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Asian stocks subdued on Ukraine caution in holiday-thinned trade

TOKYO - Asian stock markets started the week on a subdued note on Monday, as tensions in Ukraine kept investors cautious amid an absence of catalysts as several markets remained closed for the Easter holiday.

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A tough sell: insurance against a China financial crisis

SINGAPORE - Selling insurance against a financial crisis should not be difficult, five years after the last one nearly wrecked the global economy.

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Lexus aloof from China production while Nissan, Honda step in

BEIJING - The head of Lexus, the premium brand of Toyota Motor Corp , said on Sunday an emphasis on quality had kept it from manufacturing in China.

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Barclays planning exit of some commodities markets: FT

- Barclays is planning to withdraw from parts of the metals, agricultural and energy markets, echoing moves by other major players like JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley away from the commodities business, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.

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