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G-20 finance chiefs, upbeat on world economy, affirm coordination over risks

By Ko Hirano
- via The Japan Times    Oct 14, 2017

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda speaks to reporters after a meeting of Group of 20 finance chiefs in Washington on Friday. | KYODO

Finance chiefs from the Group of 20 major economies agreed Friday to step up coordination in coping with risk factors to the world economy — ...

G-7 vows to apply ‘maximum economic pressure’ on North Korea over missile threat

By Ko Hirano
- via The Japan Times    Oct 13, 2017

Group of Seven finance chiefs on Thursday pledged to apply “maximum economic pressure” on North Korea over the “grave” threat posed by its missile and ...

African-Americans twice as likely as whites to default on student debt: DOE

via The Japan Times    Oct 12, 2017

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at George Mason University Arlington, Virginia, campus Sept. 7. Students who attended for-profit colleges were twice as likely or more to default on their loans than students who attended public schools, according to a new federal study. The report comes as DeVos rewrites rules that had been put in place by the Obama administration to protect students who said they were defrauded by their for-profit colleges. | AP

Nearly half of black Americans who borrowed from the federal government to attend college defaulted on their student loans — more than double the rate ...

ESMT: Honing future Asian business experts

By Francis Pacheco
-    Oct 11, 2017

With the prevailing influence of Asia on both the German and global economy, the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) is going to open a satellite campus in Shanghai, the financial a...

Abe’s free education plan seen having potential to slow the BOJ’s inflation drive

via The Japan Times    Oct 06, 2017

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s campaign pledge to expand free education may come with an unintended consequence: a hit to the Bank of Japan’s efforts to ...

City of Albuquerque: More competitive than ever

   Jun 07, 2016

Known by most as a tourist destination, the city of Albuquerque in New Mexico is stepping up efforts to market itself also as an ideal location for business and investment.

Panasonic bets big on Myanmar

By Karl Cryer
-    Apr 27, 2016

Among the first companies to begin business in Myanmar, Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has started to reap the benefits of its early investment as sales of its consumer products continue to s...

Lat War Group: All set for Myanmar’s takeoff

By Karl Cryer
-    Apr 25, 2016

One of the biggest and most diversified companies in Myanmar is anticipating the rapid influx of foreign capital as the government changes hands.

Location is vital to success of global IT company

   Feb 25, 2016

Building on its 46-year history as Japan’s most trusted provider of IT solutions, Information Development initiated a global expansion plan 12 years ago to build a diverse, multinational orga...

ULVAC: Where innovation happens

   Feb 25, 2016

Flat panel TVs, mobile phones, solar-powered gadgets and even frozen food have all become commonplace elements of modern life. What may not be apparent is vacuum technology’s role in the manu...




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