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Mt. Gox faced questions on handling client cash long before crisis

Mt. Gox faced questions on handling client cash long before crisis

Sat, Mar 29 2014

By Sophie Knight and Nathan Layne

TOKYO (Reuters) – Two years before Mt. Gox filed for bankruptcy, a half dozen employees at the Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange challenged CEO Mark Karpeles over whether client money was being used to cover costs, according to three people who participated in the discussion. Read more of this post

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If Modi wins election, neighbours can expect a more muscular India and get tougher on territorial disputes with China and in its old rivalry with Pakistan

If Modi wins election, neighbours can expect a more muscular India

9:01pm EDT

By Sanjeev Miglani

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India will get tougher on territorial disputes with China and in its old rivalry with Pakistan if opposition leader Narendra Modi becomes the prime minister in May after a general election, two of his aides said. Read more of this post

U.S. wants at least $1 billion from drugmakers who delay generics

U.S. wants at least $1 billion from drugmakers who delay generics

Fri, Mar 28 2014

By David Ingram

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission seeks a settlement of $1 billion or more from pharmaceutical companies it has sued for delaying the sale of cheaper medicines after patents on brand-name drugs may have expired, an FTC official told a legal conference on Friday. Read more of this post

Recession no laughing matter for clown industry

Recession no laughing matter for clown industry

Sunday, March 30, 2014 – 10:33

AFP

NORTHBROOK, United States – In a global recession, being a clown is no laughing matter. Read more of this post

Thai monks’ gold facial scheme foiled

Thai monks’ gold facial scheme foiled

Saturday, March 29, 2014 – 03:40

The New Paper

A group of monks in a well-known temple in Thailand’s Petchabun province has been performing a ritual “to enhance women’s charms”. And this strange ritual could land them in trouble.

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The monks, it is claimed, have been charging between 5,000 and 10,000 baht (S$195 and S$390) for pasting a mask of sandalwood oil and gold foil on women’s faces. Read more of this post

Isotope supplier Nordion to go private in $727 million deal

Isotope supplier Nordion to go private in $727 million deal

Fri, Mar 28 2014

(Reuters) – Sterigenics, a sterilization services provider owned by private equity firm GTCR LLC, has reached a deal to buy Canadian medical isotopes supplier Nordion Inc (NDN.TO: QuoteProfileResearchStock Buzz) (NDZ.N: QuoteProfileResearchStock Buzz) for $727 million. Read more of this post

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