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Japan Pension Fund Cuts Debt Holdings
With most pension funds investing a large proportion of their assets in debt, Japan's government pension fund has turned the other way and slashed its debt holdings and moved further into local and foreign stocks in a bold move into riskier allocations.
Nikkei rallies to seven-year high after BOJ surprise stimulus  MarketWatch
Bank of Japan opts for another dose of shock and awe  Financial Times
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Starbucks Announces Plans for Coffee Delivery Service
Paper cups of different sizes are seen on display at Starbuck's first Colombian store at 93 park in Bogota July 16, 2014. John Vizcaino�Reuters.
Starbucks announces coffee delivery service  WOKV
Starbucks Delivery Is Coming; Sales Rise 10%  Wall Street Journal
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Japan stocks soar 5 percent, yen falls on stimulus
Japan's stock benchmark surged 5 percent to the highest level since late 2007 and the yen slid against the dollar Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to boost a flagging economy.
How the Dow Jones average fared Thursday  SFGate
Big gain in Visa drives Dow average higher  Philly.com
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US Economy Grows at Steady Clip
Military spending helped boost the GDP in the third quarter. Above, a group of U.S. military personnel bound for Liberia earlier this month.
GDP takeaways: It could be as good as it gets  Financial Times
US economy grew 3.5% in Q3  iAfrica.com
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IBM joins Tencent to target China's growing enterprise cloud market
After partnering with Apple and Twitter for the enterprise market, IBM is doing the same in China with local Internet giant Tencent in a deal targeting growing businesses in the country.
Tencent Holdings teams up with IBM to offer business software over the cloud  Economic Times
IBM and China's Tencent Begin Cloud Partership  24/7 Wall St.
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RBS Sets Aside $640 Million to Cover Forex Probes
LONDON� Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC on Friday said it set aside �400 million ($640 million) to cover potential fines for the alleged manipulation of foreign-exchange rates, as the U.K.
RBS sets aside $639 million to settle forex probes  Reuters
RBS sets aside $639 million for currency probe  Washington Post
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AB InBev sales dragged on by U.S., Russia
BRUSSELS-- Anheuser-Busch InBev on Friday reported that weakness in the U.S., Russia and Ukraine weighed on sales volumes in the third quarter, even as cost cuts and strong sales elsewhere boosted profit.
Budweiser owner InBev profits up 5.5 percent in Q3  New Zealand Herald
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Fed's Williams Sees Inflation Target Flaws at Zero Rates
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams said that while inflation targeting helped central banks keep prices low and stable during the crisis, the policy still faces �critical challenges� with interest rates near zero.
San Fran Fed Williams: Infl Trgt Options Worthy Of Consideratn  MNI News
Fed's Williams: inflation targets work, but room for improvement  WTAQ
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Sony's Loss Widens as Xperia Struggles Against IPhone
Sony's PlayStation 4 has the lead among the newest generation of game consoles as the holiday shopping season approaches. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg.
Sony Boosted by PlayStation 4 as 2Q Loss Narrows  Bloomberg
Sony rides high PlayStation 4 sales, Q2 losses narrower than expected  ZDNet
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RPT-UPDATE 1-BNP back in profit, on look out for bolt-on acquisitions
(Repeats to refomat text; also repeats to additional Reuters clients). By Maya Nikolaeva. PARIS Oct 31 (Reuters) - BNP Paribas, France's No.
BNP Paribas surprises with Q3 profit boost, shares rise  Economic Times
BNP Bounces Back With Strong Profit in 3rd Quarter  New York Times
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