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Japan watchdog orders improvements at cryptocurrency exchanges


TOKYO Japan's financial regulator said on Friday it has ordered cryptocurrency exchanges including bitFlyer, Inc., one of the country's biggest, to make improvements to lax measures on money laundering.

U.S.-Canada dispute escalates after tense G7; Trump renews criticism of Trudeau

QUEBEC CITY, Quebec The United States and Canada swung sharply on Sunday toward a diplomatic and trade crisis as top White House advisers lashed out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a day after U.S. President Trump called him "very dishonest and weak." | Video

Business, World, 11 Jun 2018

Heavy security quells scattered protests at Canada G7 summit

QUEBEC CITY, Quebec A heavy police presence and an isolated summit site thwarted protesters at the Group of Seven meeting in Canada on Saturday, dousing all but a smattering of demonstrations against the powerful world leaders.

Business, World 10 Jun 2018

Japan joins U.S. allies in attacking Trump's tariff decision

WHISTLER, British Columbia Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said U.S. metal tariffs were "deeply deplorable," using unusually harsh language in a sign one of the United States' closest allies was joining other G7 nations in attacking the Trump administration's decision.

Business, Japan, 02 Jun 2018

EBRD publishes guidance for firms disclosing climate impacts

(This version of the May 31 story refiles with full task force name.)

Business, 01 Jun 2018

Europe and U.S. lurch closer towards trade war

PARIS With Italy in political turmoil, oil prices on the rise and North Korea tensions back on the burner, the last thing the global economy needs is a big lurch towards a trade war further clouding the outlook.

Business, 25 May 2018

Boris Johnson seeks trade agreements in Chile, Latin America

SANTIAGO Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson concluded a five-day charm offensive in Latin America on Wednesday by expressing interest in a trade agreement with Chile and other countries in Latin America's so-called Pacific Alliance.

UK, 23 May 2018

Argentina weighs 5 airlines' plans for new Falklands flights - minister

BUENOS AIRES Argentina and Britain are analysing five South American airlines' proposals for new flights between the Falkland Islands and Argentina, Argentina's Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie said on Tuesday.

China to Australia: Remove "coloured glasses" to get ties back on track

BEIJING/SYDNEY Australia should remove its "coloured glasses" to get relations back on track with major trading partner China, the Chinese government's top diplomat Wang Yi has told his Australian counterpart on the sidelines of a G20 meeting in Argentina.

World, Australia 22 May 2018

EU official sees trade deal with Mercosur toward year-end

BUENOS AIRES The European Union and South America's Mercosur bloc could reach a trade agreement this year, the president of the European Council said on Monday, following tensions between the two regional blocs during negotiations last month.

Business, 22 May 2018