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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and its private sector firms will invest $10 billion on liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects worldwide, the country’s industry minister said on Thursday, in a strategy to boost the global LNG market and reinforce the security of energy supply. The move, doubling a commitment by Japan two years ago to...
(Reuters) - A group of PG&E Corp (PCG.N) noteholders said in a court filing on Wednesday that they are ready to invest $29.2 billion into the power producer as part of a reorganization plan that will pay off liabilities from wildfires that drove it to bankruptcy. The proposed plan will create two trusts, a...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday launched a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, accusing him of seeking foreign help to smear Democratic rival Joe Biden ahead of next year’s election. The inquiry ensures a partisan fight in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail in...
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Bank of Japan board member said on Wednesday the central bank would ease policy further without hesitation if momentum for hitting its 2% inflation target was lost, adding that she was concerned about mounting risks from overseas economies. “My recent concern is that, amid significant downside risks concerning overseas...
MANILA (Reuters) - Escalating trade tensions between the United States and China have darkened the outlook for developing Asia, with the region expected to grow slower than previously predicted this year and next, the Asian Development Bank said on Wednesday. Developing Asia, a group of 45 countries across Asia and the Pacific, will...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Monday there should be no concern regarding U.S. threats of additional tariffs on Japan’s autos, as the two sides hammer out a trade deal. Speaking to reporters in New York after a meeting with his counterpart U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Motegi also...
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea and the United States could resume working-level talks aimed at dismantling the North’s nuclear and missile programmes within two to three weeks, South Korean lawmakers briefed by a spy agency said on Tuesday. The lawmakers said a fourth summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Global shares ticked up on Tuesday after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said U.S.-China trade talks will resume next month, but lingering concerns about slowing global growth tempered the overall appetite for riskier assets. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan moved up 0.06%, supported by 0.4% gains in...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Longtime Emmy darling HBO scored more wins than any other network at Sunday’s Emmy awards, taking home 34 trophies including best drama series for the final season of its global hit “Game of Thrones.” The accolades give HBO new bragging rights in the increasingly competitive battle for viewers of...
(Reuters) - The U.S. government will reveal a plan on Monday to make the Treasury market more transparent, Bloomberg reported on Sunday, citing an unnamed Treasury official. The plan will be revealed to a Wall Street elite audience, central bankers and regulators during an event at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and...

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