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  • LONDON, Sept 21- Asian stock market gains on the back of a rally in Tokyo boosted emerging equities half a percent on Wednesday as investors digested the Bank of Japan's latest policy moves and waited for the U.S. But Asian stocks tracked their Japanese counterparts higher, with Hong Kong, Seoul and Taipei markets all rising more than. But currencies across Asia...

  • *13 ships waiting outside Busan port as capacity strained. A rehabilitation plan for the world's seventh-largest container carrier is "realistically impossible" if top priority debt such as backlogged charter fees exceed 1 trillion won, the Seoul Central District Court said, South Korea's Yonhap newswire reported on Wednesday. Some 13 Hanjin container...

  • The announcement about Hongxiang Industrial Development Co. in Dandong, a northeastern border city in Liaoning province, was unusually explicit for Beijing, whose dealings with the North are shrouded in secrecy. Beijing has long been North Korea's main source of aid and diplomatic support but President Xi Jinping's government has shown growing...

  • Samsung signage on display at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on Feb. 22, 2016.

    The potential damage to its image threatens to disrupt Samsung's efforts to use the Note 7 to propel faster growth in a crowded Chinese market.

  • But he said after reports China might have suffered its first explosion of the problem-plagued phone, Samsung's announcement that it saw no problem with the battery with no other explanation left him baffled. China should be a bright spot for Samsung as it wrestles with a global recall of 2.5 million of its new flagship smartphones. The company has not...

  • *Philippines firms most positive, Singapore least. SEOUL, Sept 21- Sentiment at Asian companies edged up to its highest level in five quarters in July-September, boosted by signs that China's economy is stabilizing and as concerns about Britain's move to exit the European Union recede, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed. "The risks in China look more...

  • *China probing Liaoning firm that trades heavily with North. President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang agreed on Monday to step up cooperation in the United Nations Security Council and in law-enforcement channels after North Korea's fifth nuclear test, the White House said. China and the United States are also targeting the finances of Liaoning...

  • *China probing Liaoning firm that trades heavily with North. President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang agreed on Monday to step up cooperation in the United Nations Security Council and in law-enforcement channels after North Korea's fifth nuclear test, the White House said. China and the United States are also targeting the finances of Liaoning...

  • *China probing Liaoning firm that trades heavily with North. President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang agreed on Monday to step up cooperation in the United Nations Security Council and in law-enforcement channels after North Korea's fifth nuclear test, the White House said. China and the United States are also targeting the finances of Liaoning...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— South Korean prosecutors questioned Lotte Group's chairman, Shin Dong- bin, on Tuesday in a corruption probe at the country's fifth-largest business group. Lotte started as a chewing gum company in Japan in 1948 but now operates businesses in chemicals, food, shopping and hotels, including South Korea's largest discount and department store...

  • *China probing Liaoning firm that trades heavily with North. President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang agreed on Monday to step up cooperation in the United Nations Security Council and in law-enforcement channels after North Korea's fifth nuclear test, the White House said. China and the United States are also targeting the finances of Liaoning...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— South Korean prosecutors are questioning Lotte Group's chairman in a corruption probe at the country's fifth-largest business group. Shin Dong- bin told reporters outside the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office building on Tuesday that he regretted causing concern and will cooperate with the prosecutors. Lotte Group, which...

  • President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang agreed on Monday to step up cooperation in the United Nations Security Council and in law-enforcement channels after North Korea's fifth nuclear test, the White House said. China and the United States are also targeting the finances of Hongxiang Industrial, a Chinese company headed by a Communist Party...

  • Samsung Note 7 phone

    Samsung says an investigation into one Galaxy Note 7 fire in China found no battery problem, while it couldn't access the other phone.

  • *ATL says its battery not the cause of Note 7 fire in China. Late on Sunday, Chinese online financial magazine Caixin cited an internet user's report that their Note 7 phone, bought from JD.com Inc, had caught fire in what appeared to be the first report in China of a fire involving the handset. Battery maker Amperex Technology Limited said separately on Monday one of...

  • SEOUL/ BEIJING, Sept 19- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday a Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in China that reportedly caught fire was damaged by external heating. Battery supplier Amperex Technology Limited said earlier in the day it investigated the damaged Samsung phone with the South Korean smartphone maker and determined that its battery was...

  • *ATL says its battery not the cause of Note 7 fire in China. SEOUL/ BEIJING, Sept 19- A supplier to Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday that its battery does not appear to have caused a Galaxy Note 7 smartphone to ignite in China, after Chinese media reported one of the handsets caught fire. Amperex Technology Limited said it conducted a joint investigation with...

  • BEIJING, Sept 19- Chinese online retailer JD.com Inc said on Monday Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is carrying out an internal review, after the e-commerce firm referred a customer report of a Galaxy Note 7 battery fire to the South Korean company. In a statement on Samsung's Chinese website dated Sept. 14, the South Korean firm said that Galaxy Note 7 phones sold after...

  • Aviation authorities in the United States, Australia and Europe have urged passengers not to use or charge Note 7 s while flying and not to put them in checked baggage. Samsung had earlier excluded China from its global Note 7 recall. It said handsets sold in China were safe because they used different batteries from those linked to problems elsewhere.

  • Sept 15- A lawyer for Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd, the failed South Korean container carrier, said on Thursday a U.S.-bound vessel was held "hostage" by disputes over payments, adding to the struggles in getting $14 billion of cargo off its ships stranded at sea. "There is no clear visibility yet on what will happen with this business," Hanjin lawyer Ilana Volkov said at a...