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Japan's Nikkei 225 index soars over 5% after BoJ easing

Japanese shares surged more than five percent on Friday after the Bank of Japan ramped up its vast monetary easing programme, sending the yen into freefall.

BNP Paribas third-quarter net income up 11 percent, revenues rise

BNP Paribas, France's biggest bank, said third‑quarter net income rose 11 percent as gains...

First lawsuit filed in Malaysia over MH370

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Credit Suisse posts 390 million Swiss francs net litigation provision in third quarter

Samsung Electronics shares rally on earnings, shareholder returns hopes

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics <005930. KS> shares extended sharp gains into a...

Japan's huge pension fund set for major investment shift: reports

Japan will announce Friday that its public pension fund -- the world's biggest -- will double the...

Asia shares edge up on brightening US prospects

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares ticked higher on Friday on Wall Street's cheer after upbeat U. S. growth data, while the dollar traded around...

UK consumer morale edges down as economic outlook clouds

LONDON (Reuters) - British consumer morale edged down for a second month in October as households showed less faith in the outlook for the economy, a...

Japan consumer inflation slows to 3.0 percent on-year in September

Japanese consumer inflation slowed further in September, official data showed Friday, adding to...

World Bank to cut net 250 jobs

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced a net 250 job cuts Thursday -- the first major job reductions under his reorganization plans at the bulked‑up development bank. Kim said in an internal memo...