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Reuters
Japan Abe's election win to boost his hand on pro-growth policies: FitchTOKYO (Reuters) - The victory of premier Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc in a weekend
Reuters / Posted 2 minutes ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - The victory of premier Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc in a weekend election should strengthen his hand in adopting pro-growth economic policies and his pledge to proceed with a scheduled sales tax will help reduce debt, Fitch Ratings said... Read more
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Swissinfo
Novartis Plans to Give Ailing Alcon More Time for Turnaround(Bloomberg) -- Novartis AG plans to give its ailing Alcon eye-care division an
Swissinfo / Posted 2 minutes ago
(Bloomberg) -- Novartis AG plans to give its ailing Alcon eye-care division an additional year and a half to rebound before deciding whether to spin it off. The business is starting to show signs of a turnaround and “has the potential to grow sales... Read more
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Reuters
Canon raises annual profit forecast on growing demand for OLED equipmentTOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Canon Inc raised its annual operating profit forecast
Reuters / Posted 2 minutes ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Canon Inc raised its annual operating profit forecast on Tuesday, its third upward revision this year, on the back of expanding demand for organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen production equipment. Canon, which also... Read more
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Reuters
Oil firm Aker BP in $2 billion deal to buy Norway unit of HessOSLO (Reuters) - Aker BP has agreed to buy the Norwegian unit of U.S. oil firm
Reuters / Posted 2 minutes ago
OSLO (Reuters) - Aker BP has agreed to buy the Norwegian unit of U.S. oil firm Hess in a $2 billion deal, the companies said on Tuesday. Hess is the latest global oil company to abandon or scale back its presence in Norway, following partial... Read more
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Reuters
Asian shares hover near recent highs; NZ$ at five-month lowsSYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares held near recent decade highs on Tuesday and ma
Reuters / Posted 2 minutes ago
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares held near recent decade highs on Tuesday and major currencies kept to narrow ranges, while the New Zealand dollar stumbled to five-month lows as the incoming Labour coalition’s policies unsettled investors. Prime... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Ulster Bank to sell six Northern Ireland branches The former Ulster Bank branch at Main Street, Bangor October 24 2017 Ulst
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 8 minutes ago
The former Ulster Bank branch at Main Street, Bangor October 24 2017 Ulster Bank has put six of its former branches in Northern Ireland up for... Read more
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The Border Mail
Border Express acquires NSW carrier Rossfreight Express in expansion moveBorder Express' Mostafa Kassaby with Rossfreight owner Ray Pershouse. ALBURY-W
The Border Mail / Posted 10 minutes ago
Border Express' Mostafa Kassaby with Rossfreight owner Ray Pershouse. ALBURY-WODONGA based freight provider Border Express is set to expand its operation after the acquisition of Rossfreight Express. While the cost of the acquisition has not been... Read more
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Eye Witness News
DA: Don’t discount use of PIC money to keep SAA going Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is expected to spell out the details of the em
Eye Witness News / Posted 11 minutes ago
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is expected to spell out the details of the emergency funding in his first mid-term budget policy statement on Wednesday. FILE: An SAA aircraft. Picture: Elmond... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
More steel jobs possible for WollongongImportant agreement could create steel jobs in Wollongong: Bisalloy Steel chief
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 14 minutes ago
Important agreement could create steel jobs in Wollongong: Bisalloy Steel chief executive and managing director Greg Albert with Rheinmetall Defence Australia managing director Gary Stewart in front of Rheinmetall’s BOXER Combat Reconnaissance... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Bisalloy’s Unanderra workforce steeled to provide more armour for Australia’s defenceBusiness allies: Bisalloy Steel Group's Greg Albert and Rheinmetall Defence Aus
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 14 minutes ago
Business allies: Bisalloy Steel Group's Greg Albert and Rheinmetall Defence Australia's Gary Stewart. Picture: Greg Ellis. Rheinmetall Defence Australia officials visited Bisalloy Steel Group on Tuesday to update the 70 employees about their... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Swiss drugs maker Novartis reports 7 percent rise in 3Q netGENEVA (AP) — Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis is reporting net income ro
