Hong Kong: Here’s How the Protests Will Hit Hong Kong’s Economy
Hong Kong’s worst protests since China took back control of the former British colony in 1997 haven’t just decked the territory’s stocks and currency, with analysts expecting longer-term economic repercussions. (Source: CNBC)

United States: Yellen Aims to Mimic Greenspan on Jobs, Avoid Misfire on Bubbles
Janet Yellen looks to be taking one page out of Alan Greenspan’s playbook while tearing up another as she plots monetary strategy for 2015 and beyond. (Source: Bloomberg)

New Zealand: NZ Dollar Drops to 13-month Low
The New Zealand dollar dropped to a 13-month low after figures confirmed the Reserve Bank intervened in foreign exchange markets last month in a bid to reinforce its downward trajectory. Reserve Bank figures today showed the central bank sold a net $521 million in August, confirming market speculation it had been active on the market last month. (Source: New Zealand Herald)

Japan: Japan PM Abe Vows to Keep Cautious Watch on Tax Hike’s Impact
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared that he will closely watch the impact of April’s tax hike, as he has to decide whether Japan can handle with a second tax hike in 2015. (Source: Reuters)

Thailand: Thailand’s Trade Balance Swings to Surplus
Thailand recorded a USD 1.15 billion trade surplus in August, after registering a deficit in July. The Bank of Thailand recently affirmed this year’s GDP growth forecast of 1.5%, but revised down the export growth forecast to zero. (Source: RTT News)

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