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  • Sept. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy at AMP Capital Investors Ltd. in Sydney, talks about global stocks and Treasuries. Oliver also talks about central bank policy in Australia, ...

  • [video] Hong Kong Is Our Turf: Chow @ Bloomberg - 29 minutes ago

    Sept. 2 (Bloomberg) –- Hong Kong Federation of Students Secretary General Alex Chow discusses the protests in Hong Kong on China’s imposed limits on democracy with John Dawson on Bloomberg Television’s ...

  • [video] The Top Stocks to Watch in Asia Today @ Bloomberg - 30 minutes ago

    Sept. 2 (Bloomberg) –- In today’s “Stock Exchange,” Bloomberg’s David Ingles and Zeb Eckert discuss today’s top stocks to watch in Asia on “First Up.” (Source: Bloomberg)

  • The euro traded 0.1 percent from the lowest in almost a year before data tomorrow forecast by economists to show weaker regional retail sales and services, boosting the case for additional monetary stimulus. The euro’s decline against the dollar in the past month is the biggest among 16 major currencies, spurred by prospects …

  • Mizuho Financial Group Inc. (8411) plans to encourage equity research analysts to become investment bankers as Japan's third-largest banking group competes for business arranging share sales and advising on mergers. Mizuho Securities Co. will offer its analysts the opportunity to switch jobs so the company can tap their …

  • The MSCI Asia Pacific Index (MXAP) slid less than 0.1 percent to 148.09 as of 9:03 a.m. in Tokyo. “Shares are no longer dirt cheap but they’re not expensive either,” Shane Oliver, a Sydney-based global strategist at AMP Capital Investors Ltd., which oversees about $131 billion, said on Bloomberg Television. South Korea’s …

  • Sept. 2 (Bloomberg) –- In “The Big Picture,” Bloomberg’s John Dawson reports on the top stories of the day on “First Up.” (Source: Bloomberg)

  • Japanese stocks rose, with the Topix (TPX) index extending yesterday’s advance, as the yen held losses and machinery companies led gains. The Topix increased 0.2 percent to 1,285.51 as of 9:02 a.m. in Tokyo, with about two shares climbing for each that retreated. “Investors will be in wait-and-see mode today,” said Ryuta …

  • West Texas Intermediate crude fell on speculation that weakening manufacturing from Germany to China will cap demand for oil. Brent was steady in London. Purchasing Manufacturing Indexes for Germany, Italy, the U.K. and China all came in below estimates for August. Brent slid yesterday as OPEC production rose to a one-year …

  • The Los Angeles Harbor Department, which runs the busiest container port in the U.S., is selling about $340 million of debt, the most since 2009, after the risk of a crippling strike was reduced by a tentative agreement on health-care costs between longshoremen and shippers. The sale this week will help refinance debt …

  • A Mexican court cleared the way for homebuilder Corp. Geo SAB (GEOB) to receive bridge loans from banks including Citigroup Inc. as part of the company’s efforts to emerge from bankruptcy. The judge on Aug. 29 rejected an effort to block the financing, Orlando Loera, senior adviser to Mexico City-based Geo, said yesterday …

  • Sept. 1 (Bloomberg) –- When was the last time you were at a jammed-packed airport? Hard to remember, right? Nearly 1.5 million domestic flights a year were wiped from the skies between 2007 and 2012, leaving ...

  • [video] The Five Most Powerful Supercars on the Planet @ Bloomberg - 1 hour 26 minutes ago

    Sept. 1 (Bloomberg) –- When it comes to high performance supercars, power is just as important as speed. Bloomberg Ranx looks at the five most powerful cars on the planet. (Source: Bloomberg)

  • Sept. 1 (Bloomberg) –- If you are searching for an extremely isolated destination for your next vacation, Zighy Bay is the place. Nestled in a remote peninsula in northern Oman, the best way into this ...

  • Asian index futures were mixed while the euro held near a one-year low versus the dollar with Japan to update on its monetary base today and Australia to kick off a week of central-bank reporting. Futures on Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average fell in Osaka and rose in Chicago, while contracts on Australia’s benchmark gauge …

  • The value of precious metals held by China ’s biggest lenders surged 66 percent from a year ago as banks lease more gold to customers because tighter borrowing rules make it harder to lend funds. Precious metals held by Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd. (1398), China Construction Bank Corp., Agricultural Bank …

  • The European Central Bank is gearing up to buy “simple, transparent and real” asset-backed debt. President Mario Draghi said last month that ECB purchases of asset-backed securities “would lead to a reconstruction of a market that has disappeared with the crisis,” and that’s why they will focus on products that are easy …

