Corporations

Mitsubishi halts Venezuela plant due to imports snag: union

Japanese automaker Mitsubishi's (7211.T) subsidiary in Venezuela has halted operations due to a delay in the import of parts for assembly, a union official said on Friday.

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Most Wall Street firms see U.S. rate hike in second quarter 2015: Reuters poll

A majority of Wall Street's top bond firms see the Federal Reserve starting to raise interest rates by the second quarter of next year, showing slightly more aggressive expectations compared with a month ago, a Reuters survey showed on Friday.

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Facebook ready to spend billions to bring whole world online: Zuckerberg

Facebook Inc (FB.O) is prepared to spend billions of dollars to reach its goal of bringing the Internet to everyone on the planet, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday.

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Nikkei edges down in choppy trade; weak yen limits decline

Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Friday in choppy trade, but declines were limited as the mood was supported after the dollar rose to a six-year high against the yen following the European Central Bank's monetary easing steps.

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Apple's rivals hope its iWatch makes 'wearable' work

Know what a "Wearable" is? Most top tech executives would struggle to define it. Now they're hoping that Apple will do it for them.

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Wall Street ends down as energy shares decline, offset ECB

U.S. stocks ended down on Thursday, retreating from intraday records for the S&P and Dow, as a decline in energy shares sapped an earlier rally following the European Central Bank's new stimulus measures.

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Goldman Sachs plans sukuk issue as Islamic finance goes mainstream

Goldman Sachs (GS.N) is reviving plans to issue at least $500 million worth of Islamic bonds, a sign that Islamic finance is going mainstream as big conventional banks seek to tap Middle Eastern money.

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Europe shares dip ahead of ECB; Standard Life up after unit sale

European shares dipped in early trading on Thursday, taking a breather following the previous session's sharp gains, as investors awaited to see whether the European Central Bank will unveil further immediate measures to avoid deflation.

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Asian shares hold near 7-year high on Ukraine, ECB hopes

Asian shares steadied near seven-year highs on Thursday, underpinned by hopes of a ceasefire in Ukraine, although a cautious mood prevailed for now ahead of a European Central Bank meeting later in the session.

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Wall Street ends mixed as Apple weighs on Nasdaq

U.S. stocks ended mostly down on Wednesday, as a decline in Apple shares dragged the Nasdaq lower and investors held off on big bets before the European Central Bank's upcoming policy meeting.

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Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 4 with extras but no breakaway features

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the world's biggest mobile phone maker, unveiled new versions of its Galaxy Note smartphone on Wednesday after previous design miscues cost it customers in the large-screen phone market it pioneered.

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In quest for next windfall, tech funds look to healthcare

Some of the best-known technology investors are looking beyond their tried-and-true Internet plays to bet on healthcare data as the next growth market.

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Audi expects to sell more than 1.7 mln cars in 2014 - CEO

Premium car maker Audi expects to sell more than 1.7 million cars in 2014 even as sales momentum in some emerging markets slows, Chief Executive Rupert Stadler said.

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Abu Dhabi's Waha Capital in $575 mln hedging deal on half of AerCap stake

Abu Dhabi's Waha Capital has entered into a $575 million hedging deal on half of its stake in AerCap Holdings, the Emirati investment company said on Wednesday.

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Asian shares inch down, dollar on top of the heap

Asian shares inched lower early on Wednesday after a lackluster day on Wall Street, while the dollar was close to 14-month highs against a basket of major currencies after data underscored that the U.S. economy's modest expansion continues to chug along.

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