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Foreign portfolio investment transactions resulted in net outflows for October

Registered investments in October amounted to $953 million, reflecting a 28.2 percent increase from the $743 million figure in September, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said Friday. In contrast, this represented a 31.2 percent decline from the $1.4 billion level

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JAPAN NEWS

Abe Cabinet’s Approval Rating Nearly Flat at 42 Pct: Jiji Poll

Tokyo–Public support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet in November stood at 42.3 pct, up a mere 0.4 percentage point from the previous month, a Jiji Press opinion poll found Friday. The disapproval rating rose 2.1 points to 38.2

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FEATURES

INTERVIEW: Hirai Keen to Use AI in Medical Care, Agriculture

Tokyo–Takuya Hirai, Japanese minister for science and technology policy, has expressed his enthusiasm to use artificial intelligence for medical care and agriculture. “We’ll draw up an AI policy package by around the middle of next year by developing a framework

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BUSINESS

INTERVIEW: Ethiopia Seeks Investment by Japanese Manufacturers

Tokyo–Arkebe Oqubay Metiku, head of the economic planning, monitoring and supporting sector at the office of the Ethiopian prime minister, has called on Japanese manufacturers to invest in his country. Labor costs in the African country are “lower than in

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