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Toyota says parts plant preparing to resume output after Hokkaido quake

TOKYO: Toyota Motor Corpsaid on Monday its transmission factory in northern Japan was preparing to resume production some time during the night shift starting at 8:30 p.m. (1130 GMT), after a powerful quake halted work last week.

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Nikkei dragged lower by tech sell-off, Hokkaido quake

TOKYO: Japan’s Nikkei fell on Thursday as tech shares were pressured by losses in their U.S. peers overnight and as investors awaited damage assessments after a powerful earthquake in Hokkaido, the latest in a series of natural disasters to hit the country this year.

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Malaysian palm oil/Vegoils: Market factors to watch Wednesday Feb 28

KUALA LUMPUR: The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil markets on Wednesday Feb 28.

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ExxonMobil shuts LNG plant in Papua New Guinea after earthquake

MELBOURNE: ExxonMobil Corp has shut its liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in the wake of a powerful earthquake in Papua New Guinea's remote highlands region that cut roads and damaged buildings, with unconfirmed reports of 20 or more deaths.

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Foxconn to Western Digital – How d’ya like them Apples?

TAIPEI: Nothing makes a tech company quake in its boots so much as the sight of Apple Inc marching into its territory.

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Man vs machine

Quantitative strategies have been growing; will they eventually take over from humans?

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Sony sees profit nearing 20-year-old record with 73 pct jump this year

TOKYO: Sony Corp said on Friday it expects annual operating profit to surge 73.2%, closing in on a two decade-old record, as its cash-cow image sensor business recovers from quake damage and enjoys strong demand from smartphone vendors.