Data released early on Friday showed Japan's annual core consumer inflation slowed for a second straight month in September. -Reuters
The US search engine had threatened to shut down its Google News page in Spain if the measures were passed. -AFP
In addition, around 70 currently unstaffed positions will be eliminated. -AFP
The prestigious daily reported a loss of US$12.5 million in the third quarter, compared with a deficit of US$24.2 million a year earlier. -AFP
Japan's core consumer inflation, stripping out volatile fresh food prices, came in at 3.0 per cent year-on-year, down from 3.1 per cent in August. -AFP
Andy Rubin, who led Google's Android team last year, is leaving the company to create an incubator for hardware startups. -AFP
The world's largest economy grew at an annualised 3.5 per cent in July-September owing to stronger exports and defence spending. -AFP
Unlike some other more adventurous vehicles, it keeps the majority of its cash in super-safe -- and super low return -- Japanese government bonds. -AFP
The US is making a strategic error in opposing the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which is gaining momentum and giving China increasing leverage in the region. -ST
Be it his investment philosophy or whether to spend or save, 'balance' is key. -BT

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