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G-20 finance chiefs call for ‘further dialogue and actions’ as trade war looms

via The Japan Times    Mar 21, 2018

Senior Vice Finance Minister Minoru Kihara and Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda attend a news conference at the Group of 20 meeting of finance chiefs in Buenos Aires on Tuesday. | REUTERS

Financial leaders from the Group of 20 advanced and emerging economies on Tuesday recognized the need for “further dialogue and actions” on trade, while reaffirming ...

Female pedestrian dies in Arizona after being hit by Uber self-driving SUV, prompting halt in tests

via The Japan Times    Mar 20, 2018

A woman crossing a street was killed by an Uber self-driving sport utility vehicle in Arizona, police said on Monday, prompting the ride services company ...

Nissan to add second shift making vans at Mississippi plant

via The Japan Times    Mar 20, 2018

Nissan North America celebrates production of 4 million vehicles at its Canton, Mississippi, assembly plant Monday and announced the addition of a second shift that will create or retain 250 hourly jobs to support increasing demand for NV Commercial Vans. The van was donated to a local nonprofit organization. | AP

CANTON, MississippiNissan Motor Co. says it will increase van production at its Mississippi plant, adding a second shift in April. The company made the announcement ...

Dollar rises to around ¥106.50 in late Tokyo trading

via The Japan Times    Mar 20, 2018

The dollar advanced to around ¥106.50 in Tokyo trading late Tuesday, pushed up by stop-loss buy orders.At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥106.45, up ...

Kushner Cos. filed false NYC housing paperwork, intimidated tenants into leaving: AP

via The Japan Times    Mar 19, 2018

Mary Ann Siwek sits in her apartment in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan March 15. Jared Kushner's family real estate company routinely filed false documents with New York City claiming it had no rent-regulated tenants in its buildings, including the one where Siwek lived, when it actually had hundreds. | AP

When the Kushner Cos. bought three apartment buildings in a gentrifying neighborhood of Queens in 2015, most of the tenants were protected by special rules ...

45 U.S. trade groups urge Trump to not slap tariffs on China as his biz rift widens

via The Japan Times    Mar 19, 2018

Forty-five U.S. trade associations representing some of the largest companies in the country are urging President Donald Trump not to impose tariffs on China, warning ...

Japan logs goods trade surplus of ¥3.4 billion in February

via The Japan Times    Mar 19, 2018

Japan posted a goods trade surplus of ¥3.41 billion ($32.1 million) in February amid continued strength in exports, but rising energy imports weighed on the ...

Trump’s possible China tariffs spark trade war fears at home

via The Japan Times    Mar 17, 2018

Aluminum beverage cans pass along the production line at the Ball Packaging Europe Ltd. plant in Belgrade on Wednesday. | BLOOMBERG

U.S. President Donald Trump is considering sweeping tariffs on imports from China, with an announcement possible as early as next week. And that has industry ...

‘Exhausted’ Toys R Us suppliers weigh options as huge retailer shuts

via The Japan Times    Mar 17, 2018

Workers for Toys R Us vendor Learning Resources assemble globes at the warehouse in Vernon Hills, Illinois, on Friday. | REUTERS

When Toys R Us secured a $3.1 billion bankruptcy loan in September, toy makers were reassured they would be paid for goods delivered to the ...

Facebook Lite to launch in developed countries, including U.S.

via The Japan Times    Mar 16, 2018

Facebook Inc. on Thursday said it will roll out the stripped-down version of its social media platform, Facebook Lite, to more countries, including developed ones, ...

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