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2016-06-15

Currencies: Yen eases versus rivals as market awaits FOMC, BOJ

The yen slightly weakened against its rivals during Asia trade on Wednesday, as investors await monetary-policy decisions by the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Marsh on Monday: China seeking protection from Fed rate hikes

China wants the U.S. and the G-20 to act to prevent a sharp drop in the yuan after the Federal Reserve resumes raising interest rates, writes David Marsh.

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Futures Movers: Oil prices drop to three-week low on fears of bigger U.S. glut

Adding to worries for oil prices was the latest forecast from the API, which suggested a 1.2-million barrel increase in U.S. crude stocks for the week ended June 10. A survey of analysts by The Wall Street Journal had estimated…

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Asia Markets: China stocks gain despite MSCI index snub

Stock markets in China and the rest of Asia shrugged off MSCI Inc.’s surprise decision not to include a batch of mainland China shares in its widely tracked indexes.

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The Wall Street Journal: Asean members scold China, then quickly retract statement

Foreign ministers from Southeast Asia jointly voiced “serious concern” over rising tensions in the South China Sea, but their unusual show of unity against Beijing appeared to collapse just hours later as their statement was retracted.

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The Wall Street Journal: How Morgan Stanley is cutting $1 billion in annual costs

Even on a newly frugal Wall Street, bank executives remain under pressure to cut more costs.

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The Wall Street Journal: Alibaba projects 48% revenue growth this year

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. released an annual revenue forecast for the first time, projecting a 48% increase for the fiscal year ending in March as the Chinese e-commerce company seeks to alleviate investors’ concerns about its growth prospects.

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The Wall Street Journal: Once an acquisition target, Twitter now invests in SoundCloud

Twitter Inc. has made an investment in SoundCloud that could help the Berlin-based music-streaming service with building up its recently launched subscription service.

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The Wall Street Journal: Chinese software developer accused by U.S. of industrial espionage

A Chinese software developer has been charged with stealing source code from a U.S. company to help the Chinese government, federal authorities said Tuesday.

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The Wall Street Journal: Abu Dhabi fund seeks to recover $6.5 billion from Malaysia’s 1MDB

Abu Dhabi sovereign-wealth fund International Petroleum Investment Co. said it is pursuing arbitration in a London court for about $6.5 billion it says it is owed as a result of a dispute with Malaysian state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd.

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The Wall Street Journal: Hillary Clinton eager for Bernie Sanders’ endorsement, cooperation

Hillary Clinton wants rival Bernie Sanders to endorse her for president and deploy his email list to persuade his supporters to unite behind her, campaign advisers say, in hopes of bridging differences within the party and leaving Democrats best positioned…

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The Wall Street Journal: Perk up! Coffee officially won’t give you cancer

Twenty-five years after classifying coffee as a possible carcinogen leading to bladder cancer, the World Health Organization’s cancer research arm has reversed course, and is expected to say on Wednesday that coffee isn’t classifiable as a carcinogen.

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