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Private capital gets more bang in China as economic reforms step up

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HONG KONG - Private firms have overtaken state-owned companies this year for the first time as the biggest drivers of investment banking revenues in China - a sign of how Beijing's reforms are transforming private capital's role in the world's second-largest economy.

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Hong Kong protesters march after fruitless talks with government 12:30am BST

HONG KONG - About 200 Hong Kong protesters marched to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader on Wednesday to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock. | Video

Chinese peacekeepers expected in South Sudan at start of 2015 - U.N. 22 Oct 2014

UNITED NATIONS - Some 700 Chinese peacekeepers are expected to join a United Nations mission in South Sudan at the start of next year, the head of the U.N. operation said on Wednesday, though she appealed for Beijing to deploy the battalion "sooner rather than later."

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GSK eyes prime FTSE 100 slot for standalone HIV drugs business 22 Oct 2014

LONDON - GlaxoSmithKline , battered by weak U.S. drug sales and a bribery scandal in China, is looking to float its fast-growing HIV drugs business as part of a recovery plan that includes a fresh round of cost cutting.

Boeing and Chinese partner to make jet fuel from 'gutter oil' 22 Oct 2014

BEIJING - Aircraft makers Boeing and Commercial Aircraft Corp of China have launched a joint pilot project to turn used cooking oil into jet fuel.

China overseas direct investment seen rising 10 percent a year 22 Oct 2014

BEIJING - China's overseas direct investment is projected to rise at least 10 percent annually for the next five years, a trend that will soon make the country a net capital exporter, a senior commerce ministry official said on Wednesday.

South Korean firms, unfazed by slowing economy, step up China investment 22 Oct 2014

SHANGHAI/SEOUL - South Korean firms have accelerated investment into China by a third this year, encouraged by improving diplomatic ties including a pending free trade deal.

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China central bank seen playing safe as slowdown fans policy debate 22 Oct 2014

BEIJING - China's central bank is likely to hold its line against an interest rate cut even as growth slows to a quarter-century trough, as the politics of reform influence the conduct of monetary policy, government sources involved in internal policy discussions say.

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China central bank seen playing safe as slowdown fans policy debate 21 Oct 2014

BEIJING - China's central bank is likely to hold its line against an interest rate cut even as growth slows to a quarter-century trough, as the politics of reform influence the conduct of monetary policy, government sources involved in internal policy discussions say.

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China's growth slowest since global crisis, annual target at risk 21 Oct 2014

BEIJING - China grew at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis in the September quarter and risks missing its official target for the first time in 15 years, adding to concerns the world's second-largest economy is becoming a drag on global growth. | Video

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