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Xi says China should invest more in the elderly

SHANGHAI China should increase investment in care for the elderly, President Xi Jinping told a meeting of the country's top leaders on its ageing population, official Xinhua news agency reported.


China to open e-commerce, other sectors to foreign investment - newspaper 10:58am BST

SHANGHAI China will lift restrictions to investments by foreign firms in a range of service industry sectors, including e-commerce, logistics, accounting and auditing, the China Securities News quoted commerce minister Gao Hucheng as saying.


U.S. seeks WTO dispute panel in chicken dispute with China 27 May 2016

WASHINGTON The Obama administration on Friday asked the World Trade Organization to establish a dispute settlement panel to rule on U.S. claims that China is unfairly continuing anti-dumping duties on U.S. broiler chicken products.


EU member states should stress-test banks' cyber risks -European Banking Authority chairman 27 May 2016

BEIJING Domestic authorities in European Union member states should stress-test their financial institutions for cyber risks, a top E.U. supervisor said, warning banks might be required to hold extra capital as a buffer against what is an emerging threat.


China, EU Commission edge towards deal on market economy status 27 May 2016

BRUSSELS The European Commission and China may be near a deal to avoid a dispute at the World Trade Organization and a wider trade war, diplomats say, but must convince EU lawmakers angry over record Chinese steel output.


China's central bank condemns foreign media reports on yuan 27 May 2016

BEIJING China's central bank on Friday condemned two news reports from foreign media outlets published this week about currency reforms and monetary policy.


Mourinho and Guardiola set for first faceoff in Beijing 27 May 2016

LONDON The new managers of Manchester United and Manchester City will face an early confrontation when the teams meet in a friendly in Beijing on July 25.


Konecranes-Terex deal to proceed as China's Zoomlion drops rival bid 27 May 2016

HONG KONG/HELSINKI China's Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co Ltd has abandoned its $3.4 billion (2.32 billion pounds) bid for U.S. crane maker Terex Corp after failing to agree terms, clearing the way for a smaller deal between Terex and Finland's Konecranes .


China May official factory PMI may mark end to two-month expansion 27 May 2016

BEIJING Growth in China's vast manufacturing sector likely stalled in May after slight expansions in the previous two months, a Reuters poll showed, throwing more cold water on hopes that the world's second-largest economy is reviving.

China says extremely dissatisfied with G7 statement on South China Sea 27 May 2016

BEIJING China is extremely dissatisfied with a statement by Group of Seven (G7) leaders on the contentious South China Sea, where Beijing is locked in territorial disputes with several southeast Asian countries, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday.