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  • *Aug index at 72.3, lowest since May 2014, vs July's 73.4. BANGKOK, Sept 3- Thai consumer confidence fell for the eighth successive month in August to a 15- month low, as weak exports and a deadly bomb blast in the capital Bangkok hold back economic recovery, a university survey showed on Thursday. The consumer confidence index of the University of the Thai Chamber of...

  • *Respite may be brief as China on a holiday break. TOKYO, Sept 3- Asian shares struggled to recover on Thursday with volatility remaining high, while emerging economy and commodity-linked currencies softened as investors worried about the global repercussions of slower growth in China. Japan's Nikkei rose for the first time in four days, gaining 1.4 percent,...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 2- Downside risks to the global economy have risen and a combination of threats including slower growth in China and rising market volatility could severely cut the outlook, International Monetary Fund staff warned on Wednesday. The IMF in July lowered its global growth forecast for 2015 to 3.3 percent and forecast growth in China- where a...

  • China bull holds strong Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 10:19 AM ET
    China bull holds strong

    Asian markets push lower again amid worries about China's slowing economy. GGV Capital's Hans Tung, an early investor in Xiaomi, remains bullish on China.

  • Sept 2- U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday after fresh intervention from China to support its markets helped calm jittery investors, and ahead of U.S. private employment data. *Wall Street closed sharply lower on Tuesday, with renewed concerns about China's economy pushing major indexes down almost 3 percent and intensifying fears of a long-term...

  • Picking up pieces of China Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 7:36 AM ET
    Picking up pieces of China

    Karthik Sankaran, Eurasia Group, provides perspective to China's economic slowdown and the government's attempts to stabilize markets and the Chinese economy.

  • China's bumpy road to transition Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 6:43 AM ET
    China's bumpy road to transition

    Scott Kennedy, Center for Strategic and International Studies, provides insight to China's struggling economy as it attempts to move from an investment-led economy to a services and consumer-based one.

  • Beijing sends mixed message Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 6:43 AM ET
    Beijing sends mixed message

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports on China's erratic markets as worries persist over China's economy and the government orders nearly two thousand companies to shut down for Thursday's military parade.

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  • Why Germany isn’t panicking over China Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 4:51 AM ET

    Germany is taking recent market volatility “very seriously,” but a finance ministry official told CNBC there was no reason to panic.

  • European shares recover from rough ride Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 3:58 AM ET

    *China intervention helping calm mkt jitters- traders. *ECB meeting, China holiday seen also soothing. LONDON, Sept 2- European stock markets recovered from a rough start to the week on Wednesday, rising almost 1 percent as traders pointed to intervention in China that helped calm wobbly markets and hopes for more central bank action.

  • Concerned about China's policy flip-flops, sputtering manufacturing or swooning equities? Add a new source of worry: The patchy state of regional finances

  • *Indonesia is' racing against time'- president. JAKARTA, Sept 2- Indonesia's president on Wednesday promised quick and "massive deregulation" to attract much needed investment in Southeast Asia's largest economy. This is the latest move by President Joko Widodo to try to improve investor sentiment about Indonesia, which has soured recently due to slowing...

  • JAKARTA, Sept 2- Indonesia's president promised quick "massive deregulation" on Wednesday to improve investor sentiment in Southeast Asia's largest economy. "We need to carry out massive deregulation and introduce new regulations that will really create a good climate for the economy as soon as possible. We are racing against time, "President Joko Widodo said...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 2- China's yuan weakened slightly on Wednesday as dollar demand ahead of public holidays the following two days offset a stronger official midpoint and state-bank dollar sales on behalf of the central bank, traders said. "Many people bought dollars today as banks need foreign exchange to prepare for possible demand from their customers during...

  • Australia's growth at 2-year low on export slide Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 12:25 AM ET

    Australia experienced the slowest economic growth in two years over the second quarter due in part to a sharp fall in export volumes.

  • JAKARTA, Sept 2- Recent volatility in global financial markets shows how rapidly risks can spill over from one economy to the next, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund said in Jakarta on Wednesday. "What has been demonstrated in the last few weeks is how much Asia is at the core of the global economy, and how much disruption in one market in Asia...

  • JAKARTA, Sept 2- Recent volatility in global financial markets shows how rapidly risks can spill over from one economy to the next, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund said in Jakarta on Wednesday. "What has been demonstrated in the last few weeks is how much Asia is at the core of the global economy, and how much disruption in one market in Asia...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 2- U.S. soybeans gained ground on Wednesday after losing 1.5 percent in the last session, but concerns about slowing economic growth in China, the world's largest soy importer, capped gains. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active soybeans contract had risen 0.4 percent to $8.77-1/ 2 a bushel by 0245 GMT, while corn gained 0.3 percent to $3.70-1/ 4 a...

  • Unemployment plagues the Philippines despite growth Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 9:46 PM ET
    METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Aug 20, 2015: A homeless Filipino family begging for food to all road passers in the street of Manila City.

    Despite rapid economic growth in the Philippines in recent years, unemployment remains a problem, the Financial Times reports.

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