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UPDATE 1-IMF's Lagarde warns of spillover risks from recent volatility

JAKARTA, Sept 2- Recent volatility in global financial markets shows how rapidly risks can spill over from one economy to the next, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund said in Jakarta on Wednesday. "What has been demonstrated in the last few weeks is how much Asia is at the core of the global economy, and how much disruption in one market in Asia...
Source: Reuters
One dead in yet another factory blast in China

Explosions at a fireworks plant in China killed one and injured six, state media said on Tuesday, after blasts killed at least 145 people last month.
Source: Reuters
Shanghai and Tokyo shares rebound in choppy trade

Share markets in Tokyo and Shanghai changed course to rise by mid-day on Wednesday.
Source: CNBC.com | By: See Kit Tang
INTERVIEW-India's 'bulldozer' promises to add 2 percentage points to growth

*Gadkari tackles $57 billion infrastructure backlog. NAGPUR, India, Sept 2- The man Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tasked with launching a China-style infrastructure boom calls himself a "bulldozer" and promises to add two percentage points to India's economic growth in two years. Modi chose the 58- year-old former president of his Hindu nationalist...
Source: Reuters | By: Rajesh Kumar Singh and Nidhi Verma
UPDATE 1-Oil prices extend losses on U.S. oil inventory, manufacturing data

SINGAPORE, Sept 2- Oil prices fell around 2 percent in early Asian trade on Wednesday, as a stronger than expected build in U.S. crude oil stocks and weaker U.S. manufacturing data fuelled a rout in prices that started in the previous session. This rollercoaster volatility could continue especially if there are similar wild swings in the equity markets, said Ric...
Source: Reuters | By: Keith Wallis
UPDATE 1-Australia Q2 economic growth hits lowest in 2 yrs, Aussie dollar sinks

SYDNEY, Sept 2- Australia experienced the slowest economic growth in two years over the second quarter due in part to a sharp fall in export volumes, official data showed on Wednesday, knocking the Australian dollar to its lowest in over six years. The Australian Bureau of Statistics said gross domestic product expanded by 0.2 percent in the second quarter, down...
Source: Reuters | By: Ian Chua
What markets are really worried about China  

Xavier Denis, global strategist at SG Securities, says the opaque nature of Beijing is unnerving investors more than poor economic data.
Source: CNBC.com
GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares fall for 3rd day on global growth concerns

*Weak U.S, China, euro zone PMI numbers hit jittery markets. HONG KONG, Sept 2- Asian shares fell for a third straight day on Wednesday as weak manufacturing reports from China, the United States and Europe fueled worries about slowing global growth, while the safe-haven Japanese yen firmed as investors unwound carry trades. While signs of an emerging market...
Source: Reuters | By: Saikat Chatterjee
IMF's Lagarde warns of spillover risks from recent volatility

JAKARTA, Sept 2- Recent volatility in global financial markets shows how rapidly risks can spill over from one economy to the next, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund said in Jakarta on Wednesday. "What has been demonstrated in the last few weeks is how much Asia is at the core of the global economy, and how much disruption in one market in Asia...
Source: Reuters
UPDATE 1-ADB head says China yuan's falls reflect market value

YOKOHAMA, Japan, Sept 2- The yuan's recent depreciation moves it closer towards its real market value, the head of the Asian Development Bank said, dismissing fears that China may export deflation to its Asian neighbors by flooding goods made cheaper by a weak currency. ADB President Takehiko Nakao also said that while China's economy may no longer expand at a 10-...
Source: Reuters | By: Leika Kihara