Japan has tightened curbs on
exports of high-tech materials used in smartphone displays and
chips to South Korea, upping the ante in a decades-old dispute
with Seoul over South Koreans forced to work for Japanese firms
during World War Two.
NEW YORK, July 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two in three
people lack access to justice - with stateless, enslaved and
war-affected people worst hit - according to research released
on Monday that showed the challenge of achieving the United
Nations' goal of justice for all.
Environmental activists, seeking
to pressure Swiss banks into halting the financing of fossil
fuels, blocked entrances to Credit Suisse in Zurich and
UBS in Basel on Monday before police intervened and
arrested some protesters.
India's government aims to
raise up to 150 billion rupees ($2.18 billion) by reducing its
stake in 18 state firms to 75%, a finance ministry official
involved in the matter said on Monday, as it looks to boost
revenues and rein in the fiscal deficit.
Hedge funds sold more Brent
futures and options last week as concerns about the global
economy trumped the decision by the Organization of the
Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies to extend
The European Central Bank's low
interest rate policy is causing problems for savers and thought
should be given to curbing its duration, Annegret
Kramp-Karrenbauer, leader of Germany's Christian Democrats (CDU)
said in a newspaper interview.