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  1. Sport - Other Sport

    Vettel says dominance of Formula One not turning off fans

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 05:11pm by Associated Press in Suzuka, Japan

    ... Associated Press in Suzuka, Japan On the verge of claiming his fourth straight Formula One title, Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel doesn’t think his overwhelming dominance has made the sport less interesting for fans. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was quoted after Sunday’s Korean Grand Prix as suggesting that Vettel’s dominance risks putting fans to sleep, similar to the era ...

  2. News - Asia - SECURITY

    Japan to pledges US$1b for Sahel security, stabilisation

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 01:50pm by Agence France-Presse in Yokohoma, Japan

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yokohoma, Japan Japan said Sunday it would give US$1 billion in aid to help stabilise the Islamist-infested Sahel region of Africa, months after the deaths of 10 ... of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development. “Japan will provide 100 billion yen (US$1 billion) in assistance over five years for the development and stability of the Sahel,” Abe told ...

  3. Business - Economy

    Japan's Abe outlines reform strategy for economy

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 01:25pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Prime Minister Shinzo Abe outlined on Wednesday a sweeping blueprint for rejuvenating Japan’s ailing economy with reforms meant to bring more women ... to underpin growth in the long run as Japan’s population ages and shrinks. “Now is the time for Japan to be an engine for world economic recovery,” Abe said. “Japanese business, what is being asked ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Japan economy expands 1.6 per cent in 2013, but growth slows in last quarter

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 02:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Abenomics scores its first win but concerns loom Japan's economy logged its best performance in three years as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's growth ... has yet to come," Capital Economics said. The figures showed that, after leading Group of Seven countries in the first half of the year, Japan's economy expanded just 0.3 per cent ...

  5. Business - Commodities

    Metals demand to slow in line with economy

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 12:45am by Eric Ng

    ... in line with economy End-user metals demand growth on the mainland is set to slow further in step with a deceleration in the economy in the years ahead and growth of metals' investment demand ... the lowest in 12 years, as Beijing steers the economy away from investment-led growth with consumption playing a bigger role. BOCI projects the mainland's economic growth to slow from 7.5 per ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s Abe says strong economy tops his platform

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 10:09am by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... in elections next month. “We will recover Japan,” Abe told a news conference at his party headquarters in Tokyo. “We will rebuild the economy.” Abe, head of the opposition Liberal Democratic Party, ... to a weak coalition government divided over how to tackle Japan’s myriad problems. The biggest tasks are reviving the stagnant economy, rebuilding after the crippling March last year earthquake ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Japan is back and thriving economically with ambitious plans

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 03:47am by Shinzo Abe

    ... Shinzo Abe Shinzo Abe says Japan will open its economy further with partnerships with other countries and do more to empower women, while remaining a proactive contributor to peace Making waves US President Barack Obama is visiting Tokyo at a unique moment in my country's history, with Japan's economy moving onto a stable new growth path that will take full advantage ...

  8. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Profitable Japan trade going into reverse as investors grow wary of Abenomics

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 01:37pm by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe We need to keep a close eye on Japan's stimulus, which appears to be running out of steam Why HK should care about the fate of Abenomics There are three reasons people in Hong Kong should care about the apparent crumbling of last year's best investment bet- Japan. One is that local investors snapped up Japan funds with abandon last year, and smartly so: ...

  9. Business - Economy - ABENOMICS

    From Abenomics to Abegeddon: How will shrine visit affect Japan’s economy?

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 11:22am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty kevin.rafferty@scmp.com Until Christmas, Shinzo Abe’s eponymous Abenomics programme to rescue Japan from decades of deflation and low growth was an important success, according to most economic commentators, among them the International Monetary Fund, investors on the Tokyo stock market, who took it to a six-year high and 55 percent gain in 2013, and Japan hedge ...

  10. Business - Economy

    Business sentiment up in Japan but outlook clouded by sales-tax rise

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Confidence suggests sales tax increase may have less impact on growth than first predicted Sentiment in Japan up but outlook cloudy Confidence at Japanese manufacturers ... increase may be less pronounced than thought. The monthly Reuters Tankan, which closely correlates with the Bank of Japan's tankan survey, gives an early glimpse of business morale after ...




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