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    Chinese stocks are tumbling again. Mainland China's benchmark equity index is down 9.1% over the past month and nearly 18% over the past three. Instead of being worried, investors can take advantage of the selloff with exchange traded funds that bet against the Chinese market, also known as "bear" funds.

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    Canada's main stock index was little changed on Tuesday as a gain in shares of energy and gold producers helped offset weakness in the financial sector. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 1.48 points, or 0.01 percent, at 14,002.85 shortly after the open.

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    * Canadian dollar at C$1.3003 or 76.91 U.S. cents * Bond prices mostly lower across the maturity curve TORONTO, July 28 - The Canadian dollar firmed against its U.S. counterpart on Tuesday as investors positioned themselves ahead of Wednesday's Federal Reserve interest rate decision.

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    Ingersoll-Rand Plc (IR), the maker of Trane airconditioners and Thermo King refrigeration units, forecast a lower-than-expected current-quarter profit, citing slow growth in its industrial business. Ingersoll's shares fell 3.5 percent to $62.75 in premarket trading.

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    It gives protection on the downside and is tied to the future of technology. China's Shanghai Composite Index tumbled 8.5% on Monday and is down 28% from its peak on June 12, prompting inexperienced investors to run for cover. But shareholders of the U.S.-based Emerging Markets Internet& Ecommerce ETF, which holds shares of many Chinese companies, fell less than half as much on Monday.

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    * European, U.S. shrug off China's falling stocks. * UK GDP, U.S. Fed in focus. * Brent oil 6-month low. By Jamie McGeever. European stocks snapped a five-day losing streak on Tuesday, with merger activity and earnings news lifting major markets by more than 1 percent, as investors shrugged off another fall in Chinese stocks and Brent oil's slide to a six-month low.

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    - U.S. stocks ended sharply higher on Tuesday, breaking a five-day losing streak as attention shifted from trouble in Chinese equities to U.S. corporate earnings and to speculation the first Federal Reserve interest rate hike may not come until December. The Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 chalked up gains of more than 1 percent, while the Nasdaq Composite lagged slightly.

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    Husky Energy Inc (HUSKF), Canada's No.3 integrated oil company, reported a nearly 81 percent fall in quarterly profit as it struggles to cope with weak oil and gas prices. The company's net income fell to C$120 million, or 10 Canadian cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from C$628 million, or 63 Canadian cents per share, a year earlier.

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    Greece is waiting for the green light from the European Central Bank on plans it has submitted to reopen the Athens stock market after a month-long shutdown, two regulatory sources said on Tuesday. The exchange could reopen as early as Wednesday depending on the ECB's opinion, the sources said.

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    * FTSEurofirst and Euro STOXX 50 up over 1 pct. * FTSEurofirst had fallen for last five sessions. * RSA surges on possible bid from Zurich Insurance. * Kering climbs after sales rise. By Atul Prakash. European shares bounced back on Tuesday, lifted by strong company results and corporate takeover activity after falling in the previous five sessions due to concerns over China's growth.

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    Greece is waiting for the green light from the European Central Bank on plans it has submitted to reopen the Athens stock market after a month-long shutdown, two regulatory sources said on Tuesday. The exchange could reopen as early as Wednesday depending on the ECB's opinion, the sources said.

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    * Asda sales fall 2.7 pct in 12 weeks to July 19 - Kantar * Sainsbury's (JSNSF) now No. 2 player - Kantar * Analysts say pressure mounting on Asda CEO Andy Clarke * Asda says focused on long term (Adds statement from Asda) By James Davey LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) - Asda, the British arm of U.S. retailer Wal-Mart (WMT), on Tuesday lost its status as Britain's No. 2 supermarket group to rival Sainsbury's (JSNSF) as industry data confirmed it as the sector laggard. Asda's sales fell 2.7 percent over the 12 weeks to July 19, reducing its market share to 16.4 percent from 17.0 percent in the same period last year, researcher Kantar Worldpanel said. That meant Sainsbury's (JSNSF) overtook Asda with a market share of 16.5 percent, even though its own sales fell 0.3 percent in the period. All of Britain's so called "big four" grocers -- market leader Tesco (TSCDF), Sainsbury's (JSNSF), Asda and No. 4 player Morrisons -- have cut prices in an attempt to stem the loss of shoppers to fast-growing discounters Aldi and Lidl. The industry price war has hurt the big four's sales on a value basis, as has record commodity-led food deflation. Analysts reckon Asda is particularly suffering because it has reduced prices without getting the boost to volume it was looking for, reflecting a difficulty in attracting more upmarket customers. In May the firm reported its worst quarterly sales fall in more than five years, but chief executive Andy Clarke insisted its long-term strategy was the right one. Analysts say the pressure is now mounting on Clarke, the longest-serving boss of a big UK supermarket after management change at all of Asda's major rivals over the last year, with the presentation of the firm's second quarter results on Aug. 18 seen as a possible crunch point. "We're going through one of the toughest trading periods to face UK supermarkets, so it comes as no surprise that industry figures continue to be volatile from month to month," Asda said in a statement in response to the Kantar Worldpanel data. "We remain focused on our long term strategy for building a sustainable business over the coming years. We won't make knee jerk decisions because of the short-term picture." Kantar Worldpanel said Tesco's (TSCDF) sales declined 0.6 percent over the 12 weeks, while No. 4 player Morrisons' fell 0.1 percent. In contrast Aldi and Lidl posted sales growth of 16.6 percent and 11.3 percent respectively, lifting their market shares to a record 5.6 percent and 4.0 percent. Overall, grocery sales increased by 0.8 percent over the 12 weeks compared with a year ago, while grocery deflation was 1.6 percent. "The continued slow growth of the overall market can be explained by minimal volume growth and lower like-for-like prices, both as a result of cheaper commodity prices and the fierce competition between supermarkets," said Fraser McKevitt, Kantar Worldpanel's head of consumer and retail insight. He said prices were projected to start rising again by early 2016. Shares in Sainsbury's (JSNSF) were down 0.1 percent at 1406 GMT. Tesco (TSCDF) was down 0.6 percent, while Morrisons was down 0.8 percent. Market share and sales growth (percent) 12 wks to 12 wks to pct change July 19 2015 July 20 2014 in sales Tesco (TSCDF) 28.5 28.9 -0.6 Asda 16.4 17.0 -2.7 Sainsbury 16.5 16.6 -0.3 Morrison 10.9 11.0 -0.1 Co-op 6.3 6.3 1.0 Waitrose 5.0 4.9 3.0 Aldi 5.6 4.8 16.6 Lidl 4.0 3.6 11.3 Iceland 2.0 2.0 3.0 (Reporting by Mark Potter)

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    * Chinese buyers favoured stocks over bullion in Q2-GFMS. * Physical surplus in gold market hits highest since 2010. * Global physical demand falls 14 pct year on year to 858 T. * GRAPHIC-Gold demand evolves http://link.reuters.com/buj35w. By Manolo Serapio Jr and Jan Harvey.

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    * Dollar gains ahead of Fed's two-day policy meeting. * China stocks rout fails to spark safe-haven bids. * Coming up: U.S. consumer confidence data at 1400 GMT. * GRAPHIC: http://link.reuters.com/dub25t. By Jan Harvey.

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    * FTSEurofirst 300, STOXX Europe 600 both up 0.4 pct. * RSA Insurance, Melrose and GKN surge on M&A news. * Kering, Statoil up on encouraging company updates. By Atul Prakash. European shares bounced back on Tuesday, lifted by strong company results and news of acquisitions after falling in the previous five sessions on concerns over China's growth.