BEIJING - Weak Chinese manufacturing weighed on Asian stocks Monday but European markets mostly rose, shrugging off a 22 percent plunge in the Athens benchmark which reopened after a five-week shutdown.
HONG KONG/LONDON HSBC Holdings (HSBA.L) beat expectations with a 10 percent rise in first-half profit thanks to a strong performance in Hong Kong and said it had agreed a $5.2 billion sale of its business in Brazil.
LONDON: Emerging market assets extended losses on Monday as the rouble fell to 4 1/2-month lows and led currencies lower. Stocks dropped 1 per cent after Chinese data confirmed a slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy.
A group of German carmakers, including Audi, BMW and Daimler, are buying Nokia's Here digital mapping business for €2.8bn (�2bn).
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.