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Yesterday | The Washington Post

Skymark Gains Most in Six Years on Report AirAsia Mulling Bid

Skymark Airlines Inc. had its biggest gain in almost six years in Tokyo trading after the Nikkei Asian Review reported AirAsia is considering a bid for the carrier, which has said it risks going out of business.

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Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Civil Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus A380, Business News

Texas Tech Football #ALSIceBucketChallenge

George W. Bush Just Took The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge And It's Pretty Hilarious

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

This Cover of 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' is Hauntingly Beautiful

Monday | Korea Herald

[Super Rich] Japan outdoes Korea in self-made billionaires

South Korean companies and people have long compared themselves to Japanese counterparts to measure their success.

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Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia, SoftBank, Financial Services, Investment Services

Thu Aug 07, 2014

The Washington Post

Hedge Fund CEO Opens Japan Boarding School for ?Hungry Talent?

Instead, the Asuka Asset Management Co. chief executive officer dispatched then-12-year-old Shinnosuke Taniya to Beijing No.

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Related Topix: Business News

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Ticker

Stocks in Tokyo in 3-day Slump; Rakuten, Brothers and Lixil Sales Advance

Brothers Industries quarterly sales increased 15%, Lixil Group sales rose 10% and Rakuten sales soared 15%.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, SoftBank, Financial Services, Investment Services, T-Mobile

Seeking Alpha

Rakuten's (RKNUF) CEO Hiroshi Mikitani on Q2 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Good Afternoon Thank you for attending Rakuten's second quarter financial results meeting for investors and analysts.

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Reuters

RPT-UPDATE 1-Internet finance slowdown drags Rakuten profit Q2 lower

Japan's largest e-commerce company Rakuten Inc posted a 9.9 percent decrease in second quarter operating profit, dragged lower by weaker trading volumes on its Internet finance platform.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Internet

Sys-Con Media

Rakuten Reports Consolidated Financial Results (IFRS) for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2014

Rakuten, Inc. today announced consolidated financial reports for the six months ended June 30, 2014.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Forbes.com

Smartphones + LINE Drive Online Sales in Thailand

Mobile payments: That's fastest-growing trend in online shopping in Thailand and the wealthier states of Southeast Asia.

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Related Topix: Travel, Thailand, Laos Travel, Laos Travel, Asia Travel, Thailand Travel, Social Software

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Asian Startups Field Interest From Japan Investors

To understand the interest Asian technology companies are drawing from Japanese investors, listen to Tomas Laboutka, chief executive of Hong Kong-based startup HotelQuickly.

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Related Topix: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, Telecom, SoftBank, Financial Services, Investment Services

Hispanic Business

Rakuten to Acquire Stocks of Asia's Leading Online Market Research Fieldwork Agency, AIP

The acquisition price of the shares has not been disclosed. AIP holds its proprietary research panels1 in 15 countries and regions throughout the world, primarily in , supports its clients' marketing activities through a wide array of services that meet the client's needs, such as offline research and MROC2, with a focus on online research.

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Related Topix: Marketing

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