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 14 minutes ago
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis is reporting net income rose 7 percent in the third quarter behind growth for its psoriasis treatment Cosentyx, its eye care business and several cancer drugs. The Basel-based company says net... Read more
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FOX Business
Swiss drugs maker Novartis reports 7 percent rise in 3Q netSwiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis is reporting net income rose 7 percent i
FOX Business / Posted 14 minutes ago
Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis is reporting net income rose 7 percent in the third quarter behind growth for its psoriasis treatment Cosentyx, its eye care business and several cancer drugs. The Basel-based company says net earnings rose to... Read more
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FOX Business
Swiss drugs maker Novartis reports 7 percent rise in 3Q netGENEVA – Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis is reporting net income rose 7
FOX Business / Posted 14 minutes ago
GENEVA – Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis is reporting net income rose 7 percent in the third quarter behind growth for its psoriasis treatment Cosentyx, its eye care business and several cancer drugs. Continue Reading Below The Basel-based... Read more
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Zamboanga Today
PCCI recognizes ZC as finalist in biz-friendly tiltThe Philippine Chamber of Commerce Inc. (PCCI) has recognized local government
Zamboanga Today / Posted 15 minutes ago
The Philippine Chamber of Commerce Inc. (PCCI) has recognized local government units (LGUs) that have demonstrated outstanding efforts in instituting good governance reforms to promote trade and investments, employment, transparency, accountability... Read more
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TheBull
Miners drive market to a small gainThe share market overcame a soft start to end the day slightly higher as streng
TheBull / Posted 19 minutes ago
The share market overcame a soft start to end the day slightly higher as strength among miners and utility companies offset weakness for the energy producers. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 edged 3.6 points higher to 5,897.6 points. Phillip Capital... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Online holiday shopping is poised to beat in-store sales for the first time ever — and it's terrible news for retailers like Sears and Macy'sPeople say they plan to spend more money online than in stores this holiday sho
Stamford Advocate / Posted 21 minutes ago
People say they plan to spend more money online than in stores this holiday shopping season. This is the first year in Deloitte's annual survey that shoppers have predicted their online purchases will exceed what they buy in-store. For the first... Read more
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The Borneo Post
“Sarawak needs own Digital Free Trade Zone’There is need for Sarawak to have own DFTZ. Reuters file photo for illustration
The Borneo Post / Posted 22 minutes ago
There is need for Sarawak to have own DFTZ. Reuters file photo for illustration purpose KUCHING: There is a need for Sarawak to have its own version of Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) in the near future. Minister of International Trade and... Read more
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Perth Now
Gas giant offers government peace dealA GAS giant involved in a long-running stand-off with the Victorian government
Perth Now / Posted 24 minutes ago
A GAS giant involved in a long-running stand-off with the Victorian government has offered a peace deal which it claims can resolve the state’s potential supply woes. Lakes Oil, part-owned by mining billionaire Gina Rinehart, believes it can produce... Read more
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Sky News Australia
NSW govt questioned over asset saleThe NSW government is being asked how a coal-fired power station sold by the st
Sky News Australia / Posted 24 minutes ago
The NSW government is being asked how a coal-fired power station sold by the state in late 2015 has skyrocketed in value now that it's in private hands. The Vales Point power station was sold by the Baird government in November 2015 for $1 million... Read more
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Sky News Australia
'Shocked' Lew takes aim at Myer boardSolomon Lew has launched a new attack on the board of Myer and called on shareh
Sky News Australia / Posted 24 minutes ago
Solomon Lew has launched a new attack on the board of Myer and called on shareholders to help him oust the department store's directors at next month's annual general meeting. Citing a falling share price, failing customer service and poor... Read more
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WA Today
