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Asian Markets Rise After Powell Suggests Rate Hikes Set to Slow

Federal Reserve chairman's remarks – that the US Fed could reduce the pace of its rate hikes this month –…

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Jack Ma Has Been Living in Tokyo for Six Months – FT

Alibaba founder Jack Ma has been living in Tokyo with his family, personal chef and security, avoiding China's Covid restrictions…

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Fears of Economic Cost as Korea’s Truckers Continue Strike

The ruling People Power Party told the union representing the 25,000 striking drivers that they must return to work before…

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Bitfront Becomes Latest Crypto Exchange to Cease Trading

The exchange, which is backed by Japanese social media firm Line Corp, said it has suspended new sign-ups and credit card…

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South Korea’s Yoon Offers Musk ‘Tailored’ Benefits for Tesla Plant

President held a video call with Tesla chief Elon Musk last week and his office cited Musk as saying South…

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Japan’s Kishida Refuses to Change Policy with Central Bank

Kishida said on Monday the government would not add wage growth as a new policy goal for the Bank of…

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South Korea to Meet Striking Truckers as Supply Chains Suffer

The strike has seen container traffic at ports drop 19% and the country’s cement industry estimates its suffered an $28…

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Japan May Ease Military Export Rules Amid Defence Revamp

The plan for Japan and Britain to develop a fighter jet together may led to Tokyo easing its military export…

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Consumer Inflation in Tokyo Rises at Fastest Pace in Decades

The core consumer price index in the Japanese capital was 3.6% higher in November than a year earlier. This was…

6 days ago

South Korea’s Yoon Warns of Crackdown on Truckers Strike

President says the strike is holding the national supply chain "hostage" during an economic crisis, which is "unacceptable". Logistics disruptions…

6 days ago

BoJ, Megabanks Team up For Digital Yen Pilot Project

The Nikkei newspaper reported that the Bank of Japan will begin experiments on a digital yen launch with commercial banks next spring

1 week ago

US and China Defence Chiefs Hold Talks in Cambodia – RFA

China's defence minister met his US counterpart on Tuesday to discuss Taiwan, the South China Sea, as well as crises…

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