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Xiaomi's star rises as Chinese handset makers gnaw at Samsung's share: report

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BEIJING - Xiaomi Inc, the three-year old company known as the Apple of China, has become the world's No.5 smartphone maker by market share while Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's lead has continued to shrink, a report by Strategy Analytics shows.

Hong Kong, China share benchmarks soft but on track for best month since 2012

* Yili rises on reports saying executives bought more shares

10:28am IST

China should set lower 2015 GDP growth target of 6.5-7 pct - IMF

BEIJING - China should set an economic growth target of 6.5-7 percent for 2015, below its goal for 2014, and refrain from stimulus measures unless the economy threatens to slow sharply from that level, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

Economy, Business, IMF 9:37am IST

UPDATE 1-China evacuates hundreds of workers from Libya to Malta

VALLETTA, Malta, July 30 - China has evacuated several hundred workers from Libya and is taking them by ship to Malta, the head of the Malta Civil Service, Mario Cutajar, said on Wednesday.

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More violence in China's Xinjiang, prominent academic indicted

BEIJING - China formally indicted a prominent ethnic Uighur professor for separatism on Wednesday, as security forces flooded into the far western region of Xinjiang amid more reports of violence following what the government called a terrorist attack.

30 Jul 2014

Microsoft Xbox One to launch in China on September 23

SHANGHAI - Microsoft Corp will launch its Xbox One gaming console in China on September 23, making it the first foreign company to start selling consoles in the world's third-biggest gaming market after a ban on the devices was lifted this year.

30 Jul 2014

Microsoft Xbox One to launch in China on Sept. 23

SHANGHAI - Microsoft Corp will launch its Xbox One gaming console in China on Sept. 23, making it the first foreign company to start selling consoles in the world's third-biggest gaming market after a ban on the devices was lifted this year.

30 Jul 2014

More violence in China's Xinjiang after deadly attack

BEIJING - Western tourists saw a body lying in a pool of blood in a major city in China's violence-prone Xinjiang province on Wednesday, as security forces flooded in after the government said dozens of knife-wielding attackers were shot dead elsewhere in the region earlier in the week.

30 Jul 2014

UPDATE 1-KKR-backed Rundong Auto to launch up to $138 mln HK IPO

HONG KONG, July 30 - China's Rundong Automobile Group, backed by private equity firm KKR & Co LP, said it will launch an up to $138 million initial public offering in Hong Kong on Thursday, betting on continued demand for luxury vehicles in the world's second-largest economy.

UPDATE 1-Iron ore futures retreat as supply glut halts rally

* China rebar, iron ore futures off more than 1-week highs

30 Jul 2014

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