ASX in holding pattern as banks slipThe Australian sharemarket consolidated around the five-and-half-month high it
WA Today / Posted 24 minutes ago
The Australian sharemarket consolidated around the five-and-half-month high it hit late last week as a two-week run of gains runs out of puff. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index ended the session 3 points higher at 5897, while the All Ordinaries closed... Read more
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Business Insider Australia
Australian Bureau of Statistics to cut staff by 17% and axe some key surveys that explain the economyPhoto: Getty Images. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will cut staff
Business Insider Australia / Posted 24 minutes ago
Photo: Getty Images. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will cut staff number by 17% over the next two years, as the organisation continues to struggle under the weight of government funding reductions. The job cuts will amount to around 480... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Vocus chairman sorry for 'unpleasant' yearVocus chairman Vaughan Bowen has apologised to the data network company's share
Sky News Australia / Posted 24 minutes ago
Vocus chairman Vaughan Bowen has apologised to the data network company's shareholders for what he says was 'not a good year'. Mr Bowen described 2016/17 as an 'exceptionally intense' and 'unpleasant period' after management changes, an earnings... Read more
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Sun Star
21 world leaders to grace 31st Asean meet – PaynorTWENTY-one world leaders are expected to participate in the 31st Association of
Sun Star / Posted 26 minutes ago
TWENTY-one world leaders are expected to participate in the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit and Related Meetings in the Philippines in November, a diplomat said on Tuesday. Ambassador Marciano Paynor Jr., director general... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Lawmakers finally reach budget dealHARTFORD — After a marathon session of shuttle diplomacy in Capitol meetings ro
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted 27 minutes ago
HARTFORD — After a marathon session of shuttle diplomacy in Capitol meetings rooms that started Monday afternoon, Connecticut 116-day budget impasse finally ended at 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, when legislative leaders agreed they have a deal that can be... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Online holiday shopping is poised to beat in-store sales for the first time ever — and it's terrible news for retailers like Sears and Macy'sPeople say they plan to spend more money online than in stores this holiday sho
Connecticut Post / Posted 28 minutes ago
People say they plan to spend more money online than in stores this holiday shopping season. This is the first year in Deloitte's annual survey that shoppers have predicted their online purchases will exceed what they buy in-store. For the first... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Spam alert: Hawaiian stores lock up Spam because it keeps getting stolenHAWAII – Spam, the canned meat – not the annoying email – has always been very,
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 32 minutes ago
HAWAII – Spam, the canned meat – not the annoying email – has always been very, very popular in the state of Hawaii. So much so, in fact, that it is now being stolen repeatedly and sold on the black market for what officials believe is drug money.... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Canon raises annual profit forecast on demand for OLED kit, weaker yenTOKYO: Japan's Canon Inc raised its annual operating profit forecast on Tuesday
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 33 minutes ago
TOKYO: Japan's Canon Inc raised its annual operating profit forecast on Tuesday, its third upward revision this year, on the back of increased demand for organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen production equipment and a weaker yen. Canon, which... Read more
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Zero Hedge
UK Banks Too Scared Of Regulator To Open Accounts For Crypto CompaniesWant to set up a company to trade cryptocurrencies in the City of London. Forge
Zero Hedge / Posted 33 minutes ago
Want to set up a company to trade cryptocurrencies in the City of London. Forget about it. British banks are shunning companies that handle cryptocurrencies, forcing many to open accounts in Gibraltar, Poland and Bulgaria and prompting some to... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Mexico telecoms regulator to vote on letting Slim's America Movil charge rivalsMEXICO CITY: Mexico's telecommunications regulator is discussing a proposal tha
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 33 minutes ago
MEXICO CITY: Mexico's telecommunications regulator is discussing a proposal that would allow billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil to start charging local rivals again for calls made to clients on its network, according to a document seen by... Read more
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