Australia city home prices jump 2.8 pct in July-RPData

SYDNEY, Aug 3 - Home prices across Australia's capital cities surged in July as demand in Sydney and Melbourne stayed red hot even as regulators tightened the screws on investment lending by banks.

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Australia shares seen with cautious start, NZ shares fly

By Cecile Lefort SYDNEY, Aug 3 - Australian shares are likely to have a subdued start on Monday as falling commodity prices and disappointing U.S. jobs data weighed on already fragile investor sentiment. Yet, a sharp rally in New Zealand stocks which touched a record peak in early trade could offset losses. Local share price index futures were down 0.2 percent to 5,639, a 60.2-point discount to the close of the underlying S&P/ASX200 index on Friday. The benchmark rose 0.5 perce

02 Aug 2015

Controlling shareholder of Brazil's Marfrig may sell shares

SAO PAULO, Aug 2 - MMS Participacoes Ltda, the controlling shareholder of Brazil's meat processor Marfrig Global Foods SA, will be allowed to sell a portion of the shares it owns in the business, according to a filling with Brazil's market regulator on Sunday.

02 Aug 2015

RPT-Former teenage soldier hatches millions from Chinese egg futures

SHANGHAI, Aug 2 - A decade ago Zhang Xiongjie was a teenage infantryman patrolling China's bleak border with North Korea.

02 Aug 2015

Vietnam's fast rising property market leaves hard times behind

HANOI, Aug 3 - Brought to its knees when its property market bubble burst four years ago, Vietnam is riding into another boom, with construction starting in Ho Chi Minh City on two of the world's tallest skyscrapers and buyers snapping up new projects fast.

02 Aug 2015
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