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President Donald Trump stated Wednesday that the United States and Japan have reached a limited trade deal in the midst of continued negotiations for a more thorough agreement.Most notably, $7 billion in agricultural products from the United States will become available while Japan will cut or remove tariffs on such products. Furthermore, the U.S. and…

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asian-stocks-levitate-as-fed’s-repo-bonanza-continues

Asian stocks rose on Friday, with Japan’s benchmark index reaching new five-month highs amid reports that the Federal Reserve was pledging more liquidity to prop up the financial markets. Asian Markets Rise Stocks across the Asia-Pacific region rose in the final session of the week. Tokyo’s benchmark Nikkei rallied 0.4% and was on track for…

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asian-stocks-see-mixed-results-following-fed’s-unusual-repo-operation

Stocks in the Asia Pacific region traded mixed on Wednesday, as investors gauged prospects for monetary policy after the Federal Reserve took action in re-balancing the money markets. Asian Markets Mixed There was no clear-cut direction in Asian equities on Tuesday. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index edged up 0.1% to 22,012.72. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei hovers…

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Stock markets in Japan, Asia’s second-largest economy, rose sharply on Thursday. | Image: Shutterstock Asian stocks were mostly higher on Thursday, as the prospect of U.S.-China trade talks and more stimulus from the European Central Bank (ECB) fueled risk appetite across the region. Nikkei Leads Asia Rally Japanese stocks were at the center of Thursday’s…

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Japan’s economy faces both external and internal risks as latest GDP numbers released. | Source: ShutterstockJapan’s economic expansion cooled more than initially forecast in the second quarter, revised data showed, complicating the government’s planned consumption tax hike later this year.Ironically, the long-delayed sales tax increase is expected to shrink Japan’s GDP output later this year,…

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