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Chinese police arrest man after nursing home patients castrated

BEIJING - Police in China have arrested a man on suspicion of castrating or partially castrating four patients at a nursing home, state media said on Thursday, the latest scandal to hit the country's medical sector.

WRAPUP 2-Global economy starts second half on solid footing -PMIs

* China manufacturing PMI hits 18-month high; new orders surge

24 Jul 2014

Chinese firm to help S.Lanka build aircraft maintenance unit

COLOMBO, July 24 - A state-owned Chinese aviation company will help build an aircraft maintenance facility in Sri Lanka to save the island nation the foreign exchange it spends on repairs to Chinese-made aircraft in its air force, officials said on Thursday.

24 Jul 2014

Italy to sell energy grid stake to China for 2 billion euros

MILAN - Italy's Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) said on Thursday it was in advanced talks to sell a 35 percent stake in energy grid holding company CDP Reti to China's State Grid Corp in a deal that could be worth some two billion euros.

24 Jul 2014

In China, Apple's focus pays off while Samsung feels squeeze

BEIJING - The mobile industry has long held that Samsung's broad range of mobile devices makes it nimble in changing markets, while Apple loses out by rigidly sticking to its high-end gadgets.

24 Jul 2014

China's coal industry says times are hard, outlook worse

BEIJING - More than 70 percent of China's coal firms are making losses, the head of the coal industry association said on Thursday, with prices eroded by falling demand growth, a worsening supply glut and a war on smog.

Environment, Environment 24 Jul 2014

China's coal industry says times are hard, outlook worse

BEIJING, July 24 - More than 70 percent of China's coal firms are making losses, the head of the coal industry association said on Thursday, with prices eroded by falling demand growth, a worsening supply glut and a war on smog.

24 Jul 2014

Chinese police arrest man after nursing home patients castrated

BEIJING - Police in China have arrested a man on suspicion of castrating or partially castrating four patients at a nursing home, state media said on Thursday, the latest scandal to hit the country's medical sector.

24 Jul 2014

China stockpiling strategic industrial metals - sources

HONG KONG/LONDON, July 24 - China has bought almost 3,000 tonnes of molybdenum oxide, used to strengthen steel, for the first time in 20 years, helping to support struggling domestic producers squeezed by tight credit conditions, industry sources in Europe and Asia said.

24 Jul 2014

Chinese police arrest man after nursing home patients castrated

BEIJING, July 24 - Police in China have arrested a man on suspicion of castrating or partially castrating four patients at a nursing home, state media said on Thursday, the latest scandal to hit the country's medical sector.

24 Jul 2014

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