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China central bank: speculators should not dominate sentiment

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BEIJING Speculators should not be allowed to dominate market sentiment regarding China's foreign exchange reserves and it was quite normal for reserves to fall as well as rise, central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan was quoted as saying on Saturday.

China central bank: speculators should not dominate sentiment

BEIJING Speculators should not be allowed to dominate market sentiment regarding China's foreign exchange reserves and it was quite normal for reserves to fall as well as rise, central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan was quoted as saying on Saturday.

13 Feb 2016

INTERVIEW - China rules out joining anti-terrorism coalitions, says helping Iraq

MUNICH China won't take part in any coalition fighting "terrorist groups" in the Middle East, but will do its fair share in its own way and is already helping Iraq, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday.

World, Iraq 12 Feb 2016

Syngenta deal could pave way for biotech acceptance from China users

SINGAPORE ChemChina's purchase of Syngenta could remove some of the suspicion around genetically modified crops and ultimately lead to more rapid user acceptance of biotechnology in food production in China, Syngenta's Chief Operating Officer Davor Pisk told Reuters.

12 Feb 2016

Syngenta's independent directors will ensure its investment-grade rating: COO

SINGAPORE Independent directors at Syngenta AG will have to approve any significant changes at the Swiss seeds and pesticides group after it is bought by state-owned ChemChina, and they will ensure its investment-grade rating is retained, a senior Syngenta executive said.

12 Feb 2016

Britain says missing Hong Kong bookseller "involuntarily removed" to China

HONG KONG Britain said on Friday a missing Hong Kong seller of gossipy books on China's leaders had likely been "involuntarily removed" to China from Hong Kong, constituting a "serious breach" of a longstanding bilateral treaty between the U.K. and China.

12 Feb 2016

INTERVIEW - China urges U.N. action to make North Korea "pay price"

MUNICH, Germany China will back a U.N. Security Council resolution to make North Korea "pay the necessary price" for recent rocket launches, its foreign minister told Reuters on Friday, adding the goal was to get Pyongyang back to the negotiating table.

12 Feb 2016

Philippines considers two-way sea talks with China - if wins case at The Hague

MANILA The Philippines may consider two-way talks with China to resolve a territorial dispute in the South China Sea but only if it wins its case with Beijing at an arbitration tribunal in The Hague, Manila's foreign minister said on Friday.

12 Feb 2016

Beijing offers support for Hong Kong after New Year violence

BEIJING China's central government firmly supports Hong Kong authorities and police in safeguarding public order and punishing those who break the law, the foreign ministry has said in Beijing's first reaction to a riot in Hong Kong earlier this week.

12 Feb 2016

UPDATE 1-Pernod Ricard cautious on China, shares slide

* Shares slide 7 percent (recasts with CEO comments, shares, analyst)

11 Feb 2016