* Earnings likely to disappoint, with Chinese companies in focus
BEIJING, July 30 - Baidu Inc, China's biggest internet search engine company, said on Thursday it will buy back shares worth $1 billion after the company's stock price slid following a weak earnings report earlier this week.
* Bears outweigh bulls for both equities and fixed income * Oil prices back at early February levels * Saudi Arabia seen as most expensive market in region * UAE attracts bets linked to Iran * Egypt, a cheaply valued oil importer, also favoured By Olzhas Auyezov DUBAI, July 30 - Middle East fund managers have on balance turned negative towards the region and especially its biggest equity market, Saudi Arabia, after oil prices gave up most of the gains made in t
BEIJING, July 30 - Baidu Inc, China's biggest search engine company, said on Thursday it will repurchase $1 billion of its shares, after the company's stock price was hammered by investors following weak earnings results on Monday.
July 29 - Pet supplies retailer Petco Animal Supplies Inc has been in talks with investment banks in recent weeks for an initial public offering, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
July 29 - Canadian mortgage lender Home Capital Group said it had suspended contracts with 18 independent brokers and two brokerages, or 45 individual brokers, after an investigation found they had falsified information about borrowers' incomes.
July 29 - Canadian mortgage lender Home Capital Group reported a 2 percent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by a fall in mortgage originations.
* Dollar gains; September rate hike still possible (Adds close of U.S. market)
NEW YORK, July 29 (IFR) - A peso bond from Mexico's Telesites had the market's full attention on Wednesday, injecting some life into the region's moribund primary markets.
NEW YORK, July 29 - Bill Gross of Janus Capital Group Inc said on Wednesday that shorting the High Yield CDX index has benefited his Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund in the past few months.
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