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Brent Prices May Dip Further Amid Global Uncertainties
0412 GMT [Dow Jones] Growing risk-aversion amid global financial market uncertainty could send Brent prices further south to test the $35 per barrel support level, even though the medium-term price outlook is positive, says a BMI Research report.
Oil markets extend gains after biggest daily climb in six years  Reuters
Citigroup's Morse Says WTI Oil Under $30 Needed to Curb Output  Bloomberg
Reuters UK  
Japan Inflation Flat in July
TOKYO—Japan's primary inflation gauge was flat in July, beating expectations for a drop below zero, in slightly encouraging news for the Bank of Japan 8301 3.56 % as it struggles to beat deflation and bring about steady price growth.
Abenomics Starting to Look Like a Failure  Bloomberg
Japan inflation stalls and spending slides, keeps policymakers under pressure  Reuters
China's market missteps are tripping up others
Not long ago, global markets were fixated on a nation in the throes of financial upheaval. Its equities markets were crumbling, its debts sky-high.
China's yuan up sharply on central bank intervention but derivatives ...  Financial Express
China's Yuan Advances Most Since April as PBOC Boosts Fixing  Bloomberg
In 10 years, Pakistan will have largest N-stockpile after US and Russia: Report
NEW DELHI: In less than 10 years, Pakistan will have the third largest nuclear stockpile in the world, behind only the US and Russia, two prominent US think tanks said in a report.
US asks Pak to show 'restraint' in expanding nuclear power  Business Standard
Report on weapons: 'Pakistan outpacing India in nuclear race'  The Express Tribune
As Economies Gasp Globally, US Growth Quickens
Not long ago, the United States was considered the tortoise of the world economy, at least in comparison to emerging powers like China and Brazil.
The Scary number behind US GDP result  The Australian Financial Review
US Q2 economic growth revised up to 3.7%  Manila Bulletin
California Beats Water Conservation Goal for 2nd Straight Month
LOS ANGELES - Californians cut water use by more than 31 percent in July, the largest savings the state has logged since a drought emergency was declared last year.
Californians cut water without state imposing fines  Fox News
Even as it sizzled, Orange County residents cut back on the water - big time  OCRegister
Canadian Banks Beat Profit Forecasts
Canada's biggest banks posted higher profits in the fiscal third quarter, surpassing expectations and sidestepping the effects of a stumbling Canadian economy.
Big Six banks defy pessimists amid glut of economic uncertainty  The Globe and Mail (subscription)
TD would consider buying 'high quality' U.S. assets, CFO says  Chicago Tribune
CRH agrees $1.3bn US acquisition, posts 13pc sales jump
Albert Manifold, chief executive officer of CRH, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in 1 Albert Manifold, chief executive officer of CRH, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in London on Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014.
Purchase pushes CRH annual spend to €8bn  Irish Examiner
CRH options not Manifold in a downturn  Financial Times
TCS announces $35 million donation to Carnegie Mellon University
Tata Consultancy Services announced a $35 million gift from TCS to Carnegie Mellon University, marking a new era of partnerships between leaders of Industry and academia.
Carnegie Mellon University receives $35 Million gift from TCS  Kerala IT News
Indian corporation gives $35 million to Carnegie Mellon  LancasterOnline
Oxford Dictionary new words & phrases: A guide for hockey fans
Thursday was a special day for some of us word nerds at CBC Sports. The good people at the Oxford Dictionary officially added several words and phrases to their online database of informal language.
Manspreading, hangry, Grexit join Oxford online dictionary  The Straits Times
'Wine o'clock,' 'awesomesauce' among new words in Oxford ...  Atlanta Journal Constitution