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  • KEEPING SCORE: London's FTSE 100 rose 0.3 percent to 7,476.65 and Germany's DAX was unchanged at 12,811.81. On Monday, the DAX and FTSE 100 rose 0.3 percent while the CAC-40 gained 0.2 percent. Benchmarks in Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines gained while New Zealand, Taiwan and Singapore declined.

  • SEOUL, May 16- South Korea's anti-trust regulator fined Deutsche Bank AG and BNP Paribas a total of 176 million won after it found that their branches had colluded during currency forwards auctions. South Korea's Fair Trade Commission said on Tuesday that the two banks had made illegal profits from 2011 April through 2014 November by colluding on prices of...

  • The long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) is launched during a test in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017.

    Iran is continuing to help North Korea with weapons technology as Pyongyang's new missile test emboldens the hermit regime.

  • SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of _ LG Display Co. on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $548 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. LG Display shares have decreased slightly since the beginning of the year. Keywords: LG Display, Earnings Report.

  • SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of _ KB Financial Group Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter profit of $752.6 million. KB Financial shares have risen 37 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: KB Financial, Earnings Report.

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017.

    North Korea's apparently successful launch of a mid-to-long range missile indicated a significant advance in its drive for an intercontinental ballistic missile.

  • *Asia companies, govts report minor disruptions from cyberattack. *Payment system, govt services knocked offline in China. Disruptions were low in the rest of Asia, including Japan, India, South Korea and Australia.

  • LONDON— The worldwide "ransomware" cyberattack spread to thousands more computers on Monday as people across Asia logged in at work, disrupting businesses, schools, hospitals and daily life. The new infections were largely in Asia, which had been closed for business when the malware first struck. Among those hit were Russia's Interior Ministry and companies...

  • *Asia companies, govts report minor disruptions from cyberattack. SINGAPORE/ WASHINGTON, May 15- Asian governments and businesses reported some disruptions from the WannaCry ransomware worm on Monday but cybersecurity experts warned of a wider impact as more employees turned on their computers and checked e-mails. "We're looking at our victims' profiles,...

  • *South Korea holds National Security Council meeting. SEOUL/ WASHINGTON, May 14- North Korea, defying calls to rein in its weapons program, fired a ballistic missile that landed in the sea near Russia on Sunday, days after a new leader came to power in South Korea pledging to engage Pyongyang in dialog. North Korea has consistently test-fired missiles in that...

  • *South Korea holds National Security Council meeting. SEOUL/ WASHINGTON, May 14- North Korea, defying calls to rein in its weapons programme, fired a ballistic missile that landed in the sea near Russia on Sunday, days after a new leader in South Korea came to power pledging to engage Pyongyang in dialogue. North Korea has consistently test-fired missiles in that...

  • *North Korea's presence at China summit raises eyebrows. BEIJING, May 14- North Korea kept a low profile at the opening of a summit in Beijing on China's new Silk Road plan on Sunday, after the United States warned China Pyongyang's attendance could affect the participation of other countries. North Korea's attendance at China's biggest diplomatic event this...

  • *South Korea holds National Security Council meeting. SEOUL/ WASHINGTON, May 14- North Korea, defying calls to rein in its weapons program, fired a ballistic missile that landed in the sea near Russia on Sunday, days after a new leader in South Korea came to power pledging to engage Pyongyang in dialog. North Korea has consistently test-fired missiles in that...

  • *North Korea's presence at China summit raises eyebrows. BEIJING, May 14- North Korea kept a low profile at the opening of a summit in Beijing on China's new Silk Road plan on Sunday, after the United States warned China Pyongyang's attendance could affect the participation of other countries. North Korea's attendance at China's biggest diplomatic event this...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons programme, days after a new leader in its old rival South Korea came to power pledging to engage it in dialogue. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and higher than an...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons program, days after a new leader in its old rival South Korea came to power pledging to engage it in dialog. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and higher than an...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons programme, South Korean and U.S. officials said, days after a new leader took office in the South, pledging to engage it in dialogue. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons program, South Korean and U.S. officials said, days after a new leader took office in the South, pledging to engage it in dialog. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and higher...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons programme, South Korean and U.S. officials said, days after a new leader took office in the South, pledging to engage it in dialogue. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons program, South Korean and U.S. officials said, days after a new leader took office in the South, pledging to engage it in dialog. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and higher...