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Asia stocks falter as weakness in China markets dim mood

TOKYO Asian shares eased on Monday, with investor sentiment hurt by a retreat on Wall Street and sliding Chinese stocks, while the euro skidded after German coalition talks hit an impasse.

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Exclusive: Qualcomm set to win conditional Japanese antitrust okay for NXP deal - source

BRUSSELS U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm is set to win “imminent” Japanese antitrust clearance for its $38-billion bid for NXP Semiconductors and gain Europe’s approval by the end of the year with slight tweaks to its concessions, a person familiar with the matter said.

Tech, Japan Nov 18 2017

Oil markets tepid ahead of November 30 OPEC meeting

SINGAPORE Oil markets were tepid on Monday as traders were reluctant to take on big new positions ahead of an OPEC meeting at the end of the month, when the producer club is expected to decide whether to continue output cuts aimed at propping up prices.

11:09pm EST

Avolon firms up deal for 75 Boeing jets, may order 20 more

HONG KONG/PARIS Chinese-owned aircraft leasing company Avolon has firmed up an order for 75 Boeing airplanes and may order 20 more, its parent Bohai Capital said on Sunday.

2:56pm EST

Alibaba goes offline with $2.9 billion stake in China's top grocer

BEIJING Internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Monday it would invest HK$22.4 billion ($2.87 billion) for a major stake in China's top hypermart operator, Sun Art Retail Group Ltd , part of a wider push into offline retail.

10:56pm EST

Despite Amazon, brick stores are not dead yet

NEW YORK Just in time for the Black Friday kick-off to holiday season shopping, stock market investors have been handed tools to bet on the decline of brick-and-mortar retail.

Nov 18 2017

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