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Stocks mixed after weak China data
Monday 08:00 BST. Markets are starting August on a cautious note as concerns about a slowing Chinese economy pressure “risk” assets such as stocks and commodities.
Commodities swing from bad to worse as China data sinks  Sydney Morning Herald
Chinese manufacturing activity slips in July  MarketWatch
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Greek shares plunge as market reopens
The Athens Stock Exchange has fallen by 22.87% on Monday as trading resumed after a five-week closure. The country's top four lenders - Piraeus Bank, National Bank, Alpha Bank, and Eurobank - were all down by about 30%.
Greece's Stocks Tumble in First Day of Trading After Shutdown  Bloomberg
Greece debt crisis: Athens stock market falls 23% after reopening - live  The Guardian (blog)
HSBC profit rises 10%, bank selling Brazil unit
HONG KONG (AP) - HSBC Corp. says strong performance in Asia helped to boost first-half profit to 10 percent, and the bank has announced the sale of its Brazil business.
HSBC Profit Jumps 18 Percent; Bank Takes $1.3 Billion FX Charge  Bloomberg
CommentBrazil unit sold but no 'End of Empire' for HSBC  Financial Times
BMW, Daimler, Audi Clinch Purchase of Nokia's Maps Business
Germany's biggest auto makers have clinched a deal to buy Nokia NOK 0.28 % Corp's digital mapping business, beating out rival bidders for some of the vital technology for self-driving cars in a €2.8 billion ($3.1 billion) acquisition.
German Carmakers Buy Nokia's Mapping Unit for $3 Billion  New York Times
German automakers buy Nokia maps unit for $3.1 billion  CNNMoney
Program to manage care of poor, disabled sustains losses
A first-in-the-nation program aimed at controlling costs and improving health care for some of Massachusetts' poorest and sickest residents has sustained deep financial losses since its launch in 2013, dealing a setback to the state's efforts to ...
New York health insurance rates will jump 7% in 2016  iFreePress.com (blog)
Obamacare's solid progression  Washington Post
Bitcoin: The hottest game for Chinese gamblers
The digital currency has been embraced by Chinese users who like to take a gamble: It's all "about trading, about volatility, about making a profit -- buy low, sell high," said Bobby Lee, CEO of BTCChina, the world's largest Bitcoin exchange.
Mt. Gox Bitcoin CEO 'Misused Customer Funds': Japanese Media  NDTV
Mt. Gox founder arrested in Japan, former employee details police ...  Mashable
Asian stocks near 2015 lows on China worry, dollar steadies
HONG KONG/TOKYO An index of Asian shares outside Japan fell close to this year's lows on Monday thanks to a deepening selloff in commodities and fresh concerns over slowing growth in China, while the dollar held its ground against a basket of ...
Dollar recovers against yen ahead of economic indicators this week  Economic Times
Asian stocks languish near 2015 lows  BDlive
Yahoo tries to get more fashionable with Polyvore purchase
Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) said on Friday it accepted actually buy fashion starting time Polyvore to assist send targeted traffic and build up its cellular and interpersonal public offerings.
Yahoo buys social shopping website Polyvore  Al-Arabiya
Yahoo snatches social shopping site Polyvore  Silicon Valley Business Journal
Colorado pot bank sues the Federal Reserve System
A new credit union serving marijuana businesses has been rejected by federal banking regulators, snuffing another attempt by the federally illegal industry to access financial services.
Pot industry's bank bid rejected by federal regulators  Paradise Post
Banking for Pot Industry Hits a Roadblock  New York Times
Royal Caribbean Reverses Course, Predicting Smooth Sailing for Rest of Year
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Investors who didn't abandon ship on Royal Caribbean (RCL - Get Report) after it issued a disappointing outlook back in April are probably patting themselves on the back.
Royal Caribbean raises forecast as demand improves; shares surge  Business Recorder (press release) (blog)
Royal Caribbean momentum builds  IHS Maritime 360