Wall St. ends down on Hong Kong tensions, Ford outlook

U.S. stocks ended lower on Monday following protests in Hong Kong that added to worries about Chinese growth and after a disappointing forecast from Ford Motor Co(F.N).

Europe

Bonomi letter keeps French Club Med bid battle alive

Italian tycoon Andrea Bonomi has written to directors of his bid target Club Mediterranee (CMIP.PA) asking for updated financial information, a letter seen by Reuters shows, in a sign he still hopes to win control of the French holiday company.

Don Quijote to open Japanese take-out food chain in U.S. next year

Japanese discount store operator Don Quijote Holdings will open a new chain in the United States early next year selling take-out Japanese food such as deep-fried oysters and noodles to tap growing demand for Japanese cuisine, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday.

UK GDP Rises Higher than Expectations in Second Quarter

UK GDP rose 0.9 percent in the second quarter, up from the expected value of 0.8 percent according to the report published by the Office for National Statistics. This increase suggests that the country is recovering faster than expected.

Big Shift in China's Consumer Economy Impacts Its Role Providing Cheap Consumer Goods on the Worldwide Stage

China's growing consumer economy will lead to rise in prices and eventually reduce its role as the supplier of cheap consumer goods to the world.

Ford sees improving conditions in the Americas by 2020

Ford Motor Co (F.N) expects North American sales will rise to 3.5 million vehicles by 2020 from 2.9 million in 2013, executives said at an analyst briefing on Monday at company headquarters.

U.S. home prices rise less than expected in July: S&P/Case-Shiller

U.S. single-family home prices rose in July on a year-over-year basis but fell short of expectations, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday.

China launches media campaign to back genetically modified crops

China's government has kicked off a media campaign in support of genetically modified crops, as it battles a wave of negative publicity over a technology it hopes will play a major role in boosting its food security.

France uses tax to put pressure on hepatitis C drug prices

France will tax drugmakers whose costly hepatitis C drugs threaten to throw off course its healthcare budget, the government has said, heaping pressure on pharmaceutical companies like Gilead Sciences to cut their prices.

News Corp to buy real estate website operator Move for $950 mln

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp (NWSA.O) said it would buy Move Inc (MOVE.O), the owner of property websites such as realtor.com, for about $950 million to expand its digital marketing business.

Launching marketplace, eBay aims to drive consolidation in Russia

Internet auction site eBay intends to drive a wave of consolidation in Russia's e-commerce market over the next couple of years, persuading smaller companies to get on board as the economy weakens.

Stocks head for worst quarter since euro crisis, dollar reigns

World markets were in hesitant mood on Tuesday as investors wondered what China's response would be to civil unrest in Hong Kong, while the U.S. dollar eased off the throttle after its biggest quarterly gain in six years.

Supervalu says malware affects four stores in Minnesota

Supermarket chain Supervalu Inc(SVU.N) reported on Monday a second attack against its payment systems barely two months after it said it was investigating a potential data breach.

New U.S. tax rules may lead Medtronic to redo inversion deal

U.S. medical device maker Medtronic Inc is likely to try to renegotiate the structure and terms of its $42.9 billion deal to buy Ireland's Covidien Plc in response to new U.S. tax rules, according to people familiar with the situation.

Miner NWR sells 75 pct of new shares in rights issue

Czech hard coal miner New World Resources (NWR) said on Tuesday investors took up 3.78 billion new shares in a rights issue that is part of the company's debt and equity restructuring plans.

Chinese e-cigarette maker Kimree files for U.S. IPO

Chinese e-cigarette maker Kimree Inc filed to list its shares in the United States at a time when e-cigarette companies are finding it harder to raise capital amid rising competition and increasing regulatory oversight.

Lawson to buy supermarket chain Seijo Ishii for $500 million

Japanese convenience store operator Lawson Inc said on Tuesday that it would buy upscale supermarket chain Seijo Ishii Co for about 55 billion yen ($503 million), including debt, from investment fund Marunouchi Capital.

SoftBank, DreamWorks Animation talks have cooled: sources

SoftBank Corp's (9984.T) talks to acquire Hollywood studio DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc (DWA.O) have cooled, a SoftBank source and banking sources in Japan said.

China final September HSBC PMI steady but risks remain

China's vast factory sector showed signs of steadying in September as export orders climbed, a private survey showed on Tuesday, easing fears of a hard landing but pointing to a still-sluggish economy facing considerable risks.

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