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US calls on China, Japan and Europe to boost domestic demand

22-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China, Japan and Europe need to concentrate on boosting domestic demand to help rebalance the world economy, the head of the US Treasury said on Friday. Treasury Secretary [...]
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Japan, US remain far apart on TPP trade talks: Amari

22-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan and the United States remain far apart on bilateral trade talks that are key to a Pacific-wide trade deal, Japanese economy minister Akira Amari said on Friday. The two [...]
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Japan’s Aso urges US to communicate with markets on tapering

22-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese Finance minister Taro Aso on Friday urged the United States to keep explaining to financial markets how it plans to wind back its massive monetary stimulus, noting [...]
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Japan logs record $27 bn January trade deficit on surging imports

21-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s trade deficit swelled in January to another monthly record, data showed Thursday, as once-bumper surpluses disappear under the weight of soaring post-Fukushima [...]
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New highly radioactive leak at Japan’s Fukushima plant

New highly radioactive leak at Japan’s Fukushima plant

21-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The operator of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant said on Thursday that 100 tonnes of highly contaminated water had leaked out of a tank, the worst incident since last [...]
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BOJ board member says Japan can weather tax hike, grow above potential rate

21-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Bank of Japan board member Yoshihisa Morimoto said on Thursday that external demand is a little weak but he does not think risks to Japan’s economic outlook have [...]
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Shiseido signs deal to sell two skincare brands to L’Oreal

21-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Shiseido Co Ltd (TYO:4911) said on Thursday that it has signed a deal to sell skincare brands Decleor and Carita to L’Oreal SA (OR.PA) for about 230 [...]
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BOJ’s Morimoto: Japan can exceed potential growth rate after tax hike

21-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s economy can continue to exceed its potential growth rate after a planned sales tax hike in April, Bank of Japan board member Yoshihisa Morimoto said on [...]
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China preps military for ‘short, sharp war’ with Japan, US Navy analyst says

21-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

China is practicing for a “short, sharp war” with Japan. That is the assessment of a top US Navy intelligence analyst, who told colleagues that China’s [...]
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To Counter Beijing, Japan Moves Closer to Taiwan

21-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

A report from Kyodo News International says that lawmakers from Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) are trying to create a Japanese version of the Taiwan Relations [...]
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‘Rollercoaster’ turbulence injures passengers on Cathay flight

21-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Several passengers and crew members were injured when a Cathay Pacific jumbo jet hit turbulence over northern Japan, the airline said Wednesday, as one passenger likened the [...]
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Japan manufacturing mood down, seen sliding further -Reuters Tankan

21-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Sentiment at Japanese manufacturers slipped in February for the first time in five months and is seen sliding further, a Reuters poll showed, a worrying sign the economy may [...]
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Tokyo prosecutors raid Novartis Japan offices in probe

21-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Prosecutors in Tokyo raided offices of Swiss drugmaker Novartis (NOVN.VX) on Wednesday as part of an investigation into alleged use of manipulated data to promote its [...]
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China’s Military Trains for War Against Japan

21-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

A senior US military officer has accused China’s People Liberation Army of training for a “short sharp war” against Japan in the East China Sea aimed at [...]
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China, Japan headed down opposite policy paths

21-Feb-2014 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Asia’s major central banks, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) and Bank of Japan (BOJ), look to be headed in opposite policy directions judging by their recent [...]
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