  • I'm back in the 1950s when I was a child and my parents used to take me and my brother to London on steam locomotives from our home city of Oxford. Those feelings are now reawakened even as the overhead screen shows we're traveling to Naples at 300 kilometers per hour (186 miles per hour). She is serving food from a menu …

  • Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will appeal to traditional Labour voters in Scotland to reject independence and vote to remain in the U.K. and support the party’s commitment to social justice. The Labour lawmaker for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, across the Firth of Forth from Edinburgh, will kick off a series …

  • Support for Scottish independence is increasing ahead of this month’s referendum, with the latest poll showing the lead for the No campaign down to six percentage points and nationalists saying the momentum is behind them. The survey published last night by YouGov Plc for the Times and Sun newspapers found 53 percent of …

  • PPI Complaints to U.K. Financial Mediator Drop by 50% @ Bloomberg - 1 hour 46 minutes ago

    The U.K.’s Financial Ombudsman Service said complaints about improperly sold loan insurance fell by 50 percent in the first half of the year, with Lloyds Banking Group Plc (LLOY) ’s customers the most dissatisfied. The FOS received 133,819 complaints about payment protection insurance, 70 percent of all new cases, compared …

  • [video] The Spy Plane of the Future Is... a Blimp? Bloomberg - 1 hour 46 minutes ago

    Sept. 1 (Bloomberg) –- One company hopes to take blimps to new heights. Southwest Research Institute has developed the HiSentinel 80, an unmanned airship that can potentially stay aloft for 30 days and ...

  • Jack Ma knows how to time an initial public offering. The 49-year-old former school teacher preparing to list Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. during a record rally for U.S. Ma ended up delisting the Hong Kong-traded business-to-business marketplace in 2012 at its IPO price after more than 2,300 vendors used the website to …

  • As speculation deepens the European Central Bank will start quantitative easing just as the Federal Reserve ends its own bond buying, Europe is gaining more leverage over investors globally as the specter of deflation in the region unleashes greater demand for fixed income. The gravitational pull exerted by German bunds …

  • In the midst of a suburban sprawl halfway between the Eiffel Tower and Paris’s busy Orly airport, a drilling crew works night and day burrowing deep into the Earth’s crust in search of underground heat. The muddied workers from Cofor and Schlumberger Ltd. (SLB) , an oil-services company that typically sinks wells in the …

  • ConAgra’s Ralcorp Flop Invites Breakup Talk: Real M&A @ Bloomberg - 1 hour 47 minutes ago

    The best way for ConAgra Foods Inc. (CAG) to commemorate the two-year anniversary of buying Ralcorp Holdings Inc. may be to undo the deal. Since ConAgra completed the $6.7 billion acquisition, it’s the only food-products maker in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index that’s handed losses to shareholders, making it one of the …

  • After taking in more money than precious metals or energy funds during the first five months of 2014, exchange-traded products backed by agriculture had a net outflow for the year of $57.7 million as of Aug. 29, down 2.9 percent, data compiled by Bloomberg show. Speculator bets on an agriculture rally are down 78 percent …

  • Nigerian lenders are gearing up to sell the most debt in four years to bolster cash reserves, taking advantage of a drop in borrowing costs before the central bank increases how much capital they need to hold. Banks may raise as much as $2.5 billion this year compared with $2 billion in 2013, according to FBN Capital, …

  • The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (SPX) , one of the most diverse benchmarks for stocks in America, is starting to resemble a collection of clones. A measure of how much price-earnings ratios among the 50 biggest companies vary has fallen to almost the lowest on record, data compiled by Bloomberg show. Such rotations, which …

  • Thousands of workers from restaurant chains including McDonald’s Corp. (MCD) and Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM)’s Pizza Hut are planning to rally on Sept. 4 for $15-an-hour pay and the right to form a union. They will strike in cities such as Chicago, Pittsburgh and Oakland, California, union organizers said. In May, McDonald’s …

  • Apple Inc. (AAPL), which is poised to unveil new iPhones next week, and the FBI are probing reports hackers used the company's iCloud service to illegally access nude photos of actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities. Hackers posted the nude photos on the anonymous image-sharing website 4chan, the Telegraph in …

  • A crossroads where two highways, three rail lines and a pair of rivers meet, Rosenheim, Germany, is a place most people only pass through. Khan, a 17-year-old Afghan refugee, is trying his hardest to stay. The Pashtun boy is part of a wave of asylum seekers testing the willingness of Europe's biggest economy to take on …

  • Merkel’s Generosity Tested by Surge in German Refugees @ Bloomberg - 2 hours 46 minutes ago

