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Mt. Gox suitors seek creditor support to save bitcoin exchange

(Reuters) - A group of investors, which is seeking to buy Mt. Gox, has launched a website to garner support from creditors of the bankrupt bitcoin exchange to prevent a liquidation of its assets. "We need your help to stop a liquidation, which would be good neither for Mt. Gox creditors nor Bitcoin's reputation with the general public and regulators," the investors wrote on the website. (http://r.reuters.com/jeh68v)

Court claims jurisdiction in divorce case involving foreign spouse

SEOUL, April 13 (Yonhap) -- A local court ordered a German ex-husband to pay compensation to his former South Korean wife, a ruling that may be a step in trying to set down jurisdiction and guidelines in divorce cases involving spouses of foreign nationality, court officials said Sunday. The court said the husband should pay his ex-wife 50 million won (US$48,262), half the amount she had sought. Names of the couple and dates of the court proceedings were not made available.

S. Korean firms to hold shareholders' meetings en masse

SEOUL, March 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's top firms listed on the main and tech-heavy exchanges will hold their annual general shareholders' meetings en masse on Friday as they seek approval for the appointment of corporate directors and elaborate on plans for the future. According to the Korea Securities Depository (KSD), a total of 497 listed companies whose fiscal year ended in December are to hold their shareholders' meeting during the day.

S. Korean firms to hold shareholders' meetings en masse

SEOUL, March 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's top firms listed on the main and tech-heavy exchanges will hold their annual general shareholders' meetings en masse on Friday as they seek approval for the appointment of corporate directors and elaborate on plans for the future. According to the Korea Securities Depository (KSD), a total of 497 listed companies whose fiscal year ended in December are to hold their shareholders' meeting during the day.

Wall St. arbitrator booted for fake credentials heard nearly 40 cases

By Suzanne Barlyn (Reuters) - The outcomes of nearly 40 securities arbitration cases dating back more than 15 years and involving some of Wall Street's most well-known brokerages could be compromised because one of the arbitrators who heard them allegedly lied about being a lawyer. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority on Monday confirmed that it removed the arbitrator, James H. Frank, of Santa Barbara, California, from its roster of arbitrators last year.

Leading firms to hold annual shareholders meetings on Friday

SEOUL, March 9 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's leading firms plan to hold their annual general shareholders meetings on the same day, official data showed Sunday, raising criticism that they are trying to make it hard for small-time investors to exercise their legitimate voting rights to check the power of management. According to the Korea Securities Depository (KSD), a total of 133 listed companies whose fiscal year ended in December will hold their general shareholders meeting this week, with 116 set to convene the gatherings on Friday.

Conglomerates nominate ex-officials as outside directors, rekindling controversy

SEOUL, March 5 (Yonhap) -- Leading conglomerates scheduled to hold shareholders' meetings in the coming weeks have nominated company owners' close friends or former government officials for their new outside directors, regulator's data showed Wednesday, fanning criticism that the board of directors will again be relegated to rubber stamping.

Detroit Tigers - PlayerWatch

C Alex Avila and the Tigers agreed to a one-year, $4.15 million contract on Jan. 31, avoiding arbitration. The deal includes a vesting option at $5.4 million for 2015 and a $200,000 buyout clause, the New York Post reported. The contract becomes vested if Avila makes the 2014 All-Star team, wins a Silver Slugger Award or finishes in the top 15 in American League MVP voting, according to the report. Avila was seeking a $5.35 million salary, while the Tigers previously offered him $3.75 million.

Detroit Tigers - PlayerWatch

C Alex Avila and the Tigers agreed to a one-year, $4.15 million contract on Jan. 31, avoiding arbitration. The deal includes a vesting option at $5.4 million for 2015 and a $200,000 buyout clause, the New York Post reported. The contract becomes vested if Avila makes the 2014 All-Star team, wins a Silver Slugger Award or finishes in the top 15 in American League MVP voting, according to the report. Avila was seeking a $5.35 million salary, while the Tigers previously offered him $3.75 million.

Mexican airport claims victory in legal battle over leasing rights

Mexico City, Jan 18 (EFE).- The Mexico City International Airport, or AICM, said it has won a legal battle with real-estate company Fumisa over the right to lease commercial spaces in the international terminal. It said in a statement that Judge Francisco Lira Carrion ruled that Fumisa's 20-year lease contract expired on Dec. 31, 2013.
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