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  • TOKYO— Godzillas galore, including last year's Hollywood version, stomp on buildings, thrashing about and breathing fire, in a video game going on sale globally mid-July. In the original 1954 movie, Toho Co. studios concocted the giant animal that arose as a mutation from nuclear testing in the Pacific. That had special resonance in Japan as the only nation to have...

  • Jefferies: China brokers are promising   Sunday, 31 May 2015 | 11:07 PM ET
    Jefferies: China brokers are promising

    The outlook for China's brokerage industry - including Huatai, is promising, says Christie Ju, Head of Research, Hong Kong/China at Jefferies.

  • SHANGHAI, June 1- China National Nuclear Power Co Ltd, a unit of one of the country's two state nuclear reactor builders, on Monday said it aims to raise 13.19 billion yuan in potentially the largest China IPO in almost four years. The company intends to issue 3.891 billion shares at 3.39 yuan a piece, and will start taking subscriptions from investors on Tuesday,...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Record US production   Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Record US production

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude and gas inventories were down today despite record US production.

  • ST. PAUL, Minn.— A disgruntled contract employee who had been working at Xcel Energy's Monticello nuclear power plant harassed and threatened union officials before police discovered he had a carload of explosive materials and ammunition, prosecutors allege in a criminal complaint. Robert James Johnson, 58, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was charged in Ramsey...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil continues slide   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Oil continues slide

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil prices were down again today, and traders think the downward slide is likely to continue.

  • SAO PAULO, May 27- Brazil is considering an expanded role for private companies in nuclear power generation, as it looks to meet rising electricity demand and provide backup for a hydro system pushed to its limits, Energy Minister Eduardo Braga said on Wednesday. Braga, who calls nuclear power "a necessity but not a priority," wants up to four new reactors to provide...

  • TOKYO— A nuclear plant in southern Japan on Wednesday obtained the final permit needed to restart its reactors, paving the way for it to become the first to go back online under new safety standards introduced after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. All of Japan's more than 40 reactors are currently offline for repairs or safety inspections. The plant, owned by Kyushu...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil range-bound for summer?   Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Oil range-bound for summer?

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. A stronger dollar and a flattening rig count number helped push down crude prices.

  • Pilgrim nuclear plant back online after $70M upgrade Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 9:30 AM ET

    Entergy Corp., owner of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, said control room operators reconnected the plant to the grid after a 35- day planned shutdown. John Dent, Entergy's site vice president, said in a statement that the project "resulted in a safer and more reliable plant." Entergy has owned the plant since 1999..

  • Nikkei's winning streak runs into profit-taking Monday, 25 May 2015 | 10:23 PM ET

    *Tomy falls after Marunouchi Capital sells entire stake. *Kyushu Electric rises after nuclear reactor restart announcement. TOKYO, May 26- Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Tuesday morning, snapping a seven-day winning streak as investors took profits after the recent gains made on optimism over the economy's recovery and higher shareholder...

  • Will more weapons help Iraq to fight ISIS?   Monday, 25 May 2015 | 7:45 PM ET
    Will more weapons help Iraq to fight ISIS?

    His Royal Highness Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed explains why the U.S. strategy of supplying more weapons to the Iraqi forces isn't the solution to ensure Iraq's stability.

  • Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government last month proposed bringing nuclear energy back to account for 20-22 percent of the nation's electricity mix by 2030, seeking to reduce Japan's huge reliance on imported fossil fuels and lift the economy out of two decades of anaemic growth. But slightly more than two-thirds of firms in the Reuters Corporate Survey,...

  • China approves China National Nuclear Power Corp IPO Friday, 22 May 2015 | 7:44 AM ET

    BEIJING, May 22- China approved the initial public offering of China National Nuclear Power Corp, one of the country's two state nuclear reactor builders, the securities regulator said in a statement on its official Weibo feed. According to the company's prospectus, which was filed on May 4 last year, CNNPC is a unit of state-owned nuclear developer CNNC Group, and...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude climbs   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Crude climbs

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was up $1.74 to cross the $60 threshold.

  • CORRECTED-Japan approves third nuclear plant for restart Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 7:44 PM ET

    TOKYO, May 20- Japan's nuclear regulator signed off on the basic safety of a reactor at a third nuclear plant on Wednesday, as the country inches toward rebooting its atomic industry more than four years after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. The decision will be a boost for operator Shikoku Electric Power Co, which relied on its sole Ikata nuclear power station in...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Production down, crude up   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Production down, crude up

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • Japan approves third nuclear plant for restart Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 11:53 PM ET

    Japan's nuclear regulator signed off on the basic safety of a reactor at a third nuclear plant on Wednesday.

  • Japan approves third nuclear plant for restart Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 10:33 PM ET

    TOKYO, May 20- Japan's nuclear regulator signed off on the basic safety of a reactor at a third nuclear plant on Wednesday, as the country inches toward rebooting its atomic industry more than four years after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. The decision will be a boost for operator Shikoku Electric Power Co, which relied on its sole Ikata nuclear power station in...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Traders play crude ranges   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Traders play crude ranges

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was under pressure today as the dollar continued to rally.