Wed02222017

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Suicide At Japan's Top Ad Agency Puts Overtime On The Reform Agenda

A female job seeker takes part in a job hunting counseling session with advisers during a job fair held for fresh graduates in Tokyo, Japan, March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Yuya Shino/File PhotoIn April last year, Matsuri Takahashi, a promising graduate of Japan's top university, landed a job at Dentsu, one of the country’s most prestigious advertising agencies, renowned for its hard-driving work culture. Nine months later, she jumped to her death, leaving behind a trail of public grievances on social media about her relentless working hours and boss's verbal abuse.

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Air Bag Maker Takata Raises Full-Year Profit Forecast

A logo of Takata Corp is seen with its display as people are reflected in a window at a showroom for vehicles in Tokyo, November 6, 2015. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File PhotoJapanese air bag maker Takata Corp raised on Friday its forecast for full-year profit as the firm expects the proceeds of asset sales to boost its bottomline even as it struggles with costs related to a massive global recall of its air bags.

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Deals Between Malaysia, China Using Renminbi To Rise

A clerk counts Chinese yuan and US dollar banknotes at a branch of Bank of China in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China, January 4, 2016. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR: Business and trade transactions conducted in renminbi between Malaysia and China will significantly increase in the coming years, following the higher usage of the currency last year coupled with the rising positive factors that helped drive demand for the currency.

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Investors Smell Profit In Marijuana Ballot Measures

A variety of medicinal marijuana buds in jars are pictured at Los Angeles Patients & Caregivers Group dispensary in West Hollywood, October 18, 2016. — Reuters picSAN FRANCISCO: With marijuana legalisation measures on the ballot in nine states on Tuesday, investment opportunities are attracting money from Wall Street, Silicon Valley and publicly traded companies.

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Argentina Loosens Currency Change Rules To Fight Informal Exchanges

Pic: ReutersBUENOS AIRES: Argentina will ease regulations on opening and operating currency exchange businesses, the central bank said on Thursday, making it easier for tourists to buy pesos at hotels, restaurants and banks.

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AsiaBio Collaborates With Petronas Licensed Firm On Contracts Worth RM30 Million

Venturing onboard the oil and gas (O&G) industry and embarking on a project worth up to RM30 million, Asia Bioenergy Group (AsiaBio) subsidiary AsiaBio Petroleum Sdn Bhd, has entered into an agreement with Coral Alliance Sdn Bhd, a firm licensed by national oil company Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas).

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China’s Investment In Indonesia Surges

Pic: bizlive.vnJAKARTA: China’s foreign direct investment (FDI) in Indonesia stood at 1.6 billion USD in January – September, 2016, nearly tripling the figure from the same period last year, according to the Investment Coordinating Board of Indonesia (BKPM).

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Ringgit Opens At 4.1900/1950 Against The US Dollar

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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened lower against the US dollar and a basket of major currencies today as oil prices continued their downtrend in the global market on worries of oversupply in US crude inventories, dealers said.

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Huawei Takes Jab At Samsung With ‘No Explosion’ Phone

MUNICH: Chinese electronics firm Huawei on Thursday unveiled its latest Mate 9 smartphone in Munich, designed to challenge global market leaders Apple and Samsung with features including a high-quality camera and higher-capacity battery.

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CFLD Agrees To Invest In Malaysia

Pic: BernamaBEIJING: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the Founder and Chairman of China Fortune Land Development Co Ltd (CFLD), Wang Wenxue, has agreed to invest in Malaysia.

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