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Japan slips into recession, slump set to worsen as pandemic wreaks havoc

The world’s third-largest economy shrank for second consecutive quarter in three months to March, intensifying challenge for policymakers

18 May 2020 8:42 AM

Oil mixed as coronavirus risks offset hopes that crude stockpiles will shrink

Prices have been lifted by more signs that oil output is falling among OPEC and other major producers

15 May 2020 9:05 AM

Has Japan dodged the coronavirus bullet?

With infections sharply down, Japanese government is now hoping to lift the state of emergency declared in most of the country

14 May 2020 9:57 AM

Oil falls amid concerns about second wave of virus, rise in inventories

Traders shrugged off a further call by Saudi Arabia for larger production cuts to balance the market following a virus-induced demand slump

13 May 2020 8:29 AM

Japan to approve its first coronavirus antigen test kits

Antigen tests scan for proteins that can be found on or inside a virus

12 May 2020 1:42 PM

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Oil prices jump as US stockpiles grow less than expected

The official start of output cuts agreed between Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other major producers like Russia

01 May 2020 8:38 AM

'Homebody' Osaka making the most of isolation, remains focused on Olympics

'I’ve been playing tennis almost every day for as long as I can remember, so it has been an opportunity to take stock'

30 Apr 2020 1:55 PM

Olympics will be cancelled if pandemic not controlled by next year: Games chief

Japanese though the delayed Olympics will be a chance to show world's triumph over virus, but questions persist if Games will be held at all

28 Apr 2020 1:17 PM

Vaccine holds the kley to Tokyo Olympics, says Japanese medical association chief

He called for more testing as the current rate was not enough to judge whether infection rates in the country were falling

28 Apr 2020 8:30 AM

Impossible to postpone Olympics again: Tokyo Games chief

When Mori asked PM Shinzo Abe whether Japan should consider a two-year postponement, the latter said "one year is the way to go"

23 Apr 2020 12:08 PM

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34 positive coronavirus cases on cruise ship docked in Japan

Initial four tests carried out revealed first infection on Monday, with additional testing among 57 crew finding a total of 34 cases

22 Apr 2020 12:38 PM

Tokyo 2020 asks IOC to remove Abe comment regarding Olympic costs

Abe comments became the bone of contention between the Olympic organising partners as the IOC site suggested Japan would bear entire costs

21 Apr 2020 2:44 PM

No clarity yet on how cost of postponing Olympics will be shared with Japan: IOC

There were reports that prime minister Abe had agreed that Japan would shoulder the cost amounting to around $3 billion

21 Apr 2020 9:42 AM

Japan virus expert 'pessimistic' Olympics can be held in 2021

Covid19 should be controlled by then not only in Japan but the entire world because the athletes and the audience come from all over

20 Apr 2020 12:16 PM

Asia’s economy to suffer zero growth in 2020: IMF

Asia is set to fare better than other regions but the projection is worse than 4.7% average growth rates throughout global financial crisis

16 Apr 2020 12:37 PM

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Oil prices rise amid hopes for US deeper output cuts

United States is reducing output as well and other countries are taking estimated cut in production to about 19.5 million barrels per day

14 Apr 2020 11:27 AM

Paralympics rule out going to IOC to solve cash-flow problem

The IPC already receives several million dollars from the IOC under a 2018 agreement, and they don't want to burden IOC again

09 Apr 2020 12:23 PM

Tokyo Olympic flame taken off display; next stop unclear

Tokyo 2020 will now keep the flame in an undisclosed location to prevent people from gathering

08 Apr 2020 6:20 PM

Economic fallout from pandemic continues in Asia

On Wall Street overnight, stocks plunged to close out their worst quarter since the most harrowing days of the 2008 financial crisis

01 Apr 2020 10:50 AM

Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for same dates next year

This year's Games were scheduled to open on July 24 and close on August 9

30 Mar 2020 5:59 PM

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