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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares stage patchy recovery but volatility seen staying high
... * Risky assets rebound after sharp falls earlier in week. * Volatility gauges remain high as investors stay nervous. * Respite may be brief as China on a holiday break.
Asia Shares Stage Patchy Recovery but Volatility Remains High  NDTV
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
September or not, market says Fed's one-and-done until late  THE BUSINESS TIMES
European Futures Rise Amid China Holiday; Aussie Drops on Retail
European equity-index futures signaled a second day of gains as a holiday in China gave investors respite from the market that's been at the center of recent global volatility.
For Sensex, choppy days are here again after China slowdown  Hindustan Times
MarketsAustralia lags Asian markets in midday trade  Financial Times
Sexist stereotyping of Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer's pregnancy
I am growing increasingly alarmed by the incontrovertible evidence that critical information, likely to be relevant to the job performance of the world's top technology company executives, is going unreported.
Back off on Marissa Mayer's maternity leave  CNN
How long should mothers take off after they give birth?  BBC News
Near-term growth prospects remain favourable in India: IMF
With balance sheet strains in the corporate and banking sectors, financial sector regulation in India should be enhanced, provisioning increased, and debt recovery strengthened, IMF report said.
IMF: Impact of China slowdown larger than expected  Business Recorder (press release) (blog)
Live Stream: IMF conference on financing Asia development  The Hindu
Lego sales jump on growth in Asia
The colourful bricks are currently produced at the group's headquarters in the Danish town of Billund, and at newer plants in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Mexico.
Elves, Ninjas, Currency, Power Lego Earnings  Wall Street Journal
Lego first half results boosted by strong Asian growth  Economic Times
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 $425 million.
Rentokil Announces Agreement to Acquire the Steritech Group, Inc.  Digital Journal
Tight US labor markets fuel wage gains; China impact looms -Fed
WASHINGTON, Sept 2 U.S. labor markets were tight enough to fuel small wage gains in some professions in recent weeks, though some companies already were feeling a chill from an economic slowdown in China, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday.
US economy grew in July and August, Fed reports  Washington Post
Fed report shows autos and housing fueling US growth
UPDATE 1-Australia retail sales post surprise dip in July, trade data better
... * Retail sales fall 0.1 pct in July vs forecast for 0.4 pct rise. * Trade deficit narrows as exports rebound. * A$ slides towards 70 cents on disappointing retail sales data.
First fall in retail sales in over a year
EconomyAustralia's trade deficit improves in July  Financial Times
Markets to Eye ECB Forecasts
Every quarter market observers watch the European Central Bank's regular press conference with an even closer eye than usual. In addition to the qualitative comments that ECB head Mario Draghi regularly makes, four times a year he announces the ECB's ...
European Stock-Index Futures Rise Before ECB Amid China Holiday  Bloomberg
European markets to open up ahead of ECB rate call  CNBC