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  • So the last week was spent riding the wave of volatility and now people are starting to have a deeper think about what the fall in China really means for Japan. " "Weak demand from China is expected to continue to weigh on Japan's production going forward so China worries may persist," said Masaru Hamasaki, head of market& investment information department at Amundi...

  • TOKYO, Aug 31- Japanese government bond prices firmed slightly on Monday on safety bids and month-end demand but many investors were reluctant to buy ahead of a 10- year bond auction on Tuesday. Mildly supporting the market, Japan's industrial production for July was weaker than expected, raising concerns that the economy may be still stagnating in the...

  • *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...

  • BERLIN, Aug 31- German retail sales rose month-on-month at their strongest pace in nine months in July, reinforcing expectations that private consumption will support growth in Europe's largest economy this year. The 1.4 percent increase, measured in real terms, was above a Reuters consensus forecast for a rise of 1.0 percent and the biggest monthly increase...

  • LONDON/ BOSTON, Aug 28- Investors are being poorly served by a haphazard approach from fund managers to the growing threat of cyber crime damaging the companies in which they invest, with a lack of clarity from the businesses themselves compounding the problem. "I don't see any visible stand asset managers are taking, like they do on other social responsibility...

  • Aug 31- Major films such as Hunger Games: Catching Fire, World War Z, and Transformers: Age of Extinction will move to online video service Hulu from Netflix starting in October when cable network Epix switches streaming partners. "While many of these movies are popular, they are also widely available on cable and other subscription platforms at the same time as...

  • BANGKOK, Aug 31- Thai police probing a deadly bombing two weeks ago issued arrest warrants on Monday for two new suspects after a raid on a suburban apartment block uncovered possible bomb-making materials, a spokesman said. Police were hunting for a 26- year-old Thai female and a foreign man after a weekend search on a property in the Min Buri district uncovered...

  • Imports by Iran's four biggest buyers- China, India, Japan and South Korea- totalled just over 1 million barrels per day last month, down 1.3 percent from a year earlier, government and tanker-tracking data showed. Under the accord reached in Vienna on July 14, Iran will be subject to longer-term restrictions on its nuclear programme in return for the removal of U.S.,...

  • THAI POLICE ISSUE ARREST WARRANT FOR FOREIGN MALE SUSPECT- SPOKESMAN.

  • THAI POLICE ISSUE ARREST WARRANT FOR FEMALE SUSPECT AFTER RAID FINDS BOMB-MAKING MATERIALS- SPOKESMAN.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 31- Citigroup plans to rebuild its long-neglected equities franchise seeking to capitalize on a retrenchment by rivals in the face of new rules designed to make the financial system less risky, according people familiar with the bank's plans. But having shored up its business and capital ratios since the financial crisis, largely by spinning off...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 31- The waves of cash surfed relentlessly by some of Silicon Valley's largest venture-backed businesses are showing signs of receding amid concern the companies may already worth more than they're likely to be valued once they finally go public. In the last couple of years, the biggest VC-backed firms, dubbed "unicorns" in 2013 by venture...

  • 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...

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 31- Oil prices fell in Asia on Monday as traders took profits, snapping gains last week that saw the biggest two-day rally in six years. "There is definitely a lot of profit taking going on," said Daniel Ang, an analyst at Singapore's Phillip Futures. Brent fell 98 cents to $49.07 per barrel as 0329 GMT after rising $2.49, or 5 percent, in the previous session.

  • 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.

  • MELBOURNE, Aug 31- Shanghai copper slipped on Monday on lingering worries over China's economy ahead of fresh factory data later in the week, but was set for a small monthly gain as a lull in demand over summer petered out. The relative health of domestic Chinese prices in the face of losses in London bodes well for import driven demand over the next few months, said...

  • Wheat and corn were also set to drop for a second month as rising global supplies drag down grain prices. Wheat has given up more than 20 percent of its value since the beginning of July, while corn has lost 11 percent during the period and soybeans have fallen 15 percent in two months. Chicago Board of Trade actively traded November soybeans slid 0.6 percent to...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 31- Chinese state media announced a slew of confessions on Monday following investigations into recent stock market gyrations, including from a detained reporter who admitted to spreading false information that caused "panic and disorder." An official from China's securities regulator had confessed to insider trading while four senior...

  • BRASILIA, Aug 30- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will send Congress a 2016 budget with a primary deficit after she abandoned plans to reinstate an unpopular tax to raise revenues next year, Brazilian media reported on Sunday. Without additional revenues, government officials warned last week it would be impossible to meet a fiscal savings target of 0.7...