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MarketsMarkets mixed during quiet Thursday session
Markets around Asia Pacific were a mixed bag on Thursday, with economic releases sending Japanese and Australian equities in different directions and the Chinese and Hong Kong markets closed for national holidays.
Wall Street surges as turbulence becomes the norm  Reuters
Global Sigh of Relief as China Market Shutdown Eases Volatility  Bloomberg
Almond milk, SUV trims and more nuggets from the Beige Book
The big picture from the Beige Book, a collection of anecdotes on the economy produced by the Federal Reserve, is a familiar one: the U.S.
Gross says Fed rate move may be 'too little too late'  OCRegister
What Would a Rate Hike Mean for Homebuilders?  Nasdaq
China slowdown, market jitters threaten world economy: IMF
WASHINGTON -- China's slowdown, volatile financial markets and tumbling raw-materials prices have raised the risks to economic growth around the world, the International Monetary Fund reported Wednesday.
Near-term growth prospects remain favourable in India, says IMF  Business Today
IMF staff warn G20 of increasing downside economic growth risks  Reuters
How long should mothers take off after they give birth?
The announcement that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is planning to take limited time off from work after having twins later this year has re-ignited the debate over how soon new mothers should return to their jobs.
Back off on Marissa Mayer's maternity leave  CNN
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's minimal maternity leave plan prompts dismay  The Guardian
UPDATE 3-Brazil halts interest rate hikes as recession takes hold
(Adds fresh analyst comment and context). By Alonso Soto. BRASILIA, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Brazil's central bank halted one of the world's most aggressive rate-hiking cycles on Wednesday, taking pressure off an economy struggling with recession despite ...
Down $1.2 Trillion, Brazil's Reign Atop Latin America Is Fading  Bloomberg
Uber increases unemployment and needs regulation, says Brazil's president  The Guardian
US private payrolls rise steadily; productivity revised up
WASHINGTON U.S. private employers maintained a steady pace of hiring in August despite recent global financial market turmoil, suggesting that labor market momentum likely remains strong enough for the Federal Reserve to consider an interest rate hike ...
Rising job numbers boost America on road to recovery  The Times (subscription)
Private sector firms added solid 190000 jobs in August, ADP reports  Arizona Daily Sun
Net-a-Porter Founder Resigns Suddenly Ahead of Merger
Natalie Massenet, founder and chairman of Net-A-Porter Ltd, pauses during Matthew Lloyd—Bloomberg/Getty Images Natalie Massenet, founder and chairman of Net-A-Porter Ltd, pauses during an interview at the company's head office in London on June ...
PRESS DIGEST- British Business - Sept 3  Reuters
Massenet leaves Net-a-Porter mid-merger  Financial Times
Fed's "Beige Book" shows continued expansion of US economy
Reports from the 12 districts that make up the U.S. Federal Reserve System indicated that "economic activity continued expanding" between July and mid-August, although some districts said they had felt the effects of the Chinese slowdown.
US economy grew in July and August, Fed reports  Washington Post
Fed Report Shows Autos and Housing Fueling US Growth  ABC News
RPT-UPDATE 2-India's slower-than-expected April-June growth boosts rate cut calls
(Repeats story from late on Monday). * June qtr growth 7 pct vs 7.5 pct in March qtr. * Matches China's growth in the same quarter.
Slower-than-expected April-June growth boosts rate cut calls  Zee News
India's GDP growth slows to 7% in Q2  Bangkok Post
UPDATE 2-EU regulators clear Shell's takeover of BG Group
... * Deal awaits clearance from China, Australia. * Australia watchdog postpones ruling to Sept. 17. * Shell still expects to complete deal in early 2016 (Adds Australia delay, Shell Australia comment).
ACCC defers decision on Shell's takeover of BG  The Australian
ACCC defers decision on Royal Dutch Shell's $US70b BG Group takeover  Sydney Morning Herald