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November 8, 2017 3:55 AM Exclusive: Japan's MUFG gets nod to bring U.S. state branches under federal regulation

NEW YORK - Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) has received approval from the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to convert state-supervised branches into federally regulated ones, a U.S. spokesman for the bank confirmed late on Tuesday. As a result, MUFG's Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd branches in New York, Illinois 291

November 5, 2017 1:25 AM Factbox: Kobe Steel's affected customers

Kobe Steel Ltd's tampering with specifications has led to a scramble among the 525 customers currently affected to check the safety of their cars, planes, trains and other products. The metals from Kobe Steel whose specifications have been falsified have been used in a dizzying array of products including air conditioners, Blu-ray discs, car doors 282

November 5, 2017 1:25 AM Factbox: Kobe Steel's 10 largest shareholders

- Asset Management One Co Ltd and other Mizuho Financial Group Inc companies 6.54 pct (23.83 mln shares) - Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corp and other Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc companies 6.09 percent (22.2 mln shares) - BlackRock Japan Co Ltd and other BlackRock Inc companies 5.16 pct (18.8 mln shares) - Japan Trustee Services Bank Ltd (Trust 283

November 2, 2017 4:25 PM Long Lines Are Back at Apple Stores for 10th Anniversary IPhone

Long lines have already begun to form outside Apple Inc. stores around the world, a sign of strong demand for the company’s 10th anniversary model iPhone X, its most important product launch in years. Beginning Thursday night locally, giant crowds and long lines surrounded Apple’s retail stores in Singapore, Japan, and Australia, recalling the throngs 168

November 2, 2017 8:18 AM South Korea to restrict anti-Trump rallies: Report

SEOUL: South Korean police will restrict public rallies near the country's presidential palace during Donald Trump's first visit as head of state, a report said Thursday (Nov 2) reducing his chances of being exposed to opposition. It is the first time that Seoul has imposed limits on public gatherings since President Moon Jae-In, a former human rights 116

November 2, 2017 5:34 AM Japan 'serial killer' said to be quiet child turned sex trade scout

TOKYO: Takahiro Shiraishi, the Japanese man who has reportedly confessed to murdering and hacking up nine young people in his Tokyo bathroom, was said to be a quiet schoolboy who would grow up to work on the fringes of the sex industry and become a suspected serial killer. Pictures of the 27-year-old show an ordinary-looking man with neat, dark hair and glasses 128

November 2, 2017 12:21 AM Navy collisions that killed 17 sailors were ‘avoidable’: Official inquiry reports

WASHINGTON — Two collisions between United States Navy destroyers and commercial vessels in the Western Pacific earlier this year were “avoidable” and the result of a string of crew and basic navigational errors, the Navy's top officer said in reports made public on Wednesday (Nov 1). Seven sailors were killed in June when the destroyer Fitzgerald collided 122

November 1, 2017 4:50 PM 'Multiple failures' by sailors standing watch contributed to deadly Navy collisions, investigation finds

The Navy has found that two ship collisions that combined to kill 17 sailors at sea were preventable and caused in part by "multiple failures" by servicemembers who were standing watch the nights of the incidents, the service said Wednesday. The USS Fitzgerald and the USS John S. McCain, both guided-missile destroyers, suffered catastrophic collisions 115

November 1, 2017 1:30 PM Collisions of US destroyers, commercial vessels in Western Pacific were avoidable: Top navy officer

WASHINGTON (NYTIMES) - Two collisions between US navy destroyers and commercial vessels in the Western Pacific earlier this year were "avoidable" and the result of a string of crew and basic navigational errors, the Navy's top officer said in a report to be made public on Wednesday (Nov 1). Seven sailors were killed in June when the destroyer USS Fitzgerald 108

November 1, 2017 12:15 PM Trump to push for more balanced trade ties and free markets in trip to Asia

SINGAPORE — Mr Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to Asia demonstrates his administration’s engagement of the region and his personal interest in helping it grow economically, said senior American officials, adding that the president will push for more equitable trade relations and for countries to adopt free-market principles. “The President’s travel is going 123