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  • A man walks by poster for film "The Interview" outside Alamo Drafthouse theater in Littleton

    REUTERS - Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc has reached a settlement agreement with nine former employees who had filed a lawsuit claiming that their personal data was stolen in a 2014 hacking tied to the ...

  • Japan is unlikely to see inflation hit the central bank's 2 percent target over the next 2-1/2 years as consumer spending remains weak and China's slowdown hurts exports, Bank of Japan board member Takahide Kiuchi said on Thursday. The former market economist also warned that Asian economies may see growth slow significantly …

  • Australia's retail sales fell for the first time in over a year last month, a disappointing start to the third quarter that sent an already-wobbly Australian dollar down a quarter of a U.S. cent. Thursday's data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed retail sales eased 0.1 percent in July from June when they surprised …

  • A pedestrian is reflected on an electronic board showing the graph of the recent fluctuations of the Japan's Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo

    Asian shares struggled to recover on Thursday with volatility remaining high, while emerging economy and commodity-linked currencies softened as investors worried about the global repercussions of slower growth in China. Japan's Nikkei (.N225) rose for the first time in four days, gaining 1.4 percent, while South Korea's …

  • Oil fell on Thursday on an unexpected build in U.S. crude stocks and a stronger dollar, but a recovery in Asian shares after Wall Street posted a near 2-percent gain overnight helped support prices. Asian investors were focused on the increase in U.S. crude inventories last week and questioned why supply had not filtered …

  • Japan's Toshiba Corp is likely to post a net loss of about 10 billion yen ($83 million) when it reports its financial 2014/15 earnings as early as this week, the Yomiuri daily reported, amid a probe into improper accounting at the company. Toshiba was already expected to report a loss after an independent probe found it …

  • Asia’s tumbling stocks have triggered an exodus of funds from the region, but some investors say the sell-off has been indiscriminate and that certain stocks offer compelling buying opportunities. The downturn in equities has been exacerbated by steep falls in Asian currencies, which have taken multiple blows from a sputtering …

  • India drugmaker stocks exception in Asian rout Reuters - 2 hours 4 minutes ago

    SINGAPORE/MUMBAI, Sept 3 (Reuters) - The double-digit stock market gains of pharmaceutical giants including Dr. Reddy's Laboratories and Wockhardt stand out in stark relief to the dismal performance of other Asian emerging-market stocks this year. Continued strength in the dollar when the Federal Reserve raises interest …

  • The logo of Toshiba Corp is pictured at its headquarters in Tokyo

    Japan's Toshiba Corp <6502.T> is likely to post a net loss of about 10 billion yen (54.24 million pounds) when it reports its financial 2014/15 earnings as early as this week, the Yomiuri daily reported, amid a probe into improper accounting at the company. Toshiba was already expected to report a loss after an independent …

  • EU regulators clear Shell's takeover of BG Group Reuters - 2 hours 27 minutes ago

    Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) gained EU approval on Wednesday for its $58 billion (37.9 billion pounds) acquisition of Britain's BG Group (BG.L), the second of four key markets needed to clear the deal, but faced a slight delay in securing a decision in Australia. The European Commission said the transaction would not grant …

  • Customers sit at KiriKiri Zembei restaurant in KiriKiri town

    Activity in Japan's services sector expanded at the fastest pace in almost two years in August, a survey showed on Thursday, as companies turned more optimistic on business conditions in a sign the economy may be bouncing back. The Markit/Nikkei Japan Services Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) rose to a seasonally adjusted …

  • Sept 3 (Reuters) - The following table shows rates for Asian currencies against the dollar at 0105 GMT. CURRENCIES VS U.S. DOLLAR Change on the day at 0105 GMT Currency Latest bid Previous day Pct Move ...

  • The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil markets. FUNDAMENTALS * Malaysian palm oil futures ended lower on Wednesday after three consecutive sessions ...

  • DIARY - Malaysia Reuters - 4 hours ago

    + ALL TIMES ARE PROVISIONAL AND IN LOCAL TIME FOLLOWED BY GMT IN BRACKETS THURSDAY, SEPT 3 KUALA LUMPUR- Sultan Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah attends the 9th birthday celebration of Giant Panda ...

  • Downside risks to the global economy have risen and a combination of threats including slower growth in China and rising market volatility could severely cut the outlook, International Monetary Fund staff warned on Wednesday. A note prepared by IMF staff for a meeting of Group of 20 finance officials describes a cocktail …

  • The Argentina headquarters of HSBC is pictured in Buenos Aires

    HSBC Argentina sent a proposal to the country's central bank on Wednesday that would allow its general manager to continue carrying out the executive functions of the bank, as the state locks horns with HSBC over money laundering charges. The central bank on Tuesday ordered HSBC Argentina (HSBA.L) to name a new president …

  • There have been several large deals involving generic drug makers, including industry leader Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA.TA), this year as companies look to gain scale. Kremers Urban has 18 generic drugs in the market for conditions including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, hypertension and respiratory …

  • Bitcoin exchange itBit has hired Daniel Alter as the company's new general counsel and chief compliance officer, the firm announced on Wednesday. Lawsky was widely criticized by the bitcoin community that he may have generated consulting work for himself by issuing controversial regulations for virtual currency firms before …

  • THE ASEAN DAILY- September 3 Reuters - 6 hours ago

    To access the newsletter, click on the link: http://share.thomsonreuters.com/assets/newsletters/ASEAN/ASEAN_Daily_Sep_3_2015.pdf If you would like to receive this newsletter through your email, please ...

