Financial Press Summary; 3rd Sep 2013

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Microsoft to buy Nokia mobile phone unit for €5.4bn  FT

Banks face new set of capital rules  FT

Lebanon turns to apps to avoid growing violence linked to Syria  FT

Crisis mood should focus G20 heads  FT

London skyscraper proves to be hot property  FT

Anglo Irish Bank’s art collection goes under the hammer  FT

France is run for the benefit of the old  FT

In for the count  FT

Ronald Coase: Nobel Prize winning economist who explored why companies exist  FT

Nokia – hanging up  Lex

Norway’s SWF: beyond the consensus  Lex

Vodafone / Verizon – disconnected  Lex

GE Capital – consumer credit crunch  Lex

Syria Prepares for U.S. Attack  WSJ

Ill Wind Blows on Treasurys  WSJ

Citigroup Is Dialing Back Its 'Alternative' Holdings  WSJ

Belarus Charges Kerimov in Potash Probe  WSJ

Jarden to Buy Yankee Candle for $1.75 Billion  WSJ

Back to Work: A Fall Business Preview  WSJ

Slowdown Is Forcing Russia to Trim Spending, Says Putin  WSJ

Electric Losers, Round Two  WSJ

Britain’s factories are ‘booming’ as manufacturing races to 20-year high  The Times

Funding for Lending Scheme gets money moving at last  The Times

City Diary: Dinner party invite, dinner not included  The Times

Tempus: There’s money in the landbank  The Times

Josef Ackerman ‘did not quit Zurich over CFO’s death’  The Times

China in numbers: Corruption offers key to unlocking path to reform  The Times

Satyajit Das: Shinzo Abe’s ‘three arrows’ will fall short of the target once again  Independent

Berkeley’s looking solid now – but watch out, the roof could fall in  Independent

Europe fears 'uncontrolled protectionism' as emerging markets turn against free trade  Telegraph

Mass immigration has made Britain a less competitive economy  Telegraph

Cameron the quarterback can’t keep relying on a Hail Mary pass  Telegraph

Syria: the fear spreads to the boulevards of Beirut  Telegraph

Britain should stay on track with HS2  Telegraph

Syria crisis: Vladimir Putin under growing pressure  Guardian

Chemical export licences for Syria – just another UK deal with a dictator  Guardian

The New York Times' identity crisis  Guardian

Organized labor's decline in the US is well-known. But what drove it?  Guardian

Global economy should fear the 'known unknowns'  Guardian

Vodafone rides into an uncertain future after Verizon sale  City AM

Walkie Talkie has few design solutions as beam warms shops to 70°C  City AM

Entrepreneurs sit at the heart of a battle over how economies should operate  City AM

Why UK recovery could rescue the great British banking sector sell-off  City AM

China on Syria: Follow the rules  China Daily

Home prices keep rising in August  China Daily

Premier League clubs set $980 million transfer record  CNBC