U.S. inflation bonds back in vogue 8:20am EDT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. investors are back in the hunt for inflation protection for the first time in two years as rising housing costs - particularly for rent - suggest inflation may finally be waking from its post-recession slumber.  Full Article

Factory activity in Europe, Asia cools; demand lull a concern 7:57am EDT 

BANGALORE/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Factory activity in Europe and Asia cooled in August after a strong July, as new orders dwindled in the face of escalating tensions in Ukraine and a patchy recovery in China, purchasing managers indexes showed.  Full Article  

Central European PMIs point to slowdown as sanctions hit sentiment 7:03am EDT 

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Polish manufacturing activity shrank for a second straight month in August and Czech expansion slowed more than expected, adding to signs weaker euro zone economies and crisis in Ukraine are cooling growth in the EU's east.  Full Article