Archive for December 20th, 2016

Japan Surpasses China as Biggest US Creditor

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | China Topix | 6:00 AM

Japan has overtaken China as the country’s holdings of the US Treasuries touch $1.13 trillion mark. China, in contrast, now holds $1.12 trillion in US government [...]
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Japan Feeds China’s Anime Addiction

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Animation sales are booming, aided by a Chinese piracy crackdown and streaming services’ appetite for content China is driving a boom in Japanese animation sales, [...]
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Breakthrough in Japan, Russia islands row eludes Shinzo Abe, Vladimir Putin

Breakthrough in Japan, Russia islands row eludes Shinzo Abe, Vladimir Putin

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Dna India | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin wrapped up two days of talks on Friday, with numerous economic deals but no big breakthrough on a [...]
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Japan’s Rust Belt Counting on Robonomics to Run Assembly Lines

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

A withering factory town in Japan’s Rust Belt is looking for revival through a dose of prime minister Shinzo Abe’s “robot revolution.” Kadoma’s [...]
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Japan’s Annus Volatilitis: Negative Rates, Brexit and Then Trump

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

For investors in Japan’s markets this year, it’s been a case of one shock after the next in a pattern that might have prepared them well for the era of Donald [...]
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Economy pays tab for Japan Inc’s free lunch on overtime

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

Japanese workers put up with long hours and unpaid overtime under pressure from cost-saving companies, and figures from government, which wants more money in workers’ [...]
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BOJ seen in uphill battle to control long-term rates as US yields climb

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

America’s economic and monetary policies are likely to become a headache for the Bank of Japan now that it is trying keep the yield on the 10-year Japanese government [...]
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Japan’s Export Volume Rises at Fastest Pace in Nearly Two Years

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Move signals world’s third-largest economy is on steady growth track Japan’s export volume rose at the fastest pace in nearly two years in November, boosted by [...]
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Japan real estate manager Kenedix to buy 15 pct of Malaysia’s AmanahRaya REIT

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

Japanese real estate asset manager Kenedix Inc will buy 15 percent of Malaysian real estate investment trust AmanahRaya REIT for 86 million ringgit ($19.21 million), the pair [...]
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Japan November exports beat expectations as yen tumbles, volumes rise

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

Japan’s export performance improved strongly in November as rapid decline in the yen and a recovery in overseas demand boosted shipments from the trade sector, handily [...]
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US presses Japan to back South Sudan arms embargo despite fears of backlash against peacekeepers

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Japantimes | 6:00 AM

The United States is pressing Japan to back a draft United Nations Security Council resolution imposing an arms embargo on South Sudan, diplomats have said. Japanese support [...]
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Navy chief on five-day visit to Japan

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Hindustan Times | 6:00 AM

Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba is on a five-day visit to Japan during which he will explore new avenues of cooperation with the country which has emerged as a close partner [...]
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Abe-Putin summit yields Russia-Japan partnerships

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

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin wrapped up two days of talks on Friday with numerous economic deals but no big breakthrough on a [...]
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Singapore bond market faces S$22bn refinancing bill

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

Singapore dollar bonds worth S$22 billion ($15.5 billion) are callable or due to mature next year, exposing issuers and investors to refinancing risks as borrowing costs rise [...]
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Why Singapore is seen as the model for Japan’s casino gamble

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Despite being one of the world’s top casino gambling destinations, Singapore is a mere shadow of Macau or Las Vegas, with its only two casinos tucked away [...]
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