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Stocks trim gains amid Greece talks

U.S. stocks held higher in choppy trade, attempting recovery from the worst trading day of the year, as investors weighed the latest Greece headlines.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Evelyn Cheng
Stock picks for the second half

Monday's violent selloff could be the prelude to a more volatile second half, but strategists still expect the S&P 500 to gain.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Evelyn Cheng
UPDATE 2-China to cap rising emissions by 2030 in boost to Paris U.N. deal

PARIS, June 30- China formally committed to halting the rise in its greenhouse gas emissions within the next 15 years and pledged on Tuesday to reduce the carbon intensity of its vast economy, in a much-anticipated strategy for United Nations climate talks. "China's carbon dioxide emission will peak by around 2030 and China will work hard to achieve the target at...
Source: Reuters | By: Julien Ponthus
What's next for China's 'World Bank'?

How China's new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank can rival the West's World Bank, says Curtis Chin.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Curtis S. Chin, managing director, Riverpeak Group
COLUMN-After the boom and the bust, what next for rare earths?: Andy Home

China, the world's dominant producer, was choking supply and investors were stampeding into the hottest ticket in town. The ensuing bust was equally spectacular with prices collapsing as buyers went on strike and China, under international pressure, loosened its stranglehold. With Molycorp and its Australian peer, Lynas, struggling to stay afloat, all the old...
Source: Reuters | By: Andy Home
China announces climate target for Paris deal

PARIS- China on Tuesday announced its contribution to a global climate pact that's supposed to be adopted this year in Paris, pledging to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions and to halt their growth by 2030.. Li said the targets show "that China is exerting its utmost in addressing climate change, and that China is fully committed to playing an even...
Source: The Associated Press
UPDATE 1-Channel Tunnel shut as ferry workers block French port of Calais

CALAIS, France, June 30- Protesting ferry workers forced the closure of the Channel Tunnel linking France and England on Tuesday, blocking its entrance and setting fire to tyres thrown onto railway tracks. Workers at ferry service MyFerryLink are trying to prevent job cuts after their company was sold to a Danish firm earlier this month. Calais is a magnet for...
Source: Reuters | By: Matthias Blamont
Toshiba's 'scorpion' robot will look into Fukushima reactor

YOKOHAMA, Japan- A new robot that raises its tail like a scorpion is scheduled to look at melted nuclear fuel inside one of the three wrecked reactors in Japan. Toshiba Corp. is co-developer of the "scorpion" crawler that was demonstrated Tuesday. The company says the robot will venture into Unit 2 reactor's primary containment vessel in August.
Source: The Associated Press
UPDATE 1-China to try to curb CO2 emissions earlier than 2030 - PM

PARIS, June 30- China formally committed to halting the rise in its emissions within the next 15 years and pledged on Tuesday to reduce the carbon intensity of its vast economy, releasing its much anticipated strategy for United Nations climate talks. In a plan that largely mirrors commitments Beijing made in a joint U.S. environment agreement last year, China...
Source: Reuters | By: Julien Ponthus
Market falls threaten to expose cracks in corporate China

*Total China stock market leverage may be around 4 trillion yuan. SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, June 30- Despite reassurances by regulators that margin debt in China's stock markets remains manageable, total leverage could be as much as $645 billion- magnifying risks not just for retail investors, but also the thinly stretched corporate sector. That rapid run-up in...
Source: Reuters | By: Nathaniel Taplin and Umesh Desai