    A crossroads where two highways, three rail lines and a pair of rivers meet, Rosenheim, Germany, is a place most people only pass through. The Pashtun boy is part of a wave of asylum seekers testing the willingness of Europe’s biggest economy to take on more refugees after the country became the world’s top destination …

  • With an election less than two weeks away, traders and investors are bracing themselves for something rarely associated with Sweden: political risk. Causing much of the uncertainty is the Sweden Democrats, a party no one else in the legislature wants to work with because of its plans to restrict immigration. The International …

  • President Vladimir Putin faces possible further curbs on debt sales and access to technology as European Union regulators review the arsenal of measures at their disposal to sanction Russia. The European Commission, responding to an Aug. 30 call by EU leaders, pledged to propose a second round of economic penalties within …

  • Cloee Chao remembers when she first decided to challenge the billionaires of the world's largest gambling hub. After her employer, Wynn Macau Ltd. (1128), and other casinos ignored them, the battle escalated. She has led workers into the streets seven times this year in the most widespread labor unrest yet at Macau's …

  • Swiss National Bank President Thomas Jordan said the cap on the Swiss franc remains vital as global economic risks have increased. The Zurich-based central bank set a ceiling of 1.20 per euro on the franc three years ago to ward off deflation and a recession. Coupled with the conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East, …

  • Top seeds Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic, who have yet to drop a set at the U.S. Open, cruised into the quarterfinals today at the National Tennis Center in New York as No. 7 women's seed Eugenie Bouchard of Canada lost. In hot and humid conditions, two-time defending champion Williams beat Estonia's Kaia Kanepi 6-3, …

  • Women’s seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard of Canada was upset today at the U.S. Open by No. 17 Ekaterina Makarova of Russia, leaving top-seeded Serena Williams as the only top-nine player remaining in the ...

  • Chinese stocks are decoupling from steel prices by the most in three years as equity investors bet Asia's largest economy will withstand a property slowdown. The CHART OF THE DAY tracks the Shanghai Composite Index against a gauge of the most liquid steel contracts traded in the city. Rising overseas demand for Chinese …

  • Ukraine warned of an escalating conflict in its easternmost regions, with U.S. President Barack Obama set to arrive in eastern Europe to deliver reassurance to NATO members. Ukraine’s army will take on Russia’s “full-scale invasion,” Defense Minister Valeriy Geletey said on Facebook, a shift away from the government’s …

  • This table displays the latest daily spot or bid prices for durum wheat. Prices are in dollars a bushel Information is supplied by the U.S. Prices are determined by a USDA survey of grain purchasers with elevators located in seven regions of Montana . Durum wheat is the hardest wheat.

  • Philadelphia Phillies starter Cole Hamels and three relief pitchers combined to throw the fourth no-hitter of the Major League Baseball season in a 7-0 win at the Atlanta Braves. Hamels, the Most Valuable Player from the Phillies’ 2008 World Series title, walked five and struck out seven in six innings, leaving the game …

  • President Barack Obama tried to rally working-class voters today in Wisconsin, a political swing state where Republican Governor Scott Walker, a union foe and possible 2016 presidential candidate, is in danger of losing re-election. “Republicans who run our Congress oppose almost all” the administration’s efforts on behalf …

  • Fidelity Bank Ltd., a Ghanaian lender, said it plans to double its branch network within three years after receiving a cash injection from backers including Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners and Amethis Finance. The lender, which has 51 branches, plans to boost that number to 100 by 2017, Edward Opare-Donkor, the …

  • Garcetti, a 43-year-old Democrat, will ask the City Council to lift the prevailing $9 minimum to $10.25 next year, then phase-in $1.50 annual raises over the following two years, according to his office. The Los Angeles minimum would top out at $13.25 in 2017, when the state wage is to reach $13 under a California law …

  • Brazilian Funds: Daily News Update @ Bloomberg - 4 hours ago

    Quatro.Bi 02 FIDC Multissetorial Nao Padronizado was created. The inception Date is 6/26/2014. {CACX 95613563 }

  • The Houston Astros fired second-year manager Bo Porter, a decision General Manager Jeff Luhnow said reflected the need for a “different direction” in the clubhouse rather than the team’s 59-79 record. Porter, 42, was 110-190 in two years with the Astros, who have finished with Major League Baseball’s worst record in each …

  • Following is a table for Nicaragua’s second quarter tourism survey from the Central Bank in Managua: =============================================================================== --- Daily Spend USD ...

  • Following is a table for Nicaragua’s second quarter tourism survey from the Central Bank in Managua: ====================================================================== 2Q 1Q 4Q 3Q 2Q 1Q 2014 2014 2013 ...

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