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Japan PM tells Brazil 'Abenomics' working, time to do more business

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BRASILIA - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe touted the success of his economic policies on a visit to Brazil on Friday and said it was time for the two nations to expand their trade and investment partnership.

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Fri, Aug 1 2014

Japan PM tells Brazil 'Abenomics' working, time to do more business

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BRASILIA - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe touted the success of his economic policies on a visit to Brazil on Friday and said it was time for the two nations to expand their trade and investment partnership.

Business, Japan 01 Aug 2014

UPDATE 1-Japan PM tells Brazil 'Abenomics' working, time to do more business

BRASILIA, Aug 1 - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe touted the success of his economic policies on a visit to Brazil on Friday and said it was time for the two nations to expand their trade and investment partnership.

Japan, Regulatory News 01 Aug 2014

Japan PM tells Brazil 'Abenomics' working, time to do more business

BRASILIA, Aug 1 - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe touted the success of his economic policies on a visit to Brazil on Friday and said it was time for the two nations to expand their trade and investment partnership.

Regulatory News, Japan 01 Aug 2014

Japan to lend $200 mln to Brazil's Amaggi soy group

BRASILIA, Aug 1 - Japan agreed on Friday to lend $200 million to Brazil's Amaggi Exportacao e Importacao, one of the world's largest soybean growing operations, as the Asian country deepens its footprint in Brazil's farm belt.

Regulatory News, Japan 01 Aug 2014

Sharp's first-quarter operating profit boosted as Chinese smartphone makers swell sales

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TOKYO - Japan's Sharp Corp said it expected revenue from Chinese smartphone makers to increase fivefold in the six months to September after a jump in smartphone panel orders helped boost operating profit by 55 percent in the first quarter.

Tech, Japan 01 Aug 2014

Sharp's first-quarter operating profit boosted as Chinese smartphone makers swell sales

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TOKYO - Japan's Sharp Corp said it expected revenue from Chinese smartphone makers to increase fivefold in the six months to September after a jump in smartphone panel orders helped boost operating profit by 55 percent in the first quarter.

01 Aug 2014

UPDATE 2-Sharp's Q1 op profit boosted as Chinese smartphone makers swell sales

* LCD panel unit makes up 46 pct of op profit, third of sales

01 Aug 2014

Egyptian sumo wrestler storms his way into ancient sport

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INAZAWA Japan - Sumo wrestler Osunaarashi was a large, muscular Egyptian teenager with a passion for body building when a friend recommended he try the ancient Japanese sport of sumo. But it was a hard sell.

Sport, Japan 01 Aug 2014

Japan offers vessels to Vietnam to boost its sea strength

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HANOI - Japan will give six navy boats to Vietnam to boost its patrols and surveillance in the South China Sea, Japan's foreign minister said on Friday, in the latest sign of a strengthening of alliances between states locked in maritime rows with China.

World, Japan 01 Aug 2014
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UK’s strong GDP has a soft centre

The headline - 0.8 percent second-quarter growth - sounds good. But construction shrank and industrial production was weak. Only services were strong. It sounds like a warning of future problems. Expectations of a UK interest rate rise may be delayed, leading the pound down.