Economy

The yen has been experiencing a downward trend against the dollar, attributed to wide interest rate differentials between the two currencies. Despite efforts from Japanese officials through suspected dollar-selling interventions, the yen's value has continued to decline. The U.S. dollar saw a significant increase against the yen in early Asian trading, following a rally the
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In a move to protect their own manufacturers, the European Union has initiated investigations into China's procurement practices regarding medical devices. This is just one of many probes that the EU has launched to prevent unfair competition and market distortion. The European Commission has launched a probe into Chinese public procurement of medical devices, marking
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Inflation targeting plays a crucial role in maintaining price stability and fostering economic prosperity, according to New York Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams. He emphasized the importance of transparency, clear communication, and setting an explicit numerical longer-run inflation target to anchor inflation expectations and keep inflation at the desired level. Williams believes that these
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The sudden surge of the yen against the dollar overnight left traders and analysts puzzled, with many attributing the move to intervention by Japanese authorities. The dollar had a significant gain of 0.9%, climbing to 155.98 yen from its previous levels. This unexpected turn of events took place in a rather quiet period for the
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Australia's major banks are anticipated to report weaker first-half profits as operating costs remain high and competition for mortgage and deposit sales intensifies. This has led to a reduction in margins, putting a strain on overall profitability. Although historically, rising interest rates have been beneficial for the Big Four banks, the current scenario has forced
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Bill Gates, the tech billionaire turned philanthropist, has been a key figure in the global fight against polio. Despite significant progress in reducing cases of the deadly viral disease, Gates warns that success in completely wiping out polio is not guaranteed. The $500 million pledge from Saudi Arabia to fight polio over the next five
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Recently, Thai former energy executive Pichai Chunhavajira has been appointed as the country's finance minister, tasked with the responsibility of revitalizing Southeast Asia's second-largest economy. This decision comes at a crucial time for Thailand, as the economy has been facing numerous challenges, including high household debt, rising borrowing costs, and the impact of China's economic
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