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Reuters | Asian Markets at Close Report - October 1, 2014: Nikkei drops to 2-week low on Hong Kong unrest; Tankan provides little help.

Nikkei drops to 2-week low on Hong Kong unrest; Tankan provides little help TOKYO, Oct 1 - Japan's Nikkei share average dropped to a two-week low on Wednesday in choppy trade as civil unrest in Hong Kong curbed risk appetite, while mixed data from the Bank Of Japan's tankan survey provided little catalysts. After flirting with positive territory earlier, the Nikkei share average fell 0.6 percent to 16,082.25, the lowest closing level since Sept. 18. The broader Topix dropped 0.6 percent to 1,318.21 and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 declined 0.7 percent to CONTINUE READING

DealBook Today's Top Headlines - October 1, 2014: Valuing PayPal's Potential | Darden's Sticky Situation | 2 Accused of Insider Trading on Herbalife.

For the latest updates, go to  dealbook.nytimes.com » WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014 TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES BY SYDNEY EMBER VALUING PAYPAL'S POTENTIAL   When eBay announced on Tuesday that it would  spin off PayPal as a separate public company , the news sent ripples through the payments industry. Here would be a way for investors to bet on a revolution, one that would upend the traditional payments system now seen by many as cumbersome and expensive. A closer look at PayPal's numbers, however, suggest that the old order is far from done,  DealBook's Peter Eavis writes . Sure, PayPal processed $180 billion in payments last year, but technology investors may be yearning for more progress. One analyst said that while PayPal has stronger growth than companies like Visa and MasterCard,  it has weaker profit margins . The cost of expanding its network has also saddled PayPal with proportionately higher expenses than established payment companies. And a  poten

Reuters | Morning Digest - October 1, 2014: Hong Kong democracy protesters and officials mark uneasy National Day

Hong Kong democracy protesters and officials mark uneasy National Day HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong  on Wednesday , some of them jeering National Day celebrations, as demonstrations spread to a new area of the city, ratcheting up pressure on the pro-Beijing government Coalition jets strike Islamic State near Turkish border: Kurdish sources MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces launched air strikes on Islamic State fighters who are besieging a Kurdish town near the Syrian border with Turkey  on Wednesday , Kurdish sources in the town and a monitoring group said, a rare daylight coalition attack.. Lackluster factory data hits world stocks, dollar up LONDON (Reuters) - Stocks worldwide began the fourth quarter on a negative note  on Wednesday , with investors wary of lackluster economic data and keeping a cautious eye on civil unrest in Hong Kong.. Tracy Morgan incredulous Wal-Mart blames h

ADVFN Morning Euro Markets Bulletin - October 1, 2014.

ADVFN  Morning  Euro  Markets  Bulletin Daily world financial news Wednesday, 01 October 2014  London Market Report FTSE 100 Euronext Dax perf CAC 40 Please click on the images to view our interactive charts London open: Stocks slightly lower after Eurozone PMIs The Footsie has begun the  Wednesday  session trading lower following downbeat performances from both US and Asian markets overnight and ahead of the latest manufacturing sector data out Stateside this afternoon. The FTSE 100 was 34 points lower at 6,589 as of  09:20 . "Today we have the latest manufacturing PMI numbers for September [in the UK] and there is a risk that the uncertainty surrounding the Scottish referendum may have prompted a slow down here," said  CMC chief market analyst Michael Hewson. "As it was, in August, we saw manufacturing activity slump to a 14-month low at 52.5, though expectations for the September number today are for a modest uptick to 52.7." Ahead of tha

NYT | Today's Headlines - October 1, 2014: Top News : Nigeria's Actions Seem to Contain Ebola Outbreak.

Most Popular   |   Video   |   Subscribe:  Digital /  Home Delivery Today's Headlines Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Top News Nigeria's Actions Seem to Contain Ebola Outbreak By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Every known Ebola patient in the country has now died or recovered, and the cure rate was unusually high for an African outbreak. Ebola Is Diagnosed in Texas, First Case Found in the U.S. By DENISE GRADY Federal health officials say that hospitals in the United States have expected and prepared for the Ebola virus, for which a man is being treated in Dallas. Lawmakers Rebuke Secret Service Chief Over White House Breach By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT Members of Congress raised doubts that Julia Pierson, the agency's director, was the right person to confront what they called systemic problems and a lack of candor about recent breaches.     Live:  House Hearing on Security Breach For more top news, go to  NYTimes.com »

California suction dredge miners score win over ban: Mineweb - October 1, 2014.

Top Stories | Wednesday , 01 Oct 2014 California suction dredge miners score win over ban Gold mining in rivers and streams that made California a state, is still protected under federal law, which protects the rights of modern gold miners to earn a living.  Wednesday , 01 Oct 2014 Leach system to ease Mountain Pass REE bottleneck Molycorp hopes Mountain Pass onsite rare earths production will improve in the fourth quarter of this year and beyond.  Wednesday , 01 Oct 2014 S&P raises Freeport-McMoRan rating outlook "The company’s operating performance is line with expectations and commodity prices are supportive of its cash flow," says S&P. Wednesday , 01 Oct 2014

The Telegraph | City Briefing - October 1, 2014.

    City briefing   DENISE ROLAND BUSINESS REPORTER Follow Denise on Twitter TOP OF THE AGENDA Under-pressure Tesco is now under full investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority. The supermarket last week revealed that it had been overstating its profits by £250m, and said it had appointed Deloitte and law firm Freshfields to look into the issue.  More  from  Graham Ruddick . Sainsbury’s  has cut its full-year sales forecast due to food price deflation and intense competition among the major supermarkets. The grocer said total retail sales, excluding fuel, dipped 0.8pc in the second quarter, with like-for-like sales down 2.8pc. It also warned that sales will continue to fall sharply for the rest of the year and that it now expected like-for-like sales in the second half to be similar to the first half, which was down 2.1pc. It had previously forecast a rise of 0.2pc. Mike Coupe , who replaced  Justin King  as chief executive in July, said th