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LEGO looks to back up bricks with clicks
LEGO CFO John Goodwin says the toy-maker is looking to complement the LEGO physical play experience with the digital aspects that are becoming more prominent in children’s lives.

Obama: America will remain a key player in Asia
US president says push to rebalance U.S. foreign policy to focus more on Asia was not “a passing fad.”

Bulls back in for sterling as recession fears fade in the UK
In the space of a couple of months, sterling’s post-Brexit referendum slump to 30-year lows has been followed by a rally – and some analysts think that the U.K.’s currency will continue to build its strength.

NZ needs immigrants because jobless locals are drug-taking layabouts, says PM
New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key has taken an unusual approach to defending the country’s high immigration rate.

Giant Panda no longer endangered
Once the world’s most threatened wildlife species, the Giant Panda’s population is on the up

Philae has been found!
Rosetta finally spots the long-lost lander wedged into an icy crevice on comet 67P

Intel is buying a chipmaker to help it win in tech like VR, driverless cars
Intel is to acquire Movidius, a company that creates chips which will play a key role in technologies from VR to driverless cars.

Pimco expert: Europe should use TARP-style program to cure its problems
The ECB should buy up toxic assets seen in peripheral nations like Italy, according to Philippe Bodereau at Pimco.

Trump uses same tactics as ISIS, says UN commissioner
The United Nations human rights chief has said Donald Trump uses the same tactics as ISIS.

Russia blacklists independent pollster as ‘foreign agent’
Russia’s justice ministry has branded Russia’s only major private pollster a “foreign agent,” a stigma that could lead to its closure.

Germany’s Fresenius takes expansion plans to new heights with $6.4 billion
German health care group Fresenius is buying Spain’s biggest private hospital chain Quironsalud for 5.8 billion euros.

Australia’s central bank holds rates at 1.5%
Australia’s central bank kept its cash rate steady at 1.5 percent on Tuesday, a widely expected outcome.

Live: Bayer shares slip after a $65 billion offer to buy Monsanto
Our live blog is tracking reactions after Bayer said it was in advanced talks to acquire agro-chemical firm Monsanto.

China warns Hong Kong against independence as ‘localists’ win big
The election of the pro-independence candidates and “localists”, was unprecedented in a Hong Kong political system.

Op-Ed: Delaying the inevitable: How long can we extend the credit cycle?
A typical credit cycle moves in three phases: Recession; recovery and expansion. Global markets have been in the third phase since 2012.

Want to make $1 million a year? Become one of Singapore’s ‘super tutors’
Parents have offered as much as $25,000 just to secure their child a place in classes with one sought-after tutor.

Don’t be so quick to dismiss ‘meaningful’ Saudi-Russia oil deal: RBC’s Croft
Several commodity analysts have said it is important not to dismiss the Russia-Saudi oil deal and that this “baby step” could be important.

Not just Apple? 14 of the latest gadgets you’ll want on your shopping list
Ahead of Apple’s iPhone 7 launch, CNBC runs through 14 gadgets you might want on your holiday shopping list.

London airport closed as protesters occupy runway
All operations at London’s City Airport were suspended on Tuesday morning after a group of environmental protesters occupied the runway.

China blames US media for playing up Obama red carpet snub
China is blaming U.S. media for hyping the fact that President Obama found himself without a red carpet in Hangzhou.

Hanjin’s creditors ready to provide $90 million in funds
The funding is seen as falling far short of what the world’s seventh-largest container carrier needs after filing for court receivership.

Furious would-be flyers vent over British Airways flight delays across US
It was unclear whether delays were only taking place in the U.S., but one individual complained of a delayed flight in Canada.

Obama scraps meeting with Philippines’ Duterte over ‘son of a b****’ comment
Rodrigo Duterte used a Filipino phrase to describe what he’d say to Obama if the U.S President raised human rights issues in their talk.

Bayer in advanced takeover talks with Monsanto after raising its offer
German drugmaker Bayer said on Monday it was in advanced talks to acquire Monsanto and was raising its offer for the U.S. seed producer.

Santoli: The market is daring Janet Yellen to hike interest rates
CNBC senior markets commentator Mike Santoli runs through the market field position today compared to the day before the Fed hiked in December.

