Worried by prospects of a pause in the US interest rate hike cycle, the Bank of Japan is shifting focus towards a risk that it may be forced to deploy more stimulus this year to stop sharp yen rises from derailing an economic recovery, sources say.
BoJ mulls unpleasant policy options if Fed puts rate hikes on hold
Almost 400 companies from 15 countries have officially applied so far to conduct business in Chabahar Free Trade Zone (FTZ), an official of the Chabahar Free Trade Zone Organization announced on Tuesday, adding that the Iran's oceanic hub will have a tremendous impact on the entire region.
400 companies from 15 countries to join Chabahar FTZ
Tehran and Islamabad are determined to increase bilateral trade up to $5 billion, said an Iranian official adding that Iran-Pakistan Free Economic Zone is expected to open in the city of Mirjaveh in Iran's Sistan-Baluchistan Province in the coming days.
Iran, Pakistan to broaden economic ties
Turkey has resumed imports of Iranian crude oil after a one-month hiatus in November when US sanctions on Iran were reinstated, trading and shipping sources said.
Turkey resumes Iranian oil imports under US waiver
Two major Japanese companies and an Indian state-run corporation seek to resume purchasing Iranian crude in January and February more than two months after the US reinstated sanctions on Iran’s oil and banking industries.
Japanese, Indian firms to resume Iran crude imports
Samsung is the latest tech giant to warn that its business is suffering.
It's not just Apple — Samsung is hurting, too
Indonesia will more than double its disaster response budget to 15 trillion rupiah ($1.06 billion) in 2019, officials said on Tuesday, after a series of major natural disasters devastated three regions of the vast archipelago last year.
Indonesia to double disaster relief budget in 2019 after year of tragedies
Deal-making activity in the rapidly growing health-care sector is expected to rebound in 2019, a law firm said in a report Monday, but heavier regulation and political uncertainty cloud the future of mergers and acquisitions.
Deal-making in global health-care sector set to rebound in 2019, law firm says
Iranian experts and engineers are currently involved in manufacturing a 72-seat aircraft in a project that began in 2017, an official said on Monday.
Iran manufacturing passenger aircraft

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