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German factory orders drop in July
BERLIN - German factory orders dropped a larger than expected 1.4 percent in July compared to the previous month, dragged down by flagging foreign demand.
UPDATE 1-German July industry orders fall on weak foreign demand  Reuters
German Factory Orders Fell in July in Sign of Bumpy Recovery  Bloomberg
Financial Times  
What to Expect From the Jobs Report
At 8:30 a.m. Eastern time, the Labor Department will report the latest data on hiring and the unemployment rate in August. Economists are looking for a gain of just under 220,000 jobs, while the unemployment rate is expected to decline by 0.1 ...
US job gains seen solid in August, spotlight on Fed  Reuters
The Fed's election-defining decision  Politico
Low Gas Prices to Put $1.4 Billion in Motorists' Pockets Over Labor Day
Labor Day is historically one of America's busiest driving holidays, but this year it's likely to be remembered for being one of the cheapest.
Taking a final road trip before end of summer? You're not alone, says AAA  Fox 59
Holiday weekend plus football equals busy days for travel  South Bend Tribune
Global stocks slide ahead of US jobs data
LONDON World shares slid towards their fourth weekly loss in the last five on Friday, as a boost from a supportive-sounding European Central Bank gave way to caution ahead of closely watched U.S.
German factories suffer shock export collapse
ECB Stimulus Increase Calls Push German Bonds Higher for 4th Day  Bloomberg
UPDATE 1-BASF, Gazprom revive gas-asset swap in surprise deal
... * Move comes as Russia also clinches pipeline deal. * Announces similar swap deal with Austria's OMV. * BASF says bets on Russia to ensure supply security (Gives context, BASF comment).
BASF, Gazprom go ahead with asset swap  The Australian
BASF, Gazprom Renew Abandoned Asset-Swap Plan  Wall Street Journal
Bayer plans to list Covestro in fourth quarter
FRANKFURT Bayer's (BAYGn.DE) plastics maker Covestro aims to raise about 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion) with an initial public offering in the fourth quarter, sources said, leaving its parent to focus on drugs and pesticides.
Bayer to List Polymer Business Covestro in 4th Quarter IPO  New York Times
Bayer to list Covestro in fourth quarter  Financial Times
World Cup soccer qualifier exposes China-Hong Kong tensions
Sun Ke (C) of China tussles for the ball against Jean Jacques Kilama (L) of Hong Kong during their 2018 World Cup football qualifying match in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province on September 3, 2015.
Hong Kong stocks close at lowest since July 2013 before US jobs data  Reuters
Hong Hong faces 'black sky'  Independent Online
Chinese Company to Buy Avolon in $7.6 Billion Deal
HONG KONG - Bohai Leasing of China plans to buy the Irish aircraft leasing firm Avolon in a deal with worth $7.6 billion, the companies said.
CompaniesCinven sells Avolon stake amid $2.5bn takeover  Financial Times
Chinese plane-hire deal survives market turbulence  Reuters Blogs (blog)
GVC clinches �1.1bn deal for Bwin
GVC, the Aim-listed gambling company that owns Sportingbet, has triumphed in a five-month battle to buy rival for �1.1bn.
GVC Wins Race to Acquire Bwin.Party  Wall Street Journal
Online Gambling Firm Bwin.Party Favors GVC Holdings Bid  New York Times
Putin Pitches for Foreign Investment in Russia's Far East
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia—Russian President Vladimir Putin made a pitch Friday for greater investment in his country's resource-rich Far East region, despite a slowdown in the Chinese economy that has shaken global markets.
Russia's Putin says sees nothing dramatic in declining oil prices  Reuters
Russia expects $60 oil in 2016, but ready for $50 – Kremlin  RT