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Deputy Asia Finance Editor — The Wall Street Journal

I'm the deputy Asia finance editor for the WSJ in Hong Kong. Views expressed here are my own and RTs are not endorsements

BP Is Not for Turning Corners — At last, some good news for BP. The U.K. oil major on Tuesday reported a $4.2 billion underlying net income for the first quarter, still down 9.4% year-on-year but nearly $1 billion ahead of analysts' expectations. That helped BP's shares rise 2.1%, bringing their year-to-date rise to 9.8%, well ahead of a European oil-and-gas sector that has treaded water.

BHP Billiton to Face Questions From Shareholders — Thursday's annual meeting is likely to be one of the trickiest in years for BHP's long-time chairman, Jac Nasser, and its CEO, Andrew Mackenzie When shareholders in BHP Billiton Ltd. gather in Perth, Western Australia, for its annual general meeting this week, a faraway iron-ore mine in rural Brazil will be on their minds.

Gazprom Banks on China — Russian gas giant pivots toward Asia as European demand stagnates HONG KONG-Gazprom's finance chief expects a major gas-supply deal the Russian company struck with China last year to be profitable despite the current slump in global energy prices.

HSBC to Sell Brazil Business to Banco Bradesco for $5.2 Billion — Bank says second-quarter profit falls almost 4% HONG KONG-HSBC Holdings PLC said on Monday it will sell its Brazil business to Banco Bradesco SA in an all-cash deal worth $5.2 billion, as it continues to reshape its operations with an eye toward improving profits.

Link REIT Expands China Footprint With Over $1 Billion Property Purchase — One of Asia's largest landlords, Hong Kong-based Link REIT, extends its reach into mainland China by buying two premium office towers from Shanghai-based developer Shui On Land for US$1.07 billion. The purchase marks a new step for the blue-chip trust, which mainly operates midrange shopping centers in Hong Kong.

Noble Group Buys Back Shares — Embattled commodities trader buys back 25 million of its shares HONG KONG-Commodities trader Noble Group Ltd. said Friday it had bought back 25 million of its own shares the previous day, when the embattled company's stock price surged 9.4%.

Asia’s Oil Giants Unlikely to Wade Into Merger Game Anytime Soon — Royal Dutch Shell PLC's megamerger with BG Group PLC is sparking hopes of a surge in oil and gas sector deal activity. But a history of poor deal-making when oil prices were at their peak may keep the state firms that dominate Asia's energy...

Australia Says Trade Pact Hinges on U.S. Political Will — HONG KONG-A landmark trade agreement between the U.S. and 11 Pacific countries could be completed within a month, but only if President Barack Obama receives authority from Congress to fast-track approval, Australia's trade minister, Andrew Robb, said Wednesday.

Total taps Chinese banks to fund Russian project — BEIJING - Total SA is pushing ahead with a $27 billion natural-gas project in the Russian Arctic, but it will seek a big chunk of the financing - as much as $15 billion worth - through Chinese banks in local currency and euros.

Total Seeks $10 Billion to $15 Billion in Chinese Financing for Russian Project — BEIJING-Total SA is seeking the equivalent of up to $15 billion in Chinese financing to fund its expansion in Russia, its chief executive said, as U.S. sanctions complicate the French oil giant's big bet there.
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Jul 21, 2016

RT @bspegele: Top-notch reporting from WSJ on growing discord on the economy between China's top two leaders. 

Jul 21, 2016

RT @gonzowsj: Lot of old British rock at this convention: Queen, Beatles, Free, now Rolling Stones. "You can't always get what you want" indeed #RNCinCLE

Jul 21, 2016

RT @GeorgeHarrison: The unauthorized use of #HereComestheSun at the #RNCinCLE is offensive & against the wishes of the George Harrison esta…

Jul 21, 2016

RT @TonyFratto: Manufacturing jobs declined because of technology and systems, not trade. Manufacturing output is at record highs.

Jul 21, 2016

RT @BaldingsWorld: Note: exclude international RMB payments with HK and China (intl payments to yourself) and China on par with Denmark 

Jul 20, 2016

Group including Chinese investors close to deal for Italian soccer club AC Milan  via @WSJ

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