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Canada PM calls Oct 19 election, focus on sluggish economy
Reuters Canada - 3 Hours ago
By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was set to call a parliamentary election for Oct 19 on Sunday, kicking off a marathon 11-week campaign likely to focus
UPDATE 2-Canada PM calls Oct 19 election, focus on sluggish economy Reuters
Stephen Harper expected to trigger election campaign Portage Daily Graphic
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Growth dries up for BHP Billiton as oil price collapse bites
Melbourne Age - 7 Hours ago
Collapsing oil and gas prices and diminishing offshore oil reserves have thrown BHP Billiton's total production into decline for at least two years, with investors and analysts warning the group will
Oil price drains growth for BHP Melbourne Age
Growth dries up for BHP as oil price collapse bites Australian Financial Review
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IPO Watch: Steve Carolan's CVCheck to list on August 17
Melbourne Age - 14 Hours ago
Online screening software company CVCheck will list on the Australian Securities Exchange this month in a bid to raise funds required to accelerate business growth. The CVCheck system significantly speeds
CVCheck ticks the box for IPO Sydney Morning Herald
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The rate hike cometh on its own
Oman Observer - 5 Hours ago
As traders, market pundits and economists jaw over whether the Federal Reserve this year will lift its benchmark lending rate for the first time in almost a decade, several corners of the US bond market
Who needs the Fed? The rate hike cometh on its own Edge Markets
Who needs the US Fed? Moneyweb
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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St ends down driven by energy selloff
Reuters - 7/31/2015
U.s. stocks declined on Friday as a drop in energy stocks eclipsed wage data that supported expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve could delay an interest-rate hike this year. The Dow Jones industrial
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UPDATE 1-New Bank of England policymaker says to cut all hedge fund ties
CNBC - 7/31/2015
* New MPC member Vlieghe to be bought out of Brevan Howard stake * Finance ministry had said links were no conflict of interest * Vlieghe originally intended to get long-term incentive
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New BoE policymaker's hedge fund interests to face scrutiny
Reuters UK - 7/31/2015
LONDON New Bank of England rate-setter Gertjan Vlieghe should reassure parliament that his ongoing financial link to one of the world's biggest hedge funds does not pose a conflict of interest, a senior
New BoE policymaker's hedge fund interests to face scrutiny - lawmaker Interactive Investor
REFILE-New BoE policymaker's hedge fund interests to face scrutiny - lawmaker London South East
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Exclusive - China securities regulator asks financial institutions in Hong Kong,
Reuters UK - 7/31/2015
HONG KONG/SHANGHAI China has asked financial institutions in Singapore and Hong Kong for stock trading records, sources with direct knowledge told Reuters, widening its pursuit of investors shorting Chinese
Exclusive: China securities regulator asks financial institutions in HK, Singapore Reuters
EXCLUSIVE-China securities regulator asks financial institutions in HK, Singapore CNBC
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Dow, S&P dragged down by poor earnings from Exxon, Chevron
Edge Markets - 8/1/2015
(July 31): The Dow and S&P 500 were dragged down on Friday by weak earnings from oil producers Exxon Mobil and Chevron, while the Nasdaq edged up after Amgen's profit beat expectations. Exxon Mobil
Wall Street mixed; weak results drag on energy stocks The Fiscal Times
US STOCKS-Dow, S&P dragged down by poor earnings from Exxon, Chevron Reuters UK
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UPDATE 4-Mexico central bank moves to defend peso, eyes weak economy
Reuters - 7/30/2015
(Adds analyst comment) By Michael O'Boyle and Alexandra Alper (Reuters) - Mexico substantially bolstered its intervention program on Thursday in an effort to defend the peso as the central bank warned
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UPDATE 2-Mexico central bank moves to defend peso, eyes weak economy
CNBC - 7/30/2015
(Adds central bank, finance ministry comments on inflation and peso) MEXICO CITY, July 30 (Reuters) - Mexico substantially bolstered its intervention program to defend the peso on Thursday as
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UPDATE 3-Mexico central bank moves to defend peso, eyes weak economy
Reuters - 7/30/2015
(Adds economist, central bank comments) By Michael O'Boyle and Alexandra Alper (Reuters) - Mexico substantially bolstered its intervention program to defend the peso on Thursday as the central bank
