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China welcomes Abe's interest in Silk Road initiative

National / Politics Jun 6, 2017

China welcomes Abe's interest in Silk Road initiative

China said Tuesday that it welcomes Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's interest in cooperating with Beijing's initiative of trying to build closer economic links along and beyond the ancient Silk Road trade routes. "We believe the One Belt, One Road initiative can be a new platform ...

Business / Economy May 13, 2017

Abe's team sends mixed signals on joining China-led AIIB

The idea of Japan joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is finding renewed enthusiasm within the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, sources have said. The idea has advocates within the Prime Minister's Office and the trade ministry, and is backed by Toshihiro Nikai, ...

China-led AIIB head Jin sees opportunities for cooperation with ADB

Business May 12, 2017

China-led AIIB head Jin sees opportunities for cooperation with ADB

The new China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is not competing with the long-established Asian Development Bank backed by Japan and the United States, the Beijing-based bank's leader said Thursday. Instead, the two complement each other and enjoy "very good cooperation," the Beijing-based bank's leader Jin ...

Business May 8, 2017

BOJ chief Kuroda jokes that former job at ADB was more exciting

Haruhiko Kuroda joked that his previous role running the Asian Development Bank was more exciting than the assignment he's taken on as governor of the Bank of Japan. Kuroda, who's spearheaded massive monetary stimulus in Japan for more than four years but still faces an ...