SHANGHAI, July 15 (Reuters) - Chinese newspapers available in Beijing and Shanghai carried the following stories on Tuesday. Reuters has not checked the stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
- China's monetary policy in the second half of 2014 may focus on the adjustment of interest rates through greater use of monetary pricing tools, the newspaper said in a commentary.
- China Securities Regulatory Commission issued approvals for IPO applications of 12 companies in July 14. The CSRC has said it expects to approve around 100 IPOs in the second half of this year.
- China's leading online payment service provider Alipay and Swiss tax-refund company Global Blue announced a service that will enable Chinese tourists to receive value-added tax refunds on their shopping directly into their Alipay accounts.
- British investigator Peter Humphrey and his American wife Yu Yingzeng, who were linked to UK-based drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline, are to face trial in China on charges related to illegally obtaining and selling private information.
- Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Brazil for the sixth summit of the BRICS countries on July 14. Xi said the BRICS are an important force in international relations and in the international system, adding that China firmly supports and actively participates in cooperation among BRICS countries.
For Hong Kong and South China newspapers see..... (Reporting by Pete Sweeney)