November 19, 2019

Next up for central banks: infrastructure investments?

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By Alice Gomstyn From The Financialist Published: July 7, 2016 In the years following the global financial crisis, the world’s leading economies have found relief through aggressive monetary policy. But with interest rates slashed to historic lows and central bank balance sheets significantly larger as a percent of GDP than they were before the financial […]

CRFM and JICA discuss new fisheries initiative for co-management and socio-economic survey

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Belize City, Tuesday, 5 July 2016 (CRFM)—Milton Haughton, the Executive Director of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), met today at the CRFM’s Secretariat in Belize City with Mr. Masaru Honda, Team Leader of the Japan-funded Caribbean Fisheries Co-management Project (CARIFICO) and Chief Advisor in the Fisheries Department in St. Lucia. “The CRFM welcomes Mr. […]

Chinese tourists race to UK after Brexit

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From Newsmax By voting to leave the European Union, Britons have delivered a potential windfall to tourists eager to snatch up Burberry trenchcoats, Harrods Stilton and Liberty scarves on the cheap. The outcome of Thursday’s referendum sent the British currency plunging, making the country’s goods and services cheaper for foreign buyers. Consumers reacted immediately: Searches […]

Hedge Funds’ misery exposed as Caribbean proxies dump treasuries

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By Eliza Ronalds-Hannon From Bloomberg Holders in the region sold a record $44 billion in April Cayman Islands is third-biggest foreign owner of U.S. debt The fallout from hedge funds’ roughest stretch since the financial crisis is seeping into the world’s investment haven. Caribbean-domiciled investors, considered a proxy for hedge funds and other leveraged accounts, […]

Japan investors shy away from Cayman Islands

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By YOICHI NAGAI, NQN senior staff writer From Nikkei Asian Review TOKYO — Japanese investors are beginning to pull their money out of the Cayman Islands, one of the world’s major tax havens. That much is clear. The reasons for the outflow are less certain. The balance of securities investment in the Caymans — acquisitions minus […]

TERRIFYING Japanese rollercoaster

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Don’t look down! The TERRIFYING Japanese rollercoaster you pedal with your own feet By LUCY SHEREF From Daily Express UK THIS rollercoaster will test your tenacity in ways you won’t believe. How brave do you think you are? This rollercoaster promises to strike fear into even the most courageous of thrill seekers. The ‘Sky Cycle’ […]

Cayman Islands tax haven holds more Japanese money than ever

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By SHOHEI MAKIUCHI From The Asahi Shimbun Japanese investments in financial securities in the Cayman Islands, a British overseas territory in the Caribbean Sea known as a major tax haven, have hit a record high, according to the Bank of Japan. Those investments stood at a total value of 74.4 trillion yen (about $675 billion) […]

Japan to go to the moon

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Japan is planning an unmanned moon mission for 2019 By Christopher Klimovski From engadget Japan’s space program announced last December that it wants to become the fourth country to successfully land an unmanned vessel on the moon. The scheduled launch date is planned for 2019 and even though it seems like the world is focused […]

As I See Things

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By Brian Francis From Barbados Nation News The entrepreneurial state – Part 1 THE HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT is replete with discussions about the role of governments versus the business community in transforming the financial landscape of countries all around the world. That debate in the literature goes as far back as the 17th century […]

Japan’s offshore investors on edge as Panama Papers revelations spark Hong Kong clampdown

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By Reiji Yoshida From The Japan Times Hong Kong-based financial consultant Yoshimitsu Sasago is unsettled by developments since the recent leak of client data from a Panama-based law firm. Sasago has served Japan-based clients in Hong Kong for the past 10 years. Sometimes they ask him to provide a perfectly legal but somewhat tricky service: […]