Asia bourses start month on negative note

Chinese markets down more than 2% as August kicks off

US jobs report to confirm Fed rate rise

Non-farm payrolls expected to be up by over 225,000 in July

UK watchdog launches antitrust probe

FCA inquiry focuses on ‘significant number’ of companies

A worker checks the chassis of a new truck at the assembly line at the MAN Latinamerica factory in Resende, Rio de Janeiro state, Monday, April 29, 2013. (Dado Galdieri)
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Brazil: Engine trouble

Once a motor of the global economy the country is now the sick man of emerging markets

S Korea seeks to boost investment abroad

Proposed tax relief is aimed at easing currency appreciation

Movers & shakers: August 3

Laurence Tosi appointed Airbnb CFO after leaving Blackstone

Falling oil price hits big energy groups

Poor results in US follow huge job cut announcements in Europe

Emerging market rapids v calm US waters

Foreign fields may appeal to those floating along in Wall Street

Carnival steams ahead on healthy bookings

Expanded fleet in China, which has become an important source of growth for the cruise operators

World gears up for a surge in US dollar

Preparing markets for a strong greenback is not Yellen’s job

Investment in Greece grinds to near halt

Greenfield projects collapse as country’s economic woes deter corporate investors

Crude oversupply creates July turbulence

US oil benchmark set for worst month since 2008

Dollar rally hit hard by weak wages data

Rouble fades in step with crude fall, rate cut

US wages grow at slowest rate since 1982

Dollar and treasury yields hit on doubts about September rate rise

Russia rate cut puts pressure on rouble

Central bank lowers rate to 11% to help cooling economy

Brazilian households struggling with debt

Hardest hit of regional peers as unemployment rises