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  • Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Sunday that his counterparts in the Group of Seven nations welcomed U.S. guidelines on regulating self-driving cars and have agreed to work together on creating such standards to maintain safety. Foxx and other transportation officials from the G-7 met over the weekend in the Japanese resort town of Karuizawa.

  • WASHINGTON/ TOKYO, Sept 24- Japanese air bag supplier Takata Corp said it failed to inform the U.S. auto safety agency of a 2003 rupture of one of its air bag inflators in Switzerland, according to an internal Takata report released by U.S. regulators on Friday. In the United States, nearly 70 million inflators have been declared defective. In one event detailed in the...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts from the European Union, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy meet at Tufts University to discuss a range of issues- 1545 GMT. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 BELLINGHAM, United States- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz gives a speech at Western Washington University- 2300 GMT. MINNEAPOLIS, United States- Federal...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts from the European Union, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy meet at Tufts University to discuss a range of issues- 1545 GMT. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 BELLINGHAM, United States- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz gives a speech at Western Washington University- 2300 GMT. MINNEAPOLIS, United States- Federal...

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    Goldman Sachs is cutting almost 30 percent of its 300 investment banking jobs in Asia outside Japan.

  • The British trader, who caused the collapse of Barings Bank in 1995 when he lost more than $1 billion in unauthorized trades, was released from a Singapore jail in 1999 after serving 3 1/ 2 years. He published a book in 1996 entitled "Rogue Trader: How I Brought Down Barings Bank and Shook the Financial World." He even briefly served as CEO of Galway United Football Club.

  • HAVANA, Sept 23- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday that his visit to Communist-ruled Cuba, the first ever by a Japanese leader, had turned a new page in bilateral relations and the two countries would now deepen their economic relationship. "This visit has turned a new page in 400 years of Japan- Cuba friendship," Abe said. "Cuba is an extremely...

  • HAVANA, Sept 23- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday that his visit to Communist-ruled Cuba, the first ever by a Japanese leader, had turned a new page in bilateral relations and the two countries would now deepen their economic relationship. "This visit has turned a new page in 400 years of Japan- Cuba friendship," Abe said. "Cuba is an extremely...

  • LONDON, Sept 23- Japan Tobacco aims to start selling its Ploom Tech tobacco-based electronic cigarette in cities across Japan next year, it said on Friday, as it fights to catch up with bigger rival Philip Morris in meeting the growing demand for "vaping" products. "Though we are not able to comment on the exact timing of the national launch in Japan due to the...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 23- Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group will market Sony Pictures' films and co-finance some upcoming movie releases of Sony Corp's film unit in China, which is forecast to become the world's top movie market as soon as next year. Wanda, owned by China's richest man, Wang Jianlin, and Sony announced a deal on Friday under which Sony Pictures will...

  • *Arbitrage to Asia emerges with Brent-WTI spread over $3/ bl. *Argus launches new indexes for U.S. crude delivered to Asia. SINGAPORE, Sept 23- Asia's oil refiners can choose from a sprawling buffet of over 300 crudes from every continent except Antarctica as a combination of cheap freight and rising supplies leaves buyers overwhelmed by the variety of oil grades...

  • *BOJ Tankan due at 2350 GMT on Oct 2. *CPI due at 2330 GMT on Sept 29. TOKYO, Sept 23- Japanese manufacturers' mood improved for the first time in five quarters while service sector confidence worsened to the lowest since 2014, a Reuters poll showed, as the effects of a strong yen filtered through the economy.

  • TOKYO, Sept 23- Japanese government bonds firmed on Friday, as investors pondered the impact of the Bank of Japan's move this week to target interest rates on Japanese government bonds as the main tool of its massive monetary easing program. The Ministry of Finance conducted a regular liquidity-enhancing auction, in which it re-offers previously issued 20-...

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ticked up 0.15 percent, driven by gains in Australia, and within sight of its highest levels since July 2015 that it hit in early September. Japan's Nikkei dipped 0.3 percent, reflecting the yen's gains during Japan's market holiday on Thursday. European share are seen opening little changed, with...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 23- Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group Co will help market movies of Sony Corp's film unit in China under a deal that will also see them co-finance some projects, including Sony Pictures' upcoming movie releases in the world's second largest economy. China's richest man Wang Jianlin, who started Wanda as a property developer in China's...

  • TOKYO, Sept 23- The dollar gained in Asian trading on Friday but was on track to end a tumultuous week with losses after the Federal Reserve trimmed its long-term interest rate expectations and the Bank of Japan rebooted its monetary policy framework. The dollar was up 0.4 percent at 101.09 yen, pulling away from a nearly four-week low of 100.10 touched overnight,...

  • British cybersecurity firm Darktrace reckons cybercriminals can be stopped with machine learning and a bit of maths.

  • TOKYO, Sept 23- Asian shares held near 14- month highs on Friday on revived bets the Federal Reserve is settling into a phase of very gradual interest rate rises while Japanese bond yields fell after the Bank of Japan's new policy scheme. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was steady and within sight of its highest levels since July 2015...

  • TOKYO, Sept 23- Asian shares edged closer to 14- month highs on Friday while the dollar was on the defensive as investors grew more convinced that the Federal Reserve is settling into a phase of very gradual interest rate hikes. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was steady and within sight of its highest levels since July 2015 that it hit...

  • The Bank of Japan has radically changed how it will purchase exchange-traded funds in Japan’s stock market. Here’s how to play it.