  • A man charged over his alleged role in a more than $100 million insider trading scheme that involved hacking into networks that distribute corporate news releases pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. Arkadiy Dubovoy, who spoke Russian and used an interpreter, entered his plea to securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy …

  • The famous euro sign landmark is pictured outside the former headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt

    The European Central Bank is set to cut its inflation forecasts on Thursday because of falling oil prices and China's economic slowdown, and it will probably promise to beef up its bond- buying programme if prospects weaken further. The bank is expected to leave interest rates unchanged and argue that the chance of missing …

  • Pacific Investment Management Co's flagship fund dropped below $100 billion (65 billion pounds) in assets for the first time in more than eight years, leaving it with about a third of the money it managed at its 2013 peak. After 28 consecutive months of outflows, assets plunged to $98.5 billion as of Aug. 31 from a peak …

  • Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff gestures during news conference after event at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia

    Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff criticized ride-sharing software Uber on Wednesday for increasing unemployment, adding to a chorus of labor concerns about the world's most valuable venture-backed start-up. Rousseff said local authorities must regulate the service, which has led conventional taxi drivers to stage protests …

  • Photo illustration of Twitter logo in front of stock graph

    (Reuters) - Microblogging website operator Twitter Inc said it had expanded its self-service ads platform to more than 200 countries and territories from 33 countries. Small and medium-sized businesses ...

  • Man looks at electronic boards displaying various Asian countries' stock price indexes outside a brokerage in Tokyo

    Global stock indexes rose on Wednesday, helped by reports of brokerage measures in China to invigorate the country's battered markets, while oil bounced from earlier losses to end nearly 2 percent higher. An upward revision in U.S. productivity data and a Federal Reserve report saying U.S. labour markets were tight enough …

  • Global stock indexes rose on Wednesday, helped by reports of brokerage measures in China to invigorate the country's battered markets, while oil bounced from earlier losses to end nearly 2 percent higher. An upward revision in U.S. productivity data and a Federal Reserve report saying U.S. labour markets were tight enough …

  • The Barclays logo is seen outside a branch of the bank in central London

    The sale includes such assets as retail banking, wealth and insurance management businesses and part of the corporate banking businesses. Barclays will also sell its insurance business for 75 million euros to Bankinter's subsidiary Bankinter Vida, which operates an insurance joint venture with Mapfre SA (MAP.MC). After …

  • A Wall Street sign is pictured in the rain outside the New York Stock Exchange

    U.S. investors have weathered over two weeks of unusually wide-swinging trade that has left the S&P 500 with its worst monthly drop in three years and a loss of 8.5 percent from an all-time high in May. U.S. labour markets were tight enough to fuel small wage gains in some professions in recent weeks, though some companies …

  • The Boeing logo is seen at their headquarters in Chicago

    Boeing Co (BA.N) delivered 14 of its 787 Dreamliners in August, exceeding for the second straight month its 10-a-month target and suggesting strong financial performance later in the year, people familiar with the situation said on Wednesday. The tally, likely to be confirmed by Boeing on Thursday, means the company has …

  • Private equity firms have expressed interest in TippingPoint, the people said this week. HP plans to split into two publicly listed companies, one focused on enterprise technology, software and services and one focused on slower-growing computer and printer businesses. TippingPoint, which makes hardware for companies' …

  • Direcor Steven Spielberg arrives for a meeting the "Past is Present Survivor Gathering" in Krakow

    Spielberg's take on "The BFG," based on British author Roald Dahl's 1982 book, is scheduled for release on July 1. A spokeswoman for Disney declined to comment. Universal Studios and DreamWorks did not respond to request for comment.

  • A man fills his truck up with gas at a gas station in Santa Monica

    Oil prices ended nearly 2 percent higher on Wednesday in volatile trade as rallying equities on Wall Street pulled crude up from lows after futures sank on concerns about global oversupply. "Looks like risk-on trade with a rising tide lifting all boats," John Kilduff, partner at Again Capital LLC in New York, said. Also …

  • Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet arrives for the Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2015 show during "London Collections: Men" in London

    MILAN/PARIS (Reuters) - Natalie Massenet, founder and executive chairman of online fashion group Net-A-Porter (NAP) abruptly resigned on Wednesday ahead of its planned acquisition by Italy's Yoox. Massenet, regarded as the fashion visionary of the soon-to-be-merged business, was to become its executive chairman and oversee …

  • A Jordanian goldsmith places gold chains for display at his jewellery shop in Amman

    Gold steadied on Wednesday after a four-day rally as uncertainty over the timing of a looming U.S. rate hike kept a lid on prices, while a retreat in stocks after weak U.S., Chinese and European manufacturing data lent some support. Traders are awaiting Friday's U.S. non-farm payrolls report for August, and Wednesday's …

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York

    By Sinead Carew (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were up more than 1 percent on Wednesday afternoon supported by U.S. data and technology stocks led a rebound from Tuesday's steep losses. The market briefly hit ...

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