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Australia's economic growth is expected to have slowed in the June quarter, but most economists expect it will only be a blip.
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Spain jobless rate creeps back up

Spain's jobless rate has crept back up as temporary summer hires end but the figure shows a stronger economy than a year ago.
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A US survey has found foreign companies operating in China feel "targeted" by regulators and this could lead to a drop in investment.
Sydney has become a favourite among Asian property investors wanting to buy up office space to convert into apartments.
Joseph Gutnick has offloaded shares in gold explorer Blackham Resources after recently resolving his disputes with the company.

Coles to axe up to 600 jobs

Coles could axe up to 600 jobs from its headquarters in Melbourne in an attempt to cut costs.
Ratings agency Moody's has warned Australian bank lending is growing at a faster rate than deposits.
Public sector spending fell 0.6 per cent in the three months to June and will trim 0.1 percentage points from GDP growth in the quarter.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the current account balance for the June quarter.
Home building approvals hit a record high in July, suggesting the economy is shifting from its reliance on the resources sector.
Gaming machines supplier Aristocrat Leisure has sold its lotteries business for 10.5 million euros to software giant Playtech.
Australia's economic growth is expected to slow in the June quarter but most economists expect it will only be a blip.

Consumer confidence dips

Concerns about household finances have weighed on consumer confidence, according to the weekly ANZ/Roy Morgan survey.
The Reserve Bank has come in for criticism from a leading economist, who says it is not doing enough to lower the high Australian dollar.
Retailers' expectations of a big spending Christmas have driven business sentiment for the final quarter of 2014 to a 10-year high.

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