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BOJ maintains massive stimulus as Kuroda warns of growing risks

35 min 9 sec ago
The Bank of Japan cut its inflation forecasts on Wednesday but maintained its massive stimulus program, with Governor Haruhiko Kuroda warning of growing risks to the economy from trade protectionism and faltering global demand.

Subaru halts bulk of global car output over part defect

50 min 28 sec ago
Subaru Corp said its sole car factory in Japan, accounting for roughly 60 percent of global production, could be out of action for almost two weeks after it discovered a suspected defect in a power-steering component.

Volvo recalls over 200,000 cars to fix fuel leak issue

52 min 4 sec ago
Volvo Cars, which is owned by China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group [GEELY.UL], is voluntarily recalling about 200,000 cars after it found an engineering issue that could potentially cause fuel leakage in the engine compartment over time.

Deutsche received information requests from authorities in Danske case

1 hour 2 min ago
Deutsche Bank said on Wednesday that it received several requests for information from regulators and law enforcement agencies around the world relating to the Dankse case.

J&J eying surgical robotics firm Auris Health: Bloomberg

2 hours 29 min ago
Johnson & Johnson is pursuing an acquisition of surgical robotics firm Auris Health Inc, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

Fed investigating Deutsche's role in Danske money laundering: Bloomberg

2 hours 41 min ago
The U.S. Federal Reserve is investigating Deutsche Bank's role in a money laundering scheme that has embroiled both it and Denmark's Danske Bank , Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.

China says will step up fiscal spending this year to support economy

3 hours 32 min ago
China will step up fiscal spending this year to support its economy, focusing on further cuts in taxes and fees for small firms, finance ministry officials said on Wednesday.

Asian shares pause amid concerns over growth and trade

3 hours 41 min ago
Asian stocks trod water on Wednesday as concerns over the outlook for global economic growth and the ongoing Sino-U.S. trade war kept investors away from riskier assets.

U.S. airlines tap army helicopter pilots to ease shortage

4 hours 2 min ago
U.S. Army pilot Shaun Perez spent ten hours flying an Apache helicopter over Afghanistan, providing gun cover for Special Forces soldiers on the ground as they hunted for high-value targets, guns and weapons.

BOJ cuts inflation view, keeps stimulus as risks to economy heighten

5 hours 3 min ago
The Bank of Japan cut its inflation forecasts on Wednesday and warned of rising risks to the economy from faltering global demand, further pushing back policymakers' years-long efforts to foster durable growth.

Asian stocks pause amid worries over growth and trade

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 10:52pm
Asian stocks took a breather on Wednesday, with mounting signs of slowing global growth and concerns over a yet-unresolved Sino-U.S. trade dispute putting the brakes on investor appetite for risk assets.

Google, Facebook spend big on U.S. lobbying amid policy battles

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 10:00pm
Alphabet Inc's Google disclosed in a quarterly filing on Tuesday that it spent a company-record $21.2 million on lobbying the U.S. government in 2018, topping its previous high of $18.22 million in 2012, as the search engine operator fights wide-ranging scrutiny into its practices.

Asian shares dip, worries over growth and trade sour mood

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 8:18pm
Asian stocks edged down on Wednesday on mounting signs of slowing global growth and anxiety over a yet-unresolved Sino-U.S. trade dispute.

Trump won't soften hardline on China to make trade deal: advisers

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 8:11pm
As much as U.S. President Donald Trump wants to boost markets through a trade pact with China, he will not soften his position that Beijing must make real structural reforms, including how it handles intellectual property, to reach a deal, advisers say.

Bayer asks California judge to limit evidence in another Roundup cancer trial

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 6:44pm
Bayer AG unit Monsanto has asked a California judge in the litigation over its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup allegedly causing cancer to limit evidence by splitting an upcoming trial into two phases, a request previously successful with another judge.

Google spends big on U.S. lobbying amid antitrust, bias battles

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 6:14pm
Alphabet Inc's Google disclosed on Tuesday that it spent a company-record $21.2 million on lobbying the United States government in 2018, topping its previous high of $18.22 million in 2012, as the search engine operator fights wide-ranging scrutiny into its practices.

Viacom will buy Pluto TV streaming service for $340 million

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 6:06pm
Viacom Inc said on Tuesday it will buy Pluto TV, a free video streaming TV service, for $340 million in cash to expand its advanced advertising business.

Lockheed Martin wins $542 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 5:27pm
Lockheed Martin Corp has been awarded a $542 million contract for equipment and spares for F-35 aircraft, the Pentagon said in a statement on Tuesday.

BAE Systems wins $474 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 5:24pm
BAE Systems PLC has been awarded a $474 million U.S. defense contract for technical and maintenance support for the M109 family of vehicles, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

BlackRock plans environmentally conscious money market fund

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 5:17pm
BlackRock Inc is planning a new fund for investors looking to park their cash safely while helping the environment, expanding options for "socially responsible" investments, a filing with U.S. market regulators showed on Tuesday.

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