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Confusion Over Trump’s First Talks with Foreign Leader

By Alistair Bell and Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON – One day before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s first meeting with a foreign leader, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japanese officials said they had not finalized when or where in New York it would take place, who would be invited, or in some cases whom to call for

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Asian Export Nations Wary Dollar Boost Gives Trump Pretext to Beat Them

By Tetsushi Kajimoto and Cynthia Kim TOKYO/SEOUL, Nov 20 – Asian currency policymakers are worried that the strengthening of the dollar on expectations of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s fiscal policies could be used by his administration as a stick to beat them with on trade protectionist grounds. China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are already

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Asian Shares Skid, Crude Tumbles After Doha Deal Fails

By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO, April 18 – Tumbling crude oil futures knocked Asian shares on Monday after producers’ weekend talks failed to agree a plan to curb the global supply glut, while Tokyo stocks slumped as investors assessed the impact of a devastating earthquake in southwestern Japan. Some 18 oil exporting nations had gathered in

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