TOKYO Asian shares were fragile on Monday as investors remained unconvinced about U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to fulfil his economic agenda, even as the departure of his controversial policy strategist raised hopes of some progress.
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SEOUL South Korea's new antitrust chief said he has been in talks with the autos-to-steel conglomerate Hyundai Motor Group about overhauling its complex ownership structure, which critics say gives too much power to its controlling family at the expense of shareholders.
ZURICH Swiss bank Vontobel has agreed to buy a roughly 2 billion Swiss franc (1.6 billion pounds) portfolio of eastern European private banking clients from Notenstein La Roche Private Bank Ltd, it said on Monday.
NEW YORK UK-based online lender Prodigy Finance has raised $240 million in equity and debt funding, as it seeks to speed up its expansion in the United States.
MOSCOW Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft said on Monday it had successfully closed a deal to buy a 49 percent stake in Indian private refiner Essar Oil Limited (EOL).
HONG KONG Uber Technologies Inc on Monday hiked its Hong Kong fees by up to 80 percent after a review of its business there, the embattled ridesharing company said, adding it was not having issues financing its operations in the Asian financial hub.
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