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  • Don't let China markets confuse you: Pro Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 7:29 AM ET
    Don't let China markets confuse you: Pro

    Tom White, Thomas White International, shares his bullish outlook on China's stocks and economy.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27- Malaysia's rising political risks, weak prices for its commodity exports and China's economic slowdown raised potential doubts over the positive outlook for the country's credit rating, Moody's Investors Service said on Thursday. "Perhaps clouds are gathering on Malaysia's positive outlook," de Guzman told reporters.

  • JAKARTA, Aug 27- Indonesia will soon unveil a policy package aimed at propping up the fragile rupiah and helping an economy growing at its slowest pace in six years, senior government officials said on Thursday. Governments and central banks across emerging markets are being forced into action to stem falls in their currencies, especially after China allowed...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 27- China's yuan closed firmer against the dollar on Thursday as traders cited large transactions by state-owned banks possibly on behalf of the central bank, which supported the Chinese currency in both spot and derivative markets. "Major state banks did some large deals, supporting the yuan's value," said a dealer at a European bank in Shanghai.

  • Traders feeling uneasy over markets Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Traders feeling uneasy over markets

    Alberto Gallo, head of macro credit research at RBS, says central banks worldwide need to do more, as traders begin to doubt the markets.

  • Can the PBoC ease investors' minds? Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Can the PBoC ease investors' minds?

    Charlie Awdry, Chinese equities fund manager at Henderson Global Investors, says China's central bank can certainly do more to stimulate the economy.

  • The economy as measured by gross domestic product expanded at an annual rate of 3.7 percent in the April-June quarter, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. There's been a lot of reports in the news, stock markets swinging, worries about China and about Europe, "Obama said during a tour of New Orleans to see rebuilding efforts since Hurricane Katrina 10...

  • Philippine economy grew 5.6 pct in the second quarter Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 2:09 AM ET

    MANILA, Philippines— The Philippine economy grew by 5.6 percent in the second quarter from a year ago, slightly below the government's target, officials said Thursday. The figure brings growth in the first six months to 5.3 percent, down from 6.2 percent for the same period a year ago. Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said the government is now...

  • Business as usual? How CEOs are coping with China Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 1:57 AM ET

    China might be rattling global markets at the moment, but not all business leaders thinks it's about to drag the world's economy into another crisis.

  • JAKARTA, Aug 27- Indonesia on Thursday will unveil a policy package intended to prop up the rupiah, which hit another fresh 17- year low, and boost investment at a time Southeast Asia's largest economy faces its weakest growth in six years. Darmin Nasution, the coordinating minister for economics, announced the package was coming after he met President Joko...

  • Asian stocks rise after US data calms investor nerves Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 12:49 AM ET

    Investors were in a buying mood again on Thursday, driving U.S. stocks higher for the second straight day as they took advantage of this month's sell-off. Energy stocks surged as the price of U.S. oil jumped more than 10 percent, closing back above $40 a barrel. "Asset prices sold off so much and so drastically, people went in and did start to bottom-fish," said David Lyon,...

  • *China, El Nino pose risks to outlook. MANILA, Aug 27- The Philippine economy rebounded with growth of 5.6 percent in the second quarter, defying a regional slowdown thanks to robust government spending, but faltering exports and deepening economic woes in China tempered the outlook. While annual growth was the third-fastest in the region after China and Vietnam,...

  • Nikkei rises as Wall Street gains soothe sentiment Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 10:19 PM ET

    TOKYO, Aug 27- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday after a strong rebound on Wall Street eased investors' fears of a prolonged global market rout. In a sign that the faltering Chinese economy and slumping oil prices could affect U.S. monetary policy, New York Fed President William Dudley said the prospect of a September rate hike seemed "less compelling"...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- China's economic slowdown should not harm Japan's exports very much in coming years, and falling oil prices will not stop the Bank of Japan from hitting its inflation target, BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Wednesday. Kuroda, addressing a New York audience, said China's economy is likely to slow further although he predicted growth in its...

  • China's economic drivers Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 11:18 AM ET
    China's economic drivers

    Paul Holland, Foundation Capital partner, provides insight on China from the Chinese perspective.

  • Optimistic signs in Asia markets Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Optimistic signs in Asia markets

    CNBC's Susan Li reports on the winners and losers in Asia's market.

  • BERLIN, Aug 26- Germany's export exposure to China, for years a source of economic strength, is fast turning into a risk that raises questions about the health of other sources of growth in Europe's largest economy. For years, its EU peers tried- and failed- to match Germany's export prowess in China, where German companies profited from the infrastructure and...

  • Indian construction slowdown hits Modi's jobs promise Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    He joins more than half a million workers let go from sites around India's capital in the last 18 months, in a stark sign that the ground reality in Asia's third-largest economy is far from as rosy as official data suggests. The deepening downturn in India's crucial building sector makes it easily understandable why Prime Minister Narendra Modi's image as the...

  • China's 'double-barrel negative': Roger Altman Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 7:36 AM ET
    China's 'double-barrel negative': Roger Altman

    Roger Altman, Evercore Partners, shares his thoughts on China's outlook as authorities there try to stabilize markets and the yuan.

  • *Paddy Power surges on Betfair merger plan. *Europe bourses in 2015: http://link.reuters.com/pap87v. LONDON, Aug 26- The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index pared losses of nearly 3 percent on Wednesday, despite persistent concerns about China's economy, on hopes of further monetary support from the European Central Bank.

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