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Nikkei climbs as rising yields help financials; Topix rebalance b

The Nikkei was the bright spot Friday during a generally downbeat day for Asian markets, amid yen weakening and as gains in global government bond yields lifted Japanese financials. It has gained 1.4 percent this week. Among other precious metals, silver was down 0.1 percent to $17.58 an ounce, while platinum shed 0.5 percent to $957.74.

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Britain to Spend 1.9 Billion Boosting Cyber Defences

They included "threats to our data, to our IP (intellectual property), to our military secrets, to our financial information and perhaps most of all to our infrastructure itself". The only disappointment said Rogoyski, "is the failure to recognise that cyber-space is invented, implemented and run by worldwide businesses, not governments - there is a strong need to work more closely with global technology companies in order to really deliver our digital future in a way that is safer and more ...

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Bono is One of Glamour's 'Women of the Year'

The U2 frontman, famed for slipping into other people's spaces without invitation, has been named the first-ever man on the magazine's annual list of notable women. Bono was chosen as the first recipient thanks to his charity work, such as poverty and AIDS prevention through his ONE and (RED) organisations, which he co-founded.

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Amazon.com Is Launching Its Black Friday Deals Today

Not everyone is embracing an early holiday shopping frenzy. Starting today ( November 1), the online retailer has debuted its Black Friday store front with deals set to last from now until December 22. Before, customers had to scan barcodes, and even then only a limited number of items worked with that feature. More than half of that shopping, 56.5 percent, will be done online, the organization says.

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Peter Thiel: We're voting for Trump because USA leadership has failed

It's quite the opposite for Trump voters, argued Thiel: "I think a lot of the voters who vote for Trump take Trump seriously but not literally". Speaking at the National Press Club, Thiel said "no matter what happens in this election, what Trump represents is not insane and it's not going away".

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A woman has used 20 iPhones to buy a house

The story went viral on the Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo, where the BBC reports a hashtag that translates to "20 mobiles for a house" has been used over 13 million times, with many women expressing admiration for Xiaoli's romantic and financial savvy.