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China worries weigh on Asia stocks, US futures

Asia stocks ended mostly lower on Monday, with Shanghai significantly paring losses amid reports that Beijing will halt its market intervention.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Nyshka Chandran
China stocks slide as crackdown on speculators spreads, lose 11 pct in Aug

SHANGHAI, Aug 31- China stocks fell sharply on Monday before recovering much of their losses as regulators cracked down on speculators which Beijing blames for a 40 percent crash in the country's stock markets since June. "A pull back in the market was to be expected as some investors are taking profits after the two-day rally," wrote Gerry Alfonso, director of...
Source: Reuters
Goldman takes a knife to China GDP forecasts

Goldman Sachs slashed its forecasts for China's growth over the next three years amid broadening pessimism over the health of the world's second largest economy.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Ansuya Harjani
GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks set for worst monthly drop in 3 years as Fed, China loom

*Asia-Pacific index down 10 percent so far this month. *China stocks fall more than 3 percent after wild week. HONG KONG, Aug 31- Global financial markets looked set for another rough week on Monday, with stocks and commodities falling ahead of data that could give clues on when the U.S. will raise interest rates and surveys which are likely to point to further...
Source: Reuters | By: Saikat Chatterjee
METALS-Shanghai copper eyes monthly rise, but China jitters linger

MELBOURNE, Aug 31- Shanghai copper slipped on Monday on lingering worries over China's economy ahead of fresh factory data later in the week, but was set for a small monthly gain as a lull in demand over summer petered out. The relative health of domestic Chinese prices in the face of losses in London bodes well for import driven demand over the next few months, said...
Source: Reuters | By: Melanie Burton
Nikkei slumps as soft industrial ouput data, Fed rate view sour mood

*Fujitsu outperforms after brokerage rating hike. TOKYO, Aug 31- Japanese stocks skidded on Monday morning, hurt by soft domestic industrial output data and concerns the U.S. Federal Reserve might yet raise interest rates next month even as anxiety over a China- led global economic slowdown persists.
Source: Reuters | By: Ayai Tomisawa
PRECIOUS-Gold slips as U.S. rate hike expectations drag

MANILA, Aug 31- Gold edged lower on Monday, stretching last week's losses on concern that the Federal Reserve is on course to raise interest rates this year despite recent market turmoil. *Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,131.30 an ounce by 0107 GMT, after dropping more than 2 percent last week in its steepest decline in five weeks. *But hedge funds and money...
Source: Reuters
GRAINS-Soybeans fall, set to post monthly losses of 6.5 pct

SYDNEY, Aug 31- U.S. soybeans fell on Monday, with the oilseed poised to record a monthly loss of more than 6.5 percent after coming under pressure from a potential slowdown in Chinese demand and ample global supplies. *Soybeans draw some support on concerns over dry weather in Midwest. *Egypt's state grain buyer booked 55,000 tonnes of Ukrainian wheat in an...
Source: Reuters
NYMEX-Oil prices fall on U.S. interest rate comments

*Some 31 U.S. senators have pledged to support the nuclear deal with Iran ahead of a Congressional vote by Sept. 17, moving President Barack Obama a step closer to having sufficient backing to ensure the deal stands. *Libya's National Oil Company and Central Bank chairmen met 26 oil majors including BP and ExxonMobil at meetings in London last week in a renewed...
Source: Reuters
Which matters more: US NFP or China PMI?  

Joshua Crabb, head of Asian equities at Old Mutual Global Investors, reminds investors that it's important to view both economic reports in a broader context.
Source: CNBC.com