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Farmers mixed on Trump's pullout from TPP

Jan 22, 2017

Farmers mixed on Trump's pullout from TPP

Farmers had mixed reactions after the administration of President Donald Trump announced on Inauguration Day that the United States would withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Those opposed to the secretive 12-nation free trade pact welcomed the move, while others who were preparing ...

Jan 22, 2017

Japanese fashion brands coordinate Indonesian foray with JETRO

The Japan External Trade Organization is aiding the Japanese fashion industry’s foray into Indonesia so it can tap growing incomes in the world’s fourth-most populous country. In Jakarta earlier this month, state-backed JETRO organized an event in which 21 fashion labels from Japan were ...

Jan 21, 2017

Vietnam provisionally OKs limited casino gambling for locals

Betters in gambling-mad Vietnam will soon be allowed to stake their fortune in some casinos across the communist country, the government said Friday, in a pilot project aimed at opening up the lucrative industry. The government has long banned locals from gambling in casinos ...

Jan 20, 2017

Aso says no need to fret about every currency move

Finance Minister Taro Aso said Friday there is no need to fret about every currency move but volatility is undesirable. “We do not need to be swayed by every rise and fall,” Aso told a news conference after a Cabinet meeting while financial markets ...