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BoE rates stance remains unchanged
Bank of England governor Mark Carney said at the weekend that a slowdown in China's economy could push down further on inflation but it did not change, for now, the central bank's position on when and how it might increase interest rates.
Mark Carney: Chinese problems unlikely to prevent UK interest rate rise  Your Local Guardian
Mark Carney's blue-sky take on interest rates misses clouds on the horizon  The Guardian (blog)
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Allianz Unit Said to Weigh Bids for Nice, London City Airports
Allianz SE's infrastructure arm is weighing bids for the Nice and London City airports as Europe's biggest insurer seeks new investments, according to people familiar with the matter.
Allianz and Canadian fund eye UK airport  Financial Times
Allianz and Borealis Infrastructure eye London City Airport - source  euronews
Ferry services to and from Calais resume after thousands are held up by blockade
Ferry services have resumed to and from the French port of Calais following a fresh protest by former workers of MyFerryLink - but the biggest ferry operator is warning of the risk of continued delays.
Fresh misery for holidaymakers and lorry drivers as striking French ferry ...  Daily Mail
Ferry services resume between France and England after Calais blockade lifted  The Guardian
Wall Street takes keen interest in Bitcoin's technology
Many of the top minds in finance have come to believe the software that brought the virtual currency into existence also enables a fundamentally new way of transacting and maintaining records online.
Why the most valuable thing about Bitcoin is the blockchain ledger behind it  BRW
Barclays to become first UK high street bank to accept bitcoin  Daily Mail
GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks set for worst monthly drop in 3 years as Fed ...
... * Asia-Pacific index down 10 percent so far this month. * China stocks fall more than 3 percent after wild week. * Fed officials keep door open for Sept rate hike.
Can the global gloom sink the US economy?  CNN
Asian stocks sag as Fed rate prospects revived, China still a worry  Livemint
China Stocks Extend Biggest Selloff Since 2008 on Rescue Doubts
China's stocks extended the biggest two-month tumble since 2008 amid growing concern that government intervention to prop up the market will fail.
China business journalist 'confessed' to causing stock market slump ...  ABC Online
China state media announces confessions in probes into stocks plunge  Reuters
'Supergiant' natural gas field found off Egypt in the Mediterranean Sea
ROME - The Italian energy company Eni SpA said Sunday it has discovered a “supergiant” natural gas field off Egypt, describing it as the “largest-ever” found in the Mediterranean Sea.
'Supergiant' gas field  Irish Independent
Egypt Gas Find Could Shake Up Israel's Energy Plans  Haaretz
Oil prices fall on profit-taking, rate hike uncertainty
SINGAPORE Oil prices fell in Asia on Monday as traders took profits, snapping gains last week that saw the biggest two-day rally in six years.
Crude oil futures down on weak Asian cues  Economic Times
Oil Down With Markets Off to Shaky Start  Wall Street Journal
Rovio Looks at Restructuring: To Lay off 260 People Worldwide
Popular mobile games maker Rovio Entertainment said that it plans to lay off up to 260 people or about a third of its workforce because the company took on too many things during the past few years.
Angry Birds 2 gets its first update, with 20 new 'Pigsyland' levels  Pocket Gamer
Japan July Industrial Output Falls, Signals Laboured Economic Recovery
Tokyo: Japan's industrial output unexpectedly fell in July in a worrying sign that high inventories and weak overseas demand could further hamper an economy struggling to recover from a slump in the second quarter.
Japanese Industrial Production Falls  Wall Street Journal
Japan factory output turns down in July as China demand slumps  Economic Times