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Emerging Markets Are Stumbling as Old Bugbear Gatecrashes Party

(Bloomberg) -- Just as early bets on an emerging-market recovery start fueling appetite for stocks and currencies, an old bugbear

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Rural migrants suffer most amid China's unemployment misery

By Gabriel Crossley BEIJING (Reuters) - Migrant workers Zhang Jianpeng and his wife returned to Beijing in late April, after

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Economists See China Holding Stimulus in Check Amid Uncertainty

(Bloomberg) -- Economists broke down China’s annual policy-document dump and concluded that Beijing is holding stimulus measures in reserve in

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China drops mention of GDP goal as parliament opens, virus slams economy

((This May 22 story corrects to say first time no GDP goal was set since 2002 in paragraph 2)) By

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China drops mention of GDP goal as parliament opens, virus slams economy

(Corrects first time no GDP goal was set since 2002 in paragraph 2 of May 22 story) By Kevin Yao

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Chinese banks could post flat or falling profits in 2020 - PBOC article

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese lenders could post flat or even falling profits in 2020 despite earnings growth in the first

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China's efforts to resolve financial risks slowed by virus - local central bank head

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's efforts to resolve risks among high-risk financial institutions have been hampered by slower economic conditions caused

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China Official Says Increasing Debt Level Feasible and Necessary

(Bloomberg) -- China’s plans to raise its debt level to stimulate demand and combat the economic effects of the coronavirus

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WHO: LatAm now virus epicenter

NEW YORK: The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Latin America “a new epicenter” of the coronavirus pandemic Friday, as United States President Donald Trump demanded churches reopen despite the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) threat. China, meanwhile, warned that its economy would suffer an immense hit from the coronavirus and Beijing’s communist rulers for the […]

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EU urges China to respect Hong Kong autonomy

The European Union on Friday urged China to respect Hong Kong's freedoms after Beijing proposed a new security law following pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous territory.After consulting EU capitals, Brussels' diplomatic chief Josep Borrell issued a statement calling for "the preservation of Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy."Earlier, Premier Li Keqiang had unveiled to China's National People's Congress (NPC) a proposed security law that would drastically reduce Hong Kong's separate legal status."The European Union has a strong stake in the continued stability and prosperity of Hong Kong under the 'One Country Two Systems' principle," Borrell said."It att

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China's planned security agencies for Hong Kong a 'death knell' for autonomy - Pompeo

By Clare Jim and Jessie Pang HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese plans to impose national security laws on Hong Kong

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China defence spending rise at three-decade low, still to grow 6.6%

By Yew Lun Tian BEIJING (Reuters) - China's defence spending this year will rise at the slowest rate in three

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China reports no new virus cases for first time

China on Saturday reported zero new coronavirus infections for the first time since it started reporting data in January, a day after Communist Party leaders celebrated "major achievements" in the virus fight.

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China's planned security agencies for Hong Kong a 'death knell' for autonomy -Pompeo

By Clare Jim and Jessie Pang HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese plans to impose national security laws on Hong Kong

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China ups spending, but no big steps for economy

BEIJING: China’s No. 2 leader on Friday promised higher spending to revive its coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic-stricken economy and curb surging job losses, but steered clear of launching a massive stimulus on the scale of those in the United States or Japan. In a speech to legislators, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Beijing would […]

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China draws Western rebuke over move to tighten grip on Hong Kong

China drew Western condemnation on Friday over plans for a national security law to quash Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement as

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China’s national security law ‘the beginning of the end of Hong Kong’

China’s decision to impose national security reforms upon Hong Kong, after decades of trying to get such changes passed through

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What you need to know about coronavirus on Friday, May 22

In the entire city of Montgomery, Alabama, there's just one intensive care bed left. Anyone in need will likely be

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China abandons growth target, lowers defence budget rise for 2020 amid pandemic

In a draft budget report submitted to the NPC, the government also set a 6.6 percent growth rate for its defence budget, lower than the 7.5 percent rise in 2019, an outlay that’s closely followed globally.

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China unveils $500 billion stimulus for the economy as it scraps growth target due to the pandemic

China promised Friday to throw 3.6 trillion yuan ($500 billion) at its economy this year in extra stimulus measures as part of a bid to create 9 millions jobs and blunt the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Hong Kong Stocks Sink Most Since 2008 on Security Law Concern

(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong stocks headed for their worst loss since the global financial crisis after Beijing announced its intention

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Hang Seng Index has worst day since 2015 as tensions flare up again between China and the West

Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index dropped nearly 5.6% Friday after news broke that Beijing would move to pass a hugely controversial national security law for the Asian financial hub.

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China Dares Trump to Hit Back With Hong Kong Power Grab

(Bloomberg) -- On the first day of China’s biggest political event of the year, Xi Jinping sent a clear message

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No annual growth target for virus-hit China, a first in years

China's communist rulers avoided setting an annual growth target for the first time in decades Friday, as they struggle to deal with the "immense" economic challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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China drops word 'peaceful' in latest push for Taiwan 'reunification'

By Yew Lun Tian and Yimou Lee BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang left out the word "peaceful" on

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