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China Stocks-Factors to watch on Thursday


* SSEC +1.6 pct, CSI300 +0.8 pct, HSI +0.3 pct

* Shanghai->HK daily quota used 5.0 pct

* HK->Shenzhen Connect daily quota used 0.5 pct, Shenzhen->HK daily quota used 1.6 pct

* CNY official close 6.7125 per dollar

* FTSE China A50 +0.3 pct, BNY Mellon ADR China Select Index -0.4 pct

SHANGHAI, March 7 (Reuters) - Following is a list of recent corporate and policy announcements, as well as other news that might affect Chinese financial markets. Policy, government, sector news:

* Trump says China trade talks going well, predicts 'good deal' or no deal

* 'We need it now': U.S. farm country pins hopes on China trade deal

* INSIGHT-Long before Trump’s trade war with China, Huawei’s activities were secretly tracked

* Huawei set to announce lawsuit against US as it seeks to strike back

* In Canadian court, Huawei CFO's lawyer raises Trump comments on case

* Italy mulls preliminary Belt and Road deal with China

* GRAPHIC-Factors that have propelled Chinese stocks to 9-month highs Data:

* POLL-China's Feb exports seen falling most in 2 years, imports down again

* Chinese FDI in Europe drops, investment screening will cut it more -survey

* China Feb foreign exchange reserve data expected

Company moves:

In focus

* Chinese online retailers slash iPhone prices for second time this year

* Sinopec may ink 20-year LNG deal with Cheniere when trade spat ends

* Tesla's Shanghai assembly plant to be completed in May -govt official

* Huawei asks Japanese suppliers to ship more smartphone components -Nikkei

* Hyundai may suspend production at one of its Chinese plants as slowdown bites

* China's Benxi Steel says it will not merge with Ansteel Group -chairman


* Ping An Bank's 2018 net profit up 7.0 percent y/y

* Changchun High & New Technology's 2018 net profit up 52.1 percent y/y

* Citic Securities's Feb net profit at 815.2 million yuan

* Haitong Securities's Feb net profit at 934.2 million yuan

* Guotai Junan Securities's Feb net profit at 927.6 million yuan

* Gf Securities's Feb net profit at 491.0 million yuan

* Gemdale's Feb contract sales up 51.0 percent y/y

Equity changes/IPOs

* Ping An Life Insurance Buys Shares In Chinese Bank ICBC - HKEx Filing

* Shanghai Exchange filing shows block trade of Qingdao Haier's shares involving 925.6 mln yuan Other moves (spin-offs, divestitures, deals)

* China Life Insurance gets central bank's approval to issue up to 35.0 bln yuan capital bonds

* ICBC gets regulator's approval to issue second-tier capital bonds worth up to 110 bln yuan

* Shandong Chenming Paper to invest 790 mln yuan to set up equity investment fund with partners (Compiled by Luoyan Liu; Editing by Kim Coghill)