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Fed minutes, RBA rate decision, services PMIs, tesco H1 numbers, UK data

1) Global Services PMIs (Sep) – 05/10 – after the slowdown seen in Q2, the manufacturing sector has managed to hold up reasonably well. The recovery in the services sector has been another story with the recent flash PMIs in Germany and France slipping back into contraction territory. This is an increasing concern, particularly for the weaker countries like Italy and Spain who tried to boost economic activity by way of tourism in the summer months, and who now appear to be paying the price for that with increased infection rates, with Spain especially having to impose new stringent lockdowns. The additional imposition of quarantines and other travel restrictions in the last two months is likely to see further economic deterioration in September. In August Spain and Italy saw contractions of 47.7 and 47.1, and it’s unlikely that September will be much better, at a time when France services PMI

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The Week Ahead: Global Services PMIs; Tesco, Levi Strauss Results

Watch our week ahead video preview, read our pick of the top stories to look out for this week (5-9 October), and view our key company earnings schedule.

Michael reviews this week’s price action in equity markets, reaction to President Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis, and looks ahead to the latest FOMC minutes, RBA rate-meeting, UK data and Tesco’s half-year numbers. He also looks at the key levels on all the major indices, currencies and commodities, including Gold, crude oil and the US dollar.

Global services PMIs (September) 

Monday: After the slowdown of Q2, the manufacturing sector has managed to hold up reasonably well. The recovery in the services sector has been another story, with the recent flash PMIs in Germany and France slipping back into contraction territory. This is an increasing concern, particularly for the weaker countries like Italy and Spain who tried to boost economic activity by way of

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Japanese Lawmaker Becomes Billionaire By Selling E-Signature Services Amid Work-From-Home Revolution

A centuries-old Japanese tradition of stamping documents with seals in place of signatures is finally waning, as more people have been working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Corporate giants like Toyota and Nomura are signing up for the electronic signature services of a little-known company called Bengo4.com Inc., which has sent its stock soaring 100% this year.

The share-price surge made Bengo4’s founder, Taichiro Motoe, a billionaire largely based on his 67% stake in the Tokyo-listed company he founded 15 years ago. Forbes estimates Motoe’s net worth at just over $1 billion.

Investors are optimistic about Bengo4’s e-signature service, called CloudSign, in the Covid-19 era. As more people work remotely, Japanese companies are switching to e-signatures from physical stamps called hanko to authenticate documents—a practice Japan followed since at least the 1800s. “CloudSign is changing the traditional hanko

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LDCPH moves clinic services for renovation project

LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) – Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health is moving its clinic services temporarily to the building’s second-floor for a renovation project.



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Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health says its clinic services will be temporarily moved to the second floor of the Community Health Facility at 200 Maine St. starting on Oct. 5 in order to accommodate a building renovation project.

According to LDCPH, clinic services are currently provided on the first floor and include family planning, STD testing and counseling and immunizations. It said the clinic will be closed on Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 for the move and will remain on the second floor until renovations on the first floor are finished.

LDCPH said the almost $720,000 renovation project will include new floors, cabinets and paint in the 10,000 square foot building. It said the pharmacy and labs will get reconfigured cabinetry to

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Lowe’s targets professionals, and its main competitor Home Depot, with new services

Lowe’s Cos. second-quarter results got a bump from professional tradespeople, a group that usually favors the home improvement retailer’s main competitor, Home Depot Inc.
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  reported profit and sales that were well ahead of expectations, and U.S. same-store sales growth of 35.1%, triple the 11.9% rise FactSet forecast.

Comparable sales in the professional category were up in the mid-20% range.

Lowe’s is taking aim at professionals with new initiatives and efforts designed for these shoppers, including a partnership with Stream for a free augmented reality video chat service called JobSight. Launched on June 1, it allows professionals to meet with clients virtually, a feature that’s particularly suited to the coronavirus pandemic.

Read:Transactions of $1,000 or more grew 16% at Home Depot during the second quarter

For professional loyalty customers, there’s a free one-year subscription to Home Advisor that comes will job leads and access to

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San Fernando Valley General Contractors Vows to Continue Offering Exemplary Kitchen Remodeling Services – Press Release

San Fernando Valley General Contractors have announced that they would continue offering exemplary kitchen remodelling services to the locals. The company, which specializes in quality construction services, believes that this will add more value to homes as well as make kitchen spaces more livable. Currently, the team specializes in building services such as foundations, flooring, new construction, additions, home remodelling, attic renovation, among others.

Encino, CA – September 9, 2020 – San Fernando Valley General Contractors, a team of skilled contractors based in San Fernando Valley, has assured the locals that they would continue providing quality kitchen remodelling services. The general contractors in the San Fernando Valley say that the services will be unmatched and second to none in the construction industry. The construction experts believe that this will make the services more accessible and closer to people. The general contractors also affirm that the services will add more value

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