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UPDATE 2-China's SDIC to produce 4 mln-5 mln T/yr ethanol in five years -official

* Also plans to expand into corn processing (Adds quotes, detail, bullets)

Oil set for weekly loss on profit-taking

LONDON Oil prices fell on Friday and were set for a weekly loss as investors sought to book profits, despite tensions in the Middle East that have slashed supplies of crude.

3:58pm IST

South Korea's Ssangyong Motor reconsiders China JV due to political row

SEOUL South Korea's Ssangyong Motor Co Ltd on Friday said it is reconsidering establishing a joint venture in China due to diplomatic tension between Seoul and Beijing over the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system.

3:50pm IST

South Korea's Ssangyong Motor reconsiders China JV due to political row

SEOUL South Korea's Ssangyong Motor Co Ltd on Friday said it is reconsidering establishing a joint venture in China due to diplomatic tension between Seoul and Beijing over the deployment of a U.S. missile defence system.

Budget 2017, Business, Deals 3:46pm IST

EU opens investigation into Chinese e-bike imports

BRUSSELS The European Commission on Friday launched an investigation into the import of electronic bikes (e-bikes) from China after European producers complained that they are being sold at excessively low prices with the help of unfair subsidies.

3:46pm IST

China consumer loans surge nearly 30 percent as debt worries resurface

BEIJING China's outstanding household consumer loans surged nearly 30 percent by end September from a year earlier, data showed on Friday, a day after its central bank governor issued a strong warning about the risks of rapidly rising debt.

3:43pm IST

UPDATE 1-China consumer loans surge nearly 30 pct as debt worries resurface

* Analysts suspect consumer loans illegally flowing into property

3:35pm IST

UPDATE 1-China says will protect China firms' interests amid EU e-bike probe

BEIJING, Oct 20 China's commerce ministry said it will defend Chinese companies' interests amid an EU investigation into Chinese electric bicycles (e-bikes), and urged the European Union to respect World Trade Organization rules.

3:26pm IST

China Southern to buy 38 Boeing jets worth $5.65 bln

SHANGHAI, Oct 20 China Southern Airlines has signed a deal to buy 38 aircraft from U.S. planemaker Boeing Co with a combined price tag of $5.65 billion, the Chinese carrier said on Friday.

China summons British official over Hong Kong remarks

BEIJING China has summoned a British official in Beijing and lodged "stern representations" about recent comments from London expressing concern about a British rights activist being denied entry to Hong Kong, it said on Friday.

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