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BOJ policymaker calls on banks to downsize for profitability

Business / Economy Dec 5, 2019

BOJ policymaker calls on banks to downsize for profitability

A Bank of Japan Policy Board member urged banks Thursday to downsize in number and asset holdings to become more profitable, pointing to structural factors, rather than the BOJ's easing policy, as being behind the deterioration in their profitability. In a speech to business leaders ...

World Dec 5, 2019

U.S. completes troop pullback from northeast Syria

The United States has completed its military pullback in northeastern Syria, settling into a more stable posture of about 600 troops in the rest of the country after repositioning and reducing forces, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said. Esper's remarks in an interview with Reuters could ...

Marc Wilmots steps down as Iran coach

Soccer Dec 5, 2019

Marc Wilmots steps down as Iran coach

Belgian Marc Wilmots announced he was leaving his position as coach of Iran after six matches in charge, he said on Twitter. "Contrary to the informations published in the Iranian press, no amicable agreement between the Iranian federation, myself and my staff has been found," ...

Paralympic sports go high tech to broaden fan appeal

Paralympics Dec 5, 2019

Paralympic sports go high tech to broaden fan appeal

Efforts are underway to familiarize the public with the rules of Paralympic sports through simulations making use of advanced technology and radio commentary ahead of the 2020 Games. Those involved in the projects believe the wider exposure could make the sports more fun to watch ...