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China factory activity shrinks for fourth month   - 8 Hours ago
China's factory activity shrank for the fourth straight month in April, signaling economic weakness into the second quarter, a preliminary survey showed on Wednesday, although the pace of decline eased
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Chairman of Veolia unit in China apologises after water pollution   - 5 Hours ago
6:50am BST BEIJING (Reuters) - The chairman of the Chinese unit of French utility Veolia Environment (VIE.PA: Quote, Profile, Research) has apologised to the public after a cancer-inducing chemical was

US president embarks on Asia tour   - 7 Hours ago
US President Barack Obama has left for a tour of Asia aimed at reassuring allies of his commitment to the region. The US leader will visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines. The White
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China's Huawei says investment in information technology to rise 14 percent in 2014   - 8 Hours ago
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's No.2 telecoms equipment maker, expects investment in information technology to rise 14 percent in 2014, a senior executive said on Wednesday. "Our investment focus
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Satellites show North Korea nuclear test unlikely: think tank   - 8 Hours ago
North Korea is unlikely to be ready to stage a nuclear test timed to coincide with U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Asia, a respected think tank said on Wednesday based on its assessment of satellite
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Navies invite public on board for tours   - 9 Hours ago
Seven countries give firsthand look at maritime life before joint exercise Navies in Qingdao for the 14th annual meeting of the Western Pacific Naval Symposium welcomed the public to tour active warships
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Mongolia Eyes Changing Laws to Stimulate Mining Investment   - 7 Hours ago
Mongolia’s government said it intends to submit two bills to parliament that could stimulate its mining sector and stoke investment. The first bill would annul a June 2010 law suspending the issue

Wild panda photos captured again in Sichuan   - 8 Hours ago
Photos of a wild panda were captured for the second time by infrared cameras at Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area in China's Sichuan province. The photo is the first one recording a wild panda

Asian stocks little moved after China PMI meets expectations   - 8 Hours ago
By Wayne Cole and Vidya Ranganathan SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stock markets were little moved on Wednesday after a Chinese manufacturing survey met expectations, but the Australian dollar plunged
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Chinese premier meets German VC   - 9 Hours ago
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with visiting German Vice Chancellor and Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel in Beijing, capital of China, April 22, 2014. (Xinhua/Wang Ye) Chinese

Asia shares mixed after HSBC China flash PMI; Japan's Seibu rallies   - 9 Hours ago
Brace for China slowdown in the long run: Pro Conrad Saldanha, Manager, Emerging Markets Equities Fund at Neuberger Berman, says while Beijing's GDP will remain high, growth on a percentage basis

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Advances Before China Factory Data   - 9 Hours ago
Hong Kong stocks rose, with the equity benchmark heading for its third advance in four days, as investors awaited a private report on Chinese manufacturing. The Hang Seng Index climbed 0.2 percent

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'No-pants' ride in Harbin   - 9 Hours ago
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PLA offers reward for missing soldier or gun   - 9 Hours ago
Border forces in Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture of Southwest China's Yunnan Province are searching for a soldier that absconded with his weapon on April 15. Chen Xin, 22, went missing during

The search goes on for missing South Korea ferry passengers   - 10 Hours ago
April 22 - The search continues for the missing passengers of a South Korean ferry that capsized last week, as 185 people remain unaccounted for. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

KFC owner's profits get China boost   - 10 Hours ago
Yum Brands, the owner of fast food chains KFC and Pizza Hut, has reported an 18% jump in first quarter profit, helped by a rebound in sales in China. The firm made net earnings of $399m (£237m) for

KFC owner's profits gets China boost   - 10 Hours ago
Yum Brands, the owner of fast food chains KFC and Pizza Hut, has reported an 18% jump in first quarter profit, helped by a rebound in sales in China. The firm made net earnings of $399m (£237m) for

Asia shares gain ahead of HSBC China flash PMI   - 11 Hours ago
Nikkei up 1% Japanese stocks rebounded after ending at a one-week low on Tuesday, but the benchmark Nikkei index still traded well-below Monday's two-week high of 14,607. Railroad and hotel operator

China Mobile Profit Down 9.4 Percent   - 8 Hours ago
China Mobile, the world's biggest phone carrier by number of subscribers, says its latest quarterly profit declined 9.4 percent despite a rise in customer numbers as spending per account declined.
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South Korea ferry disaster: Divers feel with their hands for corpses   - 6 Hours ago
MOKPO/SEOUL – South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they

Cries of anguish as S Korea ferry toll reaches 130   - 8 Hours ago
For a moment there is silence in the tent where bodies from the ferry disaster are brought for identification. Then the anguished cries begin. The families who line up here to view the decomposing bodies
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UPDATE 1-Brent holds above $109 after in-line China data, Ukraine supports   - 6 Hours ago
* Ukraine president calls for anti-rebel offensive as peace deal falters * China manufacturing activity shows easing pace of decline -HSBC PMI * U.S. crude inventory rises slower than expected -API
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Thailand's PTTEP buys Hess assets in $1 bln deal - CEO   - 9 Hours ago
(Reuters) - PTT Exploration and Production Pcl (PTTEP), Thailand's top oil and gas explorer, has bought Hess Corp's assets in Thailand in a deal worth $1 billion as part of its attempt to boost its gas
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Thai court gives PM more time in abuse of power case   - 6 Hours ago
By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Aukkarapon Niyomyat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Constitutional Court on Wednesday gave Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra until early May to defend herself against charges

Obama heads on Asia tour, visits US disaster site   - 8 Hours ago
US President Barack Obama hugs US Senator Maria Cantwell after delivering remarks at the firehouse in Oso, Washington, April 22, 2014, following a tour of the devastation left by a recent mudslide - by
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