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  • ISE-SHIMA, May 26- Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe was set to escort Group of Seven leaders to the Shinto religion's holiest site on Thursday before a summit covering topics from risks to the global economy to refugees and China's maritime assertiveness. President Barack Obama and other G7 partners to the expansive grounds of Ise Grand Shrine in central...

  • ISE, Japan— Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and fellow leaders of the Group of Seven advanced economies began their summit Thursday by visiting Ise Shrine, the most hallowed site for Japan's indigenous Shinto religion— one of many aspects of the gathering that dovetail with Abe's long-term diplomatic and political agenda. As host, to the extent that it can,...

  • TOKYO, May 26- The yen surged in early trade on Thursday, chipping away at the recently buoyant dollar as investors looked ahead to a speech by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen on whether a rate increase is imminent and on a pending decision on a planned sales tax hike in Japan. Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Wednesday that he told his G7 counterparts...

  • ISE-SHIMA, May 26- Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe was set to escort Group of Seven leaders to the Shinto religion's holiest site on Thursday ahead of a summit that will cover topics from risks to the global economy to China's maritime assertiveness. President Barack Obama and other G7 partners to the expansive grounds of Ise Grand Shrine in central Japan,...

  • *Industry says China not ready for market economy status. *China says those who blame it are protectionist. Steelmakers have been hit by a plunge in steel prices, which Europe and the United States have blamed on a surge in cheap exports from China that has exacerbated the impact of a collapse in demand following economic crisis.

  • TOKYO, May 25- Japanese government bonds edged lower on Wednesday as buoyant stocks undermined bond market sentiment. Investors were also wary of taking aggressive positions ahead of a two-day Group of 7 leaders' summit in Japan that begins on Thursday. Japan's Ministry of Finance will auction 400 billion yen of 40- year JGBs on Thursday.

  • ISE, Japan— Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations plan to voice unity over fighting terrorism, pandemics and tax evasion at their summit in Japan this week. Ahead of the summit meetings that begin Thursday, finance ministers and central bank governors of the G-7 meeting in northern Japan failed to concur on a coordinated approach to fighting what Nobel...

  • TOKYO— Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations will undoubtedly voice unity over fighting terrorism, pandemics and tax evasion at their summit in Japan this week. At a pre-summit meeting in northern Japan's Sendai, finance ministers and central bank governors of the G7 failed to concur on a coordinated approach to fighting what Nobel prize-winning...

  • BONN, Germany, May 24- Environmental groups urged Group of Seven nations led by Japan and Germany to stop financing coal projects abroad, which they said amounted to $42 billion since 2007.. Japan provided more than half of the total, with $22 billion between 2007 and 2015, a study released on Tuesday by groups including the U.S. Natural Resources Defense Council,...

  • TOKYO, May 24- Leaders from the Group of Seven advanced economies will examine potential risks to the global economy when they gather this week for their summit in western Japan, government sources told Reuters. The G7 groups Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States. With Britain and Germany resisting calls for fiscal stimulus, Japanese...

  • G7 LEADERS' COMMUNIQUE TO CALL FOR PROMOTING MONETARY, FISCAL AND STRUCTURAL POLICIES TO SPUR GROWTH- SOURCES.

  • G7 LEADERS TO EXAMINE POTENTIAL RISKS TO GLOBAL ECONOMY AT THIS WEEK'S SUMMIT- JAPAN GOVT SOURCES.

  • NEW YORK, May 23- The U.S. dollar tumbled nearly 1 percent against the yen on Monday on Japanese trade data and Washington's resistance to currency intervention by Tokyo, but was little changed against the euro as investors awaited fresh U.S. economic data. The dollar was last down 0.86 percent at 109.19 yen, near a session low, after data showing Japan logged a trade...

  • *Dollar falls vs yen after G7 meeting, Japan trade data. NEW YORK, May 23- The U.S. dollar gained against the euro on Monday after Federal Reserve officials made hawkish remarks on monetary policy, while the dollar slipped against the yen on Japanese trade data and U.S. resistance to currency intervention from Tokyo. The dollar was last down 0.71 percent at 109.36 yen...

  • *Dollar/yen falls on Japan trade data, weaker Nikkei. LONDON, May 23- A robust set of trade data from Japan had the yen back on the rise on Monday after three weeks of solid gains for the dollar which have given fresh heart to those still hoping for another rally as U.S. interest rates rise. A Group of Seven finance ministers' meeting concluded on Saturday with the United...

  • KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index shed 0.5 percent to 16,657.72, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.1 percent to 5,344.40. Seoul's Kospi added 0.3 percent to 1,953.00 and benchmarks in Taiwan, Indonesia and the Philippines also advanced. ANALYST'S TAKE: Lew's message to Aso, the second time Washington has warned Tokyo against trying to intervene in...

  • TOKYO, May 23- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Monday on fears that the government will raise the sales tax next April, risking a further blow to the sluggish economy. Investors' attention has been on the G7 finance leaders' meeting in Sendai, northeastern Japan, where the finance leaders discussed such topics as currencies and fiscal policies over the...

  • He'll spend three days in Vietnam, with stops in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, for meetings with top leaders, a speech on US-Vietnam relations, visits to cultural treasures and sessions with civic leaders and entrepreneurs. From Vietnam, he heads to Japan for a summit of the Group of Seven industrialized nations and a historic visit to Hiroshima.

  • *Japan fails to gain consent for joint G7 fiscal action. SENDAI, Japan, May 21- The United States issued a fresh warning to Japan against intervening in currency markets on Saturday as the two countries' differences over foreign exchange overshadowed a Group of 7 finance leaders' gathering in the Asian nation. Japan and the United States are at logger-heads over...

  • SENDAI, Japan, May 21- Finance leaders of the Group of Seven industrial powers united over the weekend in wishing that Britain stays in the European Union, but acknowledged they could do little more than hope. "The G7 did not talk about a Plan B to respond to what would happen if Britain left the European Union," French Finance Minister Michel Sapin told Reuters on...