JGBs supported by cloudy domestic outlook

SINGAPORE, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Japanese government bond prices found support on Friday from familiar fears that the economy will stay stuck in the slow lane, even amid recent signs of a global recovery. Benchmark 10-year JGB futures rose 0.03 points to 151.94 in thin trade, with volumes of 10,251 lots. Yields on shorter-dated paper were steady, with the two-year […]

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Japan issues arrest warrant for Carlos Ghosn’s wife

Prosecutors in Japan have issued an arrest warrant for the wife of Carlos Ghosn for alleged perjury, as Nissan vowed to pursue its former chairman over his “serious misconduct” while head of the carmaker. Tokyo prosecutors’ special investigation squad said Carole Ghosn – a vocal supporter of her husband during his long detention in Japan – was suspected of making […]

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Japan vows stronger borders after Ghosn's escape embarrasses

Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn flees from Japanese justice Optimal Capital director of strategy Frances Newton Stacy, RealClearPolitics president Tom Bevan and Michael Lee Strategy’s Michael Lee discuss former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn fleeing from justice in Japan and the Nissan-Renault merger. TOKYO (AP) — Japan's justice minister vowed Monday to strengthen border checks and review bail conditions after Nissan's […]

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Global shares inch to new highs on trade hopes; dollar little changed

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The dollar traded little changed while equity markets added to a year-end rally on Monday, with both a gauge of stock performance worldwide and Wall Street hitting new highs amid renewed optimism over U.S.-China trade and growth prospects. China’s finance ministry said it will lower tariffs on products ranging from frozen pork and avocados to certain […]

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Abenomics sputters as trade damage spreads, tax revenues undershoot

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Japan’s “Abenomics” stimulus programme appears to be reaching a turning point as growth is sputtering and the hit to exports from slowing global demand is spreading to various sectors of the economy. The slowdown makes it more likely that the government and central bank will need to devise novel ways to stimulate growth in the world’s third-largest […]

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