Corporate Japan Rallies Behind Casino Plan

Jan. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Business leaders including top executives at Lawson and Suntory Holdings are joining forces to back the legalization of casinos in Japan, a proposal that could open up what’s estimated to be the world’s second-largest gaming market. Zeb Eckert has more on Bloomberg Television's "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg)
China’s Official Factory Gauge Shrinks
34:53 - China’s Purchasing Managers’ Index fell to the lowest reading in three years as monetary easing failed to revive old growth drivers weighed by overcapacity and sliding prices. The figure was 49.7 for August, matching the median estimate in a Bloomberg survey and down from 50 in July. Meanwhile, Australia left interest rates unchanged as a declining currency cushions the impact of lower commodity prices and a weaker outlook for its key trading partner.
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