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  • *Nitto Denko shares tumble despite strong earnings. *Honda bucks trend, jumps 7 pct on upbeat North America sales. TOKYO, Aug 3- Japanese shares fell on Monday, snapping a three-day winning streak, as a barrage of earning reports failed to dispel growing concerns over a slowdown in China's economy.

  • BEIJING, Aug 3- China's factory activity shrank more than initially estimated in July, contracting by the most in two years as new orders fell and dashing hopes that the world's second-largest economy may be steadying, a private survey showed on Monday. Fears of a full-blown market crash have added a new sense of urgency for policymakers in Beijing, with many...

  • BEIJING, Aug 3- China's factory activity shrank more than initially estimated in July, contracting by the most in two years as new orders fell and dashing hopes that the world's second-largest economy may be steadying, a private survey showed on Monday. China's official factory activity survey released on Saturday showed growth at big manufacturing...

  • Workers in a clothing factory in Bozhou, Anhui province, China.

    Once the epitome of cheap mass manufacturing, textile producers from formerly low-cost nations are setting up shop in America, the NYT reports.

  • Beijing looks at weak PMI with trepidation: Pro

    Alaistair Chan, economist at Moody's Analytics, says another interest rate cut and further fiscal policies may be in the offing following July's weak manufacturing data.

  • A new piece of debris, meanwhile, found on Sunday on the French island of Reunion in the western Indian Ocean turned out to be a "domestic ladder," and doesn't belong to a plane, Malaysian Director General of Civil Aviation Azharuddin Abdul Rahman told The Associated Press amid media reports that a new plane part was found. Malaysian government officials will ask...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 2- A decade ago Zhang Xiongjie was a teenage infantryman patrolling China's bleak border with North Korea. Now he stays in swanky hotels and drives a Mercedes Benz CLS- a remarkable rags-to-riches journey achieved in part by dominating one of the most obscure corners of China's unruly financial markets: egg futures. The story of how he earned so much...

  • Making sense of a wild week for China's economy Saturday, 1 Aug 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    An investor takes in the stock information in Shanghai, China, July 14, 2015.

    China's stock market is down 15 percent in July, but that doesn't mean it's the start of a broader Chinese economic collapse.

  • LAHAINA, Hawaii— Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. Japan's economic and fiscal policy minister, Akira Amari, said he thought a deal would be reached with one more meeting. It would also clarify and standardize trade rules, making it easier for...

  • China's manufacturing shows zero growth in July Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 11:45 PM ET

    BEIJING— Official data show China's manufacturing recorded no growth in July, in a sign of weakness in the world's second-largest economy. The Chinese Federation for Logistics and Purchasing reported Saturday that the country's purchasing managers' index dipped to 50 from June's 50.2 on a 100- point scale, on which numbers above 50 show activity expanding.

  • *Sluggish readings add to views economy needs more stimulus. BEIJING, Aug 1- Growth at China's big manufacturing companies unexpectedly stalled in July as demand at home and abroad weakened, an official survey showed on Saturday, reinforcing views that the economy needs more stimulus as it faces fresh risks from a stock market slump. It did not mention any impact...

  • LONDON, July 31- British Home Secretary Theresa May has intervened to reverse a decision by her officials and grant dissident Chinese artist and free speech advocate Ai Weiwei a full six-month visa to enter Britain, her government department said on Friday. Responding to a question about the visa controversy, China's Foreign Ministry, in a statement sent to...

  • Cramer Remix: If China falls, buy this stock Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 6:59 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer wants you to look for a major discount on this stock if China tumbles.

  • Cramer game plan: Prep for sharp selloff next week Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 6:09 PM ET
    Fitbit signs and traders at the NYSE during their IPO, June 18, 2015.

    Jim Cramer goes over his game plan of stocks and events he will be watching next week, including this event that could wreak havoc.

  • July 31- Boeing Co said on Friday it will dispatch a team to assist in analyzing plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. Malaysia is "almost certain" that the debris found on the island is from a Boeing 777, the deputy transport minister said on Thursday, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370.

  • LAHAINA, Hawaii— Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations made significant progress this week toward a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. It would also clarify and standardize trade rules, making it easier for companies to sell goods and services in the Pacific Rim. The talks have also covered establishing...

  • China's bubble popping not over yet: Strategist Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 4:26 PM ET
    John Rutledge.

    China's market posted its worst monthly performance in six years, but that might just be the start of something worse.

  • Stay away from Chinese stocks: Strategist Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 2:02 PM ET
    Stay away from Chinese stocks: Strategist

    Should you bet on Chinese stocks, despite the sharp drops in July? John Rutledge, SAFANAD market strategist, provides perspective.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- Investors worldwide pulled $1.2 billion out of precious metals funds in the week ended July 29 on expectations for higher U.S. interest rates and weakness in Chinese shares, data from a Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research report showed on Friday. A sudden, sharp rout across New York and Shanghai markets intensified selling pressure on...

  • California farmers grab land in Washington state Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 12:39 PM ET
    A farmer and his son on an organic vegetable farm in Whatcom County, Washington.

    Farmers from drought-parched California are finding greener pastures in the Pacific Northwest. And so are buyers from China.