Japan's likely new defense minister may rile China with his support for a stronger pre-emptive strike capability.
Claims that North Korea has engaged in recent cyber-attacks could see the rogue nation ramp up military aggression next year, Nomura said.
South Korean prosecutors indicted Uber's local unit for violating a law governing public transport, Yonhap reported.
China wants to recombine its two railroad manufacturers to prevent them from undercutting each other abroad. The FT reports.
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