Category: AFP

Tokyo stocks soar on BoJ easing plan

April 5th, 2013 in 2013, AFP, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, William Grimes 0 comments

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William Grimes, College of Arts & Sciences

Tokyo stocks soared on Friday, hitting record volumes as investors embraced sweeping new Bank of Japan stimulus measures which sent the yen plunging, spelling good news for the key export sector…

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“Deflationary expectations are much more firmly entrenched among Japanese companies and consumers (now). Also, Japan’s fiscal situation has become much worse.”

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Toyota Hires Outsiders To Help With Global Growth

March 7th, 2013 in 2013, AFP, James Post, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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James Post, School of Management

A management shake-up at Toyota heralds a new era which will force the firm to look beyond the narrow confines of corporate life in Japan and help it in the global marketplace, analysts said on Thursday…

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“Toyota’s leadership changes portend a new era. New directors, drawn from beyond Japan’s shores, will help develop a truly global view at the top.”

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Death of Chavez could force Cuba to speed reform

March 6th, 2013 in 2013, AFP, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Paul Webster Hare 0 comments

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Paul Webster Hare, College of Arts & Sciences

Cuba could be forced to speed its economic reforms following the death of its main benefactor, Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, whose oil-backed largesse has kept the country afloat for years…

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“The death of Chavez highlights the shortcomings of the Castros’ policies — not diversifying the Cuban economy, not allowing more Cubans themselves to generate wealth and make the country genuinely independent.”

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In game of fiscal chicken, top Republican in hot seat

December 9th, 2012 in 2012, AFP, College of Communication, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

With room for maneuver slipping away, top US Republican John Boehner is in a bind over how to avoid going over the fiscal cliff: embrace higher taxes and earn conservatives’ ire, or scupper a deal and incur Americans’ wrath…

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Japanese politics shifting right

December 6th, 2012 in 2012, AFP, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, William Grimes 0 comments

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William Grimes, College of Arts & Sciences

Japan’s 12-day election campaign officially kicked off Tuesday, with the leading contenders choosing Fukushima Prefecture as their first stop, where last year’s nuclear crisis still weighs on people’s minds…

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Calls for more US oversight after tainted drug outbreak

October 11th, 2012 in 2012, AFP, Kevin Outterson, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Kevin Outterson, School of Law

A deadly meningitis outbreak in the United States blamed on a tainted drug has triggered outrage and calls for tighter regulation of the loosely controlled pharmaceutical compounding industry…

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Afghan insider attacks roil Nato

August 30th, 2012 in 2012, AFP, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Nick Mills 0 comments

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Nick Mills, College of Communication

The scale of insider attacks by Afghan troops against their Nato allies is unprecedented in modern warfare and threatens to derail the West’s carefully laid withdrawal plans, analysts say…

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Public spotlight in China moves to Bo Xilai

August 21st, 2012 in 2012, AFP, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Fewsmith, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Joseph Fewsmith, College of Arts & Sciences

Gu Kailai’s murder conviction ends one of China’s most sensational cases in years and throws the spotlight onto her husband as the country’s leaders seek to call time on a major political scandal…

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Syria: a peaceful uprising turned brutal civil war

August 20th, 2012 in 2012, AFP, Augustus Richard Norton, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Augustus Richard Norton, College of Arts & Sciences

The spark was lit in March 2011, when a group of young boys were arrested and cruelly tortured for daubing walls in the southern Syrian city of Daraa with anti-government graffiti…

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Top US general takes on Afghan ‘insider attacks’

August 20th, 2012 in 2012, AFP, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Nick Mills 0 comments

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Nick Mills, College of Communication

The top US military officer held talks with Nato commanders in Afghanistan on Monday, looking to halt unprecedented attacks by Afghan allies that have killed 40 Western soldiers so far this year…

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