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  • Leighton To Cook Up Wagamama Flotation Sky News - 2 hours 7 minutes ago
    Leighton To Cook Up Wagamama Flotation

    One of Britain’s best-known businessmen is to take the helm at Wagamama, the Asian dining chain, ahead of a review that could see it float on the London stock market. Sky News understands that Allan Leighton, ...

  • Japan pledges $6.1 bn aid to 'Mekong Five' in bid for influence

    'Mekong Five' leaders are welcomed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (3rd R) prior to the 7th Mekong-Japan Summit in Tokyo on July 4, 2015

  • Japan pledges $6.1 bn aid to 'Mekong Five' in bid for influence

    'Mekong Five' leaders are welcomed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (3rd R) prior to the 7th Mekong-Japan Summit in Tokyo, on July 4, 2015

  • Newly appointed Credit Suisse AG (NYSE: CS - news) Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam, in an interview with the Financial Times, promised a "ruthlessly selective" review of the Swiss bank's businesses, amid expectations that the incoming CEO would cut staff by about 15 percent from its investment banking arm. Thiam's reputation …

  • EU mergers and takeovers (July 3) Reuters - UK Focus - 22 hours ago

    The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS -- Japan's Mitsui & Co and Holding Gonvarri, which is part of the ...

  • Net Asset Value(s) Business Wire - 22 hours ago

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FUND   ¦ db x-trackers MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Index UCITS ETF DEALING DATE ¦ 02-Jul-15 NAV PER SHARE ¦ USD37.1848 NUMBER OF SHARES IN ISSUE ¦ 27,185,970 CODE ¦ View source version ...

  • Britain's FTSE marks biggest weekly drop in a month Reuters - UK Focus - 23 hours ago

    Britain's blue-chip share index marked its biggest weekly drop in a month on Friday, with miners slipping on a slowdown in China and banks falling after Brazil said it was investigating some global lenders' ...

  • China's regulator vows to act on market manipulation

    Investors monitor stock prices at a securities firm in Wuhan, in central China's Hubei province, on July 3, 2015

  • LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Technavio has published a new report on the smartwatch market in Japan , which is expected to grow at a CAGR exceeding 96% from 2015-2019. About the Report The new report by Technavio ...

  • UPDATE 1-Japan Q3 aluminium premiums mostly set at 6-year low -sources Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 14:07 BST

    Japan's aluminium premiums for July-September shipments were mostly set at a six-year low of $100 as swelling Chinese exports piled more pressure on an already swamped market, five sources directly involved in the talks said. The nearly $300 quarterly drop in premiums, the sharpest such decline ever, is in line with a …

  • Britain's FTSE heads for biggest weekly drop in a month Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 12:30 BST

    Britain's blue-chip share index headed for its biggest weekly drop in a month on Friday, with miners slipping on a slowdown in China and banks falling after Brazil said it was probing some global lenders' ...

  • The Shanghai Composite Index was down 5.77% to 3,686.92 when the market closed on Thursday, continuing three weeks of decline.

  • Asia markets on back foot before Greece vote AFP - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 11:54 BST
    Asia markets on back foot before Greece vote

    Shanghai tumbled 7.13% at one point on July 3, 2015, with the mainland market pummelled by profit-taking and margin traders calling in their bets

  • Total (Paris:FP) (LSE:TTA) (NYSE:TOT) has announced the start up of its largest state-of-the-art lubricants oil blending plant in the world, located in Singapore. With an annual production capacity of 310,000 metric tons1, this new major hub will boost Total’s lubricant supply in the Asia-Pacific region, which already …

  • Japan's aluminium premiums for July-September shipments were mostly set at a six-year low of $100 per tonne, plunging 74 percent from the previous quarter due to a supply glut, five sources directly involved ...

  • Iron ore price fall a sign China's economic might waning Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 09:17 BST

    SYDNEY/SHANGHAI, July 3 (Reuters) - Iron ore prices dropped to the lowest in more than two months on Friday, sending shivers through the mining industry and heightening worries that Chinese economic activity is slowing just as ore piles up at its ports. China uses more than a billion tonnes of iron ore a year to make steel …

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  • FOREX-Dollar treads water after disappointing U.S. jobs data Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 06:11 BST

    The dollar stuck around the previous session's levels in Asian trading on Friday, as disappointing U.S. employment data and caution ahead of Greece's referendum on bailout conditions kept the market mood subdued. The euro edged up about 0.1 percent to 136.55 yen, and also gained about 0.1 percent against its U.S. counterpart, …

  • 5 Things to Watch for With El Niño in Asia The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 05:58 BST

    Five things to know about the weather phenomenon El Niño and its effects on Asia.

