At least five people have been killed in an explosion at a chemical factory in central Japan, according to news reports.
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Monday 13 October 2008
Mitsubishi UFJ said today it bought a stake in beaten-down Morgan Stanley, as the US government reportedly offered to support the Japanese bank's investment.
Friday 03 October 2008
Aberdeen Asset Management has targeted Japan in a bid to boost returns, sealing a tie-up with THE financial services firm Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, which has bought an almost 10 per cent stake in the UK group.
Tuesday 23 September 2008
Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have ripped up the traditional business model of investment banking and – in a desperate bid to survive – submitted themselves to new regulations and restrictions that put an end to the excesses of swashbuckling trading on Wall Street.
Friday 19 September 2008
A year ago this week, Burma saw its biggest uprising in decades when Buddhist monks and thousands of civilians poured onto the streets of Rangoon and Mandalay. But as the world watched, the targets of their fury were nowhere to be seen. The generals who rule Burma had relocated hundreds of miles to the north to a new purpose-built capital city designed to be impervious to protest or invasion.
Tuesday 16 September 2008
Japan's central bank today injected a total of 2.5 trillion yen (US $24 billion) into money markets and issued a statement vowing to take measures to maintain stability in the country's financial markets.
Monday 28 July 2008
There is insufficient evidence to bring a prosecution over the death of ITN journalist Terry Lloyd, the Crown Prosecution Service said today.
Sunday 20 July 2008
Friday 18 July 2008
A driver died when his car was hit by a stolen vehicle which flipped over a motorway central reservation as traffic officers tried to stop it, police said today.
Sunday 29 June 2008
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Sunday 30 December 2007
Firearms officers shot a man dead in a Kent village yesterday after reports that he was armed with a gun.
Monday 04 December 2006
Poor old Santa Claus. He just can't seem to do anything right these days. In Berlin, he stands accused of National Socialist sympathies, after shoppers detected a stiff-armed salute in some miniature wooden statues on sale. Meanwhile he is lambasted by health campaigners for his long-standing advertising contract with Coca-Cola.
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