China's Sun Art to slow pace of store openings in 2017
HONG KONG, Feb 20 Hypermarket operator Sun Art Retail Group Ltd said on Monday it will slow the pace of store openings in 2017 amid intensifying competition in China's retail sector.
Oct 3 Debt issuance by states, cities, schools and other issuers in the U.S. municipal bond market totaled $323.4 billion in the first three quarters of 2016, a 7.4 percent increase from the same period in 2015, according to Thomson Reuters data on Monday.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch was the top underwriter of muni bonds during 2016's first nine months with 408 deals, totaling nearly $50 billion. California was the biggest debt issuer with 10 deals totaling $7.27 billion.
(Reporting By Karen Pierog; Editing by Chris Reese)
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TAIPEI, Feb 20 Taiwan stocks were largely unchanged in cautious trade on Monday ahead of exports-related data even as the index continued to test the key 9,800 level. As of 0255 GMT, the main TAIEX index was flat at 9,779.70 points, after briefly hitting a high of 9,817.14. It closed up 0.2 percent on Saturday in a special trading session. The electronics subindex rose 0.3 percent, while the financials subindex lost 0.2 percent. Among big