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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Japan, China, South Korea agree to ensure geopolitical risks don't threaten recovery

Financial policymakers of Japan, China and South Korea agreed to work together to ensure that geopolitical tensions will not threaten the region's economic recovery.

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Coutts building in Zurich

Julius Baer eyes Coutts international arm, wary of bidding war

Swiss private bank Julius Baer is interested in acquiring Coutts International, a unit of Royal Bank of Scotland, but will not get into a bidding war for the venerable British bank's overseas arm, a Swiss paper reported on Sunday.

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As women earn more, fund managers buy shares of U.S. daycare company

U.S. fund managers are finding a lot to like about finger-painting and naptime. Fund ownership of Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc, the only publicly traded daycare company in the United States, swelled 21 percent in the most recently reported quarter according to fund tracker Morningstar.

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News on Scotland's referendum (background)

Relief over Scotland gives way to 'Great Stagnation' worries

Scotland's rejection of independence and a lack of any fireworks at a Fed meeting last week have calmed investors enough to shift the focus back to what some call the "Great Stagnation", and how to avoid it.

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SoftBank

SoftBank estimates $4.6 bln gain from Alibaba listing

Japan's SoftBank Corp said it expected a gain of about 500 billion yen ($4.6 billion) from Alibaba Group Holding's share listing in New York, where the Chinese e-commerce leader surged 38 percent on its first day of trade.

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Chancellor Merkel

French and German visions for Europe to clash in Berlin

Germany and France will try to reconcile divergent visions of how to fix Europe's economy on Monday when Manuel Valls makes his first visit to Berlin as French prime minister and holds talks with Angela Merkel.

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European Stability Mechanism Managing Director Klaus Regling

ESM's chief says EU, IMF in no mood for a Greek debt haircut

Greece's international creditors have no appetite for considering a haircut as a way to lighten its debt load, the head of the European Stability Mechanism, the euro zone's bailout fund organization, told Greek Sunday newspaper Realnews.

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G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting

As G20 chases growth goal, members differ on how to get there

Financial leaders of the Group of 20 top economies remain committed to chasing higher global growth, but were divided on how to achieve it as Germany pushed back at calls from the United States and others for more immediate stimulus.

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JBS delays $1.7 billion food unit IPO amid market slide, sources say

JBS SA, the world's largest meatpacker, has put off a plan to raise 4 billion reais ($1.7 billion) from the initial public offering of its pork, poultry and food-processing operations in Brazil, two sources with direct knowledge of the decision said.

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Richard D. Kinder

Kinder Morgan builds out Gulf Coast logistics hub in U.S. oil boom

To capitalize on a flood of domestic and Canadian crude into the U.S. Gulf Coast, logistics giant Kinder Morgan Energy Partners is spending more than $1.5 billion in Houston to build the most flexible oil and fuel transport hub in the country.

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Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

Asian buyers of U.S. LNG dial back as exuberance dims

A looming gas glut worldwide is prompting Japanese and Indian firms to resell to European traders and utilities big chunks of U.S. liquefied natural gas they had committed to buy several years ago, signaling tempered enthusiasm for U.S. energy.

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Chung Mong-koo of Hyundai Motor Group

Hyundai directors kept in dark on size of $10 billion land bid: sources

Hyundai Motor (005380.KS) and two listed affiliates did not seek board clearance for the size of their record $10 billion bid for a plot of land in Seoul, more than triple its appraised value, four board members of the companies told Reuters.

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Oil and Gas Exploration

Dollar's rally bad news for oil, multinationals

The asset with the greatest prowess of late has been the U.S. dollar, and if its rally continues, it threatens to eat into the earnings of multinational companies.

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Yahoo options volume hits record on Alibaba's market debut

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's record public offering of shares on Friday further spurred already elevated activity in Yahoo Inc's options, pushing volume on the U.S. Internet company to a one-day record high.

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Other automakers to challenge Tesla in over-the-air software upgrades

Electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc on Friday announced it is rolling out a software upgrade over-the-air to its current Model S owners, a unique ability that other automakers are expected to offer within a few years.

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