Apple supplier Japan Display Inc
is likely to get a three-month extension for commitment
lines worth 107 billion yen ($985 million) from its three main
creditors, two sources with direct knowledge said on Friday.
Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso
said on Friday that he did not believe the central bank's
negative interest rate policy was behind a megabank's decision
to consider implementing fees on various banking services.
The World Bank said its board
on Thursday adopted a new plan to aid China with $1 billion to
$1.5 billion in low-interest loans annually through June 2025,
despite the objections of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
and several U.S. lawmakers.
Australian shares were in line to cap off
a volatile week on a positive note on Friday, as market
participants stayed cautious while awaiting developments in the
hoped-for interim trade deal between the United States and
A strike that crippled public
transport and closed schools across France entered a second day
on Friday, with trade unions saying they planned to keep going
until President Emmanuel Macron backs down from a planned reform