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China shares gyrate as Beijing scrambles to calm markets

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SHANGHAI - Chinese shares whip-sawed between gains and losses on Tuesday, as Beijing scrambled once again to prop up a stock market whose wild gyrations have heightened fears about the financial stability of the world's second biggest economy.

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Chinese regulator vows share support after markets tumble 8.5 percent in a day 3:14am BST

SHANGHAI - China said on Monday it was prepared to buy shares to stabilise the stock market and avert "systemic risks", after major indices plunged more than 8 percent in the biggest one-day fall since 2007. | Video

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Baidu profit weighed down by offline mobile services push 27 Jul 2015

- Baidu Inc's quarterly profit missed analysts' estimates as China's biggest Internet search company spent heavily to diversify away from its core search advertising business, which is becoming less profitable and more competitive.

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Oil hits four-month low on China stock market dive, supply concern 27 Jul 2015

NEW YORK - Crude oil futures hit four-month lows on Monday after a steep drop in China's stock markets sparked concern about the economic health of the world's biggest energy consumer, while evidence of a growing crude glut mounted. | Video

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Speculators show global commodities rout still not over 27 Jul 2015

LONDON - Speculators have confirmed what everyone else has been thinking: expect more falls in commodities, as worries about China and higher interest rates combine with waning sentiment to suggest markets are heading further south.

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Insight - Turkish help for Uighur refugees looms over Erdogan visit to Beijing 27 Jul 2015

ISTANBUL - The folded piece of paper with a photo of a four-month-old baby tells a story that will loom over Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his Chinese hosts when he visits Beijing this week.

China eyes new cruise link to disputed South China Sea islands 27 Jul 2015

BEIJING - Chinese authorities plan to start a second cruise ship link to the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, state media reported on Monday, in a move that may irk Vietnam, which also claims the islets.

China says supports development of foreign NGOs 27 Jul 2015

BEIJING - China's Minister of Public Security has assured foreign non-government organisations operating in the country that China supports their activities amid fears that a controversial new law governing NGOs could hamper the development of civil society.

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Chinese navy plays down South China Sea exercises - Xinhua 25 Jul 2015

SHANGHAI - The Chinese navy played down recent military drills in the South China Sea and criticised other countries for "illegally" occupying islands in the area, the official Xinhua news service reported on Saturday.

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Global stocks, copper fall on China, Europe growth concerns 24 Jul 2015

NEW YORK - Global equity markets dropped on Friday and copper fell to a six-year low as weaker-than-expected data from China and the euro zone exacerbated concerns over global economic growth.