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Japan: Thank you Trump!

Alessia Berardi is a Senior Economist.

What is in store for the Japanese economy in 2017? We believe that sounder domestic fundamentals and support from a weaker yen should improve the Japanese outlook. 1,065 more words


Daily Kickstart (ECB Preview; Why Did Tarzan And Suicide Squad Suck So Bad?)

It feels quiet out there on Thursday morning.

On Wednesday, a fairly potent one-two punch from CPI data and Janet Yellen (she’ll speak again on Thursday evening) pushed Treasury yields higher across the curve and I for one, will be watching to see the market’s reaction to comments from Trump Treasury pick Steven Mnuchin who faces a Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing on Thursday. 1,124 more words


A big, dumb action movie

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)



107 minutes/Now showing/3/5 stars

The story: Extreme sports pro, sleeper agent and ladies’ man Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) is brought in from the cold by his handler Jane Marke (Toni Collette) to retrieve an ultimate weapon, now in the hands of a ring (with members played by Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone and Tony Jaa). 342 more words

Current Affairs

Straits Trading to buy residential property in Japan for 925m yen

(Source: www.businesstimes.com.sg)

Property firm Straits Trading Company on Wednesday said it plans to buy for 925 million yen (S$11.6 million) the rights to a rental residential property in Osaka, Japan. 159 more words

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