Australian brokerage says staff being held in Shanghai office

SHANGHAI/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Up to 50 investors have intruded into the central Shanghai offices of an Australian currency brokerage and are holding some of its staff against their will, in protest against losses made on currency trades, the brokerage said ... ( read original story ...)

Shanghai records highest temperature in 145 yrs; red alert on

Shanghai today recorded its highest temperature in 145 years at 40.9 degrees Celsius with authorities issuing a red alert for China's economic hub which is reeling under an intense heatwave. The previous record high temperature of 40.8 degrees Celsius was ... ( read original story ...)

China stocks end week higher as investors plough into blue chips

China's opening up its stock market to foreign investors by the Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong connect programmes, as well as by the MSCI's decision to include China stocks, also helped prompt a rotation into blue chips, Xu added. US index provider MSCI ... ( read original story ...)