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Globalization . . . adaptations

September 18th, 2009 · No Comments · Geopolitics, Markets

Japan must shake off US-style globalization The likely next prime minister outlines his hopes for a more Asia-focused Japan. By Yukio Hatoyama from the August 19, 2009 edition Print this Buzz up! Email and share E-mail newsletters RSS TOKYO – In the post-cold war period, Japan has been continually buffeted by the winds of market […]

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Nikkei 225

November 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · Markets

Nikkei 225 (Nikkei heikin kabuka 225) is a stock market index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). It has been calculated daily by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei) newspaper since 1971. It is a price-weighted average (the unit is Yen), and the components are reviewed once a year. Currently, the Nikkei is used as the […]

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China and US Treasury Bonds

November 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · Markets

China and Japan continue to be the largest investors in US assets.  US treasury bonds ‘still the best option’ By Xin Zhiming (China Daily) Updated: 2008-11-20 09:46  China is likely to continue increasing holdings of US treasury bonds even after becoming the No 1 holder because it is the best way to deploy its $1.9 […]

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