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  • Kazuo Ishiguro: Quintessentially British @ The Wall Street Journal - 8 minutes ago

    Like T.H. White before him, Ishiguro sees the central theme of the Arthurian myths as the search for an antidote for war.

  • Russia Moves to Shore Up Budget @ The Wall Street Journal - 8 minutes ago

    Faced with lower oil prices and a slowing economy, Russia needs to trim its budget, possibly even military spending, and raise its pension age, the country’s Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Monday....

  • Key Witness Says She Didn’t See Nemtsov’s Killer @ The Wall Street Journal - 8 minutes ago

    A key witness who was walking with opposition activist Boris Nemtsov when he was gunned down near the Kremlin said she didn’t see the killer.

  • Greece Faces Cash Crunch as IMF Payments Come Due @ The Wall Street Journal - 8 minutes ago

    Greece faces a cash crunch in the coming weeks with little hope of financial help soon from the rest of the eurozone, threatening a serious blow to the country’s fragile economy.

  • Fujitsu Introduces Iris Authentication System for Smartphones @ The Wall Street Journal - 10 minutes ago

    Fujitsu has unveiled a smartphone prototype that scans the user's eye to unlock the device.

  • Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq (R) hopes his team's exhausting flight schedule won't undermine their World Cup hopes as they prepare to tackle the UAE

    Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq hopes his team's exhausting trans-Tasman flight schedule won't undermine their World Cup hopes as they prepare to tackle the amateurs of the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday. Pakistan flew to Brisbane from Christchurch last week to play Zimbabwe and then hopped back to New Zealand to play …

  • (Bloomberg) -- Frederic Neumann, an economist at HSBC Holdings Plc in Hong Kong, talks about China's economy, its government and central bank policies, and currency. He speaks with Angie Lau on Bloomberg ...

  • A pedestrian walks past a logo of Sharp Corp at a train station in Tokyo

    Embattled Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp is preparing to seek aid from its two main lenders, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said, in what would be its second bailout in three years despite extensive restructuring. Fierce competition from Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Co as well as cheaper Chinese …

  • Australia opened the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in April 2013, after more than a decade of pressure to investigate claims of paedophilia in religious organisations, schools and state care

    A former headmaster at one of Australia's most prestigious private schools on Tuesday apologised after revelations that boys were groomed for sex by paedophile teachers while he was in charge. Knox Grammar in Sydney, whose ex-pupils include the late former prime minister Gough Whitlam and Hollywood star Hugh Jackman, has …

  • Pakistan opened their Cricket World Cup account with a scrappy 20-run win over Zimbabwe in Brisbane on Sunday

    Pakistan will target a huge improvement in batting to boost their net run-rate in the World Cup Pool B match against minnows United Arab Emirates in Napier on Wednesday. Pakistan's long standing batting woes have continued in the tournament as they lost their opening game against arch-rivals India by 76 runs and went down …

  • Australia need points on the board after their 111-run opening win over England was followed by a no-result washout against Bangladesh and last weekend's one-wicket defeat by New Zealand

    Afghanistan face their toughest test of the World Cup so far when they play four-time champions Australia in Perth on Wednesday. Afghanistan have been the 'Cinderella' story of this World Cup, with their maiden win -- a thrilling one-wicket victory over Scotland in Dunedin last time out -- one of the highlights of the …

  • A man carrying gas cylinder walks out of research and development centre of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd in Mumbai

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd(SUN.NS), India's largest drugmaker by sales, said on Tuesday it has agreed to buy GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK.L) opiates business in Australia. The business ...

  • UPDATE: Alibaba's Fake Orders Problem: WSJ @ Barrons.com - 56 minutes ago

    What do you do if you are a small merchant on Alibaba Group's (BABA) C2C Taobao platform, who finds the advertising fees charged by Alibaba too expensive but wants to get recognized by the e-commerce's juggernaut search platform and make sales? The Wall Street Journal's Gillian Wong, Kathy Chu and Juro Osawa reported: …

  • MUMBAI (Reuters) - Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (SUN.NS), India's largest drugmaker by sales, said on Tuesday it has agreed to buy GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK.L) opiates business in Australia. The business ...

  • Shares in Sharp tumbled nearly 10 percent in early trade after the Nikkei business daily reported that the struggling electronics maker plans to request aid

    Shares in Sharp tumbled almost 10 percent Tuesday morning after a report said the struggling electronics maker will ask its two main lenders for aid, including a 150 billion yen ($1.24 billion) debt-for-equity swap, as it considers closing money-losing businesses. The company plans to request aid from Mizuho Bank and Bank …

  • (Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs is reducing the size of its investment-banking team in Singapore by about 30 percent compared with the start of the year, people with knowledge of the matter said. Bloomberg's ...

