German Business Confidence Exceeds Expectations

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Business confidence in Germany rose again to kick off the New Year, a widely watched survey showed.

Marubeni Slashes Forecast on Crude Fall

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Marubeni cut its net profit projection in half for the current fiscal year as falling prices of crude oil and other commodities forced the company to book steep impairment losses.

Gilead to Allow Drug Makers to Produce Hepatitis C Treatment

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Gilead Sciences said it would allow generic-drug makers to produce a new version of its Sovaldi hepatitis C treatment

Datsun Sputters in Initial Markets

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Nissan’s initial effort to build an emerging-markets car brand around its Datsun cars is struggling to throw aside launch woes, with early sales below the company’s expectations in India, Indonesia and other markets.

Sika Says Controlling Family Can't Call EGM

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Sika claimed that the Swiss chemicals company’s controlling family no longer has the right to call an extraordinary general meeting, marking the latest twist in a 2.75 billion Swiss franc ($3.13 billion) takeover bid for the company by France’s Saint-Gobain.

Amazon Japan Vows Cooperation With Child-Porn Investigation

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The online retail giant’s Japanese arm says it is cooperating with an investigation into possible sales of child pornography, after police raided its headquarters and distribution center.

U.S. and India Advance Nuclear Trade

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President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said they made tangible progress on a range of issues with movement on civil nuclear trade defense cooperation and climate change.

Sunac China in Talks With Kaisa

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Tianjin-based Sunac China Holdings is among the property developers looking into buying a stake of cash-strapped Kaisa Group Holdings, people familiar with the talks said.

Aer Lingus Mulls Sweeter IAG Takeover Offer

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Irish airline Aer Lingus is considering a sweetened takeover offer from International Consolidated Airlines having rejected two previous bids from the British Airways parent.

H-P Shuffles Management at China Unit

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Hewlett-Packard is making changes to top management at a subsidiary in China that has recently been hit by worker protests.

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