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Asian shares fall on concerns over global, China slowdown

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

SINGAPORE (Agencies): Asian markets were mostly lower on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund trimmed its global outlook for 2019 and 2020. The downgrade came after China said its economy grew at the slowest pace in 30 years in the last quarter of 2018. Wall Street was closed for a holiday on Monday. KEEPING SCORE: […]

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Singapore sounds an early economic warning for Japan

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

William Pesek TOKYO: Economic news out of Singapore rarely drives decision-making in Japan. Unless, of course, we’re talking about a sudden 8.5% plunge in exports that spooks Tokyo’s policymakers. The worry is the predictive quality that often comes with U-turns in Singapore’s terms of trade. Japan’s nearly US$5 trillion, trade-reliant economy doesn’t turn on a […]

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Japan resumes buying Iranian crude: CB governor

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

TEHRAN (AA): Japan has resumed Iranian crude oil imports after having halted them earlier following last year’s re-imposition of US sanctions on Tehran, Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency reported, citing the head of Iran’s Central Bank. “Following the lead of China, South Korea, India and Turkey, Japan has now also resumed the import of Iranian […]

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