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Castellum Makes Recommended Public Offer For Kungsleden

Aug 2 (Reuters) - Castellum AB CAST.ST : * ANNOUNCES A RECOMMENDED PUBLIC OFFER TO THE SHAREHOLDERS OF KUNGSLEDEN AKTIEBOLAG TO ACQUIRE ALL SHARES IN KUNGSLEDEN WITH THE INTENT TO COMBINE THE TWO COMPANIES * SHARES IN KUNGSLEDEN ARE LISTED ON NASDAQ STOCKHOLM, LARGE CAP. * TO ACQUIRE ALL SHARES IN KUNGSLEDEN ( "OFFER"), WITH INTENT TO COMBINE TWO C
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Asian shares rally, U.S. infrastructure bill progresses

* Asian stock markets : Link * Nikkei bounces off 7-mth lows, China shares rally for now * U.S. stock futures firm as earnings beat expectations * Senate looks to pass infrastructure deal; payrolls ahead By Wayne Cole SYDNEY, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Asian shares recouped some of their recent steep losses on Monday as beaten-down Chinese markets drew reta
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Take Five: Jobs, crackdowns and a fork

(Updates China entry with PMI readings, link) July 30 (Reuters) - 1/ OUT OF SURPRISES? Is this year's sharp U.S. growth rebound losing momentum? A raft of economic data due in the world's biggest economy will provide clues. U.S. non-farm payrolls on Aug. 6 will offer a snapshot of July hiring. Economists polled by Reuters forecast the economy added
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Wall Street Journal - Aug 2

Aug 2 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. - Square Inc SQ.N has agreed to acquire Afterpay Ltd APT.AX in an all-stock deal worth around $29 billion. Link - Two small U.S. solar companies plan to petition the government to extend tarif
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Australia, NZ dlrs softer as sentiment blunted by China's regulatory crackdown

By Paulina Duran SYDNEY, Aug 2 (Reuters) - The Australian and New Zealand dollars hovered on Monday near recent lows against the greenback as fears that China's regulatory crackdown could slow investment flows and even its economy dogged the risk-sensitive currencies. The Aussie was 0.04% lower at $0.7343 AUD=D3 as a recent survey showed factory ac
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Thai baht, Malaysian ringgit weaken as virus bites

* Thailand extends lockdown to contain coronavirus spread * China reports slowdown in factory activity * Malaysia stocks drop to more than 9-month trough By Soumyajit Saha Aug 2 (Reuters) - Thailand's baht was on track for its worst session in two weeks on Monday, while Malaysia's ringgit was set to see its worst day in more than a week, as the two
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Saudi Aramco Denies Plan To Embark On Bitcoin Mining Activities

Aug 2 (Reuters) - SAUDI ARABIAN OIL CO 2222.SE : * WITH REFERENCE TO RECENT REPORTS CLAIMING THAT COMPANY WILL EMBARK ON BITCOIN MINING ACTIVITIES, ARAMCO CONFIRMS THAT THESE CLAIMS ARE COMPLETELY FALSE AND INACCURATE Further company coverage:

Climate activists occupy heart of Zurich financial district

ZURICH, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Dozens of climate activists occupied the heart of Zurich's financial district on Monday to protest against big banks' financing of fossil fuel projects that damage the environment. The Blick newspaper showed pictures of activists crowded against the entrances to Credit Suisse CSGN.S and UBS in the Paradeplatz square in the
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China's shares rebound after worst month in nearly 3 years

* SSEC 1.5%, CSI300 2.09%, HSI 0.92% * Foreign investors support rebound with buying through Stock Connect * China government bond yields lowest in more than 1 year SHANGHAI, Aug 2 (Reuters) - China's shares rebounded on Monday morning, with benchmark indexes shaking off some of the previous week's sharp decline, helped by gains in financials and c

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on August 2

Aug 2 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening higher on Monday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.4%. * HSBC: HSBC Holdings HSBA.L reported forecast-beating first-half pretax profit that more than doubled from a weak performance last year when it made huge provisions for pandemic-related bad loans. * MORRISONS: Private equity firm Clayton,
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South African Markets - Factors to watch on August 2

The following scheduled economic events, company announcements, equity and currency market moves may affect South African markets on Monday. ECONOMIC EVENTS - South Africa's seasonally-adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for July to be released at 0900 GMT. SOUTH AFRICAN MARKETS South Africa's rand and stocks slipped on Friday, tracking

African Markets - Factors to watch on August 2

The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Monday. - - - - - GLOBAL MARKETS Asian shares were seeking a modicum of stability on Monday as a run of stellar U.S. corporate earnings put a floor under markets, though Beijing's regulatory crackdown

Tokyo's Nikkei share average rises 2.01 pct

TOKYO, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Japan's benchmark Nikkei average .N225 rises 2.01 percent to 27,831.50 on Monday, while the broader Topix .TOPX gained 2.14 percent to 1,941.82.
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Iron ore miners are awash with cash, but see different futures: Russell

(The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.) By Clyde Russell LAUNCESTON, Australia, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Major iron ore producers are awash in a sea of cash, and are likely to remain so despite a recent retreat in the price of the steel raw material. Where they diverge is what they think will be the next big drivers
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China's bearish PMI, virus cases hit yuan; more policy easing expected

SHANGHAI, Aug 2 (Reuters) - China's yuan extended its decline on Monday after it posted a second month of losses in July, with sentiment dampened by disappointing economic data and investor worries over spreading domestic COVID-19 cases of the Delta variant. Prior to market opening, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) set the midpoint rate CNY=PBOC a
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Turkey - Factors to Watch on Aug 2

ISTANBUL, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Here are news, reports and events that may affect Turkish financial markets on Monday. The lira TRYTOM=D3 was quoted at 8.4585 against the dollar at 0422 GMT, unchanged from Friday's close. The main BIST 100 share index .XU100 rose 0.09% to 1,392.91 points on Friday. GLOBAL MARKETS Asian shares were seeking a modicum of

HSBC profit more than doubles as economies rebound, loan-loss fears ebb

(Recasts and writes through) By Alun John and Lawrence White HONG KONG/LONDON, Aug 2 (Reuters) - HSBC Holdings HSBA.L on Monday reported forecast-beating first-half pretax profit that more than doubled from a weak performance last year when it made huge provisions for pandemic-related bad loans. Encouraged by an economic rebound in Hong Kong and Br
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Indonesia's July annual inflation rate rises to 1.52%

JAKARTA, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Indonesia's annual inflation rate picked up pace in July as prices of some food and health products rose, data from the statistics bureau showed on Monday. The July consumer price index rose 1.52% on yearly basis, higher compared with 1.45% expected in a Reuters poll and a 10-month-low inflation rate of 1.33% in June. Sou

Factors to watch - August 2

DUBAI, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Monday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy. INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL * GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares try to stabilise, China growth a worry * Oil prices slide on worries over China economy and higher crude output * P

Gold dips as dollar holds ground; U.S. jobs data in focus

* Spot gold may revisit July 23 low of $1,789.98/oz -technicals * Dollar off one-month trough By Eileen Soreng Aug 2 (Reuters) - Gold prices edged lower on Monday as the dollar held steady, with cautious investors eyeing July's non-farm payrolls due later this week to gauge the health of the labour market. Spot gold XAU= fell 0.2% to $1,810.71 per
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