Trump, Democrats in tentative deal on North American trade pact

Business Dec 10, 2019

Trump, Democrats in tentative deal on North American trade pact

House Democrats have reached a tentative agreement with labor leaders and the White House over a rewrite of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal that has been a priority for President Donald Trump. That's according to a Democratic aide not authorized to discuss the talks and granted ...

Japan's current account surplus rose 38% in October

Business / Economy Dec 9, 2019

Japan's current account surplus rose 38% in October

The current account surplus rose 38.0 percent in October from a year earlier, as imports dropped faster than exports amid falling crude oil prices and the prolonged U.S.-China trade conflict, government data showed Monday. The surplus came to ¥1.82 trillion, marking the 64th straight month ...

Upper House approves U.S.-Japan trade deal

Business / Economy Dec 4, 2019

Upper House approves U.S.-Japan trade deal

The Diet approved a trade deal with the United States on Wednesday that slashes tariffs on farm and industrial goods, clearing the way for its entry into force at the beginning of next year. The deal, agreed to by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. ...