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August 31, 2015

Another explosion at a Chinese industrial zone.

  State-run media reported a loud blast at a chemical industrial zone in Dongying, in the eastern province of Shandong, before midnight local time (12pm ET). As of early morning, no casualties had been reported.
August 31, 2015

Violent protests injure dozens in Kyiv.

  Lawmakers tried to make peace in Ukraine’s war-torn eastern regions by voting to give them more autonomy, but the move triggered intense rioting outside the parliament in Kyiv. More than 100 people, mostly police, were injured in a grenade blast, and one national guardsman died.
August 31, 2015

Toshiba delays its financial report, again.

  Instead of announcing annual results on Aug. 31, as scheduled, the scandal-shaken Japanese company apologized and said it needed more time to sort out newly-discovered accounting errors. Toshiba is already three months behind on delivering its annual report, which is now due Sep. 7.
August 31, 2015

A UK hedge fund exec gets grilled in China.

  Li Yifei, chairwoman of Man Group’s China unit, was taken into custody and interviewed for a police probe about stock market volatility, Bloomberg reported. Chinese regulators are investigating traders who may have shorted stocks during the market’s precipitous declines.
August 31, 2015
Chart of the Moment

The most common surnames of new entrepreneurs in Italy are Hu, Chen, and Singh.

August 31, 2015

A startup is finding roommates for asylum seekers in Austria and Germany.

  It’s like Airbnb for refugees.

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