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U.S. must wait for EU hedge fund 'passports': EU watchdog
Reuters - 7/30/2015
The European Union faces a regulatory spat with the United States after the bloc's securities watchdog said it could not give U.S. hedge funds a "passport" to operate across the EU. The European Securities
UPDATE 1-U.S. must wait for EU hedge fund "passports" - EU watchdog London South East
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UPDATE 1-Fortress shares slip after hedge funds post losses
Reuters - 7/30/2015
Fortress Investment Group on Thursday said its liquid hedge funds posted a $6 million pre-tax loss for the second quarter as a result of turmoil at its flagship hedge fund portfolio that bets on global
Fortress shares slip after hedge funds post losses Yahoo! Finance
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UPDATE 1-Mauritius cbank expects economy to expand 4.6 pct in 2016
Reuters Africa - 7/30/2015
(Adds comments by c.bank,) PORT LOUIS, July 30 (Reuters) - Mauritius' economy is expected to expand by 4.6 percent in 2016 after growing 3.7 percent this year, while inflation could rise in the
Mauritius cbank expects economy to expand 4.6 pct in 2016 Yahoo! Finance
REUTERS - UPDATE 1-Mauritius cbank expects economy to expand 4.6 pct in 2016 Namibia Press Agency
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UPDATE 1-German unemployment rises but economy seen powering ahead
Reuters - 7/30/2015
* Seasonally adjusted unemployment rises 9,000 m/m * Unemployment rate steady at record low of 6.4 pct (Reuters) - German unemployment unexpectedly rose in July and posted its biggest increase since
German unemployment rises but economy seen powering ahead Yahoo! Singapore
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UPDATE 1-Spanish economy picks up pace as election nears
Reuters - 7/30/2015
* GDP grows 1 pct q/q, 3.1 pct y/y * July inflation 0 pct, EU-harmonised CPI -0.1 pct (Adds details, economy minister's comments) (Reuters) - Spain's economy grew at its fastest quarterly pace in
Spanish economy picks up pace as election nears Yahoo! Finance
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JGBs edge down, taking cue from Treasuries after Fed statement
Reuters UK - 7/30/2015
TOKYO, July 30 Japanese government bonds edged down on Thursday, tracking U.S. Treasuries which dropped after the U.S. Federal Reserve left the door open for an interest rate hike as early as September.
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PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - July 30
Reuters - 7/30/2015
The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. * Facebook Inc offered fresh evidence of its allure to deep-pocketed
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Wall Street ends lower as weak oil weighs
Melbourne Age - 7/31/2015
Wall Street ended the week on a sour note as a drop in energy stocks eclipsed wage data that supported expectations that the US Federal Reserve might hold off on an interest rate. Exxon Mobil shares
Market Wrap: Wall Street Ends Lower as Weak Oil Weighs Daily Finance
US STOCKS-Wall Street ends lower as weak oil weighs Reuters UK
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Greek financial markets to reopen on Monday
Sydney Morning Herald - 7/31/2015
Greece's financial markets will reopen on Monday, ending a five-week suspension that began after the country imposed capital controls amid a confrontation with creditors. Greek traders will be able to
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China stocks see worst monthly fall in 6 years
South China Morning Post - 7/31/2015
Mainland stocks fell yesterday marking the single biggest monthly decline since the financial crisis as investors struggled to find direction in a volatile market rocked by conflicting signals from government
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Heady mix
South China Morning Post - 7/31/2015
SCMP.com SCMP Tablet Edition SCMP Mobile Edition 10-year news archive
A little dip South China Morning Post
ConnectWatch30 South China Morning Post
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Brazil primary deficit widens in June as economy sinks
Yahoo! Finance - 7/31/2015
(Adds context, details on debt/GDP) BRASILIA, July 31 (Reuters) - Brazil posted a much wider-than-expected primary budget deficit of 9.323 billion reais ($2.78 billion) for June, central bank data
UPDATE 1-Brazil primary deficit widens in June as economy sinks Reuters
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Chart of the day: Another shoe still to drop for China stocks
South China Morning Post - 7/31/2015
The bounce in China's onshore stock market has been decidedly half-hearted, lasting only for a few days after it began on July 9 despite the massive government intervention involved. The brief rally started,
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