Geopolitics

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Fertility, phones, reforms: a trader checklist for Suga's Japan

With Yoshihide Suga now a certainty to be formally declared the next prime minster of Japan on Wednesday, market watchers are eyeing what the election of the unassuming son of a strawberry farmer m

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Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga wins ruling party race to replace Prime Minister Abe

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga was elected leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party by an overwhelming majority, ushering in the country’s first change of prime minister in al

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Biden and Trump take swipes at each other as US presidential campaign enters final stretch

US President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden took rhetorical swipes at each other on Monday as the presidential campaign entered its traditional homestretch on the US Labor Day holiday.

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Could political risks derail the recovery?

The global economy continues on its long, painful rehabilitation from the pandemic. While the worst is clearly over, economic data in recent days shows that the current recovery is fragile.

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Japan’s new leader will likely keep big stimulus rolling

The emergence of Yoshihide Suga as the leading candidate to replace Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suggests Japan will stick to its economic strategy of massive monetary stimulus, flexibility on fiscal

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Google, Facebook dump plans for US-Hong Kong undersea cable

Google and Facebook Inc. dropped plans for an undersea cable between the US and Hong Kong after the Trump administration said Beijing might use the link to collect information on Americans.

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Abe resigns over health reasons

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has decided to resign due to health reasons, local media including NHK reported.

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Businesses must prepare for a New Cold War that could be worse than the last

More than three decades ago, the first Cold War ended with the euphoric toppling of the Berlin Wall as the people of the Eastern Bloc declared their freedom from the Soviet Empire.

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How Dow Chemical is adapting to US-China decoupling

As the US and its allies increasingly come to view China as a threat, businesses have increasingly been advised by these governments to “quit China”.

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Is e-RMB a tool of trade and weapon of politics?

SINGAPORE (July 17): Much interest in e-RMB stems from the global implications of China issuing such a currency.

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