Asia markets open mixed; markets digest Saudi-Russian oil pact
Asian shares opened mixed as investors looked ahead to the Reserve Bank of Australia’s rate-setting meeting.

This is why Japan’s bond yields are on the rise
It’s a conundrum: The BOJ is expected to ease policy further, but the country’s longer-end bond yields have climbed to six-month highs.

You’ll be spending more on tech in next 5 years, warns Euromonitor
You’re likely to shell out more cash for consumer electronics as connected hardware gains popularity, the consumer trends experts say.

Richard Branson: ‘I don’t believe that retirement should be the goal’
The self-made billionaire could retire at the drop of a dime, but it’s the last thing on his mind.

How can Nigeria deal with its recession?
Nigeria will have to turn to industries other than oil to pull itself out of recession, experts say.

EU workers can stay in a post-Brexit UK: Government
EU workers will be allowed to remain in the U.K., as long as other countries afford the same protection to U.K. employees, the Brexit minister said.

Is Snapchat planning to build an AR device?

Sterling hits 7-week high after record rise in UK services data
Sterling jumped to a 7-week high against the dollar after a survey showed Britain’s services industry bounced back in August.

Truckers block French port Calais to demand closure of migrant camp
Hundreds of truckers in big rigs, farmers in tractors and dockers and merchants on foot blocked a major highway in northern France on Monday.

Op-Ed: China must deliver the kick up the butt the G-20 so badly needs
Can the Chinese government re-invent the G-20 and make it relevant?

Forget the selfie, it’s all about the virtual reality ‘surroundie’ now for millennials
The “surroundie” could be the newest trend in picture taking thanks to the rise of VR headsets and affordable 360 degree cameras.

Spain is stuck and it’s hitting the economy: Moody’s Investors
Spain’s prolonged political impasse will have a negative effect on the country’s economy, according to Moody’s Investor Service.

Obama says more needs to be done to grow wages, shrink inequality
More needs to be done to grow wages and shrink inequality in the global economy, United States President Barack Obama said.

Abenomics needs more reforms to be effective: IMF
Japan needs to stick to a consistent policy and its central bank must be more effective in communicating its policy, the IMF said in a working paper.

‘No chance’ of Russia and Saudi Arabia oil cooperation, experts say
Energy experts poured scorn on the prospect of Russia and Saudi Arabia collaborating to stabilize the oil market on Monday.

HSBC customers can open new bank accounts using a selfie
HSBC business customers can now open new accounts by taking a selfie picture in order to verify their identity.

Rocked by defeat, could Germany’s Merkel step down before 2017 election?
After the latest political blow to Angela Merkel this weekend, analysts are questioning both how much longer the German chancellor can stay in power.

EU finds Volkswagen broke consumer laws in 20 countries: Report
Brussels finds that Volkswagen broke consumer laws in 20 countries by cheating on emissions tests, Die Welt reported.

Putin speaks with Obama as Russian leader becomes ‘man of the moment’ in China
Vladimir Putin continued a series of meetings with high-profile leaders and signaling a rapprochement between Russia and the West.

Putin says premature to say if he will run again for presidency in 2018: Report
Russian President Vladimir Putin considers it “absolutely premature” to say now if he will seek a new presidential term in 2018, Bloomberg reported.

Liberty Media nears deal for 10-15% stake in Formula One: Report
Liberty Media Corp is nearing a deal to buy a significant stake in the Formula One racing car series, the FT reported.

Oil spikes as Saudi Arabia, Russia agree to oil market cooperation
Top oil producers Saudi Arabia and Russia made a joint statement at the G-20 summit in China on Monday aimed at stabilizing crude prices, media reports said.

U.S. spy agency apologizes for ‘Classy as always China’ tweet
A tweet posted on the US Defense Intelligence Agency’s Twitter account is prolonging tension between China and the United States.

OECD: Global trade growth should be double current levels
Global trade flows are worrisome and should be double their present levels, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Op-Ed: Ineffectual G-20 is fiddling with reforms while the world burns
It seems that the G-20 has become a yet another unnecessary, ineffective and very expensive, taxpayer-funded, talking shop.

Live: European stocks higher; investors await UK’s Brexit plan
Our live blog is tracking reactions as U.K.’s Brexit Minister David Davis is set to outline more detail’s on the government’s plan later today.

