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Last Build Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:30:04 EDT

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Standard Chartered Faces U.S. Probe Over Indonesian Investment

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:06:15 EDT

The Justice Department is investigating Standard Chartered over allegations that an Indonesian power company controlled by the London-based bank paid bribes to win contracts.image

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Asia: Where American Investment-Banking Dreams Go to Die

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:47:33 EDT

Asian investment-banking revenue has become dominated by Chinese lenders, as U.S. and European banks lag behind in a region once seen as a potential bonanza. image

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Takata Air Bags Recalled in South Korea

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:14:56 EDT

South Korea’s transport ministry has ordered more than a dozen auto makers to recall hundreds of thousands of imported cars equipped with rupture-prone Takata air bags. image

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Typhoon Megi Hits Eastern China

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:03:38 EDT

A massive typhoon made landfall in eastern China, a day after carrying strong winds over Taiwan which killed at least four people and injured more than 260. image

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China's Internet 'Stream Queens' Tap Fans for Cash

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:48:07 EDT

On China’s live-streaming platforms, hosts belt out songs and fans shower them with cash during shows that resemble mass online dates, as authorities grapple with a market that has attracted the likes of Alibaba and Tencent. image

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Shimon Peres, Former Israeli Leader and Nobel Winner, Dies at 93

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:24:33 EDT

Shimon Peres, the Israeli statesman who earned a Nobel Prize for his tireless efforts to forge peace with Palestinians, has died. He was 93. image

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U.S. Presidential Debate Stirs Worries in Asia

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:29:10 EDT

Trump criticisms over China, Japan and South Korea raise fresh concerns in region.