* Power exec is 2nd this week for China Southern Power Grid (Adds detail, merges with story about probe into CNOOC exec)
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) HONG KONG, April 02 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings says that Chinese homebuilder Evergrande Real Estate Group Limited's (Evergrande) leverage at end-2014 remained high, and continues
BERLIN, April 2 (Reuters) - Demand for air travel rose by 6.2 percent in February, the International Air Transport Association said, boosted by people travelling around the Chinese New Year.
HONG KONG, April 2 (IFR) - China Minsheng Banking Corp recently obtained approval from the People's Bank of China to issue Tier 2 notes of up to Rmb20bn (US$3.2bn)in the national inter-bank bond market, according to a filing on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong today.
BEIJING, April 2 (Reuters) - A senior executive of state-run China Southern Power Grid is under criminal investigation, legal authorities in Guangdong province said in a statement on its website on Thursday.
BEIJING, April 2 (Reuters) - China will give foreign companies more access to invest in large water projects as Beijing looks for ways to finance a massive infrastructure programme aimed at tackling chronic shortages.
* Order addresses a gap in cybersecurity efforts (Adds Chinese foreign ministry comment)
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - China is closer to joining the major league of reserve currencies with a deal possible later this year to include the yuan in the International Monetary Fund's unit of account, international finance officials say.
* Europeans aiming for yuan entry into SDR this year -sources
SHANGHAI, April 2 (Reuters) - China stocks rose on Thursday, with sentiment boosted by news that Beijing is expanding the investment scope of country's 1.2 trillion yuan ($194 billion) social security fund.