North Korea fires three ballistic missiles into sea: South Korea
The missile launches were the latest in a series of launches by the isolated North this year in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions.

Op-Ed: Tropical Storm Hermine could be bullish for crude oil
East Coast refiners are built to withstand Cat-3 storms, but operations could still be affected, oil expert John Kilduff says.

Hanjin takes legal steps to prevent global ship seizures as more vessels blocked
Hanjin Shipping plans to take legal action in jurisdictions worldwide to prevent its vessels being seized.

Poll: What should investors have done their homework on?
For this week’s trader poll, we want to know what investors should have done their homework on.

Telefonica plans float for masts unit, eyes IPO or sale of O2 in 2017
Telefonica on Monday registered its intention to float for a partial listing of its masts unit Telxius.

China services activity improves in August, Caixin PMI shows
Growth in China’s services sector improved in August, a private survey revealed on Monday.

Singapore’s Zika outbreak jumps to 242 cases, as potential new cluster emerges
Singapore has added 91 new Zika cases since Friday, with a possible new cluster in the city-state’s east.

China’s Xi says hopes for fair Australia investment policy after deal snub
China hopes Australia can provide a fair environment for foreign investors, President Xi Jinping said, as he met Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull.

US anti-trade election rhetoric has the WTO worried
The World Trade Organization chief has a message for the U.S. electorate: Trade doesn’t cause unemployment, no matter what you’re told.

As bodies pile up in Philippines, many fear to talk about Duterte’s war
Little stands in the way of Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, even as the number of people killed since he came to power reaches 2,400.

BOJ Kuroda says room for more easing, new ideas not off the table
BOJ Governor Kuroda said there is room to expand monetary stimulus, such as by deepening negative interest rates and accelerating asset purchases.

Baidu CEO eyes Europe despite Brexit, Apple troubles
Chinese tech giant Baidu is eyeing Europe as a potential playground despite the uncertainty posed by Brexit and Apple’s tax troubles.

Spacecom tells SpaceX after blast: ‘You owe us $50 million or a free ride’
A satellite company whose device was destroyed by last week’s blast is putting SpaceX on notice.

Merkel suffers humiliating poll defeat on home turf, as anti-migrant party gains
The German Chancellor suffered a defeat in regional elections, as voters voted for the anti-immigrant AfD party, the FT reports.

Record voter turnout in Hong Kong election amid tensions with Beijing
A record 2.2 million voters turned out for Hong Kong’s hotly contested legislative council elections.

Asia stocks rise as US jobs data miss pares Fed rate hike expectations
Asian markets opened higher, with investors cheering a disappointing U.S. August jobs report, paring expectations for a September rate hike.

With millions of helpers (and $100M), SETI ‘still hasn’t found ET’— here’s why
Billions are being spent on space exploration. So where are the aliens we were promised?

Op-Ed: The trouble with bringing too much lipstick to a security minded G20
Too much make-up combined with top level Chinese security can mean trouble in Hangzhou, the city hosting the G20.

Mother Teresa canonized by Pope Francis, officially becomes a saint
Mother Teresa, the nun who devoted her life to the impoverished and one of Catholicism’s most iconic figures, was canonized as a saint, NBC reports.

UK Prime Minister warns of ‘difficult times ahead’ after Brexit vote
Britain’s economy will suffer as a result of the Brexit vote, despite some recent fairly robust economic data, the UK Prime Minister said on Sunday.

Emerging markets on track for sovereign debt record
Developing economies are set to raise a record sum in global debt markets, as ultra-low rates cheapen borrowing costs, the FT reports.

Reforms will not be reversed, vows outgoing RBI chief
The departure of Raghuram Rajan from India’s central bank raises stability fear, the Financial Times reports.

This OPEC member is ‘comfortable’ with oil prices at $40-45 per barrel
Crude oil will likely remain at $40-45 per barrel, the Indonesian finance minister told CNBC, adding that he was “comfortable” with these prices.

China-US talks ‘extremely productive,’ despite airport row and maritime issues
U.S. President Barack Obama said on Sunday that talks with China’s Xi Jinping had been “extremely productive,” as leaders gathered for a G-20 summit.

