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Asian shares rebound after Fed renews dovish credentials

Asian shares bounced back and the dollar fell on Thursday after minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting showed policymakers have some concerns about downside risks to the global economy and the dollar's strength.

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Novartis

Novartis says three executives to leave after GSK, Lilly deals

Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG (NOVN.VX) said three members of its executive committee would leave the company following the completion of transactions with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) and Eli Lilly (LLY.N) to divest three units.

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ECB President Mario Draghi

ECB quietly pins its hopes on falling euro

Grappling with an ailing euro zone economy and stagnant prices, the European Central Bank is hoping that help will come from something it cannot control: the value of the euro.

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Actavis plans new merger approach for Allergan - sources

Actavis Plc (ACT.N) plans to approach Allergan Inc (AGN.N) again about a potential merger, as the Botox maker warms up to the possibility of a sale, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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Shanghai Stock Market

Asia shares buckle beneath global growth woes

Asian stocks slid on Wednesday as worries about waning global growth lifted safe-haven bonds and the yen, while shoving oil prices to their lowest in more than two years.

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Caterpillar

Wall St. falls 1 percent on global growth concerns

U.S. stocks ended sharply lower on Tuesday, with major indexes falling 1 percent in heavy trading, as weak data out of Germany raised concerns about the strength of global growth ahead of the start of earnings season.

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Weak German output numbers send Europe into reverse

A second day of weak German data sent European markets into retreat on Tuesday with stocks, the euro and periphery euro zone government debt all knocked by the mounting evidence of an abrupt slowdown in the bloc's economic engine room.

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Brazil's largest fixed-line telecoms group Oi

Patrick Drahi's Altice seeks to buy Oi's Portuguese assets: source

Billionaire Patrick Drahi's cable and telecoms company Altice SA is looking to acquire the Portuguese assets of Brazilian carrier Oi SA, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Samsung

Samsung Electronics heads for annual profit fall after weak third-quarter guidance

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) is heading for its first annual earnings drop since 2011 after it revealed its July-September profit would be the lowest in more than three years and said short-term prospects for smartphones were uncertain.

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Panasonic

Panasonic says initial investment in Tesla battery factory will be 'tens of billions' of yen

Panasonic Corp's (6752.T) initial investment in Tesla Motors Inc's (TSLA.O) battery factory will amount to "tens of billions" of yen, the Japanese company's chief executive said on Tuesday.

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Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Hong Kong stocks notch best day in a month as protests scale down

Hong Kong's benchmark index posted its biggest daily gain in more than a month on Monday, as pro-democracy activists scaled down protests and upbeat U.S. jobs data provided some relief over the outlook for the global economy.

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WhatsApp

Facebook's WhatsApp acquisition now has price tag of $22 billion

Facebook Inc (FB.O) closed its acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Monday, with the final price tag rising an additional $3 billion to roughly $22 billion because of the increased value of Facebook's stock in recent months.

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Tokyo Stock Prices

Asian shares edge up, dollar steadies after drop

Asian shares tentatively rose in early trade on Tuesday, while the dollar steadied after investors locked in some gains overnight on its recent rally.

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Samsung

Samsung to invest $14.7 billion in new South Korea chip facility

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to invest $14.7 billion to construct a new chip production plant in South Korea, a major bet on its semiconductor business amid a smartphone earnings slump.

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Nissan auto dealer

Daimler, Nissan to cooperate on transporter vans

Daimler has struck a cooperation deal with Nissan Motor Co. on transporter vans, deepening a strategic alliance between the German and Japanese automakers.

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