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Fed chief Janet Yellen sounds upbeat on U.S. economy despite hurricanes, signaling likely rate hike

via The Japan Times    Oct 16, 2017

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Sunday sketched a bright outlook for the U.S. economy and for inflation prospects in coming months, saying the impact ...

Bitcoin takes flight again after China eases crackdown and cryptocurrency split to set new highs

via The Japan Times    Oct 13, 2017

An image of the bitcoin and U.S. currencies are displayed on a screen as delegates listen to a panel of speakers during the Interpol World Congress in Singapore in July. | AFP-JIJI

Bitcoin may be in for a sustained record run as it overcomes key obstacles, experts said Thursday after the cryptocurrency set a new record high.Even ...

IMF highlights risk of systemic stress in Japan’s banking system

via The Japan Times    Oct 12, 2017

The International Monetary Fund has warned that trouble at just one of Japan’s major banks could send shock waves through the nation’s entire banking system.In ...

With U.S. lifting of sanctions, Sudan Airways seeks post-embargo Boeing, Airbus spare parts

via The Japan Times    Oct 09, 2017

Sudan Transport Minister Makkawi Mohamed Awad talks to an AFP journalist in Khartoum on Sunday. | AFP-JIJI

Sudan’s national carrier aims to revive its fleet by procuring new components from Boeing and Airbus after Washington lifted its 20-year-old trade embargo on Khartoum, ...

ECB stress test finds banks mostly resilient to rising rates

via The Japan Times    Oct 09, 2017

Most big eurozone banks are well braced for possible future interest rate rises, the European Central Bank said Monday after running dozens of them through ...

Tokyo stocks rise on Wall Street gains

via The Japan Times    Oct 06, 2017

Stocks rose moderately on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday, backed by Wall Street’s record-breaking advance overnight.The Nikkei 225 average gained 62.15 points, or 0.30 percent, ...

Senators stumped as Equifax gets renewed contract with IRS after massive data hack

via The Japan Times    Oct 05, 2017

Richard Smith, former chairman and CEO of Equifax, Inc., arrives to testify before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday. | REUTERS

Members of Congress expressed bewilderment Wednesday that credit reporting company Equifax, under siege after a data breach affecting more than 145 million people, has received ...

Procurri’s technology meets all IT needs

   Oct 03, 2017

Singapore-based IT services provider Procurri has attracted the attention of the business world for its well-planned expansion around the world and its well-considered acquisitions and partnerships.

Peru’s oldest bank gears up for influx of foreign investment

By Karl Cryer
-    Jul 20, 2015

With middle-term economic growth forecasts looking bright, Peru's biggest bank is gearing up for an expected surge in foreign investment.

Peruvian law firms become first stop for Asian business

By Karl Cryer
-    Jul 20, 2015

Miranda & Amado, a law firm based in the Peruvian capital Lima, has seen increased interest from Asian companies wanting to operate in the country.




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