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  • Prospects rise for a 2015 U.N. climate deal, but likely to be weak

    By Alister Doyle OSLO, (Reuters) - A global deal to combat climate change in 2015 looks more likely after promises for action by China, the United States and the European Union, but any agreement will probably be too weak to halt rising temperatures....
  • Stocks grind higher after central bank stimulus signals

    Stocks grind higher after central bank stimulus signals
    By Patrick Graham LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks ground higher on Monday after a frenetic round of activity at central banks in Asia and Europe showed they are willing to do more to support economic growth and inflation. European shares, which had...
  • China corruption watchdog launches inspections, eyes Sinopec

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's corruption watchdog has launched a series of inspections into state-owned enterprises and government bodies including China Petrochemical Corp (Sinopec Group), Asia's largest oil refiner, state media said on Monday. The...
  • Thankful for Obama's climate efforts

    Thankful for Obama's climate efforts
    The carbon emissions with which we humans pollute our atmosphere threaten to cause monumental environmental problems ("Climate breakthrough," Nov. 12). We here in the U.S. are among the worst offenders. Yet many in Congress are content to ignore this...
  • Exclusive: China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation - sources

    By Kevin Yao BEIJING (Reuters) - China's leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, concerned that falling prices could trigger a surge in debt defaults, business failures and job losses,...
  • Property, manufacturing woes help trim China's shadow banking

    By Engen Tham and Jake Spring SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - A bid by China to rein in its "shadow banking" activity is producing results, thanks to slowing economic growth and tighter regulation. But some success for a policy drive to curb risky...
  • China's benchmark money rate falls 48 bps after surprise easing

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's benchmark money rate fell 48 basis points to 3.18 percent on Monday, after the central bank unexpectedly cut benchmark lending rates by 40 basis points on Friday. The seven-day bond repurchase agreement, considered the most...
  • Eight small Chinese banks raise deposit rates in bid for savings

    By Sui-Lee Wee and Samuel Shen BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Eight small Chinese banks have raised their one-year deposit rates to the 3.3 percent maximum allowed after China's central bank cut its interest rates and allowed greater deposit flexibility...
  • No easy 'plan B' for Iran if nuclear talks with major powers collapse

    By Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi VIENNA (Reuters) - Iranian officials say they can turn to Beijing and Moscow if talks in Vienna fail to end Western sanctions, but with oil prices falling, China's economy slowing and Russia in its own sanctions-...
  • South Korea holds winning hand as Japan gambling bill dies

    By Ritsuko Ando and Joyce Lee TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea looks like the consolation prize as Japan's $15 billion casino dream fades, a setback for companies such as Las Vegas Sands Corp that envisioned a new gaming hub rivaling Las Vegas in...
  • Southwestern China quake toll rises to four

    BEIJING The death toll rose to four from an earthquake in remote southwestern China, state media reported Sunday. Six of the 54 people injured in the mountainous region of Sichuan province were in critical condition, the Garze Tibetan Autonomous...