Global: Global Factory Production Set to Slow as UK Industry Ends Second Quarter on Soft Note
UK industrial production failed to meet the expectations of economists in June, growing at just half the anticipated rate, amid suggestions output across the world could be slowing. (Source: The Telegraph)

Russia: Putin Orders Retaliatory Sanctions
Following last week’s extension of sanctions by the EU and the U.S., Russian President Vladimir Putin has banned or curbed agricultural imports from countries imposing sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine. (Source: BBC News)

Germany: Weak German Industry Output Adds to Signs of Second-Quarter Slowdown
German industrial output rose just 0.3% on the month in June, which was lower than the 1.3% rise the market had expected, as fears over the crisis in Ukraine weighed, adding to signals that Europe’s largest economy may have stalled in Q2. (Source: Reuters)

Australia: Australian Unemployment Rate Reaches 12-year High in July
Australia’s unemployment rate rose to 6.4% in July, marking a 12-year high and surpassing the United States’ unemployment rate for the first time since 2007. (Source: Bloomberg).

Japan: Why this BoJ Meeting may not be a Snoozer
The Bank of Japan (BoJ) looks set to bring no major surprises at its policy meeting this week, but the market will be keeping an ear out for any changes in Governor Haruhiko Kuroda’s optimistic stance on the economy. (Source: CNBC)

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