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  • Nicholas Borroz: China and the US should cooperate in Latin America

    Mexico has alternatives to the U.S., Ildefonso Guajardo, the country's economy minister, made clear in recent comments amid demands by Washington to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. He suggested his country could shift its trade

    June 29, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Monsanto exec sees China becoming reliant on corn imports

    TOKYO -- Chinese agriculture is in transition, with homegrown genetic modification techniques and "digital agriculture" on the way.U.S.-based Monsanto, the world's biggest supplier of seeds, has been at the forefront of global farming innovations. I

    June 28, 2017 12:11 pm JST
  • Taiwan sags under unrelenting Chinese diplomatic pressure

    TAIPEI -- China is on a relentless drive in ramping up diplomatic pressure on Taiwan by chipping away at the island's small remaining network of allies. China's latest move in a strategic soft power offensive against what it sees as a renegade provi

    June 22, 2017 07:32 pm JST
  • The AIIB adds members and distances itself from Beijing

    JEJU, South Korea/BEIJING The Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank admitted three new members on June 16 at the institution's second annual meeting, lifting its roster to 80 even as the bank continues its cautious approach in deploying c

    June 22, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Taiwan alarmed by Chinese overtures to its diplomatic allies

    TAIPEI/BEIJING After Panama became the latest country to sever diplomatic relations with Taiwan in favor of China on June 13, Taipei fears Beijing will step up its drive to recruit the island's remaining friends in Central and South America.The Taiw

    June 22, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Nicholas Borroz

    US and China can work together in Latin America

    Mexico has alternatives to the U.S., Ildefonso Guajardo, the country's economy minister, made clear in recent comments amid demands by Washington to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. He suggested his country could shift its trade

    June 20, 2017 06:00 pm JST
  • Trump rolls back parts of what he calls 'terrible' Obama Cuba policy

    MIAMI (Reuters) -- President Donald Trump on Friday ordered tighter restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba and a clampdown on U.S. business dealings with the Caribbean island's military, saying he was canceling former President Barack Obama's "

    June 17, 2017 07:19 am JST
  • AIIB adds members, approves new lending at annual meeting

    JEJU, South Korea/BEIJING -- The Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank admitted three new members Friday at the institution's second annual meeting, lifting its roster to 80 even as the bank continues its cautious approach in deploying it

    June 17, 2017 01:31 am JST
  • UN launches second round of nuclear ban talks

    UNITED NATIONS -- Delegates from more than 80 countries kicked off a second and possibly final round of negotiations Thursday on an international treaty to ban nuclear weapons, seeking to adopt a final text by the July 7 end of the conference."As we

    June 16, 2017 05:30 am JST
  • Sreeram Chaulia

    Panama's wake-up call for Taiwan

    The decision by Panama on June 12 to sever diplomatic ties with Taiwan should ring alarm bells for the island territory that is officially known as Republic of China. With just 20 countries left that recognize Taipei, its fight to win official inter

    June 15, 2017 07:45 pm JST
  • Indonesia's Kalla: TPP has lost its 'allure' without US

    Indonesia has lost its motivation to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership due to the U.S. withdrawal from the trade pact, the Southeast Asian country's vice president said in an interview."The allure of the TPP for Indonesia was the fact that the U.S.

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Taiwan alarmed by Chinese overtures to its diplomatic allies

    TAIPEI/BEIJING -- After Panama announced Tuesday it is severing ties with Taiwan in favor of China, Taipei fears that the mainland will ramp up efforts to recruit the island's remaining friends in Central and South America.The Taiwanese president's

    June 14, 2017 06:00 am JST
  • Taiwan says feels sorry, angry as Panama switches diplomatic ties to China

    TAIPEI (Reuters) -- The Taiwan government said on Tuesday it feels very angry and sorry that Panama has switched diplomatic ties to China and that it will not compete with China in a diplomatic money game.The comments from the foreign affairs minist

    June 13, 2017 12:36 pm JST
  • Panama breaks with Taiwan as it establishes ties with China

    PANAMA CITY (Reuters) -- Panama's government said on Monday it had broken diplomatic ties with Taiwan as it established formal relations with China.In a statement, the Panamanian government said it recognized there was "only one China in the world"

    June 13, 2017 10:59 am JST
  • Nehginpao Kipgen

    Federalism, peace process on Suu Kyi's Canada agenda

    At the invitation of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi is making her first trip to Canada as her country's de facto leader, from June 5 to 9. The two leaders plan to meet on June 7.The meeting is sign

    June 6, 2017 12:41 am JST
  • The Future of Asia 2017

    Indonesia has 'lost interest' in TPP without US, vice president says

    TOKYO -- Indonesia has lost its motivation to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, due to the U.S. withdrawal from the trade pact, the Southeast Asian country's vice president told the Nikkei Asian Review in an interview on Monday."The allure of the

    June 5, 2017 06:38 pm JST
  • World Bank says trade, manufacturing to boost 2017 global growth

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The World Bank on Sunday maintained its forecast that global growth will improve to 2.7 percent this year, citing a pickup in manufacturing and trade, improved market confidence and a recovery in commodity prices.The update o

    June 5, 2017 09:10 am JST
  • Nikkei tops 20,000 for 1st time in 18 months

    TOKYO -- Stocks opened higher on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday, lifting the benchmark Nikkei stock average above the 20,000 mark for the first time in 18 months.The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 279.28 points in morning trade, from Thursday

    June 2, 2017 07:05 pm JST
  • OPEC extends oil output cut by nine months to fight glut

    VIENNA (Reuters) -- OPEC decided on Thursday to extend cuts in oil output by nine months to March 2018, OPEC delegates said, as the producer group battles a global glut of crude after seeing prices halve and revenues drop sharply in the past three y

    May 25, 2017 08:50 pm JST
  • SoftBank invests $100m in Brazilian ride-hailing app 99

    QUITO, Ecuador -- Japan's SoftBank Group has agreed to invest $100 million in Brazilian ride-hailing app provider 99, the startup said on Wednesday.The Brazilian company is expected to use the fresh funds to expand its reach in Latin America.99 has

    May 25, 2017 10:58 am JST