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Asia shares edge higher, oil tumbles to four-year low

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TOKYO - Asian stocks hit a one-month high on Thursday as investors bet that more central bank stimulus in China and Europe would shore up the global economy, while oil prices tumbled to a four-year low as hopes for output cuts by OPEC faded.

UPDATE 1-China's COFCO to control state food firm Huafu in efficiency drive

BEIJING, Nov 27 - China's top agribusiness firm COFCO will take control of fellow state-owned firm China Huafu Trade and Development Group, a regulator said late on Wednesday, as part of Beijing's reforms to boost the efficiency of the state sector.

10:34am IST

China indexes up as mainland investors jump into rally, Hong Kong down

* HSI -0.5 pct, HSCE -0.2 pct, CSI300 +0.4 pct, SSEC +0.4 pct

10:15am IST

UPDATE 2-China ramps up crude buying, reserves purchases far ahead of schedule

* Strategic reserves seen at 30 days, double official plan

9:54am IST

Asia shares edge higher, oil tumbles to four-year low

TOKYO - Asian stocks hit a one-month high on Thursday as investors bet that more central bank stimulus in China and Europe would shore up the global economy, while oil prices tumbled to a four-year low as hopes for output cuts by OPEC faded.

9:43am IST

China takes 'zero tolerance' approach to regional polluters: Cabinet

BEIJING - China will take a "zero tolerance" approach to a wide range of environmental violations and has promised stronger action against regional governments that protect polluters or hinder inspections, according to a Cabinet document.

China takes "zero tolerance" approach to regional polluters: Cabinet

BEIJING - China will take a "zero tolerance" approach to a wide range of environmental violations and has promised stronger action against regional governments that protect polluters or hinder inspections, according to a Cabinet document.

9:32am IST

China takes "zero tolerance" approach to regional polluters: Cabinet

BEIJING, Nov 27 - China will take a "zero tolerance" approach to a wide range of environmental violations and has promised stronger action against regional governments that protect polluters or hinder inspections, according to a Cabinet document.

9:28am IST

Special Report - How China's shadowy agency is working to absorb Taiwan

TAIPEI/HONG KONG - Ever since a civil war split the two sides more than 60 years ago, China has viewed Taiwan as a renegade province that needs to be absorbed into the mainland. To that end, the legion of Taiwanese businessmen working in China is a beachhead.

8:13am IST

Taiwan vote tests waters for pro-China govt ahead of presidential polls

TAIPEI - Taiwan goes to the polls on Saturday to choose city mayors and local councillors in a vote that will show how much support the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) has lost with its pro-China stance less than two years before a presidential election.

6:37am IST

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