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Japan volcano death toll likely to rise to around 46 as more victims found

TOKYO - The death toll from Japan's worst volcanic eruption in decades is likely to rise to around 46 after as more victims were discovered on the ash-covered summit, media said on Wednesday. | Video

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Asian factories slow in September, push inflation ever lower 7:39am BST

SYDNEY - Factory activity stumbled across much of Asia in September, with slowdowns in India, Japan and Taiwan and an outright decline in South Korea delivering a setback to hopes for a pick in world growth this year.

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Asian factories slow in September, push inflation ever lower 6:38am BST

SYDNEY - Factory activity stumbled across much of Asia in September, with slowdowns in India, Japan and Taiwan and an outright decline in South Korea delivering a setback to hopes for a pick in world growth this year.

Three Japan lenders, Bangkok Bank receive limited Myanmar bank licences 6:10am BST

TOKYO/BANGKOK, Oct 1 - Three major Japanese banks are among foreign banks that have been granted limited operating licences in Myanmar, a move that Myanmar's government hopes will spur foreign investment in an economy emerging from decades of military rule.

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Tomita still in Korea after paying fine for stealing camera 5:45am BST

INCHEON South Korea - Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita remains in South Korea despite being cleared to return home after paying a fine for stealing a camera at the Asian Games.

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Japan firms fail to shake off tax-hike gloom, blunting economic rebound 5:31am BST

TOKYO - Big Japanese manufacturers were slightly more optimistic in the third quarter but service-sector sentiment worsened, a central bank survey showed, adding to signs that a solid economic pickup will remain elusive without another burst of stimulus.