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Nikkei Asian Review (Nov 25, 2021)

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‘No special treatment’ for China’s CPTPP bid: Mexican trade official
Undersecretary de la Mora says Beijing’s application will face necessary screening

Why the BRICs nations have not turned the world upside down
Grouping was never ready for today’s crop of leaders



Sri Lanka awards port deal to China to balance one with India
Beijing steps up Belt and Road spending with support of friendly president

US startup Circle to build bigger stablecoin presence in Asia: CEO
Payments group to ‘demonstrate’ value of crypto reserve currency in Singapore

Key Toshiba shareholder objects to 3-way breakup
3D Investment says review committee ‘relented’ to dubious management concerns

Green hydrogen: Asahi Kasei eyes 2025 debut for huge production tech
Exclusive: Japanese group to sell one of the world’s largest renewables-powered fuel generators

Shinsei drops poison pill defense against SBI, accepts new leaders
Japanese bank attempted to thwart takeover by venture capital firm


Japan and Vietnam share concerns over China at summit
Both sides agree Tokyo will offer more ships, other defense gear to Hanoi

Asia needs to play bigger role in green transition: experts
Nikkei-FT webinar lays out region’s strategy after controversial COP26 result

Japan to launch bank-deposit-backed digital currency in 2022
Top lenders, railway and NTT join trial run for blockchain-based e-money

Japanese chip inspectors combat flood of fakes amid shortage
Semiconductor screening turned into new business line as counterfeits grow

Japan PM confirms oil reserve sales in reply to U.S. request
Auctions for less than 1% of nation’s stockpile may be held by year-end

U.S. scores small wins during trade czar’s Indo-Pacific tour
Tai makes bid for new order in visits to Japan, South Korea and India

Japan nears defense access deal with quasi-ally Australia next year
Agreement would smooth way for joint drills as China flexes muscle


U.S., China and others to tap oil reserves to rein in inflation
Japan will release from national stocks for 1st time

Japan allocates $5.2bn to fund chip plants by TSMC and others
Micron and Kioxia set to get subsidies for domestic memory chip factories

Vietnam-Japan summit nears with China looming in background
2 sides will discuss regional security and Beijing’s CPTPP bid

Dollar hits new high on yen after Powell reappointment
U.S. Federal Reserve chairman’s extension firms bets on greenback

Kubota works to expand smart agriculture platform
Japanese machinery maker intends to help farmers cut greenhouse emissions

U.S. space station developer to gain financial boost from Mitsui
Japanese trading house sees Axiom as way to expand its space business

Japan to double EV subsidies to match U.S. and Europe
Tokyo races to spur buying of electrics by aiding charging infrastructure

Daiwa House to debut logistics business in Southeast Asia
Investment comes as Japanese companies expand supply-chain presence in region