03h30 Australian shares
fell for the third straight session on Thursday, dragged lower
by large miners and banks as investors booked profits after the
central bank left rates unchanged earlier this week.
02h52 Gold edged above $1,200 an
ounce on Thursday as equities weakened, but the safe-haven metal
retained most of its losses from a three-day decline on robust
U.S. economic data and strength in the dollar.
* Spot gold had ticked up 0.3 percent to $1,202.65 an
ounce by 0035 GMT,
04h15 Loss-making Japanese electronics
firm Sharp Corp meets its main banks on Thursday in an
effort to secure its second major bailout since 2012, betting
they will have little choice but to pay up despite their call
for more drastic overhauls.
04h10 U.S. ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was slashed in the face by a Korean nationalist but was not seriously hurt during an attack at a breakfast forum held in the capital on Thursday to discuss Korean reunification, police and witnesses said.
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