* China reopens government bond futures market
* G20 leaders grapple with risks of reduced US monetary stimulus
* Watchdog launches Batista investigation
* Apple probes work conditions at China factory
* China Yuan Volatility Near 2010 Low; Money Rates Decline in Week
* Malaysia Risk Tops Philippines on Najib Budget Gap
* Russia’s Sergei Storchak warns on corporate foreign currency debt
* Europe urges China to cede business control
* Sri Lanka rolls dice on mega-casinos
* Somalia moves to discredit UN report over funding fears
* Markets: mainly up
China reopens government bond futures market
Government bond futures have returned to China nearly two decades after a trading scandal that led to their being banned.
G20 leaders grapple with risks of reduced US monetary stimulus
Leaders at the Group of 20 summit were on Thursday grappling with the risks posed by a potential reduction of US monetary stimulus and worries over trade protectionism amid shift of economic momentum towards advanced economies.
Watchdog launches Batista investigation
Brazil’s market regulator, CVM, has launched a formal investigation into the dealings of Eike Batista and executives at OGX as anger grows among investors over the near-collapse of his flagship oil company.
Apple probes work conditions at China factory
Apple is investigating fresh allegations of poor working conditions at a Chinese factory said to be producing a cheaper iPhone, expected to be unveiled next week.
China Yuan Volatility Near 2010 Low; Money Rates Decline in Week
Volatility in the yuan was near a three-year low after the People’s Bank of China signaled it is prepared to manage the impact of a stimulus reduction by the Federal Reserve. Money-market rates fell this week.
Malaysia Risk Tops Philippines on Najib Budget Gap
Malaysia’s default risk climbed above that of the Philippines for the first time as Prime Minister Najib Razak seeks to avoid a debt-rating cut, while his counterpart pitches for upgrades.
Russia’s Sergei Storchak warns on corporate foreign currency debt
Russia’s deputy finance minister has expressed concern about companies’ rising foreign-currency debt levels amid recent emerging market turmoil.
Europe urges China to cede business control
European business representatives have accused Chinese regulators of unfairly targeting foreign companies in a series of recent corruption and monopoly investigations.
Sri Lanka rolls dice on mega-casinos
Faced with the necessity of reviving an economy ravaged by two decades of civil war, Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa is poised to make a particularly large wager: that the world’s biggest gambling groups want to flock to the south Asian island to set up a series of new mega-casinos.
Somalia moves to discredit UN report over funding fears
Somalia has hired British and US consultants to discredit a UN report that claims rampant corruption in Mogadishu because it threatens to imperil donor funding and the return of foreign-held assets, including gold, totalling billions of dollars.
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