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Asia shares sluggish in early trade, China stimulus in focus

TOKYO - Asian shares dipped in early trading on Monday after a weak performance on Wall Street, though China's latest stimulus to shore up the world's second-largest economy was likely to underpin sentiment.

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Comcast, Time Warner Cable to meet DoJ officials over merger: WSJ

- Representatives of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc are preparing to meet U.S. Department of Justice officials to discuss competition concerns raised by the planned $45 billion merger of the two cable giants, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.

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Some banks tried to renege on deals after SNB's policy U-turn: Bloomberg

- After the Swiss National Bank abandoned its price cap on the franc in January, some dealers such as Bank of America Corp , Barclays Plc and Goldman Sachs Group Inc approached customers about changing some trades, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the discussions.

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Greece's Varoufakis warns of Grexit contagion

MADRID - Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that if Greece were to leave the euro zone, there would be an inevitable contagion effect.

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Japan, U.S. report progress on trade talks, though Tokyo stands tough on rice

TOKYO - Japan and the United States reported progress in top-level trade talks on Sunday that could pave the way for a broader trans-Pacific trade deal, although Tokyo cautioned that a bilateral accord was unlikely in time for a summit next week.

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Toyota to launch two hybrid cars in China this year

SHANGHAI - Toyota Motor Corp , the world's largest automaker by sales volume, plans to launch two hybrid cars in China this year as part of efforts to launch vehicles that will help to reduce pollution in the country.

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