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SABMiller's Potential Sale Rattles South African Investors
JOHANNESBURG— SABMiller SBMRY -3.45 % PLC's potential acquisition by Anheuser-Busch InBev NV has South African investors worried that the homegrown corporate giant might set a trend in leaving behind its troubled country for good.
AB InBev goes public with improved bid for SABMiller  Fortune
UPDATE 2-AB InBev makes $104 billion bid for rival brewer SABMiller  Reuters
BoJ keeps policy steady, more easing still seen at end of month
TOKYO The Bank of Japan held off on expanding stimulus on Wednesday, even as slumping exports and falling oil prices threaten its rosy projection that the economy is on track to hit the bank's ambitious 2 percent inflation target next year.
BoJ damps hopes for stimulus boost  Financial Times
Global shares higher despite lower IMF growth forecast  Washington Post
German Industrial Output Unexpectedly Falls as Risks Emerge
German industrial production unexpectedly declined in August, signaling that Europe's largest economy is vulnerable to risks including weaker growth in emerging markets.
REFILE-UPDATE 1-German industrial output posts steepest drop in a year  Reuters
German Industrial Production Falls in August  New York Times
Ben Bernanke was surprisingly candid about his eating habits in his memoir
Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke is just regular guy. He likes baseball. He likes inflation-targeting. And he likes Hot Pockets sandwiches.
Ben Bernanke support for jailing execs too late: #tellusatoday  USA TODAY
Ben Bernanke: More Individuals Should have Gone to Jail; Believes Economy ...  Street Edition
China's forex reserves continue to decline for fourth month
BEIJING: China's foreign exchanges reserves, the largest in the world, continued the declining trend for the fourth month falling to $3.51 trillion last month while the gold reserves too decreased amid the economic slowdown.
Further fall in China forex reserves points to more renminbi support  Financial Times
China foreign exchange reserves fall $43.3 billion in September as central ...  Economic Times
Exclusive -- Yum! Brands Exec: Here's What Happened in China
Yum Brands' recovery in China continues, but at a slower-than-expected pace. Source:Yum! Brands. Yum! Brands just reported third-quarter 2015 results, and the market couldn't spit out shares of the fast-food juggernaut fast enough.
Yum! Slumps 16% On China Miss: Another 30% Downside?  Barron's (blog)
Investor Will Keep Eyes on Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM)'s Stock Today.  wsnewspublishers
India Will Be Growing Much Faster Than China Next Year, a New IMF Report Says
India's growth rate is set to further outstrip China's in 2016 with the gap between the two economies expected to widen to over 1%, a new report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stated on Tuesday.
What the IMF Said About India's Growth Outlook  Wall Street Journal (blog)
The Case for the World Economy's Defense as Recession Fears Rise  Bloomberg
UPDATE 1-Diageo sells stakes in two brewers to Heineken for $780.5 mln
(Adds details, background, share movement). By Aastha Agnihotri. Oct 7 (Reuters) - Diageo Plc, the world's largest spirits company, said it had sold its stakes in Jamaican brewer Desnoes & Geddes Ltd and GAPL Pte Ltd, the majority owner of Malaysia's ...
Diageo and Heineken Agree to Swap Assets in Beer Businesses  New York Times
Diageo sells stakes in two brewers to Heineken for $780.5-million  The Globe and Mail
Samsung Electronics tips better-than-expected third quarter profit, shares surge
SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) forecast a sharp jump in quarterly profit, trumping expectations and sending its shares surging as favorable currency rates and robust component sales appeared have to offset weakness in smartphones.
Samsung Electronics Says Its Profit Rose Nearly 80% in Third Quarter  New York Times
Asian Stocks Rise for Sixth Day as Samsung, Energy Shares Surge  Bloomberg
UPDATE 4-Oil up as US production falls, stockpiles draw
... * U.S. crude oil stocks rise, production seen lower. * Oil demand forecast to rise at fastest pace in 6 years. * Brent closes above $50 a barrel for first time in a month.
Crude oil inches closer to $50 a barrel on lower US production  MarketWatch
Oil strengthens further in thin trade  BDlive