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  • *Japan determined to preserve open international order. "Japan is determined to preserve and committed to enhancing the free, open, and rules-based international order," he told delegates. Abe said Japan, as chair of this year's gathering of the Group of 20, will also seek to spearhead discussions on climate change and ways to facilitate use of digital data while...

  • *Japan determined to preserve open international order. "Japan is determined to preserve and committed to enhancing the free, open, and rules-based international order," he told delegates. Abe said Japan, as chair of this year's gathering of the Group of 20, will also seek to spearhead discussions on climate change and ways to facilitate use of digital data while...

  • TOKYO, Jan 22- Japanese government bond prices rose on Tuesday, as stocks pulled back from one-month highs, boosting demand for safe-haven debt. Tuesday's liquidity-enhancing auction, at which the finance ministry sold 400 billion yen of JGBs, attracted steady demand with the bond market on the front foot. Japan's Nikkei fell 0.7 percent amid profit taking...

  • *Court gives no reason; bail rarely granted in Japan without confession. TOKYO, Jan 22- Carlos Ghosn's latest request for bail was rejected by a Tokyo court on Tuesday, despite the ousted Nissan chairman offering to wear an electronic ankle tag in an unusual bid to win release after two months of detention for alleged financial crimes. Bail is rarely granted for...

  • TOKYO, Jan 21- Ousted Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn has offered to wear an electronic ankle tag and hire guards to monitor him in an unusual bid to secure his release on bail after two months of detention in Japan for alleged financial crimes. Ghosn is also willing to remain in Tokyo, where he has leased an apartment, and post stock he owns in Nissan Motor Co as...

  • TOKYO, Jan 21- Ousted Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn has offered to wear an electronic ankle tag and hire guards to monitor him in an unusual bid to secure his release on bail after two months of detention in Japan for alleged financial crimes. Ghosn is also willing to remain in Tokyo, where he has leased an apartment, and post stock he owns in Nissan as...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 21- China National Offshore Oil Corp has resold a liquefied natural gas cargo floating offshore South Korea, according to data from Refinitiv Eikon and three industry sources, highlighting the drop in winter gas demand in China. The move is a departure from the 2017/ 18 winter, when China was desperate to procure LNG to meet demand for the...

  • Logos for Nissan Motor Co., left, Infiniti, center, and Datsun displayed outside the Nissan headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.

    Nissan CEO Hirota Saikawa said on Monday that he had not heard directly about a reported French proposal to integrate the Japanese carmaker's management with Renault, adding that it was not the time to discuss revising the partners' capital ties.

  • A crew member walks across the deck of oil tanker 'Devon' as it prepares to transfer crude oil from Kharg Island oil terminal to India, in the Persian Gulf, Iran, on Friday, March 23, 2018.

    Japan has started the process of importing Iranian oil, which was suspended due to U.S. sanctions, the governor of Iran's central bank said on Monday.

  • LONDON, Jan 21- Japan has started the process of importing Iranian oil, which was suspended due to U.S. sanctions, the governor of Iran's central bank said on Monday. "After China, South Korea, India and Turkey, Japan also started the process of importing Iranian oil," Abdolnaser Hemmati was quoted as saying by the state news agency IRNA. However, exemptions have been...

  • TOKYO, Jan 21- Ousted Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn has offered to wear an electronic ankle tag and hire guards to monitor him in an unusual bid to secure his release on bail after two months of detention in Japan for alleged financial crimes. Ghosn is also willing to remain in Tokyo, where he has leased an apartment, and post stock he owns in Nissan as...

  • TOKYO, Jan 21- The dollar held steady near a two-week high against a basket of currencies on Monday, as investor risk appetite held up despite the latest data showing China's 2018 economic growth slowing to a near three-decade low. Hopes for a thaw in U.S.- China trade tensions, a more dovish-sounding Federal Reserve and optimism that Britain could avoid a "...

  • TOKYO, Jan 21- Nissan CEO Hirota Saikawa said on Monday that he had not heard directly about a reported French proposal to integrate the Japanese carmaker's management with Renault, adding that it was not the time to discuss revising the partners' capital ties. The Nikkei newspaper reported on Sunday that a French government delegation had informed Tokyo that...

  • BEIJING, Jan 21- China's economic growth cooled slightly in the fourth quarter from a year earlier as expected, weighed down by weak investment and faltering consumer confidence as Washington piled on trade pressure, leaving 2018 growth the weakest in 28 years. China's stock market held steady after the data. The Australian dollar, seen as a liquid proxy for...

  • TOKYO, Jan 21- Nissan CEO Hirota Saikawa said he had not heard about a reported French proposal to integrate Nissan's management with France's Renault, adding that it was not the stage to discuss revising their capital ties, Jiji news agency reported on Monday. Japanese public broadcaster NHK quoted French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire as telling...

  • Jan 20- Ousted Nissan Motor Co chairman Carlos Ghosn has offered to post stock he owns in the automaker as collateral, surrender his passports and submit to electronic tracking as part of a renewed effort to persuade a Tokyo court to grant him bail while he awaits trial on charges of financial misconduct, a spokeswoman for the car executive said.

  • TOKYO, Jan 21- The dollar hovered near a two-week high against a basket of currencies on Monday, supported by a sustained recovery in investor risk appetite which nudged U.S. bond yields higher. Hopes for a thaw in U.S.- China trade tensions, a more dovish-sounding Federal Reserve and optimism that Britain could avoid a "No-Deal" Brexit are some of the factors that...

  • TOKYO, Jan 21- The co-chair of a committee set up by Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co to examine the root cause of alleged financial misconduct by ousted chairman Carlos Ghosn said he believed Ghosn may have had questionable ethical standards. Ghosn, charged with three counts of financial misconduct, has been detained in Tokyo since his arrest on Nov. 19.

  • Jan 20- Ousted Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn said on Sunday he will remain in Japan and follow restrictions by local authorities in exchange for his release from jail in the latest effort to persuade a court to grant him bail while he awaits trial on charges of financial misconduct. Ghosn, the veteran automotive executive detained since his arrest on Nov....

  • Ghosn, charged with three counts of financial misconduct, has been detained in Tokyo since his arrest on Nov. 19. Calls seeking comment from Ghosn's Tokyo- based lawyers went unanswered. All seven members attended the first meeting in Tokyo, including Jean-Baptiste Duzan, an external director based in France.