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Chen, Medvedeva lead in grand prix opener

MOSCOW Nathan Chen of the United States stunned reigning world champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan in the grand prix season opening in Moscow by taking first place in the short programme, while two-time world champion Evgenia Medvedeva again showcased her dominance of the women's circuit.

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Figure skating-Chen first, Hanyu second in grand prix season opener short programme 20 Oct 2017

MOSCOW, Oct 20 Reigning world champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan opened his grand prix season in Moscow on Friday by finishing second in the short programme behind Nathan Chen of the United States.

Kobe Steel halts shipping of 43 percent of copper products from Hatano plant 20 Oct 2017

TOKYO Kobe Steel has stopped shipping about 43 percent of copper products from Hatano plant, near Tokyo, because it was found to violate Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) regulations, the company said on Friday.

Kobe Steel halts shipping of 43 pct of copper products from Hatano plant 20 Oct 2017

TOKYO Kobe Steel has stopped shipping about 43 percent of copper products from Hatano plant, near Tokyo, because it was found to violate Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) regulations, the company said on Friday.

U.S. stocks attract largest inflows in 18-weeks: BAML 20 Oct 2017

LONDON U.S. equity funds attracted $7.5 billion in the week Wednesday to Wednesday, the largest inflows in 18 weeks, but Japanese stocks suffered record outflows, data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) showed on Friday.

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BOJ's next challenge - unwinding Kuroda's legacy stimulus 20 Oct 2017

TOKYO For Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, Sunday's general election has brought into focus the challenge of unwinding a massive stimulus programme and yield curve control policy, while not hurting a budding but still fragile economy, the world's third-largest.