Japanese auto majors may post encouraging quarterly results

The second quarter for Japanese automobile majors is expected to be positive as the sales surged in the US market. Toyota Motor Corp, Nissan Motor Co and Honda Motor Co. registered a rise in sales volume in the North American market during July to September. Investors are closely monitoring the forecasts about vehicle sales to ascertain the possible outcome from the third quarter results. The US and China markets account for one-third of global sales for the top three Japanese automobile companies. The rise in US sales and weaker Yen may add to profits for the Japanese automobile majors during the quarter.

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Volkswagen says sorry in Japan auto show

Volkswagen AG, Europe's largest automaker, is maintaining an investment plan to build a new seven-seater sports utility vehicle. It is starting next year at its only manufacturing plant in Tennessee, although beset by issues of cost cuts in the wake of the company's diesel-emission manipulation scandal.

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Starbucks introduces Frappula, the new Halloween-inspired Frappucino

Starbucks, the most popular coffee brand in the world, has a special treat for both Halloween lovers and coffee enthusiasts as they announced plans on releasing a new vampire-inspired beverage, the Frappula.

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Huawei overtakes Xiaomi as China's biggest smartphone maker

Huawei Technologies Co. dislodges Xiaomi Corp. from its position as the biggest smartphone maker in China. The company sold 27.4 million devices in the quarter ended September 30, according to reports citing data from research firms. That's up 81% from the previous year.

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Cola Cola Q3 revenue falls nearly 5%

Report on Coca-Cola profit and revenue this quarter shows a drop of nearly 5%. A strong dollar has resulted to a less value in Coca-Cola revenue from outside North America. The global economic slowdown also affected Coca-Cola revenues resulting a revenue cutback.

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Abbey Road Studios is entering the tech industry

The great Abbey Road Studios is entering into the tech industry as it wanted not only to act as a recording studio but also as a music technology incubator. The plan was revealed by the Universal Music Group in a ceremony at the Studio 2 on Wednesday night. It will assure their continued reliability amidst technology era.

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Cash-strapped Greece raising prices of tickets for tourist spots

If you are heading for Greece for sightseeing, be sure to have extra cash ready. That's because the cash-strapped country is raising prices of tickets to tourist spots as early as April.

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Deutsche Bank restructures organizational unit and executive board

In an extraordinary meeting held in October 18, Deutsche Bank's supervisory board supplied a reorganization of leadership and structure. Deutsche Bank announced it is restructuring its organization and executive committees.

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Nestlé future forecast slit after missing nine months sales

Nestlé's sales from Asia, Oceania and Africa (AOA) region went down 3% and the company whose brands range from Nescafe and KitKat to Perrier has less sales growth forecast for 2015 to around 4.5%. This is way back below its broader objective of 5 to 6% growth in the succeeding years.

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Starbucks to brew in Italy

A negotiation between the U.S. company and Italian businessman Antonio Percassi to bringing Starbucks to Italy is already in process. The agreement is set to be finalized this coming Christmas according to the newspaper Corriere della Serra.

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German broadcaster buys Swedish travel firm for $267mn

ProSiebenSat.1, a Munich-based German broadcaster, has acquired Swedish online travel agency Etraveli Holding AB for Euro235million ($267mn) from private equity (PE) firm Segulah IV LP. The acquisition deal for ProSiebenSat.1 is its biggest investment in the global e-Commerce. The German broadcaster will expand its digital operations globally following the acquisition. ProSiebenSat.1 is planning to expand beyond TV business.

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Brazil to host its own Internet high-speed exchange point away from the U.S. - Telebras

Brazil is to detach its internet connection with U.S., Telebras CEO Jorge Bittar said. A submarine cable with over 30 tbps will be installed from Lisbon to Fortaleza. This would boost Internet speed with Europe in 2017.

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Credit Suisse fined $80M in dark pool trading charges

The Swiss bank Credit Suisse Group AG will have to shell out $80 million in fines and disgorgement to the US regulators in an alternative trading-related settlement case. Credit Suisse didn't reveal its operations in dark pool private share trading exchange to the clients.

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Vista Equity Partners to buy Solera Holdings Inc. for $6.5 B

Vista Equity Partner is nearing to close a deal to buy a Texas-based company, Solera Holdings for $55.85 per share in cash. The total valuation of the deal including Solera's net debt is said to be worth $6.5 billion. The purchase price represents a 13 percent premium to the company's stock value.

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German industrial output gains points, most intense in July

The output for German industry soared for the month of July at its quickest rates so far this year, shown by the data from the Economy Ministry on Monday. This means that Europes's biggest economy was powered even at the beginning of Q3 according to Reuters.

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