April 26 Chinese newspapers available in Beijing
and Shanghai carried the following stories on Friday. Reuters
has not checked the stories and does not vouch for their
CHINA SECURITIES JOURNAL
- Jiangxi province, in southeast China, has confirmed the
first case of human infection with the bird flu on Thursday. The
latest infected is a 69-year-old male retiree, according to
Department of Health of Jiangxi province.
SHANGHAI SECURITIES NEWS
- The total net profit reported by 2,385 Chinese-listed
companies reached 1.93 trillion yuan ($313 billion) in 2012, up
0.62 percent from a year earlier. However, excluding results of
financial firms, total net profit of the remaining listed
companies fell 12.28 percent from a year earlier.
- China's steel market may remain weak next month, although
it is a peak consumption season traditionally, according to the
country's steel industry group. Demand remains lukewarm as
housing starts are falling and the overall manufacturing sector
remains weak said the China Iron and Steel Association.
- China's rapid urbanization and rising demand will support
the growth of specialty chemicals maker Clariant after sales
more than doubled in the region, the firm said on Thursday.
- Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang met with Swiss Vice
President and Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter on Thursday.
Wang said China and Switzerland enjoy sound development of
bilateral ties and their economies are highly complementary.
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