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November 29, 2018 4:01 PM Goldman names co-chief operating officers for Asia investment banking unit, ex-Japan

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) has named Aaron Arth and Iain Drayton co-chief operating officers of its investment banking division in Asia Pacific, excluding Japan, according to a memo seen by Reuters. Arth is currently head of the financing group in Asia Pacific, excluding Japan, while Drayton leads the financial and strategic investors 110

November 27, 2018 9:39 PM Australia storms turn Sydney streets into rivers, causing commuter chaos

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Torrential rain triggered flash flooding that turned streets into rivers in Sydney, Australia’s biggest city, on Wednesday, causing major disruptions to the morning commute. A spokesman for Ausgrid, the nation’s biggest electricity network, said the storm had so far left 8,100 homes without power around Sydney and the central coast 102

November 27, 2018 9:03 AM Ericsson sees 5G subscriptions hitting 1.5 billion in 2024

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish mobile network telecom gear maker Ericsson sees 5G subscriptions growing by 50 percent in 2024 to 1.5 billion, covering more than 40 percent of the world’s population. North America and northeast Asia are expected to lead the 5G uptake, with major U.S service providers starting to offer 5G services this year or in 2019, while 135

November 27, 2018 2:27 AM Four administrators reassigned from Parkland school after massacre report

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Four administrators at a Florida high school where 17 people were fatally shot are being reassigned following a report from the state commission investigating the shooting. Broward County Public Schools released a statement Monday that three assistant principals and a security specialist at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School 69

November 27, 2018 12:30 AM Tencent, Line to tie up in Japan mobile payment services: Nikkei

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tencent Holdings Ltd and Japanese chat app operator Line Corp will tie up to offer mobile payment services for small Japanese retailers aiming to attract business from Chinese tourists, the Nikkei business daily reported on Tuesday. Line will start offering mobile payment services with leased terminals compatible with Tencent’s WeChat 136

November 26, 2018 3:58 PM Oprah Winfrey's mother, Vernita Lee, dead at 83

Vernita Lee, center, with her daughters Patricia Amanda Faye Lee, left, and Oprah Winfrey, right, at Vernita's 80th birthday party. (Harpo, Inc.) Representatives for Winfrey told Fox News that Lee died on Thanksgiving Day at her Wisconsin home. “The family of Vernita Lee are saddened to share of her passing on November 22, 2018, at her home in Milwaukee 180

November 24, 2018 8:04 PM Four Finns among five killed in private plane crash in Zimbabwe

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Four Finnish citizens are believed to have been among five people who died in a plane crash in Zimbabwe on Friday, their companies and Finland’s foreign ministry said. Finnish pulp and paper maker UPM said Heikki Vappula, 51, executive vice president of UPM Biorefining, appeared on the passenger list of the crashed private plane 77

November 23, 2018 4:41 AM Texas man kills woman in front of 3 kids in attempted murder-suicide, police say

A Texas man fatally shot his wife while their three children watched Thursday morning and then shot himself in an apparent suicide attempt, police said. Daryl Stegall, 32, began pounding on the Lewisville apartment door of Kishana Jeffers, 30, around 11 a.m., the Dallas Morning News reported. Stegall, who does not live in the apartment, kicked in the door when he wasn’t 71

November 21, 2018 7:18 PM Exclusive: U.S. weighs sanctions on Cuban officials over role in Venezuela crackdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering imposing sanctions on Cuban military and intelligence officials who it says are helping Venezuela’s socialist government crack down on dissent, according to a source with knowledge of the deliberations. Such sanctions would be the first time Washington has targeted a bloc of foreign officials 106

November 21, 2018 2:38 PM BMW to offer ride hailing services in China from December

BEIJING (Reuters) - Germany’s BMW (BMWG.DE) plans to launch ride-hailing services in China in December, the first global automaker to obtain such a license in the fast-growing market. BMW Mobility Service Ltd, a fully-owned subsidiary of the BMW Group, obtained its ride-hailing license in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province in China’s southwest 124