Global debt hits $184 trillion

Global debt hit a record $184 trillion in 2017, equivalent to more than $86,000 per person - more than double the average per-capita income. Overall, the amount of worldwide public and private debt is equal to about 225% of gross domestic …

G20 leaders worried over tariff war

Some leaders from the Group of 20 major economies have expressed fears about the potential negative impact of a U.S.-China trade war on the world economy

Osaka wins bid to host 2025 World Expo

Osaka won the rights to host the 2025 World Expo, beating out rivals Yekaterinburg in Russia and the Azerbaijan capital of Baku, during voting in Paris on Friday, The Japan Times reported. Celebrations were held in Paris after the …

Baku Expo 2025 project presented in Paris

The Baku Expo 2025 project was presented today during the 164th meeting of the General Assembly of the International Exhibitions Bureau. The International Exhibitions Bureau will choose the city this evening, which will host the World …

Japan set to prepare for resuming Iran oil imports

Japanese buyers of Iranian crude are expected to prepare for resuming oil imports from Tehran after the country was granted a waiver from U.S. sanctions, Japanese trade minister Hiroshige Seko said. “It would …

Hiroshima mayor urges Trump not to withdraw from INF Treaty

Kazumi Matsui, the mayor of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, which was hit in 1945 by an atomic bomb dropped by the United States, called on Washington and Moscow to ensure further implementation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.