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Wall St. set to open higher as tech selloff stalls

Wall Street looked set to open higher on Wednesday as the two-day spell of selloff in technology stocks stalled and after a report that investors overreacted to ECB chief Mario Draghi's view on fiscal stimulus.

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Japan, EU press ahead on free trade pact to counter U.S. protectionism

TOKYO Japanese and European Union negotiators meeting in Tokyo aim to reach a free trade deal that would stand against a protectionist tide threatening the global economy, and make the United States think twice over pursuing inward-looking policies.

3:01am EDT

Nissan’s premium brand Infiniti courts NBA’s Stephen Curry

BEIJING Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co Ltd's premium brand Infiniti will announce a marketing agreement with U.S. basketball star Stephen Curry on Wednesday, according to a company statement seen by Reuters.

Sports, Japan 8:01am EDT

Oil pipeline firms' discounts rile clients, roil markets

NEW YORK U.S. pipeline operators are selling their underused space at steep discounts to keep crude flowing - angering shippers and distorting an already opaque market for oil trading.

8:49am EDT

Japan Tobacco tries to catch up with rival in smokeless tobacco

TOKYO Japan Tobacco Inc said on Wednesday it hoped to catch up with Philip Morris International Inc in smokeless tobacco by expanding the number of smoke-free restaurants and public places that allow its vaping product.

1:12am EDT

BMW to spend 5.5-6 percent of revenue on R&D in 2017-2019: CFO

MUNICH BMW will maintain high levels of research and development (R&D) spending until 2019 and streamline its manufacturing process to offset higher investments, Chief Financial Officer Nicolas Peter said on Wednesday.

9:04am EDT

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