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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:25:58 -0500

Asian shares retreat as commodities ease, bitcoin pummeled

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian equities stepped back from a record high on Wednesday as the region's resource shares were knocked by falling oil and commodity prices while digital currencies tumbled on worries about tighter regulations.

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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:56:11 -0500

Exclusive: GM, DHL use a Chinese plant to lead manufacturing change

LIUZHOU, China,  (Reuters) - Inside General Motors Co's vehicle assembly plant in this southern China city, many workers wear the red-and-yellow uniforms of DHL, the logistics company.

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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:08:19 -0500

Bitcoin jolted by regulation worries, falls 7 percent on extended selloff

TOKYO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Bitcoin extended its sharp tumble of the past 24 hours, skidding more than seven percent on Wednesday in a rapid downturn in fortunes as investors were spooked by fears regulators might clamp down on an asset whose value has skyrocketed in the past year.

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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:12:07 -0500

Big U.S. lenders reap benefits of higher rates, but savers not so much

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve began steadily raising interest rates one year ago, offering a long-awaited tailwind for bank earnings because lenders can charge borrowers more for loans.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:09:47 -0500

Health-conscious Nestle sells U.S. candy to Ferrero for $2.8 billion

LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) - Swiss food group Nestle has agreed to sell its U.S. confectionery business to Italy's Ferrero for $2.8 billion, it said on Tuesday, marking CEO Mark Schneider's first big sale and a small step on its path towards healthier products.

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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:02:45 -0500

China luxury sales rebound as millennials snap up cosmetics, handbags: report

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's luxury goods market is back in fashion.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:39:05 -0500

GE reignites break-up talk after $11 billion insurance, tax hit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Electric Co indicated it is looking closely at breaking itself up on Tuesday as the conglomerate announced more than $11 billion in charges from its long-term care insurance portfolio and new U.S. tax laws.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:22:51 -0500

Japan central bank to keep policy on hold, offer upbeat inflation view

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's central bank is set to maintain upbeat price forecasts next week and paint a slightly better picture of the economy than it did three months ago, signaling its conviction the country is making slow but steady progress in eradicating deflation.

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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:07:51 -0500

U.S. charges former Barclays forex trader with fraud

LONDON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has charged a former Barclays foreign exchange trader over his alleged role in a scheme to defraud a client of the bank, the DoJ said.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:08:36 -0500

Top Walmart executive to be appointed International CEO: source

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc Chief Operating Officer Judith McKenna will take up the role of chief executive of its international unit, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.

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