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  • A man stands at a trading terminal of a securities brokerage in Beijing, China.

    Asia markets ended lower Thursday, amid fresh declines in oil prices and concerns the U.S. Federal Reserve may hike interest rates sooner than expected.

  • Most Asian markets tacked on gains on Thursday despite mostly poor economic data, as investors started to worry about missing a bargain.

  • Japan's storied trading houses face billions of dollars in impairments from an emerging markets downturn and the commodities rout.

  • A visitor looks at an electronic stock board at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), operated by Japan Exchange Group Inc. (JPX), in Tokyo, Japan.

    Asian stocks were battered on Friday, amid sharp falls in commodity prices and growing expectations that the Fed will hike rates next month.

  • Australia's Santos ended months of uncertainty on Monday, opting to raise $2.5B through two share sales and the sale of a stake in a gas field.

  • Gold rose on Tuesday, recovering an earlier 1 percent slide on expectations the Fed will not lift U.S. interest rates this year.

  • Pedestrians walk past the headquarters of Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors in Tokyo, Japan.

    Japan's Mitsubishi will buy a stake of at least 10 percent in agri-trader Olam International in a deal worth at least $500 million.

  • Japan's big trading houses, stung by writedowns, plan to step up asset sales and cut investment spending by up to $10 billion over the next three years.

  • A flurry of acquisitions of coal assets by Japanese firms signals that some trading houses are betting a depressed coal market is bottoming out.

  •  Deutsche Bank

    Tokyo police arrested a Deutsche Securities employee for suspected bribery after the Deutsche official spent thousands of dollars on entertainment.

  • Nikkei Business Report

    Mitsui, Mitsubishi and Nippon Yusen reached a joint venture agreement with the U.S. firm Sempra Energy. The project, estimated to cost $10 billion, plans to produce 12 million tons of liquefied natural gas a year by 2017, or equivalent to 10% of annual Japanese demand. The Nikkei's Sachiko Kishida reports.

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    South Korean construction stocks have lost almost 20 percent of their value this month, falling to levels last seen four years ago.

  • Liquifaction Plant

    Woodside Petroleum has shelved plans for its $40 billion Browse liquefied natural gas project in Western Australia, saying it will consider a floating LNG plant instead.

  • Workers make a pipe connection on the drill string on the Orion Perseus drilling rig that is currently drilling for oil and gas in the Eagle Ford Shale, Webb County, Texas.

    With cheap shale gas making the US a magnet for industrial companies, many economists are positing a return to industrialization after more than a decade of consumption-led growth.

  • U.S. shale gas may not be the panacea being touted by Japan's politicians and companies to sharply reduce the country's crippling energy bills.

  • TOKYO, Oct 31- Japan's Nikkei share average was seen moving higher on Wednesday after losing 1 percent on profit-taking a day earlier when the Bank of Japan eased monetary policy in line with expectations. ``Since the reaction to the BOJ was fully priced in yesterday, I think we should bounce back today,'' said Toshiyuki Kanayama, senior market analyst at Monex. ``The index should be steady, with some small gains, although there's a lack of incentives because the U.S. wasn't open.'' Market players said the Nikkei was likely to trade between 8,850 to 8,950 on Wednesday.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 25- Brazilian mining company Vale SA plans to sell underperforming assets to control costs and boost profit, executives said on Thursday, a day after reporting weak earnings and halting work on a giant iron ore mine in the West African nation of Guinea.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 25- Brazilian mining company Vale SA plans to sell underperforming assets to control costs and boost profit, executives said on Thursday, a day after reporting weak earnings and halting work on a giant iron ore mine in the West African nation of Guinea.

  • ULAN BATOR, Oct 11- The head of the state-owned company charged with developing Mongolia's long-delayed Tavan Tolgoi coal project in the South Gobi region resigned on Thursday, raising hopes that a new CEO may hasten the launch of the massive mine. Enebish will be replaced by Batsuur Yaichil, a former member of parliament with the ruling Democratic Party.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 9- Asia's fuel oil cash differentials recovered on Tuesday as low prices helped to stir up buying interest. Cash differential for 180- centistoke fuel oil narrowed more than a dollar to a discount of 40 cents a tonne above Singapore spot quotes, the highest in three sessions.