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China exports drop more than expected (Mon, 15 Apr 2024)
China’s exports declined in March, dealing a blow to hopes that booming sales abroad would offset weak demand at home and drive growth, reports Caixin. Exports shrank 7.5% in dollar terms in March from a year earlier, while imports fell 1.9%, the customs administration said Friday. Both numbers are well below economist forecasts. The trade […]
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Central Huijin increases holdings in China’s big four banks (Mon, 15 Apr 2024)
China’s central government continued to increase its holdings in the country’s top four state-owned banks through its sovereign wealth fund as it continued to bolster the nation’s ailing stock market, reports Caixin. Since October, Central Huijin Investment Ltd. has bought RMB 5.23 billion ($722 million) of stock in the Bank of China, the Agricultural Bank […]
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China private builders face $553bn funding gap (Mon, 15 Apr 2024)
Chinese private developers face a RMB 4 trillion ($553 billion) funding gap to complete pre-sold homes, adding to the woes of an industry that has yet to bottom out, according to a research report by Goldman Sachs Group Inc, reports Bloomberg. Credit support from banks—which totaled RMB 469 billion as of the end of March—“appears […]
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China capital markets activity hits multi-decade lows (Mon, 15 Apr 2024)
Activity on China’s equity capital markets on the mainland and beyond has slumped to multi-decade lows, highlighting how the loss of momentum in the world’s second-largest economy has weighed on investor confidence, reports the Financial Times. Chinese companies have raised just $6.4 billion in mainland IPOs, follow-on and convertible share offerings this year—the lowest level on […]
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BMW’s China venture to assemble EVs for global customers (Mon, 15 Apr 2024)
Spotlight Automotive, BMW’s 50-50 electric vehicle (EV) venture with mainland Chinese partner Great Wall Motor, is designing new models that it hopes to sell globally, reports the South China Morning Post. Cars including models under BMW-owned brand Mini will be sold in markets such as Europe and Southeast Asia after Spotlight starts assembling them in […]
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Japan

サウジ記者失踪~婚約者の寄稿:My Fiancé Jamal Khashoggi Was a Lonely Patriot @nytimes (Wed, 17 Oct 2018)

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記者席の小競り合い:BuzzFeed v Leigh Sales (Fri, 10 Jul 2015)

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アカウンタビリティ≠説明責任:Definition of Accountability (Fri, 27 Feb 2015)

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「テロリストは全員イスラム教徒」の嘘を数字で検証:Are All Terrorists Muslims? No (Fri, 16 Jan 2015)

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シャルリー・エブドの風刺画で不覚にも連想したもの:Charlie Hebdo cartoons remind me of.. (Sat, 10 Jan 2015)

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