Japan's PM Paves Way to Elections, Dissolves Diet

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said he will dissolve the Diet on Nov. 16, paving the way for elections. Noda spoke today in parliament during a debate with opposition Liberal Democratic Party head Shinzo Abe.
PetroChina 1Q Profit Falls 82%
16:51 - PetroChina, China’s biggest offshore oil and gas explorer, releases first-quarter earnings. Bloomberg’s Zeb Eckert reports on “First Up.” (Source: Bloomberg)
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