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  • Tokyo stocks tumble as weak global data spook markets; yen gains

    An employee of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) places his hand next to the TSE logo at the bourse in TokyoBy Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese stocks were knocked hard on Thursday as weak global manufacturing activity and an Ebola health scare in the United States spooked world markets, sending investors scurrying to the safety of U.S. bonds, the yen and gold. The gloom is seen keeping Europe on the defensive, with spreadbetters forecasting Britain's FTSE and Germany's DAX each to drop as much as 0.2 percent, and France's CAX to start 0.1 percent lower. ...


  • As PIMCO bleeds assets, Gross shows risk of star culture

    Bill Gross, co-founder and co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), speaks at the Morningstar Investment Conference in ChicagoBy Simon Jessop and Nishant Kumar LONDON (Reuters) - Bill Gross' exit from Pimco has seen billions of dollars leave the fund group and even more value wiped off the share price of its parent company, offering a warning both to firms who rely on star managers and the investors who chase them. Gross's flagship Pimco Total Return Fund lost money every month from May last year, totaling nearly $70 billion by the end of August, Lipper data shows. More money has left since he was escorted to the door of the firm he co-founded in 1971. ...


  • WiLan says loses LTE patent case against Apple

    The Apple logo is pictured at its flagship retail store in San FranciscoTORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian patent licensing company WiLan Inc on Wednesday said a U.S. judge had ruled in favor of Apple Inc in a litigation case against it. "WiLan has been advised that Judge Dana M. Sabraw has issued a ruling today that grants Apple's motion for summary judgment," the company said in a statement, referring to Apple's move to have two patent infringement claims relating to LTE wireless telecom technologies ruled invalid and not infringed. WiLan said it is currently reviewing the ruling from the U.S. ...


  • Tesla factory near Reno is bet old Nevada will meet the new

    Electrician Scronce carries conduits at the construction site of a battery systems plant at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center in McCarran, NevadaBy Sharon Bernstein RENO Nevada (Reuters) - Lance Gilman bounced his white GMC truck up a hill in the high desert country east of Reno, Nevada, and paused at the top to survey his property. Spread out below lay the 165-square-mile Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, about the size of Rhode Island. "There's a tsunami coming in," Gilman said, referring to the businesses, developers and workers he envisions occupying the place some day. ...


  • Tesco's 250-million-pound black hole: Who was minding the shop?

    Shopping trolleys are seen at a Tesco Express in southwest LondonBy James Davey, Neil Maidment and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - "Things are always unnoticed, until they're noticed," Tesco Chairman Richard Broadbent said when asked how Britain's biggest retailer had failed to spot a 250 million pound ($410 million) sized hole in its first-half profits. It was an oversight that led to a 4 billion pound drop in Tesco's market value and the suspension of four senior executives. The newly installed CEO called in forensic accountants and lawyers to find out what went wrong. ...


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