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Business Jun 17, 2020

Summer bonuses at major Japanese firms down 6%

The average bonus at major Japanese companies this summer will fall 6.0 percent from a year before to ¥925,947 due to the coronavirus pandemic and a slowdown in the global economy, the Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, said in a preliminary survey report Wednesday. The ...

U.K. says it aims to join Trans-Pacific free trading group

Business Jun 17, 2020

U.K. says it aims to join Trans-Pacific free trading group

The United Kingdom announced Wednesday it would pursue accession to a revamped version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. "Today we’re announcing our intent to pursue accession to CPTPP, one of the world’s largest free trading areas," Trade Secretary Liz Truss said. The British government said joining CPTPP ...