Asia must not become stage for ‘Great Power Contest’, says China’s Xi

Asia must not become stage for ‘Great Power Contest’, says China’s Xi

By Simon Lewis and Sakura Murakami BANGKOK (Reuters) – Asia-Pacific is nobody’s backyard and should not become an arena for great-power rivalry, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday, warning of Cold War tensions in a region that is a flashpoint of competition between Beijing and Washington. . Xi’s remarks ahead of an Asia-Pacific Economic … Read more

North Korea fires 23 missiles, one landing on South Korea’s coast for the first time | USA and the world

North Korea fires 23 missiles, one landing on South Korea’s coast for the first time |  USA and the world

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea fired at least 23 missiles into the sea on Wednesday, including one that landed less than 60 kilometers (40 miles) off South Korea’s coast, which South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said. described as “territorial invasion” and Washington denounced as “reckless”. It was the first time a ballistic missile had landed … Read more

Japan factory output falls for the first time in four months as companies battle rising costs

Japan factory output falls for the first time in four months as companies battle rising costs

By Kantaro Komiya and Sakura Murakami TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s factory output fell in September for the first time in four months as manufacturers grappled with rising raw material costs and a global economic slowdown, and is likely to fall again next year. month before rebounding in November, the government said. In a brighter sign … Read more

As intervention threat grows, Japan deals ‘strictly’ with currency speculators

As intervention threat grows, Japan deals ‘strictly’ with currency speculators

By Tetsushi Kajimoto and Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki said on Friday authorities were dealing “strictly” with currency speculators as a protracted yen sell-off kept markets on high alert amid further intervention of the sale of dollars by Tokyo. Speculation that Japan would follow its September move and re-enter the … Read more