Archive for December 17th, 2016

‘Onsen summit’: Vladimir Putin meets with Japan’s Shinzo Abe to ‘heal rifts’

‘Onsen summit’: Vladimir Putin meets with Japan’s Shinzo Abe to ‘heal rifts’

17-Dec-2016 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

It has been dubbed the “onsen summit” – a long-awaited meeting between Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin which began [...]
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Japan Overtakes China as Largest Holder of US Treasuries

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

China’s holdings of US Treasuries declined to the lowest in more than six years as the world’s second-largest economy uses its currency reserves to support the [...]
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New start-up wave challenges Japan’s aversion to risk

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

A wave of start-ups is emerging in famously risk-averse Japan as cash-rich corporations increasingly delegate the task of keeping pace with technologies such as artificial [...]
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UK’s Hammond: want to address Japan financial sector’s Brexit concerns

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

Japanese financial sector companies expressed concerns about access to European financial markets and hiring highly skilled workers after Britain’s vote to leave the [...]
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Toyota plans for 2017 vehicle sales of 10.2 million, sees growth in main markets

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

Toyota Motor Corp on Thursday said it anticipates a 1 percent rise in global vehicle sales next year, as growth in North America, China, Europe and Asia prompts a recovery [...]
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Russia’s Putin to Japan’s Abe: Thanks to your efforts there is a shift in relations

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

Russian President Vladimir Putin told Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday that thanks to Abe’s efforts there was a shift in Russia-Japan relations. Putin made [...]
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Russia & Japan set up joint $1bn fund for investment projects

17-Dec-2016 Intellasia | RT | 6:00 AM

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (Jbic) have agreed to set up an investment fund for a total of $1 billion with roughly [...]
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Dollar Solidifies Advance on Fed Outlook as Asian Stocks Rise

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

The dollar is cementing its domination of the currency market, trading near an almost 14-year high versus the euro as the Federal Reserve’s more hawkish outlook [...]
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Putin, Abe Agree to Develop Islands Disputed Since World War II

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin are set to witness the signing of a raft of business agreements in Tokyo on Friday, after agreeing the [...]
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Exclusive: Inside the BOJ, rate hikes are back on the radar. Really

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

Interest rate hikes are back on the radar at the Bank of Japan, for the first time in a decade, as the US Federal Reserve’s tightening cycle pushes global bond yields [...]
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Japan, Russia wrap up peace treaty summit

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

Japan and Russia on Friday struck economic deals to build confidence towards a peace treaty to formally end World War II that has been prevented by a spat over [...]
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Japan, Russia eye economic pact amid stalemate on territory

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

Russia and Japan aren’t likely to resolve a long-running territorial dispute, but they hope to announce an economic cooperation agreement after their leaders finish [...]
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Abe, Putin hold day two of summit with little to show on isles row

Abe, Putin hold day two of summit with little to show on isles row

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a second day of talks on Friday after Abe made little headway a day earlier in his quest to [...]
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JGBs slip, 10-year yield tests BOJ’s comfort zone

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

Japanese government bond prices eased on Friday, with the 10-year yield briefly hitting a 10-month high, as the bonds rout in the US showed no signs of ebbing though strong [...]
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As Japan’s trumpian leader prepares for war, Japanese people march for peace

17-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Boingboing | 6:00 AM

Shinzo Abe, the xenophobic, autocratic prime minister of Japan, has been dismantling Article 9 of the constitution, which forbids acts of war by Japan. In part, this is [...]
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