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Nicholas Ferres of Vantage Point Asset Management says the Japanese yen could head below 105 against the U.S. dollar. » Read More
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Mergers and acquisitions activity in Asia Pacific could decline by 18% in 2019 to $634 billion amid global uncertainties, a joint report by Baker McKenzie and Oxford Economics predicts.
Central banks are increasingly lowering rates, or moving to negative rates, and analysts warn this could damage the global economy.
Marcel Thieliant of Capital Economics says it is going to be a "very challenging time" for the Japanese economy over the next couple of quarters. He also discusses Japan's exports, trade dispute with South Korea and what to expect from the Bank of Japan.
64% of people said their would trust a robot over their manager, while a further half said they had already turned to a robot for advice, according to Oracle's new Future Workplace study.
Mario Draghi fought the headwinds of German-imposed fiscal austerity on sinking euro area economies and led the monetary union to economic recovery.
A powerful typhoon is forecast to bring up to 31 inches of rain and damaging winds to the Tokyo area and Japan's Pacific coast this weekend, and the government is warning residents to stockpile necessities and leave high-risk places before it's too dangerous. Japan's meteorological is comparing the potential damage to the 1958 typhoon that left more than 1,200 people dead or missing.
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son plans to target tech companies with clearer paths to profits as it fundraises for Vision Fund 2, sources say.
Peter Boardman of NWQ Investment Management says online retail is a great opportunity for Fast Retailing, but is a "slow" one. He also says the company is a great brand, but that there's a lot of uncertainty.
The rapid growth of the Chinese tourist took a bit of a breather during the latest week-long National Day holiday, government data indicate.
Martin Schulz of Fujitsu Research Institute says he is "rather optimistic" that demand in Japan will recover quickly enough in 2020 to avoid a recession.
President Donald Trump answers reporters' questions about China trade, Hong Kong and more from the Roosevelt room at the White House while signing the U.S.-Japan trade agreement.
The latest data on U.S.-China trade indicate that Beijing is not doing what it should to reduce its excessive surpluses by buying more American products, writes Dr Michael Ivanovitch.
Typhoon Mitag tore through South Korea before triggering record rainfall in Japan. South Korea's government says at least nina people were killed and several are missing. Over 100 houses were flooded and some 44,000 buildings in South Korea lost power. As Mitag travelled north to Japan, record rainfalls were recorded in multiple cities Almost five inches per hour fell in Suzaki, Tosa and Kochi. Weather officials in Japan continue to warn of mudslides and flooding.
Zach Pandl of Goldman Sachs says the Japanese yen is the last "undervalued safe haven asset" in the world today. He also says there's more upside than downside for the British pound in the near term, and that it could hit 1.35 against the dollar if the U.K. exits the EU with a deal.
Spending patterns in Japan may "wobble" because of the consumption tax hike, but the underlying uptrend of domestic demand should stay intact, says Jesper Koll of WisdomTree Investments.
Nicolas Sopel of Fitch Solutions says economies experiencing slowdowns probably need to see "more structural answers" and not just monetary policy.