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Japan has a labor crisis that refugees could fix—if only its government would let them

<i>Japan would rather have robots nurse its elderly, and self-driven lorries transport its goods than allow refugees to help ease the nation’s ballooning labor crisis.</i><p>Japan is drowning in a surplus of jobs, and while that may sound like the pinnacle of capitalist aspirations, it’s actually a huge …

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Japan and Europe’s huge new trade agreement shows that US leadership is already fading

They’re creating a rival to NAFTA — because Trump.<p>Japan and Europe have a pointed message for the US: We’re taking your place as global leaders in free trade.<p>Japan and the European Union agreed on an outline for a massive trade deal on Thursday that will rival the size of NAFTA, the free trade …

The E.U.-Japan Trade Deal: What’s in It and Why It Matters

BRUSSELS — The European Union and Japan announced a broad agreement on Thursday that would lower barriers on virtually all the goods traded between them, a pointed challenge to President Trump on the eve of a summit meeting of world leaders in Germany.<p>Though the deal still needs further negotiation …

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Global markets fall on worries about central bank tightening

Global stock markets were lower and government bond yields rose Friday as investors weighed the prospect of tighter policies by central banks around the world.<p>The Stoxx Europe 600 edged down 0.3% in early trading, dragged down by energy and real estate shares. That followed losses in bourses across …