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  • Oct 23 (Reuters) - The following table shows rates for Asian currencies against the dollar at 0135 GMT. CURRENCIES VS U.S. DOLLAR Change on the day at 0135 GMT Currency Latest bid Previous day Pct Move ...

  • Asian equities declined on Thursday after a shooting in Canada unnerved investors while caution also set in ahead of key Chinese data.

  • Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo drops eight candidates for his cabinet after they failed a screening by the country's anti-graft agency, delaying the formation of his government. ...

  • Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) -- JPMorgan's Adrian Mowat discusses the outlook for China's economy and his investment strategy with Bloomberg's Angie Lau on "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg)

  • Shares of Malaysia's CIMB Group Holdings Bhd dropped nearly 2.2 percent on Thursday after local media reported the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), a key shareholder in CIMB, may be forced to cut its stake to help facilitate a planned merger. Analysts say the stock market views the merger of CIMB, RHB Capital Bhd and Malaysia …

  • Here are some things going on today in your world of tech: Two makes trend, or does it? AT&T (T) reported Q3 results tonight for the September quarter, following in the footsteps of Verizon Communications (VZ) yesterday morning. Earlier in the day, analysts pored over the Verizon results for clues about spending on telecom …

  • Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Chinese media is ratcheting up the rhetoric against Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement as tempers flare on the streets. Bloomberg's Rosalind Chin reports on "First Up." ...

  • Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Finance ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum met in Beijing, trying to come up with ideas to revive economic momentum. Their plan: to build new roads and bridges. ...

  • Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Anson Chan, the former chief secretary of Hong Kong, talks about the pro-democracy protests in the city. She speaks with Angie Lau on Bloomberg Television's "First Up." ...

  • PTT Philippines, the local unit of Thailand's PTT Public Co Ltd , is eyeing to put up a liquefied natural gas (LNG) power plant, possibly in Luzon, through a joint venture deal, the Philippine Star newspaper ...

  • Xiaomi's company mascot is a stumpy bunny who wears a red-starred Chinese army hat. So Xiaomi is revising its China-centric approach, at least as far as data is concerned. Early this year, the company began moving user data for those based outside of China to servers operated by Amazon.com in California and Singapore, …

  • [video] The Top Three Stocks to Watch in Asia Today @ Bloomberg - 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) -- In today's "Stock Exchange," Bloomberg's Yvonne Man, John Dawson and Shery Ahn discuss today's top three stocks to watch in Asia on "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg)...

  • Canada Gunman Was Convert to Islam With Criminal Record @ Bloomberg - 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    The gunman involved in a shootout in Canada’s legislature today was a native-born Canadian with a history of drug and robbery charges who had recently converted to Islam. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, has been identified as the man who shot and killed a soldier standing guard at an Ottawa war memorial, according to a U.S. …

  • [video] Seafood Proves Sweet Spot in Japanese Exports @ Bloomberg - 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) -- The appetite for Japanese products is growing, helped out by the weakening yen, with seafood pushing sales of food abroad to a record level. Bloomberg's Shery Ahn reports on "First ...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 (Reuters) - http://bit.ly/1yZBBO5 ---- PREVIOUS ITEM: M3nergy eyes Indonesia, Vietnam, Mexico Gulf fields-Business Times http://bit.ly/1rqRuV1 ---- NOTE: Reuters has not verified this ...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 (Reuters) - http://bit.ly/1rqRuV1 ---- NOTE: Reuters has not verified this story and does not vouch for its accuracy.

  • Jordan Weissmann at Slate argues that machines will not be replacing many workers at McDonald's anytime soon: But when McDonald's began deploying touch-screen kiosks in Europe several years ago, management told the FinancialTimes that it didn't expect the new technology would lead franchises to cut their workforce. And …

  • SK Hynix Inc. (000660) , the world’s second-largest maker of memory chips and a supplier to Apple Inc., posted record third-quarter profit on demand for semiconductors used in smartphones and personal computers. Net income, excluding minority interest, was 1.1 trillion won ($1 billion) in the three months ended September, …

  • SK Hynix Inc , the world's second-biggest memory chip maker, reported record quarterly profit for the July-September period as the launch of new smartphones and steady demand from the personal computer ...

  • PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - Oct 23 Reuters - 1 hour 42 minutes ago

    The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. Headlines LLOYDS TO UNVEIL 9,000 JOB CUTS CO-OP BANK MANAGERS BLAMED ...

  • Canada won’t be intimidated by the terrorist who attacked people in Ottawa today, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said. “Canada will never be intimidated,” and will redouble efforts to combat terrorism, ...

  • The gap between Malaysian and Chinese private home buyers widened in the third quarter, after purchases by mainland Chinese fell more than those by Malaysians, the Business Times reported. This is the ...

  • USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Aiming to Get Long Below 0.95

  • Mexican real estate investment trust Fibra Inn will issue new tradable certificates worth some 4.1 billion pesos exclusively to existing holders, the company said on Wednesday. Fibra Inn, which specializes ...

  • [$$] U.K. Regulator Says HSBC Breached SME Loan Rules @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 2 minutes ago

    HSBC was criticized by the U.K.’s antitrust regulator for breaching its rules by forcing small and medium-sized businesses to open business accounts to get a loan.

  • [$$] Regulators to Give More Guidance on Leveraged Loans @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 3 minutes ago

    U.S. regulators are preparing to offer more public guidance for banks that provide leveraged loans, after officials and financiers have tussled for months over acceptable practices.

  • [$$] Turkish Bank Boosts Capital Buffers for Greek Parent’s Benefit @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 3 minutes ago

    Turkey’s Finansbank plans to increase its share capital buffers by 25% in a secondary public offering of stock, a move designed to shore up the finances of its Greek parent, National Bank of Greece.

  • John Manzoni is a man with a new job. On October 13, he became the first ever chief executive of the Civil Service. The former long-time BP executive is leading the government's efficiency programme (among ...

  • Transcend 'shareholder value' for all our sakes @ Financial Times - 2 hours 3 minutes ago

    Companies need a bigger and better purpose than simply maximising shareholder value. They should aim, above all, to be great businesses: serving customers, creating employment, making sustainable profits ...

  • [$$] Russia’s Economy Stalls Amid Western Sanctions, Oil Price Drop @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 4 minutes ago

    Russia’s economy—battered by Western sanctions and falling prices for oil, its main export—stalled in September even as inflation hit the highest levels in months, data showed Wednesday.

  • [$$] Despite Riches, Venezuela Starts Food Rationing @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 4 minutes ago

    Government in Caracas rolls out fingerprint scanners to limit purchases of basic goods, infuriating consumers, amid a shortage of products.

  • [$$] Despite Riches, Venezuela Starts Food Rations @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 4 minutes ago

    MARACAIBO, Venezuela—Amid worsening shortages, Venezuela recently reached a milestone of dubious distinction: It has joined the ranks of North Korea and Cuba in rationing food for its citizens.

  • [$$] Thousands of Demonstrators End Islamabad Sit-In Led By Cleric @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 4 minutes ago

    Thousands of antigovernment demonstrators left Islamabad early Wednesday, ending a 69-day sit-in led by Muslim cleric Tahir ul Qadri and easing pressure on embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

  • [$$] Political Ties Become Risky in China @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 4 minutes ago

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  • [$$] China Tycoons’ Assets Up for Grabs @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 4 minutes ago

    A crusade to punish Chinese officials accused of taking bribes is draining their patrons, with some assets winding up on the online auction site Taobao.

  • Ottawa Suspect Was Shot by Parliamentary Sergeant-at-Arms @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 4 minutes ago

    The gunman who killed a Canadian ceremonial guard and put Canada’s capital on high alert Wednesday was brought down by the Canadian House of Commons’ sergeant-at-arms, Kevin Vickers.

