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Japan's Exports Post First Annual Gain In Two Years In December

Imports fell 11.6% in the year to December, roughly in line with the median estimate, bringing a trade surplus of 751 billion yen ($7.25 billion).

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Japan Firms See Capex Rebound In FY2021 Despite COVID Hit

Policymakers worry the recent declaration of a state of emergency in Tokyo and 10 other prefectures could dampen business and consumer sentiment as they struggle to balance the need to revive the economy and contain the virus.

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Jabs Equal Jobs? Fed Sees Possible Economic Boom If Vaccine Gets On Track

California, accounting for about 10% of gross domestic product, lags the national average in terms of vaccinations, with under 2% of its population immunized so far. Georgia, a top 10 economy, has the lowest current vaccination rate at 1.1%.

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Japan's State Of Emergency Seen Triggering Q1 Economic Contraction

The world's third-largest economy rebounded sharply in the third quarter last year from a record April-June slump caused by the pandemic, heightening expectations a moderate recovery.

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Battles Of This Century Will Be Won On The ‘Power Of Ideas’

Our policymakers must be on the watch nevertheless, rethink and prepare. The government needs to create, stimulate and vitalize the enabling ecosystem.

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Supply Squeeze Won't Ease On Global Stocks And Bonds In 2021

Many policymakers have recently topped up asset-purchase schemes, so that the crowding-out of private investors from public bond markets looks set to continue.

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Uber, Gig Economy Companies See California Win As National Model

Uber's shares rose 12%, while Lyft jumped 9%. The companies, along with DoorDash, Instacart and Postmates, poured more than $205 million into the campaign.

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China's New Home Prices Grow At Slowest Rate Since 2016 On Tighter Rules

China's home prices are expected to rise 4.8% this year, a Reuters survey showed in late September, at a slower pace than last year, as Beijing shifts to deleverage the sector.

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Policymakers Must ‘Nudge’ To Create Impact

‘Nudging’ can be a double-edged sword. The message must be pragmatic, not Machiavellian. Policymakers must be prudent, promote and ensure ethical behaviour.

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India Must Seize Once-In-A-Century Opportunity In Manufacturing

India would be much better off in adopting a calibrated approach to building its own manufacturing strength as that would inevitably lead to import reduction.

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The Government Is The Trustee, Not The Owner

The regulator must address issue related to competition or lack of it. Competition, transparency, and innovation are the bedrock of a fair business milieu.

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Euro Zone Business Recovery Stuttered In August - PMIs

An index measuring new business dropped to 51.4 from 52.7 and once again some of August's activity was derived by businesses completing backlogs of work.

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Indian Millennials, Gen Zs Show Resilience And Optimism During Covid-19

While the Covid-19 crisis has been unprecedented, 85 per cent millennials and 74 per cent Gen Z agreed that policymakers had taken the appropriate actions to support workers during the pandemic.

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China's New Yuan Loans Set To Rise In March As Lenders Help Fight Pandemic

The central bank cut the amount of cash that small banks must hold as reserves, releasing around 400 billion yuan in liquidity to shore up the economy.

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Federal Reserve Policymakers Increasingly Divided On Way Ahead, Minutes Show

The readout of the meeting, released on Wednesday, also showed that the Fed agreed it would soon need to discuss increasing the size of its balance sheet following ructions in short-term money markets.

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