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China's push to open up its financial sector to foreign banks and financial institutions will not reward protectionism by other countries, an official said Saturday.
Two-thirds of the world’s 7.6 billion inhabitants have a mobile phone. More than half of these are smartphones, and in the past decade, the market has increased tenfold.
The news comes a day after the Pentagon said there were no plans to scale back the exercises.
The investigation will take 180 days, with the possibility to be extended by up to 120 days, Vietnam's trade ministry said.
The Floating Island Project is a pilot program in partnership with the government of French Polynesia, which will see 300 homes built on an island that runs under its own governance, using a cryptocurrency called Varyon.
As oil proves resilient around 2014 highs, experts warn that a sustained uptick in energy prices could upset the fundamental growth story that has supported market sentiment in Asia.
A ministry spokesman said that the claims were not true while speaking at a daily news briefing about the ongoing trade talks between the world's two largest economies, according to Reuters.
"Diplomatic ties with Singapore may not be as warm as they were under Najib but will only become strained if Mahathir cancels the rail link," said Peter Mumford of Eurasia Group.
With the National Australia Bank under fire over allegations of fraud and misconduct by its bankers, its CEO Andrew Thorburn admitted that the bank had been prioritizing its company operations over its clients.
"This is not about economics. It's about politics and geopolitics," said Pushan Dutt.
China said on Friday it was dropping an anti-dumping probe into imports of U.S. sorghum, a conciliatory gesture as top officials meet in Washington in an effort to head off a trade war.
It will be "very challenging" for the U.S. and China to come to an agreement about trade this week, in part because the Trump administration has been "unclear on what it really wants," a strategist said Friday.
Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, who is leading a trade delegation in Washington, has met U.S. President Donald Trump, state broadcaster China Central Television said on Friday.
Japan's core consumer prices rose 0.7 percent in April from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday.
Asian shares mostly closed higher on Friday, shrugging off the soggy close seen on Wall Street.
The Pentagon defended the ongoing joint U.S. and South Korean military exercises amid threats from North Korea to withdraw from upcoming talks with President Trump.
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Kotaro Tamura of the Milken Institute says the U.S. and Japan have deeper security challenges in Asia than trade deficits or surpluses.
Jonathan Garner of Morgan Stanley says forward-earnings estimates in sectors such as staples, telecoms and utilities are not "as robust as they were in the past."
Dominic Schnider of UBS Wealth Management says Venezuela's oil production could fall to levels around 1 million barrels per day, which would further support global prices.