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Asian currencies brush aside concerns over cyber attack, North Korea threats


By Shashwat PradhanREUTERS - Most Asian currencies edged up against the dollar on Monday, shrugging off threats from a ransomware attack that locked up more than 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries, and a missile test by North Korea.The weekend cyber attack, which slowed down after a security researcher stumbled on a way to at least temporarily limit the worm's spread, was expected to speed up on Monday when employees returning to work turned on their computers.But with little evidence of widespread disruption in the region on Monday, markets appeared unalarmed, at least for ...

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First Published: Mon, May 15 2017. 12:22 IST