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Asian shares shine on U.S. tech results, ECB hopes

TOKYO - Asian shares were on track for solid gains on Wednesday, after Wall Street's strong performance on upbeat results from two technology bellwethers offset investors' recent concerns about the outlook for the global economy.

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Quiet critic of Kuroda's 'monetary shamanism' turns up the volume

TOKYO - Izuru Kato is a soft-spoken and bookish economist, but his dismissal of the Bank of Japan's stimulus policy as "monetary shamanism" is ringing loud in the ears of bank Governor Haruhiko Kuroda.

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LG Display third quarter profit rises 21.8 percent on year, beats estimates

SEOUL - South Korea's LG Display Co Ltd said on Wednesday that July-September operating profit rose 21.8 percent from a year earlier, buoyed by healthy demand for television panels and the launch of new smartphones by key client Apple Inc.

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British American Tobacco revenue falls on forex, weak economy

- British American Tobacco reported lower revenue for the first 9 months of the year on Wednesday, hurt by foreign exchange rates and the slow economic recovery in western Europe.

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Dubai bank ENBD third quarter profit doubles on higher income, lower provisions

DUBAI - Emirates NBD reported a doubling of third-quarter net profit on Wednesday, beating estimates as lower provisions and higher income bolstered earnings at Dubai's largest bank.

Middle East 7:01am BST

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer parries activist investor attacks

SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc's CEO is trying to steer investor focus away from the tech company's stagnant revenue and towards achievements and growth prospects that have been flying below the radar.

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Why the U.S. is spending $1 trillion on nukes

The Congressional Budget Office estimates the 10-year costs of maintaining and modernizing our existing arsenal at $355 billion, with another $215 billion slated for "other nuclear-related activities."