  • [$$] U.K. Seeks Help From Tech Firms in Combating Extremists Online @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 4 minutes ago

    The U.K. government is intensifying efforts to enlist the help of large technology companies such as Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc. in combating extremist content online amid growing concerns about terrorist ...

  • [$$] Brazilians Scrutinize Challenger’s Record @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 4 minutes ago

    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil—Presidential challenger Aécio Neves’s ability to unseat the incumbent Dilma Rousseff in Sunday’s election depends much on which of two narratives voters accept over the state he ...

  • [video] Is Germany on the Brink of a Recession? @ Bloomberg - 2 hours 8 minutes ago

    Oct. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Rhino Trading Partners' Michael Block discusses the outlook for the German economy and ECB monetary policy with Bloomberg's Mia Saini on "Street Smart." (Source: Bloomberg)...

  • [$$] Co-Op Bank's Near Collapse Was Avoidable @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 10 minutes ago

    Co-operative Bank’s near collapse last year might have been averted by stronger action from the lender’s auditor and the country’s financial regulator, a government report concluded.

  • USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Upside Momentum Lacking

  • A worker arrives at his office in the Canary Wharf business district in London

    A talent shortage in Britain's financial services and technology sectors has pushed salaries in the industry up by 2.6 percent in the last year, ahead of inflation and outpacing sluggish UK wage growth, research showed on Thursday. Hiring across finance and accounting, financial services, information technology and administration …

  • [$$] Seagate Technology to Boost Dividend 26% @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 17 minutes ago

    Seagate Technology plans to boost its quarterly dividend by 26% with its annual dividend rising to $2.16 a share.

  • Canada Sergeant-at-Arms Lauded for Halting Ottawa Attack @ Bloomberg - 2 hours 18 minutes ago

    Canadian Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers, who heads security at Canada’s parliament, is being credited with killing a gunman who stalked the halls of the Ottawa legislature today. “Hill staff owe their safety, even lives, to Sergeant at Arms Kevin Vickers who shot attacker just outside the MPs’ caucus rooms,” Member of …

  • Encana Extends Deep Panuke Field Maintenance to November @ Bloomberg - 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    Encana Corp. (ECA) , the second-largest Canadian producer of natural gas, plans to extend to November maintenance that shut its Deep Panuke field off the nation’s Atlantic Coast this month. The extra work ...

  • A man walks past the entrance to the head office of Lloyds Banking Group in the City of London

    Lloyds Banking Group's aborted attempt to sell hundreds of branches to the Co-operative Bank was not influenced by politicians, a committee of lawmakers said on Wednesday. The sale collapsed in April last year and the full scale of Co-op Bank's problems later became apparent when a 1.5 billion-pound capital shortfall was …

  • Honda cars are parked in rows at docks in Southampton, southern England

    British car production fell by nearly 3 percent year-on-year in September as plants prepared for new models, an industry body said on Thursday, but output in 2014 is still on course to hit its highest level in six years. Car production fell by 2.8 percent from September 2013 to 137,068 vehicles, according to the Society …

  • PRESS DIGEST- British Business - Oct 23 Reuters - 2 hours 37 minutes ago

    The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. The Times RATES HELD DUE TO FEARS OVER GLOBAL ECONOMY The downturn in Europe is posing a risk to Britain's economic recovery, which appears already to have begun to slow, the Bank of England has warned. EE has laid claim to the title of Europe's …

  • Shoppers carry bags as they walk along Oxford Street in central London

    Consumer confidence in Britain took its biggest tumble in four years this month as workers in low-paid sectors worry about losing their jobs in an economic slowdown, a survey published on Thursday showed. The Consumer Confidence Index, produced by polling firm YouGov and economic forecasters CEBR, slid by 2.9 points to …

  • Allied World misses 3Q revenue forecasts Associated Press - 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    On a per-share basis, the Baar/zug, Switzerland-based company said it had profit of 31 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 61 cents per share. The insurance company posted revenue of ...

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