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WTO cuts 2016 world trade growth forecast to 1.7 percent, cites wake-up call

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GENEVA The World Trade Organization cut its forecast for global trade growth this year by more than a third on Tuesday, reflecting a slowdown in China and falling levels of imports into the United States.

China jails members of banned "cult" amid religion crackdown - Xinhua

BEIJING China has jailed members of what the government calls a cult for causing deaths, organising the group and illegally collecting money, state media said on Tuesday, part of a crackdown on what Beijing views as dangerous religious movements.

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Carlyle sees rise in control buyouts in China as economy slows

HONG KONG Carlyle Group LP expects private equity firms and other investors to increasingly buy control of companies in Asia rather than minority stakes, particularly in China where slowing economic growth is likely to convince more owners to sell.

5:54pm IST

WTO cuts 2016 world trade growth forecast to 1.7 percent, cites wake-up call

GENEVA The World Trade Organization cut its forecast for global trade growth this year by more than a third on Tuesday, reflecting a slowdown in China and falling levels of imports into the United States.

Business, Economy 5:01pm IST

China industrial profits rise most in three years as economy shows signs of stabilizing

BEIJING Profits in China's industrial sector rose at the fastest pace in three years as the world's second-biggest economy showed more signs of stabilizing, though some private forecasters say the improvement may be more fleeting than real.

5:00pm IST

China September official factory gauge seen showing 2nd month of growth

BEIJING Activity in China's manufacturing sector likely expanded modestly for a second straight month in September, a Reuters poll showed, suggesting the economy is stabilizing thanks to government infrastructure spending and a property market boom.

5:00pm IST

China's G20 host city scraps stimulus policy to curb home prices: media

BEIJING China's rising technology hub of Hangzhou will scrap a stimulus housing policy and raise the downpayment ratio for second-home purchases, state media said on Tuesday, in the country's latest move to curb fast-rising home prices.

4:59pm IST

China's G20 host city scraps stimulus policy to curb home prices - media

BEIJING, Sept 27 China's rising technology hub of Hangzhou will scrap a stimulus housing policy and raise the downpayment ratio for second-home purchases, state media said on Tuesday, in the country's latest move to curb fast-rising home prices.

4:51pm IST

China ruling party to focus on graft at key October meet

BEIJING China's ruling Communist Party will hold a key meeting late next month aimed at revising party discipline rules, state news agency Xinhua said on Tuesday, as President Xi Jinping keeps up a battle to uproot deep-seated corruption.

4:21pm IST

UPDATE 2-China ruling party to focus on graft at key October meet

* Typically held annually, the meetings map out major policies

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