Nov 21, 2015

Japan to pledge step toward fiscal rehabilitation

The Japanese government will soon announce a basic budget policy that will take a steady step forward on fiscal reconstruction, sources said on Friday. The government will basically maintain its plan to curb a rise in general expenditures in the three years from fiscal ...

Putin questions U.S.-led TPP trade pact arrangements

Nov 17, 2015

Putin questions U.S.-led TPP trade pact arrangements

Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized on Tuesday the way the U.S.-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is being arranged, saying the “clandestine talks” do not promote stability in the Asia-Pacific region. His comments were published on the Kremlin website just before this week’s Asia-Pacific Economic ...

Nov 17, 2015

Stronger TPP support hammered out for beef, pork farmers

In a set of measures to cut the impact of trade liberalization under the planned Trans-Pacific Partnership accord, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party has included stronger support for loss-making beef and pork farmers, according to party officials. The draft measures to shore up the ...