  • Job offers haven’t been this good for Japan's high-school graduates since at least 1996, in another sign of a tightening job market as a result of the shrinking population. University grads also fared well: eight out of every 10 seekers had found work, the most since 2008, labor ministry data showed. “The appetite to …

  • Crude prices have fallen about 50 percent over the past year amid surging production from U.S. shale fields. “Low prices will continue to affect financial results in 2015, although without threatening the strength and sustainability of the company,´´ outgoing Chief Executive Officer Javier Gutierrez said in the statement. …

  • RBA Keeps Cash Rate Unchanged at 2.25% @ Bloomberg - 1 hour 8 minutes ago

    (Bloomberg) -- The Reserve Bank of Australia unexpectedly kept interest rates unchanged as a weaker currency helps ease pressure on an economy grappling with tumbling commodity prices. Bloomberg's Paul ...

  • Tokyo, March 03, 2015-- Moody's Japan K.K. has withdrawn its A1 rating with stable outlook assigned to the bonds issued by SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. from its Euro Medium Term Note Program. The rating ...

  • DUBLIN/MADRID (Reuters) - Europe's tough treatment of Greece's new government has eased some immediate anti-austerity pressure in Ireland and Spain, but it may take a lot more than that to put Dublin and Madrid's ruling parties' re-election prospects back on track.

  • There are no talks about a third bailout for Greece, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told Reuters in Berlin on Monday after Spain's economy minister said euro zone nations are discussing a third bailout worth 30 to 50 billion euros. "There are no talks about that," Juncker said when asked on the sidelines …

  • Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said on Monday he was certain Athens would repay a 1.5 billion euro loan to the International Monetary Fund in March and secure enough liquidity to see it through April. "We are confident that the repayments will be made in full, particularly to the IMF, and there will be liquidity …

  • Greece will outline the details of reforms agreed with its international lenders at a meeting of euro zone finance ministers on March 9, the country's deputy prime minister said on Monday. Athens secured a four-month extension of its financial rescue in February when its euro zone partners approved an initial list of reforms. …

  • Mixed messages on third Greek bailout talks Reuters - 1 hour 14 minutes ago
    Greek national flags are displayed for sale at the entrance of a one Euro shop in Athens

    MADRID/ATHENS (Reuters) - Euro zone countries are discussing a third bailout for Greece worth 30 billion to 50 billion euros, Spain's economy minister said on Monday, but EU officials said there were no such talks. Speaking at an event in Pamplona, northern Spain, Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said the new rescue plan …

  • AmorePacific Shares Surge After Share-Split Plan @ Bloomberg - 1 hour 16 minutes ago

    AmorePacific’s shares rose as much as 15 percent before trading 2.1 percent higher as of 12:13 p.m., heading for its highest close since Feb. 25. The cosmetics maker and its holding company, AmorePacific Group, will each split their shares 10-for-1, according to separate regulatory filings today. South Korea’s government …

  • Australia refrains from further rate cuts CNBC - 1 hour 22 minutes ago
    Australia refrains from further rate cuts

    The Reserve Bank of Australia on Tuesday held back on further monetary easing, surprising most market watchers who were expecting a second rate cut in as many months.

  • The band could be widened to 3 percent within weeks if it remains under pressure, said Heng Koon How, a Singapore-based foreign-exchange strategist at Credit Suisse Private Bank. United Overseas Bank Ltd. sees a similar move this year, while CBA says it could come in the first half.

  • Will Netanyahu Scuttle Iran Nuclear Deal? @ MarketWatch - 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejects the nuclear deal being worked out with Iran. What does he hope to change? WSJ’s Jason Bellini has #TheShortAnswer.

  • China suspended online lottery sales starting March 1. Sina's tech site reported that 38 Chinese Internet platforms, including Alibaba Group (BABA), Tencent Holdings (0700.HK/TCEHY) and Netease (NTES), ...

  • (Bloomberg) -- Charlie Melvoin, project leader at Blueprint, and Henry Bott, business development leader, discuss the company's accelerator project for tech startups with Bloomberg's Rishaad Salamat on ...

