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The Interview: just one subplot in Sony's troubled big picture

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On the day that Sony Pictures decided to cancel the release of The Interview – a comedy about the fictional assassination of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un – the firm’s employees were advised to cover their keyboard with a cloth when logging into email “so that hackers can’t see what you are typing”.

Shinzo Abe secures fresh mandate in Japan election

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Shinzo Abe won his snap election on Sunday and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and coalition partner maintained a supermajority, according to media exit polls, giving the Japanese prime minister a fresh mandate for his struggling strategy to revive the economy.

Barclays hires in equity sales

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Barclays has hired 11 people for Japanese equity sales and trading since July and plans to add about four more by the end of the year amid a resurgence in the world’s second-largest stock market.

Will snap elections derail Abenomics ?

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If Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were to call a snap election, it could extend the country's stock rally, but analysts say it would undermine confidence in his ability to put the economy back on a stable path in the longer-run.

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Barclays hires in equity sales

Barclays has hired 11 people for Japanese equity sales and trading since July and plans to add about four more by the end of the year amid a resurgence in the world’s second-largest stock market.