TODAY’S TOP ARTICLES – 06 OCT 2014

Hong Kong: Quantifying the Impact of Hong Kong Protests
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters have blockaded some of the territory’s key shopping areas, and analysts are keeping a running toll on how badly the economy will be hit. (Source: CNBC)

Brazil: Brazil Election: Dilma Rousseff to Face Aecio Neves in Run-off
Brazilian incumbent Dilma Rousseff has won most votes in the country’s presidential election, but has fallen short of outright victory. (Source: BBC News)

Germany: German Factory Orders Slump Most Since 2009 as Euro Area Falters
German factory orders plunged the most since 2009, underlining the risk of a slowdown in Europe’s largest economy. (Source: Bloomberg)

Argentina: Kazakhstan First to Introduce Post-Argentina Bond Contracts
Kazakhstan is slated to become the first country to sell sovereign bonds that contain new terms binding all investors to decisions made by the majority in a single vote. (Source: FT)

Japan: No Rivals for Abe yet in LDP Race
While Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s three-year tenure as president of the Liberal Democratic Party expires at the end of September 2015, no LDP members have yet emerged as a rival to him. (Source: The Yomiuri Shimbun)

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