Japan finance minister Aso: G20 shared need for free trade

TOKYO The Group of 20 major economies, including the United States, agreed on the importance of free trade at a finance leaders' gathering in Baden Baden, Germany, last week, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday. "It's true some countries ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO, March 24 Japan's Nikkei share average gained on Friday as the yen took a breather from its recent strength, but the Nikkei was still poised for a weekly loss. The Nikkei was up 1 percent at 19,275.18 at the end of morning trade, shrugging off early ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO, March 24 Japan's Nikkei share average gained on Friday as the yen took a breather from its recent strength, but the Nikkei still logged a weekly loss. The Nikkei ended up 0.9 percent at 19,262.53, shrugging off early weakness and moving decisively ... ( read original story ...)

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Japan seeks out more global infrastructure projects

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