Archive for December 16th, 2016

China bank lending heads for record as November new loans rise despite debt fears

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Chinese banks extended 794.6 billion yuan ($115.10 billion) in new yuan loans in November and look set to lend a record amount this year as Beijing boosts the economy to meet [...]
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GM probed in China for antitrust violations: source

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Chinese antitrust officials are investigating general Motors in the wake of escalating tensions between Beijing and US President-elect Donald Trump, a person familiar with [...]
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China leaders convene for key economic meeting: Xinhua

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s top leaders have started an annual meeting to map out economic and reform plans for 2017, state media reported on Wednesday. The annual Central Economic Work [...]
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Abe and Putin Head to Hot Springs to Resolve 70-Year Dispute

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is betting that a hot-spring resort near his ancestral home will be the right venue for a breakthrough with Russian President Vladimir [...]
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Tokyo Regains Costliest City for Expats Title as London Drops

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Tokyo regained its top spot among the world’s most expensive cities for expatriates for the first time since 2012 as the yen rose. London fell out of the top 100 [...]
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Superlong JGB yields skid after BOJ steps up buying

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Superlong Japanese government bond prices rose on Wednesday, sending yields skidding from recent highs after the Bank of Japan increased purchases in that zone as part of its [...]
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Japan manufacturers’ mood brightens to 1-yr high – BOJ tankan

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A closely watched central bank survey showed big Japanese manufacturers’ sentiment improved for the first time in six quarters to hit a one-year high, as falls in the [...]
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United States grounds Osprey aircraft in Japan after Okinawa crash

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States military on Wednesday grounded its tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey aircraft in Japan after Tokyo called for a halt to flights following a crash southwest of Okinawa [...]
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Bank of Japan tries a little learning where a mound of money failed

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Having spent more than three years and trillions of dollars in a losing battle against deflation, the Bank of Japan is hoping that a little financial education will convince [...]
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BOJ survey: Japan firms expect CPI to rise 0.7 pct a year from now

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese companies’ long-term inflation expectations edged up slightly in December, a Bank of Japan survey showed on Thursday, suggesting a weak yen and signs of a [...]
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Russian Leader Putin Heading to Japan for Territorial Talks

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Vladimir Putin’s first official visit to a G-7 country since Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea is starting in somewhat customary fashion: He is arriving late. [...]
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Japan PM adviser: Weak yen positive for Japan’s economy

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A weak yen is positive for Japan’s economy as it helps companies boost wages and investment by increasing their profits, an adviser to prime minister Shinzo Abe said on [...]
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Tokyo Regains Costliest City for Expats Title as London Drops

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Tokyo regained its top spot among the world’s most expensive cities for expatriates for the first time since 2012 as the yen rose. London fell out of the top 100 [...]
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Factbox – The islands keeping Japan and Russia from signing a peace treaty

Factbox – The islands keeping Japan and Russia from signing a peace treaty

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in Japan on Thursday for talks with prime minister Shinzo Abe aimed at improving ties, but both sides have scaled back expectations [...]
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Putin, Abe to hold hot spring meet on WWII island row

Putin, Abe to hold hot spring meet on WWII island row

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Russia and Japan will hold a summit at a hot spring Thursday aimed at reaching a deal over a group of small islands that have prevented the countries from formally ending [...]
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