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Fischer Praises Economy, Straddles FOMC Liftoff Date Camps

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer left open the option of an interest-rate increase next month, walking a line between officials who want to delay due to market turmoil and those who say the economy is strong enough to handle a move.

Options Market Suggest China's Stock Rescue Doomed

China's markets this week will have a tailwind from last week's interest rate cut and Beijing's decision to prop up stocks with a flurry of state buying. But some say the rally may be short lived. Bloomberg's Zeb Eckert reports on "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg)

Gainers

2413
+114.00
+4.22%
M3 Inc
3291
+64.00
+3.09%
Iida Group Holdings Co Ltd
7974
+700.00
+2.90%
Nintendo Co Ltd
2331
+140.00
+2.76%
Sohgo Security Services Co Ltd

Losers

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-69.00
-4.57%
Minebea Co Ltd
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-29.90
-4.14%
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp
6954
-790.00
-3.88%
FANUC Corp
3405
-57.00
-3.84%
Kuraray Co Ltd

Stocks Set for Worst Month Since 2012 as Fed, China Woes Collide

Asian equities extended the biggest monthly decline in more than three years after Federal Reserve officials signaled they’re prepared to raise interest rates even amid turmoil in Chinese markets. The yen halted a four-day drop, while Australia’s dollar retreated with copper.

Latest Markets Videos

Zero Rates Kill Discipline in Financial Markets: Blinder

Alan Blinder, former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve and professor of economics at Princeton University, talks about inflation expectation and Fed monetary policy. Blinder speaks with Brendan Greeley on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Markets" from the sidelines of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's annual economic symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. (Source: Bloomberg)

Six Confess to Market Crimes in China Probe

China's state media is reporting swift confessions after investigations into alleged market-related crimes. Four executives from the nation's largest brokerage, a financial journalist and even an official at the securities regulator have reportedly admitted wrongdoing in the current stock volatility. Bloomberg's Stephen Engle reports on "Asia Edge." (Source: Bloomberg)

Global Markets: Strategies for the Long Trends

Coutts & Co Global Chief Economist Mark McFarland discusses the key data that could move markets this week and what investors should be doing. He speaks to Bloomberg's Rishaad Salamat on "Trending Business." (Source: Bloomberg)

China Banks to Have 'Negative' Growth: Mizuho's Antos

Jim Antos, an analyst at Mizuho Securities Asia Ltd. in Hong Kong, talks about China's banks. China Construction Bank Corp. joined the club of big Chinese banks reporting zero profit growth and rising bad loans as the government struggles to prop up the economy. Antos speaks with Rishaad Salamat on Bloomberg Television's "Trending Business." (Source: Bloomberg)

Global Asset Market Prices Aren't Right: India's Rajan

Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuran Rajan talks about India's economy and economic policies, and the global economy and financial markets. Rajan spoke with Bloomberg's Brendan Greeley and Michael McKee on Aug. 28 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. (Source: Bloomberg)

Market Outlook: What to Watch for This Week

IG Market Analyst Angus Nicholson discusses the turmoil in the Asian markets and what we should look for this week. He speaks to Bloomberg's Angie Lau on "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg)

Options Market Suggest China's Stock Rescue Doomed

China's markets this week will have a tailwind from last week's interest rate cut and Beijing's decision to prop up stocks with a flurry of state buying. But some say the rally may be short lived. Bloomberg's Zeb Eckert reports on "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg)

The Top Stocks to Watch in Asia Today

In today's "Stock Exchange," Bloomberg's Juliette Saly and Zeb Eckert discuss today's top stocks to watch in Asia on "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg)

Stocks

Aussie Drops as Fed Talks Rate Rise, Goldman Cuts China Forecast

Australia’s dollar dropped toward a six-year low versus the greenback after Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer kept alive speculation that U.S. interest rates will increase next month and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. cut its forecast for Chinese growth.

Tesla's New Car Is So Good, It Literally Broke the Consumer Reports Scale

What's better than perfect?

While Many Panicked, Japanese Day Trader Made $34 Million

While a lot of investors were hitting the panic button Monday, a Japanese day trader who’d made a big bet against the market timed the bottom almost perfectly and narrated a play-by-play of the trade to his 40,000 Twitter followers. He claims to have walked away with $34 million.

Hedge Funds Ditch Alibaba for Rival JD.com

Less than a year ago investors were scrambling to pick up shares in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. when Asia’s largest e-commerce company made its record debut on the New York Stock Exchange. Now sentiment is changing as JD.com Inc., its smaller competitor, is becoming a hedge fund favorite.