PRESS DIGEST - China - Oct 16
SHANGHAI Oct 16 (Reuters) - Chinese newspapers available in Beijing and Shanghai carried the following stories on Tuesday. Reuters has not checked the stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
CHINA SECURITIES JOURNAL
--In order to speed up development of the alternative energy automotive industry, China will earmark a part from the "conserving energy and reducing emissions" special fund to encourage innovation in green energy cars.
--Baoshan Iron & Steel Co (Baosteel) said in a statement it had bought back 217 million shares in a price range of 4.51 to 4.65 yuan per share in the past one week.
SHANGHAI SECURITIES NEWS
--China's securities regulator has for the first time publicly disclosed the application process for seeking approval for mergers and acquisitions, as well as the criteria used to approve or reject applications.
--LDK Solar announced on Monday it would repay 400 million yuan in short-term commercial paper on time, easing investors' fears that it would become China's first-ever domestic bond default.
--Telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp , after its disclosure of a large operating loss in the third quarter of 2012, said it will take steps to reduce debt and improve operational efficiency in the fourth quarter.
--China's securities regulator said it is launching an investigation into whether listed companies have carried out promises made in their public disclosures. The promises include asset restructuring, intra-company competitions, and changes to shareholding structures.
--An additional 14 securities brokerages have been approved to participate in the pilot programme on margin financing launched last month, raising the total number to 25.
--Police arrested 11 people for poaching in a virgin forest on the border of Hubei and Hunan provinces in central China. They seized 17 bear paws, five bear gall bladders, and 300 kg of bear meat.
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