New Bank of Japan Governor Ueda Kazuo breaks with tradition

youhe remember of central bank officials are rarely best sellers. Ueda Kazuo’s book, “Fighting Zero Interest Rates,” about his time on the Bank of Japan’s policy board, was certainly not published in 2005. But it began to fade after Ueda became the surprise pick for apply. he boxwood when the term of the current governor, … Read more

North Korean newspaper calls foreign aid “poisoned candy” and urges self-reliance

North Korean newspaper calls foreign aid "poisoned candy" and urges self-reliance

SEOUL, Feb 22 (Reuters) – North Korea’s official newspaper said on Wednesday that relying on foreign aid to tackle food shortages would be tantamount to accepting “poisoned candy”, calling for economic self-sufficiency despite worsening hardship amid sanctions and lockdowns due to for the coronavirus. In recent years, the isolated country has suffered from food shortages … Read more

Tears and photos as Japan sends giant panda ‘home’ to China

Tears and photos as Japan sends giant panda 'home' to China

TOKYO, Feb 21 (Reuters) – With tears, waves and farewell cries from fans, a giant panda of Japanese origin traveled to China on Tuesday from the Tokyo zoo where it was raised. A hugely popular attraction at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo since she was born there nearly six years ago, Xiang Xiang has been sent to … Read more

North Korea fires missile as US and South Korea prepare for drill

North Korea fires missile as US and South Korea prepare for drill

This photograph provided by the North Korean government shows Hwaseong-17 intercontinental ballistic missiles during a military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Army at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, February 8. 2023.朝鮮通信社/Associated Press North Korea on Saturday fired a long-range missile from its capital into the … Read more

Japan’s Q4 GDP returns to 0.6% year-on-year growth – government

Japan's Q4 GDP returns to 0.6% year-on-year growth - government

TOKYO, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Japan’s economy grew 0.6% year-on-year in the last three months of 2022, government data showed on Tuesday, rebounding from the previous quarter’s slump as the return of incoming tourists offset slower capital spending and exports. . Japan’s fourth-quarter growth, the world’s third-largest, compared to an average estimate of 2.0% in … Read more

White House says there are no US spy ships in Chinese airspace

White House says there are no US spy ships in Chinese airspace

WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (Reuters) – There are no U.S. spy planes in Chinese airspace, White House national security spokesman John Kirby said on Monday, refusing to clarify under pressure from journalists whether such planes were operating in areas claimed by the Chinese. The US government quickly and repeatedly denied China’s accusations that American high-altitude balloons … Read more

Asian stocks fall, dollar rises ahead of US inflation test

Asian stocks fall, dollar rises ahead of US inflation test

https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 The Nikkei is down 1.2% and S&P 500 futures are down 0.4%. Dollar continues to rise ahead of US CPI, retail sales data Choir of Fed representatives to perform this week SYDNEY, Feb 13 (Reuters) – Asian stocks tumbled and the dollar rose on Monday as investors eyed US inflation data that could change … Read more

Chevron agrees to sell assets in Myanmar and leave the country

Chevron agrees to sell assets in Myanmar and leave the country

HOUSTON, 10 Feb. (Reuters) – The largest US oil company Chevron Corp. (CVX.N) said on Friday that it had agreed to sell its assets in Myanmar to Canada’s MTI in a deal that would allow it to leave the Asian country. The agreement comes a year after Chevron and other oil companies decided to leave … Read more

Japan to stop mass COVID testing for Chinese travelers, FNN reports

Japan to stop mass COVID testing for Chinese travelers, FNN reports

TOKYO, Feb 8 (Reuters) – Japan is moving to loosen border controls for visitors from China as early as this month, Japanese broadcaster FNN reported on Wednesday. Japan plans to end universal COVID-19 testing for all travelers from China upon arrival, the broadcaster said. Negative COVID tests will continue to be required before departure, he … Read more

What happens to Europe when the balloon rises? – POLICY

What happens to Europe when the balloon rises?  - POLICY

BERLIN. The Chinese spy balloon saga has plunged relations between Washington and Beijing into a new crisis. For European governments, this is fraught with all sorts of troubles. With relations between the two superpowers deteriorating, EU leaders look set to face increasing pressure from the White House to choose sides and join forces against China, … Read more