Container trucks seen at a port in Tokyo. Associated Press
Japan’s economy contracted slightly in the first quarter as corporate and consumer spending weakened, a Reuters poll showed on Friday. Exports also deteriorated amid trade disputes and weaker global demand, hurting the trade-reliant economy. Gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to have fallen 0.2% in January-March on an annualised basis,
Japan will for the first time next month lift an evacuation order in one of two towns where the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is located, officials said on Tuesday.
TOKYO: A rare 400-year-old bonsai tree and seven other tiny trees worth 13 million yen ($118,000) have been stolen from a garden space in Saitama prefecture near Tokyo.
Britain’s vast finance industry will emerge largely unscathed from Brexit and retain its position as one of the world’s top financial centres, ministers in Prime Minister Theresa May’s government said on Monday. Since Britain voted to leave the European Union nearly three years ago,
European stocks slipped on Monday as concerns about an escalating fallout from a US crackdown on China’s Huawei Technologies offset a slightly more positive tone on trade.
The UAE-based Grandweld Shipyards has launched its sixth pilot boat for Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). As per the contract signed in May 2017, the ‘MESKAN’ is the final boat of ten – four crew transport boats and six pilot boats – that Grandweld was required to build for KOC’s fleet.
China’s central bank (CB) will use foreign exchange intervention and monetary policy tools to stop the yuan weakening past the key 7-per-dollar level in the near-term, three people familiar with the central bank’s thinking said. “At present, rest assured they will certainly not let it break 7,” a source told Reuters.