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New Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping waves in Beijing's Great Hall of the People Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.
(photo: AP / Vincent Yu)
Cuba hopes for more investment as Chinese president arrives
Baltimore Sun
HAVANA (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping begins a two day visit to Cuba on Monday evening, stirring hopes on the island that China will finally invest in the country after a number of important deals never materialized. | Xi was to meet with President Raul Castro on Tuesday and then fly to Sa...
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, March 16, 2010, in New York
(photo: AP / Seth Wenig)
World markets like reports from U.S., Chinese
The Salt Lake Tribune
World stock markets turned higher after reports showed manufacturing activity grew in the U.S. and China. In Europe, shares in BNP Paribas rose after the French bank said it had enough funds to pay a nearly $9 billion settlement of charges it violated U.S. trade sanctions. | Market sentiment, which ...
Private firms wary of marriage with mainland SOEs
South China Morning Post
At a recent meeting with Premier Li Keqiang, a mainland researcher flagged his concerns about Beijing's plan to introduce more private capital into the state sector. | A government statement following the meeting, however, refrained from directly add...
A Mysterious Condition Is Killing Workers In Dongguan China In Their Sleep
Business Insider
The Chinese city of Dongguan, in the southern province of Guangdong, has seen a surge in the number of workers that are dying in their sleep, reports Andrea Chen at South China Morning Post. | There have been 893 cases of sudden unexplained nocturnal...
BRIEF-Beijing Sanyuan monitoring food quality issues affecting McDonald's in China
July 22 (Reuters) - Beijing Sanyuan Foods Co Ltd | * Says sees food quality issues affecting McDonald's in China as an important matter | * Says it has stakes in McDonald's units in Beijing and Guangdong, too early to assess impact of food quality is...
Mercedes seeks to close gap in China with more dealers, new models
Detroit news
Bloomberg News Comments | Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz expects to outpace the growth in industry sales of premium autos in China this year, after merging two competing sales networks and adding new models including its new C-class sedan. | The automake...
China Has 'Sealed Off' A City After A Man Dies With Bubonic Plague
Business Insider
This Centers For Disease Control (CDC) image shows the bubonic plague, a bacterial infection which killed tens of millions of people in 14th-century Europe | A Chinese city has been sealed off and 151 people placed in quarantine since last week after...
Alibaba says New York Times off base for linking buy-back deal to party elite
South China Morning Post
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group said the background of its investors matters less to the company than the market does, after an article in The New York Times revealed the political connections of some of its shareholders. | The Times’ story,...
Xi Jinping calls for closer ties with oil-rich Venezuela
South China Morning Post
President Xi Jinping and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro have agreed to upgrade ties between their two countries. | Xi was in the Venezuelan capital Caracas on the third leg of his Latin American tour. | He called on the two countries to bo...
China's Total Debt Surges To 251% Of GDP
Business Insider
China's total debt (financial credit) burden hit 251% of GDP at the end of June, according to Stephen Green at Standard Chartered. | By comparison, the US had a 260% total-debt-to-GDP ratio in 2013 and Japan has 415%, according to the FT. | On the fa...
Apple earnings preview: Look for surprisingly strong iPhone sales
The Los Angeles Times
Every year Apple suffers a slump in iPhone sales from April through June as customers await a new device -- but this year could be different. | A key thing analysts will be watching when Apple announces its third-quarter earnings Tuesday afternoon wi...
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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