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And Japan's richest person is....

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Masayoshi Son, the man behind Japan's leading internet venture Softbank, is the country's wealthiest individual with a net worth of $19 billion, according to Forbes.



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BNP Paribas to take writedown

BNP Paribas is writing down part of the goodwill related to its BNL unit, which will result in a reduction to fourth-quarter earnings of about $983m.

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Wacky 2016 predictions

Lombard Street Research has published a tongue-in-cheek alternative guide to 2016 containing (highly) unrealistic (but amusing) scenarios.