Nov 6, 2015

TPP nations agree to abstain from currency wars

The dozen countries that signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership have committed to refraining from competitive currency devaluations and to being transparent about their exchange-rate policies, the U.S. said. Negotiators for Pacific Rim nations including Japan, Australia and Vietnam agreed last month to the deal, which ...

U.S. presses Toyota over how Islamic State got its truck fleet

Oct 8, 2015

U.S. presses Toyota over how Islamic State got its truck fleet

Toyota has spoken with U.S. officials about the prominent use of its vehicles by militants in Syria, Iraq and Libya. “We are supporting the U.S. Treasury Department’s broader inquiry into international supply chains and the flow of capital and goods in the Middle East,” ...

Oct 7, 2015

Rice growers view TPP with mixed emotions

Japanese rice farmers have expressed mixed reactions to a broad Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade accord that, among other things, would increase imports of foreign rice. Toru Wakui, 67, head of an association of Akitakomachi brand rice farmers in the village of Ogata, Akita Prefecture, ...