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Russian stock market daily evening report (September 01, 2014, Monday)

September 1, 2014, Monday
The Russian exchange market showed mixed dynamics at Monday daytime. Oratory of the vice-president of the State Council of China on Chinese party speaking against any type of sanctions against Russia, and attempts to hold back development growth in Russia served as a reason of growth. Moreover, he announced further development and expansion of cooperation with Russia. Extra positive news background had been formed in Minsk, where the meeting of the contact group on Ukraine, involving representatives of DPR, Russia and Ukraine.

US stock market, economy and companies update (September 01, 2014)

September 1, 2014, Monday
 European indices were little changed in quiet trade with US participants on the sidelines with the labor Day holiday. Turkey Central Bank (CBRT): To keep tight monetary stance through flattened yield curve. Japan govt advisor Honda: Next phase of planned sales tax increase should be delayed into 2017 as prior April hike hit the economy harder than expected. Japan LDP Min Kozo Yamamoto: Japan needs to delay second sales tax increase; economy is recovering slower than expected.

European stock market, economy and companies update (September 01, 2014)

September 1, 2014, Monday
Chinese Aug Manufacturing PMI eases and brings up fresh stimulus speculation. China Aug Manufacturing PMI registers its first sequential decline in 6 months (51.1 v 51.2e). China Aug HSBC Manufacturing PMI hits a 3-month low (50.2 V 50.3E). Euro Zone PMI Manufacturing basically come in below expectations weighed down by geopolitical issues

UK stock market morning note (September 01, 2014)

September 1, 2014, Monday
 The FTSE 100 is called to open flat to slightly lower this morning with investors likely to be in cautious mood as we start the week and new month with the backdrop of the ongoing situation in Ukraine. Overnight we had economic data out of China with the August official manufacturing PMI reading at 51.1 and the final HSBC manufacturing PMI coming in at 50.2, which were both a tad below forecasts and showed a slowing in activity for the month. The economic diary today also sees the release of domestic manufacturing PMI data and it is a bank holiday in the US.

Indian stock market daily morning report (September 01, 2014, Monday)

September 1, 2014, Monday
 Sensex extended gains for the sixth straight session and also gained for the seventh straight month, rising the most in May, after the Modi-led NDA government took charge and announced a slew of initiates that helped improve business sentiment and lifted the economy back on the growth track. Further, today was also the expiry of August futures and options contracts. Both the benchmark share indices ended at record closing highs.

Asian stock market, economy and companies update (September 01, 2014)

September 1, 2014, Monday
China August official PMI came in at 51.1, slightly below the estimate of 51.2, even as the Production & Operating component rose to 57.9 from 55.3. This marks the first sequential decline in 6 months, bolstering the case for a more aggressive PBoC policy easing before the end of 2014. HSBC/Markit saw China Aug final manufacturing PMI at 50.2, revised slightly lower from preliminary reading of 50.3.


Global Outlook

New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety

August 28, 2014, Thursday
Who could have ever imagined that North America would surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids? A decade ago, that would have seemed laughable. Yet that’s exactly what has happened; and it’s not just Saudi Arabia that has been left in North America’s dust -- Russia has, too.

The Kardashians and Climate Change: Interview with Judith Curry

August 25, 2014, Monday
Climate change continues to drive energy policy, despite the fact that there is no way to reconcile eradicating energy poverty in much of the world with reducing carbon dioxide emissions. This is one of the many conundrums of the climate change debate—a debate that has been taken over by social media and propaganda, while scientists struggle to get back into the game and engage the public.

Unlikely Bedfellows: Mines That Run On Solar Or Wind Power

August 21, 2014, Thursday
Mining companies are often seen as dinosaurs when it comes to making changes that will benefit the environment, but that perception may be shifting as some companies turn to renewable energy to cut costs and lighten their carbon footprint.

Investors Are Tired Of Worrying

August 20, 2014, Wednesday
There were some hair-raising corrections in the current bull market during 2010, 2011, and 2012. They were triggered by fears of a double dip in the USA, the disintegration of the Eurozone, and a hard landing in China. The one during the summer of 2011 was exacerbated by the debt ceiling crisis in Washington, DC.


CCL Products review and analysis

August 28, 2014, Thursday
CCL Products (India), or CCL, is among the world’s leading and India’s largest processor and exporter of instant coffee with exports to more than 67 countries. It has ~10% global market share in instant coffee exports, if one excludes Nestle’s captive consumption. CCL is one of the very few companies globally that have successfully scaled up this business and increased its capacity ~10 times since inception in 1995, and that too without equity dilution.

Snowman Logistics IPO Note

August 28, 2014, Thursday
Snowman Logistics (SLL), a leading player in a predominantly unorganized cold chain industry in India is engaged in cold chain warehousing and transport and value-added services for perishable goods. The company’s cold chain business currently has 23 warehouses across 14 locations in India with a capacity of approx. 62000 pallets and a fleet of 370 reefer vehicles (reefers).