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8 Children Found Dead in Australian Home  (19 December 11:49 am) 
Eight children were found dead on Friday inside a home in the northern Australia city of Cairns, police said.
How a Memo Cost Big Banks $37 Billion  (19 December 11:49 am) 
A government lawyer’s discovery of a warning to J.P. Morgan officials about shaky mortgages jump-started the Justice Department’s probe of financial-crisis wrongdoing.
Oil's Drop Hits Big Investors Hard  (19 December 11:49 am) 
Carl Icahn and John Paulson, among others, have suffered large losses as their energy-related bets have soured.
BOJ Stands Pat on Policy  (19 December 11:49 am) 
The Bank of Japan leaves its monetary policy unchanged, opting to gauge the effects of its expanded stimulus campaign, despite a rapid fall in global oil prices that threatens its efforts to generate
Ever since Gilead Sciences began selling its Sovaldi hepatitis C treatment, there has been controversy over the high price. Last week, the transit agency that serves greater Philadelphia filed an
Chinese Firms Invest in Portugal  (19 December 11:49 am) 
In the past couple of years, Chinese people have increasingly taken advantage of Portugal’s “golden visa” program to get residency rights. Now that love affair is extending to mergers and
Drop 'The Interview' on Pyongyang  (19 December 11:49 am) 
Here’s one way to turn the cyberattack on Sony back on North Korea.
Chinese Car Maker BYD's Shares Plunge  (18 December 07:48 pm) 
An executive at Warren Buffett-backed BYD Co. said the company’s operations were normal despite shares in the Chinese electric-car maker falling as much as 47% on Thursday.
The People’s Money: Internet mogul Jack Ma and property tycoon Wang Jianlin are wrestling for the top spot on China’s billionaire list this year, as e-commerce and brick-and-mortar shops are at
Australian Banks Reassure on Capital  (18 December 07:48 pm) 
Two of Australia’s largest lenders reassured investors they have strong levels of capital as a buffer against potential financial crises, as the economic outlook dims.
ICBC Banker Wrapped Up in Two Lawsuits  (17 December 11:49 am) 
A senior banker at a state-owned Chinese bank is embroiled in two lawsuits, one in which he is defending himself against his former employer and another in which he is demanding money back from his
U.K. regulators are expected to report in coming weeks on plans to fix global financial benchmarks. But efforts so far under way are already running into difficulties.
Asian Morning Briefing
Terror in Sydney  (17 December 11:49 am) 
ISIS has called for ‘lone-wolf’ Islamist attacks around the world.
U.S. Stocks Open Lower  (16 December 08:49 pm) 
U.S. stocks opened lower Tuesday, amid declines in global markets and a continuing slump in the price of oil.
The ruble collapsed to new record lows Tuesday despite the central bank lifting rates to 17%. Russia is posing risks to global markets.
Shockwaves from collapsing oil prices continued to reverberate through markets, hitting stocks and currencies closely linked to commodity prices, with no letup for the Russian ruble.
Stock Selloff Spreads in Asia  (16 December 11:49 am) 
A selloff in emerging markets, a rate rise by Russia and falling oil prices sent Asia markets lower as volatility threatens to pick up across the region.
Oil Resumes Slide  (16 December 11:49 am) 
Oil prices tumbled for a fourth straight session, extending this year’s steep losses fueled by a persistent surplus of crude supplies.
Asian Morning Briefing
Mahinda Rajapaksa was supposed to cruise to a third term. Now his opponent is threatening to put an end to the president’s one-family rule.
Stock Investors Seek More From Abe  (15 December 07:50 pm) 
Investors welcomed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s election victory, saying he needs to press ahead with structural changes to revitalize the economy.
Sydney Siege Tests Muslim Community  (15 December 11:48 am) 
A delicate truce between law-enforcement agencies and the local Muslim community since an Australian antiterror crackdown was tested in Monday’s siege.
Asian Shares Fall Amid Terror Worries  (15 December 11:48 am) 
Stocks throughout Asia weakened, as worries about a suspected terrorist attack in Australia added to pressure from declining oil prices, and slower growth in the region kept investors at bay.
Abe's New Mandate  (15 December 11:48 am) 
Without reforms, Japan’s leader remains vulnerable.