Japan has recorded its largest export gains in more than two years, official figures have shown. The world's third-biggest economy is benefiting in many regions from a market rebound in manufacturing.
About two dozen countries accounting for almost half of global exports impose "little or no enforcement" of foreign bribery laws, Transparency International report. The world's top exporter received particular criticism.
Japan has agreed to pay compensation to the family of a man who died of cancer after measuring radiation levels at the Fukushima nuclear plant. UN rights experts said Toyko put "tens of thousands" of workers at risk.
The latest US salvo against China has escalated the threat of a trade war between the world's two largest economies. China has responded by announcing countermeasures affecting up to $60 billion worth of US exports.
Donald Trump has ramped up his trade dispute with China. Nevertheless, Beijing has a good shot at being able to keep the damage under control. The key is a dynamic middle class, says DW's Frank Sieren.
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