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China's Aug HSBC services PMI rebounds to 17-month high

BEIJING, Sept 3 - China's services sector expanded at the strongest pace in 17 months in August as new business rebounded after a sharp slowdown in July, a private survey showed on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-China August services activity edges up but property weighs

* Aug official services PMI rises to 54.4 from 54.2 in July

7:10am IST

Canada, China quietly hold top-level meeting on strained ties

OTTAWA - Senior officials from Canada and China met quietly in Ottawa last week to discuss relations that have deteriorated so badly that they could threaten Prime Minister Stephen Harper's planned visit to China in November.

3:41am IST

Swiss teen Bencic sees U.S. Open as building block

NEW YORK - Belinda Bencic's fairytale U.S. Open debut came to an emphatic halt at the hands of China's Peng Shuai on Tuesday but the Swiss teen took plenty of comfort from her maiden trip to a grand slam quarter-finals.

2:52am IST

China's Peng routs Swiss teen to reach U.S. Open semis

NEW YORK - A long measure of grand slam patience paid off for Peng Shuai of China, who reached the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Tuesday by routing Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic 6-2 6-1 in the Flushing Meadows heat.

2:20am IST

UPDATE 3-China's Tianhe Chemicals hits back at allegations over pre-float statements

* "Hacktivist" short-seller research firm alleges massive fraud

Regulatory News, IPOs 02 Sep 2014

McDonald's to boost China supplier audits after food safety scandal

SHANGHAI - McDonald's Corp will increase the number of audits it conducts of suppliers in China, the firm said on Tuesday, after a food scandal in July dented China sales at the U.S. fast food chain and rival Yum Brands Inc.

02 Sep 2014

McDonald's to boost China supplier audits after food safety scandal

SHANGHAI, Sept 2 - McDonald's Corp will increase the number of audits it conducts of suppliers in China, the firm said on Tuesday, after a food scandal in July dented China sales at the U.S. fast food chain and rival Yum Brands Inc .

02 Sep 2014

Brent crude falls towards $102 as demand concerns outweigh Libya unrest

SINGAPORE - Brent crude fell towards $102 a barrel on Tuesday on concerns of slowing oil demand growth due to weak economic recoveries in China and Europe, although new unrest in OPEC oil producer Libya kept losses in check.

02 Sep 2014

Hong Kong activist's newspaper column scrapped amid democracy row

HONG KONG - A well-respected Hong Kong newspaper has axed a weekly column by a political activist and hedge fund manager as the Asian financial centre braces for a wave of protests against China's decision to rule out full democracy.

02 Sep 2014

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