Data Vendors Ally Against Xinhua News

Under Chinese law, the agencies can only operate in partnership with Xinhua, which serves as both regulator and distribution partner. The source says Reuters, Dow Jones and Bloomberg have mutually agreed to delay negotiating contracts with Xinhua until the current WTO dispute is resolved, even though their current contracts are set to expire imminently.

The dispute dates back to 2006, when Xinhua created new rules banning foreign news and data vendors from distributing financial information d

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