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SE Asia Stocks-Singapore, Malaysia rise after Trump-Xi trade phone call

Dec 31 (Reuters) – Singaporean and Malaysian stocks rose on Monday in thin year-end trading as a phone call between U.S. and Chinese leaders spurred hopes that the two economic heavyweights would reach a deal that could ease their damaging Read more ›

Korean Air to raise refund fees after K-pop fans get the picture, get off

Korean Air Lines Co Ltd said on Tuesday it will raise refund penalties after K-pop fans got on a plane only to take pictures of a boy band on the flight, then demanded to get off before it departed and Read more ›

Investors revolt against executive pay plans at tarnished Australian banks

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Shareholders voted against the executive remuneration plans of two of Australia’s biggest banks on Wednesday following misconduct revelations that have swept through the country’s financial sector. A man walks past ATM machines at a National Australia Bank Read more ›

Trump intervention comment may be gift to Huawei CFO

VANCOUVER/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, released on bail on Tuesday to await a ruling on U.S. extradition at one of her luxury Vancouver homes, may have received welcome ammunition in court from an unlikely source – President Read more ›

China’s WuXi AppTec raises $1 billion in HK listing: sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese medical tech platform WuXi AppTec (603259.SS) raised $1.01 billion in its Hong Kong listing, sources told Reuters on Friday, making it one of this year’s last big deals in the Asian financial hub to end Read more ›

Air New Zealand Christmas ad replicates Trump's U.N. laughter moment

An Air New Zealand advertisement released for the Christmas season this week takes a dig at U.S. President Donald Trump by portraying an American boy wearing a “Make Christmas Great Again” red cap being laughed at by other children on Read more ›

Trump says Saudi journalist likely dead; Turkey searches for remains

WASHINGTON/ANKARA (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Thursday he presumes missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead and that the U.S. response to Saudi Arabia will likely be “very severe” but that he still wanted to get to the Read more ›

U.S. plans to rewrite rules that impede self-driving cars

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is moving ahead with plans to revise safety rules that bar fully self-driving cars from the roads without equipment like steering wheels, pedals and mirrors, according to a document seen Read more ›

Dollar scales 11-month peak on yen as U.S. yields surge

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The dollar climbed an 11-month top on the yen on Thursday as stunningly strong U.S. economic data drove Treasury yields to their highest since mid-2011, while Japanese stocks attempted to re-claim a 27-year peak. Visitors are seen Read more ›