duopoly in Australia. It is leveraged to on-going regional resources demand driven by the industrialisation and urbanisation of China and India.The intensity of explosives and chemicals used in mining is increasing as ore grades decline and strip ratios increase
* Baidu plans to do more than sell money market funds, including online payment
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BEIJING, March 7 (Reuters) - China 's top steel producing province Hebei will shut more outdated steel capacity this year if market conditions allow, the governor said on Friday, adding that more than 10 percent of the province's steel companies were in dire straits.
* Says Feb contract sales at 1.35 billion yuan ($220.64 million), Jan-Feb contract sales at 3.48 billion yuan
SHANGHAI, March 7 (Reuters) - China 's Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd, whose parent company owns Swedish carmaker Volvo, will consolidate brands and sales network to cut costs amid sluggish sales, the company's spokesman said on Friday.
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* Says February net profit at 215.7 million yuan ($35.25 million)
* Says plans to raise 607.95 million yuan ($99.36 million) in share private placement to replenish working capital
March 7 (Reuters) - China National Accord Medicines Corp Ltd