President Barack Obama has renewed his push for Congress to raise the US minimum wage.
The Greek economy, in recession for six years, shrank again in the second quarter of this year, but by only 0.3 percent, revised data showed.
Bidvest said listing its international food services unit in London may provide cheaper funding to expand into new markets, including the US.
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Oil prices were mixed in Asia on Tuesday after disappointing manufacturing data from China.
Asian shares slipped on Tuesday as a US holiday robbed markets of momentum.
European markets advanced despite the conflict in Ukraine, focusing on whether the European Central Bank will announce plans for economic stimulus when it meets this week.
Yves Carcelle, the man credited with turning Louis Vuitton into the world's biggest luxury brand by revenue, died.
British manufacturing activity grew at the slowest rate in 14 months in August as factory order books filled at a much slower pace.
Britain's main manufacturing trade association trimmed its growth forecast for 2014 after its members reported the first fall in export orders since early 2013.
The rand traded largely flat against the US dollar in a lacklustre session due to a holiday in the United States.
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