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QFINANCE: financial news roundup (August 26 - 29, 2014)

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Each week brings you some of the biggest news stories from the past five days in finance and business – essential reading to keep you up to date with the latest topics.

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Friday August 29

New data from Japan revealed that consumer inflation and factory output remained flat throughout July, reported the BBC, further signalling stagnation and weakness in the world's third-largest economy.

Related article: Abenomics and the Japanese economy are both struggling

Emerging market stocks are poised for their longest streak of monthly gains since 2005, according to the Mail & Guardian. This is fueled by confidence that central banks will help support economic growth, which has offset the effects of Russia-Ukraine tensions.

Thursday August 28

The US economy grew at annual pace of 4.2% in the second quarter, the BBC reported, which is faster than the previous estimate of 4%.

Related article: US Financial Regulation: A Hopeless Tangle, or Complexity for a Purpose?

More than 130 business leaders have signed a letter saying the business case for Scottish independence "has not been made,” the BBC reported, ahead of the referendum for independence on 18th September.

Wednesday August 27

Europe will remain heavily reliant on Russian energy for at least the next decade according to leading rating agency Fitch, the Telegraph reported.

Related concept: EU and US sanctions on Russia bite both ways

The Scottish independence vote could prompt pensions crisis, JP Morgan warned, as EU pension rules could threaten the cash flow of the UK's largest companies, the Telegraph reported.

Tuesday August 26

The eurozone has moved closer to adopting further radical measures, the Telegraph reported, to ward off a second recession and a spiral of deflation right after its two greatest economies fell deeper into trouble on Monday.

Related article: No Quick Fix for the Eurozone

Come back next week for another report on the world of business and finance.

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