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Japanese 10,000 yen note

Weak data to test BOJ's rosy economic view, policy on hold

The Bank of Japan will maintain its existing stimulus policy and optimistic economic view on when it meets on Thursday, sources say, preferring to take more time to gauge whether a run of weak data is sufficient to threaten a fragile recovery.

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Barclays PLC

Britain's Barclays to sell Spanish assets to Caixabank

Barclays is selling its Spanish retail and corporate banking operations to Caixabank, the two companies said on Sunday, as the British bank starts shrinking its struggling European divisions as part of a major overhaul.

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Brokerage House in China

China's official PMI slips to 51.1 in August

An index of growth in China's vast manufacturing sector fell from a 27-month high to 51.1 in August, a government study showed on Monday, slightly less than forecast and adding to signs of growing softness in the Chinese economy.

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stock market

Asian shares wobble in early trade, euro sinks

Asian shares balked at the starting gate on Monday, skittish in the face of a deepening Ukraine crisis, while the euro touched a fresh one-year low ahead of this week's European Central Bank meeting.

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Swatch

Swatch prefers go-it-alone route for smartwatch plans

Swatch Group is happy to go it alone with a launch next year of watches with "smart" features to compete with so-called wearable gadgets from the big tech companies, a market potentially worth $93 billion.

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Telefonica SA

Telefonica prevails in battle for Vivendi's Brazil unit GVT

French media company Vivendi (VIV.PA) picked Telefonica (TEF.MC) for exclusive talks over the sale of its Brazilian broadband unit GVT, spurning a rival bid from Telecom Italia (TLIT.MI).

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Dallas Real Estate

Real estate company Store Capital files for IPO

Real estate owner Store Capital Corp, backed by private equity firm Oaktree Capital Management LLC, filed with U.S. regulators on Friday for an initial public offering of common stock.

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Apache helicopters to be sold to the Indonesian army

India nears $2.5 billion deal for Boeing military helicopters

India has decided to acquire Boeing's Chinook and Apache helicopters, an Indian defense ministry official said on Saturday, in a deal valued at $2.5 billion that could ease strained ties between New Delhi and Washington.

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 Indian government sets out investor-friendly reform agenda

Modi seeks Japan's help for 'inclusive vision' on first big trip

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Japan on Saturday seeking to capitalise on his affinity with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe to strengthen security and business ties on his first major foreign visit since his landslide election victory in May.

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Microsoft

Microsoft will not hand over overseas email, despite order

A judge on Friday lifted a suspension on her order directing Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) to turn over a customer's emails stored overseas to U.S. prosecutors, but the software company said it would not release any emails while it appeals the ruling.

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The billion-dollar fall of the house of Espirito Santo

The billion-dollar fall of the house of Espirito Santo

On June 9, with his 150-year-old Portuguese corporate dynasty close to collapse, patriarch Ricardo Espirito Santo Salgado made a desperate attempt to save it.

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Francois Hollande

Polls show wide support in France for changes in 35-hour week

Nearly two thirds of the French believe companies should be allowed exemptions to the country's 35-hour working week if they reach agreements with trade unions, two polls showed on Saturday.

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Alibaba

Alibaba aims to launch share sale in early September: source

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is planning to launch its New York stock market debut in the week of Sept. 8, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters on Saturday.

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Solar Power

Chinese solar company to buy Germany's SAG Solarstrom

German solar firm SAG Solarstrom AG, which filed for insolvency late last year, said on Saturday it agreed to be acquired by Shunfeng Photovoltaic International for 65 million euros ($85 million).

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Security System

Digital Ally says camera inquiries up five-fold after Ferguson shooting

Digital Ally Inc forecast full-year revenue of about $22.5 million, encouraged by a "five-fold" rise in inquiries for its wearable cameras from police departments in the aftermath of the fatal shooting in Ferguson this month.

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