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German Unemployment Drops as Economy Brushes Off Global Slowdown
German unemployment declined in August and manufacturing gained momentum, signaling that Europe's largest economy will continue growing.
German unemployment rate ticks up to 6.4 percent in August but job market ...  Fox Business
German unemployment falls in August, jobless rate at record low  Irish Times
Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO, Says She's Expecting Identical Twin Girls
Yahoo's Chief Executive Marissa Mayer announced she is pregnant with identical twin girls, likely due in December. But she insisted that they won't slow her down much.
Yahoo's Marissa Mayer is expecting twin girls  USA TODAY
Bits | Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Says She's Pregnant With Twins  New York Times (blog)
Lagarde Says Volatility Puts Asia's Growth at Risk
JAKARTA, Indonesia—IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said Tuesday that the organization expects global economic growth to weaken and that Asia, while expected to lead growth, risks slowing further due to the recent volatility in financial markets.
IMF's Lagarde sees weaker-than-expected global economic growth  Reuters
Lagarde warns of Chinese slowdown as markets slide again - live updates  The Guardian
Oil falls 3 percent on weak China factory data
LONDON Oil prices fell more than 3 percent on Tuesday after official data showed China's giant manufacturing sector, the engine powering the world's biggest energy consumer, contracted at the fastest pace in three years.
World's Top Oil Trader Vitol Sees Price Stuck at $40-$60 to 2016  Bloomberg
Oil prices pull back after breathless rally  MarketWatch
Don't Confuse China's Slowing Economy With Its Plunging Stock Market
China's stock market didn't go up because the economy was improving. So investors shouldn't read too much into the market's collapse for clues on the economic slowdown either.
European shares hit again by Chinese manufacturing data  Reuters
Weak Chinese data hits European markets  BBC News
Valeant picks up AstraZeneca psoriasis drug after Amgen exit
Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (VRX.TO) (VRX.N) is buying rights to AstraZeneca Plc's (AZN.L) late-stage experimental psoriasis drug brodalumab after it was dropped by Amgen Inc (AMGN.
FTSE 100 falls, as weak China data weighs on miners  MarketWatch
FTSE heads for worst one-day fall in over a week  Reuters UK
UK manufacturing growth slowed in August, PMI survey says
Growth in the UK's manufacturing sector slowed slightly in August, a survey has suggested. The UK manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) fell to 51.5 in the month, down from 51.9 in July.
Euro zone factory growth eases in August despite modest price rises - PMI  Reuters
Manufacturing growth slowed in August
China Urged to Free Reporter Detained for Stock Market Story
BEIJING - The Committee to Protect Journalists is urging Chinese authorities to release a reporter accused of spreading false information on the country's stock market meltdown, calling it the latest act of media intimidation by President Xi Jinping's ...
Stock market crash: Why China's crackdown on rumours will only hurt its ...  Economic Times
Journalist, securities regulatory official held for stock market violation  Xinhua
Rentokil buys $425 million US pest control business Steritech
LONDON British support services company Rentokil Initial has continued its North American expansion with its biggest deal in 10 years, agreeing to buy pest control business Steritech for $425 million.
Rentokil acquires pest control biz Steritech for $425 m
Rentokil to buy US pest-control firm Steritech  MarketWatch
UK's Bwin receives revised offer from 888
Online gambling firm Digital Entertainment Plc said it had received a revised offer from 888 Holdings Plc and was evaluating it together with the proposal received from GVC Holdings Plc.
CommentBwin studies cards as 888 revises offer  Financial Times
888 raises the stakes in Bwin bidding war