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SWTOR’s Asia-Pacific servers merging with North American shards – Joystiq

SWTOR’s Asia-Pacific servers merging with North American shards – Joystiq

by Jef Reahard on Mar 26th 2013 10:30AM Sci-fi, Business models, MMO industry, News items, Free-to-play, Star Wars: The Old Republic SWTOR’s Asia-Pacific servers merging with North American shards – Joystiq}

Asia Distillates-Margins slip on additional Indian supply – Reuters

Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:45am EDT Asia Distillates-Margins slip on additional Indian supply – Reuters}

North Korea threatens to strike US mainland – Aljazeera.com

North Korea has put its military on combat-ready status, with “strategic” rocket units ordered to prepare for possible strikes against the US mainland, Hawaii and Guam, state media reported. The order, issued in a statement from the North’s military “supreme command”, marks the latest fiery rhetoric from Pyongyang since the start of joint military […]

TREASURIES-US 10-year notes slip in Asia but losses limited – Reuters

SINGAPORE, March 26 | Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:24am EDT SINGAPORE, March 26 (Reuters) – U.S. 10-year Treasuries edged lower on Tuesday, but losses were limited as investors worried that a contentious rescue scheme for Cyprus could become a template for resolving any future banking sector crises in the euro zone. * Ten-year Treasuries slipped […]

Asian Stocks Fall on Stronger Yen, Fading Optimism on Cyprus – Bloomberg

Asian Stocks Fall on Stronger Yen, Fading Optimism on Cyprus – Bloomberg

Asian stocks fell, paring the biggest rally in two weeks yesterday, on concern Cyprus’s bank- restructuring plan will be used for other European nations, imperiling depositors and bondholders, and on a report China is stepping up property curbs. HSBC Holdings Plc (5), Europe’s biggest lender, dropped 1.3 percent in Hong Kong. Country Garden Holdings Co., […]

Lufthansa Considers Low-Cost Carrier Targeting Asian – Bloomberg

Lufthansa Considers Low-Cost Carrier Targeting Asian – Bloomberg

Deutsche Lufthansa AG (LHA) is weighing whether to form a partnership with another carrier or start its own new long-haul, low-cost venture to help it expand in Asia, Chief Financial Officer Simone Menne said. Europe’s second-largest airline won’t be able to keep pace with Persian Gulf-based rivals such as Emirates airline and Etihad Airways PJSC […]

Signs of Life in Riskier Asia Debt Market After Selloff – Wall Street Journal

BY FIONA LAW HONG KONG—A Chinese property developer is selling so-called perpetual bonds, the latest sign that the market for one of the riskiest types of debt in Asia is warming up again after a sudden selloff earlier this year. Perpetual bonds are corporate bonds that offer relatively high yields but are especially risky because […]

Japan Asia Group Gets Loan From Shinsei Bank for Solar Stations – Bloomberg

Japan Asia Group Ltd. (3751), a Tokyo- based brokerage and aerial surveyor, got a 1.6 billion yen ($17 million) loan from Shinsei Bank Ltd. (8303) and Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Ltd. for solar projects. The project-finance loan is for five solar stations Japan Asia is building on the northern island of Hokkaido, the […]

Asia Private Equity Weekly News, March 25, 2013 – Reuters

HONG KONG, March 25 | Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:16pm EDT HONG KONG, March 25 (Reuters) – News and developments in Asia private equity from Reuters News for the week ending March 22. MARCH 22 CVC CAPITAL Partners and PT Multipolar Tbk raised around $1.3 billion by selling part of their stake in Indonesian retail […]

Euro steady in early Asia, all eyes on Cyprus – Reuters

By Ian Chua SYDNEY | Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:04pm EDT SYDNEY (Reuters) – The euro was steady in Asia as nervous markets wait to find out if Cyprus will be able to meet a Monday deadline to clinch a 10 billion euro ($13 billion) bailout from international lenders and avert a collapse of its […]