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German unemployment rate ticks up in August
BERLIN - Germany's unemployment rate crept up to 6.4 percent in August, but the Federal Labor Agency says the job market in Europe's largest economy remains robust.
German unemployment at record lows as economy recovers  Economic Times
German unemployment falls in August, jobless rate at record low  Irish Times
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UPDATE 1-Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says expecting twin girls
(Adds background). Sept 1 (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Marissa Mayer announced she is pregnant with identical twin girls, likely due in December.
Yahoo chief Mayer says she's pregnant with twins  Washington Post
Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO, Says She's Expecting Identical Twin Girls  NBCNews.com
Don't Confuse China's Slowing Economy With Its Plunging Stock Market
China's stock market didn't go up because the economy was improving. So investors shouldn't read too much into the market's collapse for clues on the economic slowdown either.
Fears over sterling and China hit UK manufacturing  Financial Times
Pound stumbles as UK manufacturing lurches towards stagnation  Telegraph.co.uk
UPDATE 1-IMF's Lagarde sees weaker than expected global economic growth
(Adds comments on Indonesia's economy). By Eveline Danubrata. JAKARTA, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Global economic growth is likely to be weaker than earlier expected, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday, due to a slower recovery in ...
Lagarde Says Volatility Puts Asia's Growth at Risk  Wall Street Journal
IMF: Global markets should brace for China slowdown  CNNMoney
Oil falls 3 percent on weak China factory data
LONDON Oil prices fell more than 3 percent on Tuesday after official data showed China's giant manufacturing sector, the engine powering the world's biggest energy consumer, contracted at the fastest pace in three years.
World's Top Oil Trader Vitol Sees Price Stuck at $40-$60 to 2016  Bloomberg
Oil Prices Pull Back After Breathless Rally  Wall Street Journal
China urged to free reporter detained for stock market story
BEIJING - The Committee to Protect Journalists is urging Chinese authorities to release a reporter accused of spreading false information on the country's stock market meltdown, calling it the latest act of media intimidation by President Xi Jinping's ...
Press freedom groups urge China to release reporter accused of false article ...  Fox Business
Stock market crash: Why China's crackdown on rumours will only hurt its ...  Economic Times
Euro zone factory growth eases in August despite modest price rises - PMI
LONDON, Euro zone manufacturing growth eased last month, despite factories barely raising prices, adding to the European Central Bank's woes as it battles to spur expansion and inflation, a survey showed.
Manufacturing growth slows in August  RTE.ie
U.K. Manufacturing Cools as Strong Pound Damps Export Orders  Bloomberg
Valeant picks up AstraZeneca psoriasis drug after Amgen exit
Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (VRX.TO) (VRX.N) is buying rights to AstraZeneca Plc's (AZN.L) late-stage experimental psoriasis drug brodalumab after it was dropped by Amgen Inc (AMGN.
Valeant to Work on Psoriasis With Astra After Amgen Bows Out  Bloomberg
FTSE 100 falls, as weak China data weighs on miners  MarketWatch
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 acquires pest control biz Steritech for $425 m  Moneycontrol.com
Rentokil to buy US pest-control firm Steritech  MarketWatch
China Presses Macau Revamp as Gambling Revenue Plunges
As gambling revenue continues to plummet in Macau, China is trying to force the world's casino capital to do something that's never been done before: recreate Las Vegas's business model in Asia.
UPDATE 1-Macau casino revenue plunges, govt to rein in fiscal spending  Reuters
EconomyMacau gaming revenue down 35.5% in August  Financial Times