  • Asia markets on back foot ahead of Greece vote AFP - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 04:20 BST
    Asia markets on back foot before Greece vote

    Shanghai tumbled 7.13% on July 3, 2015, with the mainland market pummelled by profit-taking and margin traders calling in their bets

  • Asia markets on back foot ahead of Grece vote AFP - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 04:06 BST
    Asia markets on back foot before Greece vote

    Shanghai tumbled 7.13% on July 3, 2015, with the mainland market pummelled by profit-taking and margin traders calling in their bets

  • Australia mining shares tumble as iron ore price at two-month low Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 03:48 BST

    Shares (Berlin: DI6.BE - news) in Australia's biggest iron ore miners tumbled on Friday, after the price of the steel making raw material hit the lowest in more than two months amid further evidence of growing shipments to China. Iron ore for immediate delivery to China <.IO62-CNI=SI> stood at $55.80 a tonne, its weakest …

  • FOREX-Dollar dips after disappointing U.S. jobs data Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 01:44 BST

    The dollar slipped in early Asian trading on Friday, as disappointing U.S. employment data and caution ahead of Greece's referendum on bailout conditions kept the market mood subdued. U.S. markets will be closed on Friday in observance of Independence Day. Investors had been hoping that solid improvement in the labour …

  • Returns in China CIC fell 5.47% in 2014 Sharecast - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 01:21 BST

    China's sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corporation said investment returns fell to 5.47% in 2014 from 9.33% in 2014.

  • Hong Kong-listed white goods maker Haier has announced its plans to sell its goods through WeChat, a social networking app, The China Times reports. The move will see the world's biggest appliance-maker.......

  • GSK tries to repair image in China with HIV drug tie-up Telegraph - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 17:57 BST

    GlaxoSmithKline tries to bounce back from record fine for bribing doctors by announcing deal with Shanghai-based Desano

  • Glencore is latest firm talking with Iran over future oil business Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 17:12 BST

    Global mining and commodity trading firm Glencore (Xetra: A1JAGV - news) met with Iranian officials in Tehran to discuss possible business deals should economic sanctions be lifted, industry sources said on Thursday. Iran is negotiating with the United States and five other big powers - Britain, China, France, Germany …

  • Commodity and BP shares help FTSE to close higher Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 16:58 BST

    BP rose 4.5 percent, the top gainer in the blue-chip FTSE 100 index, after saying it had reached the settlement on the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill. The UK Oil and Gas and mining indexes gained 2.1 percent and 0.8 percent respectively, after metals firmed on signs the growth slowdown in top consumer China is levelling out …

  • Pierre & Vacances in MOU with China's HNA Tourism Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 15:44 BST

    Center Parcs Europe resorts owner Pierre & Vacances and China's HNA Tourism "In China, the strategic purpose of the partnership is to create destinations matching the rising demand of the urban population ...

  • LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Technavio has published a new report on the English language training market in China , which is expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 19% from 2015-2019. About the Report According ...

  • Spirax-Sarco Engineering has acquired the MasoSine sinusoidal pump manufacturing and distribution business from PRIMIX Corp, Japan, for £2.8m.

  • Demand for air travel accelerates in May - IATA Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 11:46 BST

    Global demand for air travel continued to rise in May, although there are storm clouds on the horizon, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Thursday. Air passenger traffic in terms of revenue passenger kilometres rose 6.9 pct in May, against a 5.7 percent increase recorded for April, IATA said in …

  • Rio Tinto CEO urges governments to avoid protectionism Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 11:21 BST

    The head of global mining firm Rio Tinto (LSE: RIO.L - news) urged governments not to be tempted by protectionism as they try to preserve revenues at a time of weakening commodity prices. Along with rival BHP Billiton (NYSE: BBL - news) , Rio has come under pressure in Australia, home to most of its large mines, over …

  • Port Hedland June iron ore exports to China up 3 pct m/m Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 10:34 BST

    Australia's iron ore exports to China from Port Hedland rose 3 percent to 32.61 million tonnes in June from a month earlier, while total shipments from the port hit a record high, figures released on Thursday ...

  • Australia seeks answers after China rejects coal cargoes Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 09:33 BST

    Australia's government is looking into allegations by an industry group that Australian coal cargoes are being unfairly rejected by China. A powerful mining lobby group in Australia said it was working with trade ministers over instances where China rejected cargoes on the grounds they did not meet quality requirements. …

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