FOCUS-How China's ride-hailing giant Didi plans to challenge Uber in Mexico

MEXICO CITY/SAN FRANCISCO, March 19 Working quietly from a shared office space in one of Mexico City's trendiest neighborhoods, China's ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is planning to hit its archrival Uber where it hurts.

China, Hong Kong stocks firm as Beijing elects key economic team

SHANGHAI, March 19 China and Hong Kong stocks rose on Monday morning after Beijing elected a key economic team, and as investors awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve rate decision later this week. ** At 04:02 GMT, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.17 percent at 3,275.37, while the blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.29 percent at 4,068.24. ** Chinese H-shares listed in Hong Kong rose 0.08 percent at 12,683.5, while the Hang Seng Index was up 0.19 percent at 31,562.14. ** Liu He, a key ec

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Battery makers descend on Australia, Canada cobalt developers

MELBOURNE/VANCOUVER March 19 Nervous Asian battery makers are turning to early-stage cobalt projects in Australia and Canada to lock in supplies of the critical battery ingredient ahead of expected shortages as demand for electric vehicles revs up.

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Australia, ASEAN agree to start regional infrastructure cooperation

SYDNEY, March 19 Australia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed during a weekend summit in Sydney to establish a regional infrastructure pipeline, Australia's foreign minister said, as the bloc seeks to balance rising Chinese influence.

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Tokyo Steel to hold product prices steady in April

TOKYO, March 19 Tokyo Steel Manufacturing Co Ltd , Japan's top electric-arc furnace steelmaker, on Monday said it would hold product prices steady in April as it needs to ensure markets have absorbed its hikes from earlier this year.

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