Brazil’s economy shrinks by record 4.5%

Recession in Latin America’s largest country is worst since 1930s

US urges Turkey to seal border with Syria

Failure to block conduit to Isis causes friction between allies

JPMorgan inks lending venture with OnDeck

Loans to be offered to 4m customers using online lender’s platform

US stocks ignore weak manufacturing data

Euro rallies ahead of ECB policy meeting

Tehran tightens security amid Isis fear

Iran’s support for Assad regime in Syria makes it a target

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff attends the launching ceremony of the Investment Program in Energy at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on August 11, 2015
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Rousseff’s outlook goes from bad to worse

Recession complicates political scenario for Brazil’s president

Court case focuses on M&A conflicts

RBC found to have given tainted advice to ambulance company board

US, China hold talks on cyber espionage

Attacks said to continue despite pledge to stop economic hacking

PBoC reassures on renminbi after IMF move

Pledge for more market reforms and no ‘sudden changes’ in currency

Rinehart’s Roy Hill mine starts production

Iron ore mine begins shipping as prices hit 7-year low

Chinese groups invest $400m in Man City

Consortium will also own stakes in Melbourne and New York clubs

Comment & Analysis

Hong Kong city skyline
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Why IPOs ‘pop’ in New York but not HK

Flotation battle highlights the very different characteristics of the two markets

Chinese housing slump saps GDP growth

House prices in Hong Kong, Singapore forecast to fall 10% as slowdown spreads

Signs of froth in China’s debt market

Investors are driven by same quest for yield as counterparts elsewhere

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