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  • Japan to offer dollar-denominated loans to developing nations

    TOKYO -- Japan's government will start offering dollar-denominated development assistance loans, heeding the wishes of borrowing countries to reduce exposure to exchange-rate risks.The move will likely increase demand from countries whose currencies

    November 18, 2017 05:00 pm JST
  • Deborah Elms

    The revised TPP is still a big deal

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement is moving forward once again. With the endorsement of the leaders of 11 countries, the deal could come into force as soon as next year.This is not quite the same TPP deal that was in place a year ago. Th

    November 17, 2017 07:00 am JST
  • Sapura Energy wins $352m in contracts in Malaysia and Brazil

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Sapura Energy, a Malaysian oil and gas services provider, has won engineering contracts worth 1.47 billion ringgit ($352 million) in its home market and Brazil, raising the value of the company's order book to around 15 billion ringg

    November 16, 2017 04:31 pm JST
  • China and Russia hold the key to saving Venezuela from default

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- As Venezuela teeters on the brink of default, its fate may ultimately depend on whether China and Russia continue to provide support as a way to counter the U.S.At a meeting with creditors on Monday, Venezuelan Vice President Tarec

    November 16, 2017 04:04 pm JST
  • The TPP 11 rekindle multilateral trade hopes as Trump looks on

    DANANG, Vietnam When Japanese Minister of Economic Revitalization Toshimitsu Motegi walked into the press briefing room at the International Media Center in Danang on Nov. 11, his expression told many stories. One of them was of fatigue, as was to b

    November 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Lift taxes for Southeast Asian infrastructure push: OECD

    MANILA -- Southeast Asian governments need to collect more taxes to sustain the region's infrastructure expansion, the Organization for Economic Development Development Center said in a report published Wednesday.In the OECD's latest outlook for eme

    November 15, 2017 08:23 pm JST
  • Asia Insight

    Xi Jinping bests Trump in Asia-Pacific diplomacy

    HANOI -- The hospitality U.S. President Donald Trump received on his tour of Asia was so warm that he may have felt more at home than in Washington, where he is constantly sparring with the media. But while Trump was relishing the red-carpet treatme

    November 15, 2017 06:00 am JST
  • Nikkei Editorial

    TPP 11 trade agreement is a deal to build on

    The 11 remaining signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership have reached a broad agreement on a renegotiated version of the trade pact that does not include the U.S. The TPP 11, as they are called, have kept intact key provisions from the original

    November 14, 2017 05:30 pm JST
  • NAFTA casts long shadow over fragile TPP 11 accord

    DANANG, Vietnam -- The 11 countries trying to resurrect a Trans-Pacific Partnership without the U.S. managed to cobble together a broad agreement. Yet they will likely face additional challenges going forward as Mexico and Canada harden their stance

    November 14, 2017 09:50 am JST
  • Mosquito-terminating tablet offers potent weapon against dengue

    TOKYO -- A small Japanese biotech company has hit upon a major business opportunity with a soluble tablet that deals death to mosquito larvae.Kyushu Medical is looking to market the product, called Mosnon, in Indonesia, where the number of dengue fe

    November 13, 2017 02:00 pm JST
  • TPP nations reignite multilateral trade hopes as Trump looks on

    DANANG, Vietnam -- Japan's Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi echoed the firm intention among the Trans-Pacific Partnership nations to reignite the flame of multilateral trade at a press conference on Nov. 11."During the four months of [TPP 11] nego

    November 12, 2017 03:54 am JST
  • Trump's isolation stands out as APEC leaders embrace multilateralism

    DANANG, Vietnam - The two-day gathering of the leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation closed on Saturday afternoon with a declaration of collective support for free trade and inclusive economic growth.The leaders focused mainly on trade an

    November 12, 2017 03:51 am JST
  • US falls for sushi burrito

    NEW YORK -- It was a line of customers snaking into Sushirrito, a year-old restaurant in New York's Flatiron District, that first caught Shireen's attention. In a city packed with restaurants, long lines signal something worth waiting for. In this c

    November 12, 2017 01:57 am JST
  • APEC statement addresses Trump criticism of 'unfair trade'

    DANANG, Vietnam -- Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member states called for reciprocal trade and a fight against "all unfair trade practices" on Nov. 11, a move heavily influenced by complaints from U.S. President Donald Trum

    November 11, 2017 09:28 pm JST
  • China says TPP trade deal will not impact RCEP

    DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) -- The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal will not impact prospects for the China-backed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) pact, China's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.Zhang Jun, Director General of th

    November 11, 2017 09:22 pm JST
  • APEC leaders agree to address 'unfair trade practices'

    DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) -- Asia-Pacific leaders on Saturday agreed to address "unfair trade practices" and urgently called for the removal of "market distorting subsidies," in contrast to communiques they have issued in the past.A joint statement

    November 11, 2017 08:59 pm JST
  • Canada's Trudeau says still more work to be done on TPP

    DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) -- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday said more work needed to be done on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact that 11 countries agreed to pursue without the United States.Earlier in the day, the T

    November 11, 2017 08:30 pm JST
  • TPP ministers affirm agreement in principle but no summit

    DANANG, Vietnam -- Ministers from the 11 remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership nations reaffirmed Friday that they have reached an agreement in principle on bringing into effect the trade pact, the Japanese economic and fiscal policy minister told rep

    November 11, 2017 04:01 am JST
  • 11 nations agree in principle on TPP Pacific trade deal

    DANANG, Vietnam -- After months of negotiations, the 11 remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have achieved an agreement on the trade pact in principle at the ministerial level, a decision that could shape the future of business in the

    November 10, 2017 06:51 am JST
  • Peter Gordon

    China's Latin America ambitions highlight 'silver way' strategy

    China's Belt and Road Initiative reaches ever further around the globe.First launched as the "new Silk Road" to reignite centuries-old economic relations with Central Asia, it was soon extended to include a somewhat less historically grounded "marit

    November 8, 2017 07:00 am JST