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  • Alibaba's growth accelerates, U.S. IPO filing expected next week

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's revenue growth accelerated in the last quarter of 2013, a timely lift for the Chinese Internet company as it prepares to file a prospectus next week for its highly anticipated initial public offering....
  • BOJ's Kuroda maintains positive view on economy

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Wednesday affirmed the central bank's upbeat view of the economy, even as global financial markets wobble, stressing that growth will pick up around mid-year as the sting of a sales tax hike...
  • Japan's Suga: Don't think share decline in April significant

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday that Japanese share price decline in April has not been significant. The benchmark Nikkei rose 3 percent on Wednesday to post its biggest one-day rise in two months,...
  • U.S., China in 'productive' talks after North Korea test threat

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and China have held "productive" talks on North Korea, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday, part of stepped up international diplomacy after Pyongyang warned of plans to conduct a new type of nuclear test....
  • After two bumper years, Toyota braces for shift to slower growth

    TOYOTA CITY, Japan/TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp is set to post record growth for the year just ended - with a likely $10 billion surge in operating profit - but the mood at its HQ in Japan's prosperous automotive heartland is cautious as executives...
  • Instead of mothballing Navy ships, give them to our allies

    Instead of mothballing Navy ships, give them to our allies
    A bitter debate has raged in the Pentagon for several months about the wisdom of taking the nuclear aircraft carrier George Washington out of service to save money. The Washington, at 24 years old a relatively young vessel, is due for a costly refit, a...
  • Japan Aso: Told G20 that Japan's economy in good shape

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Wednesday that he explained to his Group of 20 counterparts in Washington that Japan's economy is in good shape due to improving wages and business sentiment. Aso, speaking after a cabinet...
  • Japan econmin: Domestic stocks falling on Ukraine, U.S. markets

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese stocks have been falling in reaction to the crisis in Ukraine and a decline in U.S. financial markets, but that they should respond appropriately as the government fleshes out an economic growth strategy, Economy Minister...
  • CANNES: Rebecca Zlotowski Tapped To Preside Two Critics' Week Juries

    PARIS- Rebecca Zlotowski, a leading light of France's young generation of auteurs, has been tapped to preside the Discovery and Visionary juries of Cannes' Critics' Week. Zlotowski, who graduated from the prestigious Ecole Normale Supérieure, made her...
  • Attorneys for city seek dismissal of comfort-women lawsuit

    Attorneys for city seek dismissal of comfort-women lawsuit
    Attorneys for the city of Glendale asked a federal judge last week to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the city that calls for the removal of a local statue honoring women forced to work as sex slaves for the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II....
  • Japan confirms first bird flu case since 2011

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Two chickens have tested positive for avian influenza at a farm in Japan where more than 1,000 chickens have died, marking the country's first case of bird flu in three years, the Agricultural Ministry said on Sunday. The highly...