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Myanmar, Bangladesh Agree on Return of Refugees

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:37:36 EST

Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed to begin repatriating hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya Muslims who fled a crackdown in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, in a process that could take years to complete.image

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U.S. Navy Ends Search for Three Sailors Missing in Plane Crash

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:35:03 EST

The U.S. Navy said it has ended search-and-rescue operations for three missing sailors, after one of its cargo planes crashed near Japan on Wednesday.image

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Quality Scandal Deals Blow to Mitsubishi Materials Stock

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:53:08 EST

Mitsubishi Materials shares tanked early Friday after the company admitted to manipulating quality data on shipments of parts for airplanes and cars, the latest quality scandal to hit Japan’s manufacturing industry. image

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On Tap: Vietnam Seeks Investors for Its Largest Brewer

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:36:29 EST

The Vietnamese government has kicked off a process to find potential investors for a large stake in state-owned Sabeco, as it looks to strike a multibillion-dollar deal in the coming weeks. image

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The Next Billion-Dollar Boom in Chinese Tech

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:04:34 EST

Many Chinese companies want to tap into the power of artificial intelligence and cloud computing to increase efficiency and cut costs, spelling huge opportunity for the enterprise-applications market.image

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Are You a Credit Risk? Indian Banks Dig Deep in Your Phone to Find Out

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:03:27 EST

Indian banks have started mining data on customers’ smartphones for fast loan approval, testing out cutting-edge but controversial technology in what is potentially one of the largest market for such products. image

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Tesla Delivers the World's Biggest Battery---and Wins a Bet

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:41:42 EST

An enormous Tesla-built battery system—storing electricity from a new wind farm and capable of supplying 30,000 homes—will be powered up over the coming days, beating the money-back deadline set by CEO Elon Musk.image

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