UPDATE 2-Weak trading, bleak commissions drag profits drown for China's brokers
* 2017 bright spots include bonds, IPOs, M&A (Recasts with overview on brokerages; adds background on other brokerages)
Oct 17 Akatsuki Corp :
* Says it will merge its wholly owned unit Capital Engine KK on Dec. 17
Source text in Japanese:goo.gl/t9Cgv1
Further company coverage: (Beijing Headline News)
* Trump vows to move on to tax cut legislation (Adds Trump quotes, lawmaker reaction)
WASHINGTON, March 24 After failing to repeal Obamacare, Republicans in the U.S. Congress quickly pivoted on Friday to President Donald Trump's next priority: overhauling the federal tax code, but their plan has already split the business community.