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PwC Japan exec denies political pressure on Toshiba audit

TOKYO The head of auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata LLC on Monday denied it came under political pressure to sign off on an annual financial report by Toshiba Corp, a move which helped the troubled Japanese conglomerate avert a delisting.

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UPDATE 1-Japan's manufacturers most optimistic in a decade as economy grows -Reuters Tankan 4:35am BST

* Bad weather, yen gain on geopolitical risk weigh on outlook

Japan's small-cap shares resilient despite fall in Nikkei 3:56am BST

TOKYO, Aug 21 Japan's small-cap shares have outshone the overall market as investors saw them as better placed to dodge the geopolitical concerns and the stronger yen that have plagued the Nikkei share average, now languishing at more than three-month lows.

Nikkei skids to 3-1/2-month low as US political woes weigh 3:46am BST

* U.S. political woes, U.S.-South Korea drills keep markets jittery

Samsung Bioepis teams up with Takeda to develop original biotech drugs 12:41am BST

SEOUL Samsung Bioepis Co Ltd said on Monday it will fund and develop multiple original drugs in partnership with Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, expanding its business scope beyond copies of existing biologic drugs.

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U.S. warship Indianapolis found 18,000 feet deep in Pacific Ocean 12:35am BST

Researchers have found the wreckage of the U.S. warship Indianapolis, which was sunk by a Japanese torpedo in the final days of World War Two, more than 18,000 feet (5.5 kilometres) below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, the Navy said on Saturday. | Video