Asian shares mixed ahead of G-20 finance meeting in Germany

TOKYO — Asian markets were mixed Friday as investors awaited a meeting of finance and economic ministers of the Group of 20 industrial countries. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged down 0.4 per cent to 19,521.47. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 ... ( read original story ...)

Japan February exports seen rising at fastest pace since 2015

The finance ministry will release the trade data at 8:50 a.m. JST on Wednesday (2350 GMT Tuesday.) Japan's trade surplus with the United States has been declining. But if it starts rising again, it could become a flashpoint after President Donald Trump ... ( read original story ...)

Fukushima confirmed as venue for Tokyo 2020 baseball

Organizers on Friday confirmed that baseball and softball games for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be held in Fukushima, an area hit by the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster. The International Olympic Committee approved the use of Fukushima Azuma Baseball ... ( read original story ...)