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Apple Pay Japan Debut Hit by Problems as Rail Commuters Struggle

Apple Inc.’s entry into Japanese digital payments is off to a rough start as system trouble prevents commuters from charging their passes. East Japan Railway Co. said users are experiencing difficulties connecting to the Mobile Suica contactless payment system, after the rail operator servicing Tokyo metropolitan area began accepting Apple Pay on Tuesday. The trouble started shortly after 9amĀ in Tokyo, ... Read More »

Apple, Samsung Struggle in Face of Chinese Competition

The global launch of the iPhone 7 on Friday is crucial to Apple’s fortunes in China, but both it and its biggest rival Samsung, hit by a recall over exploding batteries, are struggling in the face of upstart local competitors. The US and South Korean firms were relegated to fourth and fifth place respectively in the Asian giant’s smartphone market ... Read More »

Gold Dips as Stocks Struggle; Bullion Funds See More Inflows

Singapore: Gold fell early on Thursday as investors cautiously watched volatile stock and oil markets for cues, but stayed above $1,200 an ounce, drawing some support from flows into bullion funds. Fundamentals * Spot gold eased 0.2 percent to $1,226.40 an ounce by 0043 GMT. * On Wednesday, gold had risen as much as 2 percent to $1,252.91 as lower ... Read More »