HONG KONG Jan 29 China shares closed at their highest levels since mid-2012 on Tuesday, with brokerages and mid-sized banks leading index gains for a second-straight session as retail investors piled in.
The CSI300 of the top Shanghai and Shenzhen A-shares listings ended up 0.9 percent at 2,675.9, its highest close since May 8. The Shanghai Composite Index climbed 0.5 percent to its highest close since June 1. (Reporting by Clement Tan; Editing by Ken Wills)
Rebels won't surrender Aleppo, rebel official says
BEIRUT, Dec 3 Syrian rebel commanders in Aleppo will not surrender eastern Aleppo to government forces, a rebel official said on Saturday, after Russia said it was ready for talks with the United States on the withdrawal of all rebels from the area.