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Shinzo Abe
| January 20th, 2020  2:57 AM
Abe says new unit will defend Japan from space tech threats
TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday that Japan will form a space defense unit to protect itself from potential threats as rivals develop missiles and other technology and the new unit will work closely with its American counterpart recently launched by President Donald Trump. The Space Domain Mission Unit will start in…
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Malaysia sends back trash, says won't be world's waste bin
Malaysia sends back trash, says won't be world's waste bin
January 19th, 2020  10:49 PM

Malaysia has sent 150 containers of plastic waste back to mainly rich countries since the third quarter last year

China's Xi ends Myanmar visit with flurry of agreements
China's Xi ends Myanmar visit with flurry of agreements
January 18th, 2020  8:16 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping has ended a two-day state visit to Myanmar after attending the signing a raft of agreements buttressing bilateral relations and advancing Beijing's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, in which his host country is a key player

China's 2019 economic growth weakens amid trade war
China's 2019 economic growth weakens amid trade war
January 17th, 2020  12:10 PM

China’s economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low in 2019 as Beijing fought a tariff war with Washington, but forecasters said an interim U.S.-Chinese trade deal might help to revive consumer and business activity

Chinese president heads to Myanmar for crucial state visit
Chinese president heads to Myanmar for crucial state visit
January 17th, 2020  6:44 AM

China's President Xi Jinping was given a lavish welcome to Myanmar as he arrived Friday for a state visit meant to deepen bilateral relations at a critical time

SoftBank to invest $40 billion for new Indonesia capital
SoftBank to invest $40 billion for new Indonesia capital
January 17th, 2020  6:29 AM

An Indonesian official says SoftBank is offering to invest $30 billion to $40 billion in the development of a new Indonesian capital on Borneo island

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China's 2019 economic growth weakens to 6.1% amid trade war
January 16th, 2020  9:23 PM

China’s economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low of 6.1% in 2019 as consumer demand weakened and Beijing fought a trade war with Washington

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China's 2019 economic growth weakens to 6.1%, a new multi-decade low, amid trade war with Washington
January 16th, 2020  9:04 PM

China's 2019 economic growth weakens to 6.1%, a new multi-decade low, amid trade war with Washington

China welcomes US deal, says 'core concerns' must be met
China welcomes US deal, says 'core concerns' must be met
January 16th, 2020  7:03 AM

China has welcomed an interim trade deal with Washington and said the two sides need to address each other’s “core concerns

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China-US trade deal a blip in seismic shifts of Asian trade
January 16th, 2020  6:54 AM

The trade agreement signed by President Donald Trump and Beijing's lead trade envoy comes amid seismic shifts in supply chains and investment hastened by the tariff war that began in 2018

European clothing brand group for safety leaving Bangladesh
European clothing brand group for safety leaving Bangladesh
January 16th, 2020  3:35 AM

A group set up by European clothing brands that has monitored factory safety in Bangladesh for years plans to leave the country in May

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Amazon to invest $1 billion in India
January 15th, 2020  12:29 PM

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says his company plans to invest $1 billion in digitizing small and medium businesses in India

Protests take toll on Hong Kong tourism
Protests take toll on Hong Kong tourism
January 15th, 2020  6:38 AM

Visitor numbers to Hong Kong fell by nearly 40% in the second half of last year amid clashes between police and anti-government protesters

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Indonesia: UAE crown prince to lead new capital construction
January 14th, 2020  8:13 AM

Indonesia says Abu Dhabi's crown prince has agreed to lead a committee that will oversee the construction of a new Indonesian capital city at an estimated cost of $34 billion

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UAE, Indonesia reach multi-billion dollar investment deals
January 13th, 2020  11:03 AM

Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates have affirmed deeper economic ties during a visit by Indonesian President Joko Widodo in which he sought billions of dollars to finance his country's infrastructure and energy projects

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China auto sales fall again in 2019 amid trade war
January 13th, 2020  6:41 AM

China's auto sales fell for a second year in 2019 as a trade war with Washington and an economic slowdown depressed consumer confidence and demand for electric vehicles weakened

Soaring pork prices keep China's inflation at 7-year high
Soaring pork prices keep China's inflation at 7-year high
January 9th, 2020  2:28 AM

Soaring pork prices that nearly doubled in December kept China's inflation at a seven-year high despite government efforts to ease meat shortages caused by a disease outbreak

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Soaring pork prices push up Chinese food costs
January 8th, 2020  11:01 PM

Soaring pork prices that nearly doubled in December kept China's inflation at a seven-year high despite government efforts to ease meat shortages caused by a disease outbreak

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China food prices jump despite effort to ease pork shortage
January 8th, 2020  10:30 PM

China's food prices jumped 17.4% in December over a year earlier, driven by surging pork costs despite official efforts to ease shortages caused by a disease outbreak

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Strike by millions of workers hit businesses in India
January 8th, 2020  3:59 AM

Banking and other businesses across India have suffered as millions of workers went on strike protesting the Hindu nationalist government’s economic policies, especially the planned sale of several state-owned companies including Air India

Malaysian graft buster: Voice clips show cover-up by ex-PM
Malaysian graft buster: Voice clips show cover-up by ex-PM
January 8th, 2020  1:59 AM

Malaysia's Anti-Corruption Commission has released a series of audio recordings allegedly showing former Prime Minister Najib Razak seeking help from Abu Dhabi's crown prince and colluding with a former prosecutor to conceal wrongdoings linked to a corruption scandal

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Tokyo prosecutors raid office of Japanese lawyer who represented former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn
January 7th, 2020  10:03 PM

Tokyo prosecutors raid office of Japanese lawyer who represented former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn

Samsung predicts smaller-than-expected drop in profit
Samsung predicts smaller-than-expected drop in profit
January 7th, 2020  8:48 PM

Samsung Electronics Co. says its operating profit for the last quarter likely fell 34% from a year earlier

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Defense team for Carlos Ghosn says Nissan's investigation against him is flawed and biased, aimed at taking him down
January 7th, 2020  5:25 PM

Defense team for Carlos Ghosn says Nissan's investigation against him is flawed and biased, aimed at taking him down

Tesla delivers first Chinese-made Model 3 to customers
Tesla delivers first Chinese-made Model 3 to customers
January 7th, 2020  11:08 AM

Tesla has delivered its first Chinese-made cars to customers and chief executive Elon Musk says the electric car brand plans to set up a design center in China

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