UPDATE 1-Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says expecting twin girls Sept 1- Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Marissa Mayer announced she is pregnant with identical twin girls, likely due in December. "Since this is a unique time in Yahoo's transformation, I plan to approach the pregnancy and delivery as I did with my son three years ago, taking limited time away and working throughout," Mayer wrote in a blog post on Tuesday.
Samsung launches smartwatch in Apple fightback Samsung has taken the wraps off its latest smartwatch - the Gear S2 - as it looks to find a winning product to take on Apple in the rapidly growing wearables market.
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US to hit Chinese hackers with sanctions The White House is preparing sanctions on Chinese individuals and companies as it tries to pressure Beijing to stop alleged cyber theft from US organisations. The FT reports.
Source: Financial Times
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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says expecting twin girls Sept 1- Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is pregnant with identical twin girls, likely due in December, she said in a blog post. "Since this is a unique time in Yahoo's transformation, I plan to approach the pregnancy and delivery as I did with my son three years ago, taking limited time away and working throughout," Mayer wrote in a post early Tuesday.
Clinton, aides stressed protecting State Dept info in email WASHINGTON- Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other forms of unsecure electronic communication, according to the latest batch of messages released by the agency from Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.
Source: The Associated Press
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China August home prices rise for 1st time in 2015-surveys BEIJING, Sept 1- Chinese home prices rose in August for the first time this year compared with year ago levels, two private surveys showed on Tuesday, adding to signs of recovery in the property sector that could take some pressure off the slowing economy. Prices of new homes in 288 cities rose an average 0.07 percent in August from a year earlier, the first...
UPDATE 2-S.Korea Aug exports fall most in 6 yrs, raises rate cut prospect *Exports hobbled by China, Korea's biggest market. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group cut its forecast for South Korea's 2015 economic growth by half a percentage point to 2.2 percent, which would be the slowest growth since 2009. ING cut its projection to 2.3 percent from the previous 2.5 percent. The Bank of Korea's monetary policy committee next reviews...
| By: Christine Kim
Indian consumers offer a ray of hope after glum economic data MUMBAI, Sept 1- The rescue of India's economy may come down to the spending power of people like 26- year-old Avni Rambhiya. From rising retail loans to a pick-up in movie ticket sales, there are early signs of a recovery in spending in Asia's third-largest economy. "The headwinds of 2013 that pushed down consumer spending have turned positive now," said Siddhartha...
| By: Rafael Nam and Suvashree Choudhury
UPDATE 1-China Aug factory activity shrinks at fastest pace in 3 yrs, services cool BEIJING, Sep 1- Activity in China's manufacturing sector contracted at its fastest pace in three years in August, an official survey showed on Tuesday, reinforcing fears of a sharper slowdown in the world's second-largest economy despite a flurry of government support measures. China's factories continued to suffer from sluggish demand at home and abroad,...
UPDATE 1-S.Korea Aug exports mark worst fall in 6 yrs, inflation steady SEOUL, Sept 1- South Korea's exports fell for an eighth straight month in August and at the fastest pace since 2009, preliminary data showed on Tuesday, as an economic slowdown in its biggest trade partner China dissipates foreign demand. Exports slumped 14.7 percent on-year to $39.3 billion in August, posting their sharpest decline since August 2009 while...
| By: Christine Kim