  • Does NVIDIA Have Revenue Opportunities With Tegra? @ Investopedia - 1 hour 53 minutes ago

    Investors following NVIDIA know that one of the most buzzed-about parts of the company has been its Tegra mobile processors.

  • Russian opposition supporters carry portraits of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov during a march in Moscow on March 1, 2015 after his murder on a bridge a stone's throw from the Kremlin walls

    The chief witness in the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov -- a Ukrainian model who was his girlfriend -- arrived in Kiev, as authorities vowed to solve the most shocking political assassination to take place during Vladimir Putin's rule. Ganna Duritska, who was walking with Nemtsov when he died, arrived …

  • The People’s Bank of China said it auctioned 35 billion yuan ($5.6 billion) of seven-day reverse repos at 3.75 percent, down from 3.85 percent when the contracts were last offered on Feb. 3. The seven-day repurchase rate, a gauge of funding availability in the banking system, fell four basis points to 4.68 percent as of …

  • Renowned global investor Charles de Vaulx manages the IVA Worldwide Fund and purchased four new stocks for it in the fourth quarter.

  • QIC's Peter: Why the RBA Will Be Cutting Rates Further @ Bloomberg - 2 hours 7 minutes ago

    (Bloomberg) -- QIC's Matthew Peter discusses the outlook for Reserve Bank of Australia monetary policy with Bloomberg's Rishaad Salamat on "Trending Business." (Source: Bloomberg) All multimedia: ...

  • USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Resistance Sub-121.00 at Risk

  • The first phase is a 30-megawatt plant in Negros Occidental province, construction of which will start in June for completion before the end of the year, SunAsia Energy President Theresa Cruz-Capellan said in an interview. Seventy percent of the project cost will be borrowed from state-owned Development Bank of the Philippines. …

  • Mongolia has been ordered to pay about $100 million to Canada-based Khan Resources Inc as compensation for cancelling its uranium licences in a long-awaited decision from an international tribunal. Khan Resources took Mongolia to international arbitration four years ago after the government cancelled its licences over …

  • Professional Hockey Has Become a Gentleman’s Game @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 40 minutes ago

    Power-play opportunities have reached their lowest level since at least the 1968-69 season, according to Stats LLC. Much of the decline can be attributed to fewer players going to the box for the game’s ...

  • Overheard: Samsung Edges Away From Google @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 40 minutes ago

    Samsung may want to distance itself from Google, but the feeling hardly seems mutual.

  • [$$] Chinese Investors End Bid for New China Life Insurance Stake @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 40 minutes ago

    A consortium of Chinese investors including Yunfeng Capital ended talks to acquire a $5.7 billion stake in New China Life Insurance from China’s sovereign-wealth fund due to difficulty in agreeing on a ...

  • Carlyle, Warburg to Go After Big Three Ratings Firms With DBRS Purchase @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 40 minutes ago

    Officials with private-equity firms Carlyle Group LP and Warburg Pincus LLC say they hope to create a credible challenge to the three largest U.S. ratings agencies with their purchase this week of Canadian ...

  • [$$] Aston Martin to Unveil Broader Line @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 41 minutes ago

    Sports-car maker Aston Martin plans to outline plans for a seven-vehicle lineup at this week’s Geneva auto show, part of a strategy to lift sales under its private-equity owners.

  • Zuckerberg Moves to Mend Fences With Telecom Industry @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 41 minutes ago

    Facing criticism from telecom carriers, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg struck a conciliatory tone.

  • [$$] Microsoft Plays Waiting Game in Smartphone Race @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 41 minutes ago

    Microsoft has a new fix-it plan for the company’s smartphone business: Wait a little longer.

  • TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's NTT Communications Corp said on Tuesday it has agreed to buy German data center firm e-shelter, becoming Europe's third biggest operator in the sector, in the latest in a series ...

  • Asian stock markets mostly buoyant @ BBC News - 2 hours 51 minutes ago
    Asian stock markets mostly buoyant

    Shares in Asia were mostly higher on Monday, following the US, where both the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 closed at all-time highs.

  • (Bloomberg) -- Indian stock-index futures swung between gains and losses after the underlying CNX Nifty gauge climbed to a record. SGX CNX Nifty Index futures for March delivery lost 0.1 percent to 8,997 ...

  • Netanyahu Can Slow Obama's Rush to Peace @ Bloomberg - 2 hours 58 minutes ago

    When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Congress Tuesday to discuss his deep worries about a potential nuclear deal with Iran, the legislature of the world's most powerful democracy will be in a strange position.

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