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REFILE-China stocks end higher as Beijing forms new economic team

China stocks ended higher on Monday, with gains led by healthcare firms, after Beijing formed a new economic team. ** At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.3 percent at 3,279.25, while the blue-chip CSI300 index gained 0.4 percent to 4,074.25. ** The smaller Shenzhen index ended up 0.27 percent and the start-up board ChiNext Composite index was higher by 1.19 percent. ** Property firms led the decline, with a property sub-index losing 2.5 percent afte

China, Hong Kong stocks firm as Beijing elects key economic team

China and Hong Kong stocks rose on Monday morning after Beijing elected a key economic team, and as investors awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve rate decision later this week. ** At 04:02 GMT, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.17 percent at 3,275.37, while the blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.29 percent at 4,068.24. ** Chinese H-shares listed in Hong Kong rose 0.08 percent at 12,683.5, while the Hang Seng Index was up 0.19 percent at 31,562.14. ** Liu He, a key ec


Exclusive: Sources contradict Sessions' testimony he opposed Russia outreach

WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony that he opposed a proposal for President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign team to meet with Russians has been contradicted by three people who told Reuters they have spoken about the matter to investigators with Special Counsel Robert Mueller or congressional committees. | Video