UK officials warned to avoid ‘honey pots’ at G20 meeting in China: Report
Officials traveling with U.K. prime minister Theresa May have been warned to guard against Chinese spies that may try to seduce them, a report said.

Think the Fed will still hike in September? Think again, this analyst says
One top strategist says the Fed has already told Wall Street what’s coming next.

A big threat facing the US presidential election no one is talking about
State technology is not cyber-ready, making voter registration systems a vulnerable entry point for hackers.

Cameras, ear pods and more space? What to expect from Apple’s event next week
The Verge looks at what Apple may do differently this year at its event, and what it means for the iPhone.

China foments its own start-up boom with cash handouts, subsidized rent
China is trying to engineer its own start-up boom and encourage the next generation of entrepreneurs, The New York Times reports.

Op Ed: There’s a low chance of G-20 moving markets—but you never know
The chances of anything market moving coming out of the G-20 leaders’ summit in Hangzhou, China are low, judging by currency strategists’ comments.

Philippines probes militant bomb link as Duterte declares ‘state of lawlessness’
Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte declared on Saturday a nationwide ‘state of lawlessness’ after a bombing killed 14 people.

TTIP is tough but governments shouldn’t give up, OECD and WTO officials say
The proposed TTIP deal is tough to sort out but governments should not give up, senior officials from the OECD and WTO told CNBC.

World’s biggest cruise ship sets sail, has augmented reality, Cirque du Soleil
The world’s biggest cruise ship took to the sea on Friday for a 12-hour operation. The liner will feature augmented reality and Cirque du Soleil performances.

UK cannot ‘cherry pick’ parts of single market, EU commissioner says
The U.K. cannot “cherry pick” the parts of the single market it wants to keep when it quits the European Union, Valdis Dombrovskis told CNBC.

Kudlow: Trump understands the JFK-Reagan supply-side solution
Donald Trump has pulled back even with Hillary Clinton and every new economic number is being scrutinized for its supposed political meaning.

Demand to buy Italy’s nonperforming loans is growing, BPM’s Rossi says
The market for non-performing loans is growing and is slowly establishing itself, Nicola Rossi, president of Banca Popolare di Milano, told CNBC on Saturday

Ireland to join Apple in fight against EU tax ruling
Ireland’s cabinet agreed on Friday to join Apple in appealing against a multi-billion-euro back tax demand by the European Commission.

China parliament ratifies Paris climate change agreement
China’s parliament on Saturday ratified the Paris agreement on climate change, the Xinhua state news agency said.

Op-Ed: G-20 preview: Ghost-busting, Orange Swans and Trump
Donald Trump is not on the G-20 Hangzhou guest list and neither he nor the U.S. Presidential race are on the official agenda. But he’s there in spirit.

Samsung will begin sending out new Galaxy Note 7s as early as next week
Hoping to hang on to customers, the company will offer a $25 credit as well. Recode reports.

Samsung’s phone woes may not directly benefit Apple
The smartphone market isn’t cinched for Apple, even after Samsung issued a punishing recall of its iPhone rival, experts said.

Brexit has demystified the EU: Polish finmin
Pawel Szalamacha, Polish finance minister, discusses how Brexit may have changed attitudes to the European Union across the continent.

Georgetown University makes amends for its past
Georgetown University once owned and sold slaves. Today they have announced several steps taken to acknowledge and respond to its historical ties to the institution of slavery.

Renzi shouldn’t quit if he loses the referendum: Italian Ex-PM
Matteo Renzi should not resign if he loses the referendum on which he has staked his premiership, his predecessor says.

Modi’s fastest growing economy
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the Indian economy is on the right path

Trump, Clinton trade attacks on weak August jobs report
A weak employment report drew a strong exchange from the Trump and Clinton campaigns.

Brexit has “demystified the European Union”: Polish finmin
Brexit may have changed attitudes to the EU continent-wide, the Polish Finance Minister told CNBC.

Europe’s lenders need mergers and a new banking system: SocGen chairman
Reform of Europe’s banks should be boosted by a pan-European banking system and more cross-border mergers within the European Union, Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, chairman of Société Générale, told CNBC.

Stocks are better than bonds as inflation is coming, strategist says
Stock valuations may be at or near record highs and causing concern, but they are still a better investment than bonds, one strategist has told CNBC.

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