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Asia stocks fall, yen and franc gain as North Korea moots H-bomb test

TOKYO Asian stocks fell and the Japanese yen and Swiss franc gained on the mooted possibility of North Korea conducting another hydrogen bomb test, this time in the Pacific Ocean.

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Apple's iPhone 8 launch in Sydney sees bleak turnout

SYDNEY Apple Inc's iPhone 8 launch in Sydney, one of the first cities to access the product in Australia, saw a bleak turnout as fans held out for the soon-to-be-released premium iPhone X.

Tech, Australia 10:07pm EDT

Equifax under pressure from banks to shape up

NEW YORK U.S. consumer credit reporting bureau Equifax Inc risks losing support from banks unless it can show its database on millions of borrowers is secure from another cyber-attack.

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Shares in HTC rise 9.96 percent on Google's Pixel buyout

TAIPEI Shares in Taiwanese technology company HTC Corp rose 9.96 pct in early trading on Friday.

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Daimler to invest $1 billion in Alabama plant, create over 600 jobs

BERLIN Germany's Daimler said it will invest $1 billion to expand its U.S.-based Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama to start building electric sport-utility vehicles there from about 2020.

12:12pm EDT

HPE plans 5,000 job cuts: Bloomberg

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co is planning to cut at least 5,000 workers as part of a broader effort to reduce costs amid mounting competition, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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