A man walks past an electronic board showing world stock exchange rates including Britain's, top left, at a securities firm in Tokyo

Brexit will continue to shake financial markets next week

(From Nikkei Asia Review) Investors should expect yet more turmoil next week as the Brexit shock continues to shake financial markets. A man walks past an electronic board showing world stock exchange rates at a securities firm in Tokyo Britain's decision on Thursday to leave the European Union has clouded the financial markets with a number of unknowns, including how it will ...
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Fallout from British EU vote alarms Asia, deepens party conflicts

By Estelle Shirbon and Ben Blanchard LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) - Turmoil unleashed by Britain's vote to leave the European Union heightened anxiety in Asia on Sunday, with China, Japan and South Korea all fretting over the risk to world financial stability a ...
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ChemChina to take 40% stake in Rosneft’s petrochemical project

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's biggest oil producer Rosneft said on Saturday that China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) would take a 40 percent stake in its planned petrochemical complex VNHK in Russia's Far East. "The participation of ChemChina will allow Rosneft to ...
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China, Russia sign MOU on yuan clearing in Russia

BEIJING (Reuters) - The central banks of China and Russia on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding on setting up a yuan clearing mechanism in Russia, the People's Bank of China said. The PBOC gave no details in the statement on ...
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China central bank chief sees ‘dynamic’ monetary policy adjustments

By David Lawder and Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) - People's Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan said on Friday a more flexible yuan currency was important for China's development and reforms, and that monetary policy would be adjusted "in a dynamic ...
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NSG entry: India says current hurdle not a diplomatic failure

(From ANI) Asserting that India would continue to talk with China to further its mission to gain entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the Ministry ...
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Russia, China or Iran vs. US Navy: Who wins?

(From National Interest) The capability risks that the United States Navy took in the immediate aftermath of the Cold War are coming back to haunt the ...
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Relatives of people injured in the water park explosion last year bow to thank the public during a music concert to mark the first anniversary of the accident in Taipei

Taiwan commemorates first anniversary of deadly water park blast

(From AFP) Taiwan Sunday marked the first anniversary of an explosion which killed 15 and injured hundreds at a water park as victims and their relatives ...
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Rodrigo Duterte,

Philippine leader says could be open to talks with Abu Sayyaf militants

(From AFP) Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte says he could be open to peace talks with the Islamic militant group Abu Sayyaf, which recently beheaded two foreign ...
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A tank belonging to the Iraqi army fires toward Islamic State militants in Falluja, Iraq, June 25, 2016. Picture taken June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

Battle of Falluja over, says Iraqi army commander

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces recaptured the last remaining district held by Islamic State militants in the city of Falluja on Sunday and the general ...
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the accident site of a bus fire in Yizhang County, central China's Hunan Province

At least 35 killed in central China bus fire

(From AP) Local authorities say a long-distance bus has smashed into a guardrail in central China, sparking a fire that killed 35 people and injured 20 ...
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