Elaine Kurtenbach
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World markets mixed as investors eye Fed minutes
by Elaine Kurtenbach - February 22, 2018 - 2:23am
Shares slid yesterday in Europe after a day of gains in Asia as attention turned to minutes from the latest meeting of the Federal Reserve.
Global stocks mostly rise on economic growth hopes
by Elaine Kurtenbach - December 11, 2017 - 10:10pm
Stock markets are mostly higher on yesterday as upbeat US jobs data from last week and signs of progress in the Brexit talks continued to support investor sentiment.
Global shares mostly gain in thin trading ahead of New Year
by Elaine Kurtenbach - December 27, 2016 - 6:24pm
Shares are mostly higher in Europe and Asia as the last week of trading for the year began Tuesday after Christmas holidays. Most benchmarks stayed in a narrow range.
A look at offshore accounts used to hide wealth, avoid taxes
by Elaine Kurtenbach - April 4, 2016 - 1:02am
An investigation published by an international coalition of more than 100 media outlets, based on 11.5 million records of offshore holdings, details how politicians, celebrities and other famous people...
Japan's Abe taps experts as he mulls delaying 2nd tax hike
by Elaine Kurtenbach - March 26, 2016 - 2:08pm
The scene: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the economy minister and top central banker receiving a lecture from Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz.
Japan manufacturing output up in January, retail sales fall
by Elaine Kurtenbach - February 29, 2016 - 11:46am
Japan's industrial production rose in January from the month before, beating forecasts, while retail sales fell, suggesting the recovery of the world's third-largest economy is still on the ropes.
Japan, US, S. Korea to work for strong warning to N. Korea
by Elaine Kurtenbach - January 16, 2016 - 12:52pm
Senior diplomats from the US, Japan and South Korea concurred yesterday on the need for a strong response in the UN Security Council to North Korea's recent nuclear test.
80-year-old Tokyo fish market holds final New Year auction
by Elaine Kurtenbach - January 5, 2016 - 9:25pm
It's among the biggest of Japan's many New Year holiday rituals: Early on Tuesday, a huge, glistening tuna was auctioned for about 14 million Japanese yen ($118,000) at Tokyo's 80-year-old Tsukiji market. Next year,...
Japanese research institute earns right to name element 113
by Elaine Kurtenbach - December 31, 2015 - 12:41pm
A team of Japanese scientists have met the criteria for naming a new element, the synthetic highly radioactive element 113, more than a dozen years after they began working to create it.
Global shares meander in thin pre-Christmas trading
by Elaine Kurtenbach - December 24, 2015 - 12:00pm
Global markets meandered Thursday after early gains from surging oil prices faded in light pre-Christmas holiday trading. Germany's markets were closed and many other major markets had half-day sessions.
Lessons from Japan's progress in cleaning up smog
by Elaine Kurtenbach - December 9, 2015 - 11:05am
The face masks, thick dark haze and pollution warnings plaguing residents of China's capital this week once were a fact of life for people living in Japan's biggest industrial cities.
UN refugee head: Japan should accept more, fix asylum system
by Elaine Kurtenbach - November 25, 2015 - 11:16am
Japan should be doing more to help with the global catastrophe of asylum seekers, the head of the UN refugee body said yesterday.
Canadian newcomer Trudeau a fresh face among APEC leaders
by Elaine Kurtenbach - November 18, 2015 - 7:54pm
He's younger than the next youngest leader by six years and nearly a full generation behind the 60-year-old average age of his Pacific Rim peers.
Pacific trade pact praised, panned as Obama urges approval
by Elaine Kurtenbach - November 18, 2015 - 6:15am
The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal between the U.S. and 11 other Pacific nations is drawing potential new members from Asia and criticism from those excluded, as it heads for a tough ride in the U.S. Cong...
Xi says China will keep economic growth on track
by Elaine Kurtenbach - November 18, 2015 - 2:29am
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday sought to reassure regional economic and political leaders that his government will keep the world's No. 2 economy growing.
World stocks drift lower amid gloomy forecasts for economy
by Elaine Kurtenbach - November 10, 2015 - 6:17am
World stock markets drifted lower Tuesday amid concern over the world economy's outlook and the Federal Reserve's rate hike plans.
Myanmar reforms have long way to go to change power balance
by Elaine Kurtenbach - October 31, 2015 - 1:03pm
The sweeping reforms Myanmar announced in 2011 after a half-century of crushing military rule seemed too good to be true to much of the outside world. And to some degree, they were.
Japan's Abe airs Abenomics 2.0 plan for $5 trillion economy
by Elaine Kurtenbach - September 24, 2015 - 6:50am
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, fresh from a bruising battle over unpopular military legislation, announced on Thursday an updated plan for reviving the world's third-largest economy, setting a GDP target...
Nintendo, Google spinoff Niantic in smartphone Pokemon game
by Elaine Kurtenbach - September 10, 2015 - 8:13am
Imagine coming out of your office, home, or school and getting an alert: A Pikachu is lurking behind a nearby tree, and the chase is on.
Plans for Tokyo Olympics marred by stadium mess, logo fuss
by Elaine Kurtenbach - September 9, 2015 - 11:16am
Japan's ambitions for a trouble-free 2020 Tokyo Olympics to showcase the country's economic revival are facing an unexpected obstacle course as planners lurch from one fiasco to the next.
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