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  • *UK stock market closed for holiday. LONDON, Aug 31- European shares fell on Monday, with Germany's DAX and France's CAC on track for their worst month in four years, hit by sliding Chinese stocks and prospects of a near-term U.S. rate increase. China is the catalyst, but the real reason for the sell-off is the nervousness about the first U.S. rate hike, "Koen De Leus, senior...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 31- China stocks fell sharply on Monday before recovering much of their losses as regulators cracked down on speculators which Beijing blames for a 40 percent crash in the country's stock markets since June. "A pull back in the market was to be expected as some investors are taking profits after the two-day rally," wrote Gerry Alfonso, director of...

  • LONDON, Aug 31- European shares fell on Monday, with Germany's DAX and France's CAC on track for their worst month in four years, plagued by sliding Chinese stocks and the threat of a U.S. rate increase as early as September. Volumes were likely to be thin with UK markets closed for a public holiday. Shanghai stocks, which have plunged more than 40 percent since...

  • *Asia-Pacific index down 10 percent so far this month. *China stocks fall more than 3 percent after wild week. HONG KONG, Aug 31- Global financial markets looked set for another rough week on Monday, with stocks and commodities falling ahead of data that could give clues on when the U.S. will raise interest rates and surveys which are likely to point to further...

  • China announced a slew of confessions after investigations into recent stock market gyrations, including from a detained reporter.

  • India GDP likely eased in April-June

    While India's new GDP methodology remains confusing, Vishnu Varathan, senior economist at Mizuho Bank, explains why GDP has still eased from the first three months of the year.

  • How will the dollar trade when the US hikes rates?

    Robert Rennie, global head of FX strategy at Westpac, outlines his expectations for the U.S. dollar during the Federal Reserve's monetary policy tightening process.

  • TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Aug 31- The dollar began the week under pressure on Monday, on track for monthly losses but off recent lows as investors kept alive hopes that the U.S. But it was well above a seven-month low of 92.621 plumbed a week ago as fears of a sharp economic slowdown in China sent global equities markets plunging. The euro rose 0.6 percent to $1.1249, below last...

  • SHANGHAI Aug 31- China's yuan firmed on Monday after the central bank set a stronger guidance rate while it also appeared to continue using state-owned banks to support the Chinese currency, traders said. Most of the losses came after the People's Bank of China surprised markets by devaluing the yuan by nearly 2 percent on Aug. 11. After the abrupt devaluation on...

  • BEIJING— Asian stocks fell Monday after a U.S. Sydney's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.9 percent to 5,213.50 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng retreated 0.3 percent to 21,539.59. Seoul's Kospi was off 0.3 percent at 1,931.49 and Singapore also fell.

  • Should you bet on Chinese airlines?

    Mohshin Aziz, aviation analyst at Maybank, discusses China Southern's first-half positive earnings report and his top pick within the sector.

  • These are the bright spots in EMs: Mobius

    Despite China's slowdown, there are glimmers of opportunities in emerging markets like India, says Mark Mobius, executive chairman at Templeton Emerging Markets Group.

  • *Asia-Pacific index down 10 percent so far this month. *Fears of China slowdown add to volatility. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shed 0.8 percent and is set to fall 10 percent this month, its worst monthly drop since May 2012.

  • The real drivers of China's economy

    Industrial and manufacturing sectors are no longer relevant since the real drivers of growth are consumers, property and credit , says Sailesh Jha, chief Asia economist at Credit Suisse.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 31- Combined first-half profit of China's listed companies grew 8.66 percent from a year earlier, the official Shanghai Securities News reported on Monday. Profit growth fell from 10 percent in the first half of 2014, reflecting China's slowing economy. China's 2,800 listed companies reported a combined profit of 1.42 trillion yuan during the...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 30- The White House is considering applying sanctions against companies and individuals in China it believes have benefited from Chinese hacking of U.S. trade secrets, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. Suspicions that Chinese hackers were behind a series of data breaches in the United States have been an irritant in relations between...

  • Why it's too early to bottom fish in China

    Chinese markets are full of volatility, so individuals hoping to bargain hunt should just steer clear of it if they aren't already invested, says Fraser Howie, independent analyst.

  • Is China really embracing market reforms?

    Instead of manipulating the yuan fixing, Beijing is manipulating the markets through liquidity injections, says Fraser Howie, independent analyst.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 30- The White House is considering applying sanctions against companies and individuals in China it believes have benefited from Chinese hacking of U.S. trade secrets, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. Suspicions that Chinese hackers were behind a series of data breaches in the United States have been an irritant in relations between...

  • *Asia-Pacific index -0.5 pct, on track for 10 pct monthly loss. *Concerns remain over China economy, markets, policy. TOKYO, Aug 31- Asian stocks sagged on Monday after top Federal Reserve officials kept the door open for an interest rate hike in September and investors braced for China economic data this week.