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Investors retreat from Japan stocks on trade, tax concerns

TOKYO: Investors are pulling money out of Japan's underperforming stock market, worried that constraints on further economic stimulus make the country more vulnerable than others directly in the firing line of the China-US trade war.

Foreign investors have so far this year sold $14 billion worth of shares in Japan, the world's third-largest economy.

Jomo: Lack of political commitment for RE agenda in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Prominent economist Prof Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram today stressed on the need for political commitment to push for a swift implementation of the renewable energy (RE) agenda as the enforcement of the alternative energy is seen to be lagging behind.

Stocks mostly flat ahead of G20; dollar slips

NEW YORK: Global equity markets traded mostly flat on Monday as investors awaited US-China trade talks the end of this week at the G20 summit, and the dollar fell to three-month lows on bets the Federal Reserve may cut interest rates more than once this year.