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Stocks have fallen around the world and the yen gained with gold as the slowdown in China showed no sign of abating.
Activity in China's factory sector has shrunk at its fastest rate in at least three years as domestic and export orders tumbled, increasing investors' fears.
Prospective South African cruisers have been warned to pay any outstanding fees or face a possible fare increase due to the weak Rand.
New house prices in China have risen in August from a year ago for the first time in 11 months, as government monetary easing policies boosted demand.
The dollar has lost ground in line with a fall in Asian shares, as concerns about the global economy clouded the outlook for a US Fed Reserve rate hike.
Asian stocks have sunk, with Shanghai tumbling more than 3%, following another batch of data showing weakness in China's economy.
Nervous investors have sold down US stocks after surviving last week's turbulence, amid continued worries over the potential broader impact of China's slowdown.
Oil prices have tumbled in Asia, surrendering some of their big gains after fresh data showed manufacturing activity in top energy consumer China contracted in August.