cautious, however, reflecting geopolitical jitters and the torrent of...
Cargo containers stacked up by the port area in Davao City.
(photo: WN / RTayco)
China's services trade grows along with deficit
South China Morning Post
The mainland's services trade grew steadily in the first half, although a trade deficit widened from a year earlier, indicating there is room to boost the sector. | Combined imports and exports of the services sector rose 15.3 per cent in the six months to US$284.7 billion from the same period last ...
Biden Endorses Japan's Military Rise — Despite Chinese Criticism
Business Insider
See Also | WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is welcoming Japan's decision to loosen restrictions on its military to allow greater use of force to defend other countries. | Biden spoke to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday....
Chinese Manufacturing Hits 27-Month High
Business Insider
BEIJING (Reuters) - Activity in China's factory sector quickened to a 27-month high in July, a government survey showed on Friday, adding to signs that the economy is regaining momentum after a burst of government stimulus measures. | China's officia...
Beijing, Hebei agree on regional development
BEIJING, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Beijing and Hebei Province on Thursday signed seven agreements and a memorandum to promote regional integrated development. | The agreements include jointly developing the Caofeidian economic development zone in Bohai Bay...
China, America, and a New Cold War in Africa?
Huffington Post
Is the Conflict in South Sudan the Opening Salvo in the Battle for a Continent? | [This story was reported in partnership with the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute. Additional funding was provided through the generosity of Adelaide Gomer.] ...
McDonald's And KFC's Most Promising Market Is A Mess After A Chicken Scare
Business Insider
Customers line up as "Temporary Unavailable" stickers are placed on pictures of chicken nuggets and chicken filet on the menu at a McDonald's restaurant in Hong Kong July 25, 2014. | (Reuters) - A food safety scare in China is testing local consumers...
Campaign to put an end to 'little coffers' launched
South China Morning Post
The central government is launching a campaign to stamp out “little coffers”, a reference to illicit accounts of officials with money siphoned from public funds. | The Ministry of Finance and the National Audit Office said in a recent notice that...
News Analysis: China stresses targeted policies to balance economy, risks
BEIJING, July 30 (Xinhua) -- Chinese authorities will continue to rely on targeted macro policies to support growth in the latter half of the year as downside risks still exist in various quarters. | In a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Ce...
China’s Fosun in Funding Pact With Shanghai Film Group
Conglomerate backing Jeff Robinov takes further step in entertainment ...
Hong Kong set for 7th day of gains, China shares slip
The Times Of India
HONG KONG: Hong Kong's benchmark index climbed on Wednesday, heading for a seventh day of gains on the back of a bullish property sector, while China stocks took a breather after recent strength. | China's major indexes broke a long-running streak as...
China Financial
Sotheby's agents applaud after a rare pink diamond has smashed the world record for a jewel sold at auction after a well-known gemstone dealer bid over $46 million for the precious stone in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010. The 24.78 carat "fancy intense pink" diamond was sold Tuesday for $46,158,674 by Sotheby's.
(photo: AP / Anja Niedringhaus)
Sotheby's, eBay teaming up for art auctions
San Francisco Chronicle
Auctions | Sotheby's, eBay teaming up | EBay will soon feature auctions from the likes of Monet, Picasso and other masters through a partnership with auction house Sotheby's. | The companies will offer a live auction feature on eBay website and real-time bidding for Sotheby's auctions that are taking place at Sotheby's headquarters in New York. The...

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