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Thursday, November 20, 2014
As Switzerland prepares to vote this month on whether to force the country's central bank to increase its gold reserves, economists warn a “Yes” vote could wreak havoc in financial markets.
Nokia plots comeback with Android tablet
Nokia is back in the fray.
Facebook on Tuesday launched FB Techwire, billed as a showplace for technology talk shared by influential sources.
Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities trimmed their holdings slightly in September after hitting a record in the previous month.
Japan has slipped back into a recession for the second time in two years. That could mean more trouble for a range of U.S. companies and industries that count on the country for sales.
 > Japan
South Korea's Samsung scrapped Wednesday a merger between two major units, citing the spiraling cost of buying back stock from shareholders opposed to the deal.
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) Wednesday kept its upbeat economic view despite data showing the country had slipped into recession, which prompted Premier Shinzo Abe to delay a scheduled tax hike and call a snap election.
 > Japan
Financial planning often involves lots of spreadsheets, pie charts and eyes glazing over.
The yen slipped in Asia Wednesday after Bank of Japan policymakers trimmed their inflation expectations but held off fresh easing measures, despite the economy's fall into recession.
Oil prices were mixed in Asia Wednesday as dealers predicted that leading producer Saudi Arabia would resist pressure from other Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members to cut output in order to prop up falling prices. Oil prices were mixed in Asia Wednesday as dealers predicted that leading producer Saudi Arabia would resist pressure from other Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members to cut output in order to prop up falling prices.
  
  
  
  
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