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  • A freighter is anchored at the international container pier at Tokyo port on February 8, 2017.

    Japan's exports rose 1.3 percent in January from a year earlier.

  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will talk on electronic payment forms of the future at a lunch meeting arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences- 1100 GMT. BOISE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "Getting to Know the Fed" before Boise State University...

  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will talk on electronic payment forms of the future at a lunch meeting arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences- 1100 GMT. BOISE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "Getting to Know the Fed" before Boise State University...

  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will talk on electronic payment forms of the future at a lunch meeting arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences- 1100 GMT. BOISE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "Getting to Know the Fed" before Boise State University...

  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will talk on electronic payment forms of the future at a lunch meeting arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences- 1100 GMT. BOISE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "Getting to Know the Fed" before Boise State University...

  • *China last exported significant corn volumes in 2006/ 07. BEIJING/ CHICAGO, Feb 17- China's COFCO Corp is in talks to sell a small cargo of corn to Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp, two sources said on Friday, a rare foreign sale of grain from the world's No. 2 producer. A Mitsubishi spokesman said the company is considering buying corn from other countries,...

  • North Korean leader Kim Jung-un inspects Galido outpost and Jangjedo defending force located in the far south of Southwest sea in North Korea.

    China should be more worried than the U.S. is about the latest developments around North Korea, analysts say.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 17- The yen rose against major currencies on Friday as concerns about the upcoming French elections and the lack of movement in fiscal changes in the United States kindled safe-haven demand for the Japanese currency. The dollar improved versus most peers with the exception of the yen, leaving it little changed on the week following mildly hawkish...

  • *Euro slightly weaker on report French left may unite. LONDON, Feb 17- Falls for the euro and the pound dominated trade in the major global currencies on Friday, hit by a combination of nerves over upcoming French elections and signs British consumers are beginning to struggle in the face of the Brexit effect. The euro dipped around a quarter of a percent to $1.0648.

  • LONDON, Feb 17- Global equity markets were set to end the week on a softer footing on Friday, after setting record highs in the previous two sessions, as investors looked for clarity on U.S. The MSCI All-Country World index was still headed for its fourth straight week of gains after hitting a record high on Thursday, buoyed by positive signs for global economic...

  • LONDON, Feb 17- The dollar was stuck near a one-week low against a basket of currencies on Friday after upbeat economic data failed to lift Treasury yields, with concerns about policy under president Donald Trump quelling hopes of a new rally in the currency. It traded less than 0.2 percent higher on the day in morning trade in Europe at 100.64, having hit an...

  • TOKYO— Global shares slipped Friday following a drop on Wall Street as the stronger dollar sent Japanese issues lower and the arrest of an executive at Samsung weighed on Korean stocks. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 slipped nearly 0.2 percent to 4,892.25 in early trading, while Germany's DAX fell nearly 0.1 percent to 11,749.78. Britain's FTSE 100 dipped 0.1...

  • TOKYO, Feb 17- Japan's exports are seen rising for the second straight month in January, supported by a global economic recovery and a soft yen while imports are expected to rise for the first time in about two years, a Reuters poll showed on Friday. "The global economy continued its recovery trend thanks to a pickup in emerging economies," said Takeshi Minami, chief...

  • TEPCO needs to know the melted fuel's exact location and condition and other structural damage in each of the three wrecked reactors to figure out the best and safest ways to remove the fuel. Despite the incomplete probe missions, TEPCO stuck to its schedule to determine methods for the melted fuel removal this summer and start work in 2021, company spokesman...

  • TOKYO, Feb 17- The dollar wallowed near a one-week low against a basket of currencies on Friday after upbeat economic data failed to lift Treasury yields, with underlying concerns about U.S. trade policy capping greenback attempts to bounce. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spoke in support of a near-term rate hike and the markets also saw robust U.S....

  • TOKYO, Feb 17- The dollar was stuck near a one-week low against a basket of currencies early on Friday, after upbeat U.S. economic data failed to lift Treasury yields. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spoke in support of a near-term rate hike and the markets also saw robust U.S. inflation and retails sales data. Indicators released on Thursday shed more positive...

  • SARASOTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Executive Vice President and Director of Research Daniel Sullivan will speak on the economic outlook before a Central Banking Series event hosted by the Global Interdependence Center in Sarasota. GOLDEN VALLEY, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari...

  • SARASOTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Executive Vice President and Director of Research Daniel Sullivan will speak on the economic outlook before a Central Banking Series event hosted by the Global Interdependence Center in Sarasota. GOLDEN VALLEY, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari...

  • *Hong Kong stocks at new five-month highs on renewed inflows. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.2 percent to its highest since July 2015. Hong Kong stocks climbed to a fresh five-month high and swelling demand from mainland investors thanks to Beijing's drive to tackle growing asset price bubbles and the market's relatively...

  • TOKYO, Feb 16- Japanese government bond prices dipped on Thursday as a subdued liquidity-enhancing auction dented investor sentiment, with the market also continuing to feel pressure from the recent retreat by U.S. Yields rose as an auction by the finance ministry to sell 400 billion yen of off-the-run JGBs, intended to enhance market liquidity, drew tepid...