Britain will propose setting up an interim customs agreement with the EU after Brexit to allow the freest possible trade. But it will also seek the right to negotiate other trade deals, a possible sticking point.
Japan's cautious consumers are starting to loosen up, spending more and offering hope that domestic demand - and not just exports - will be strong enough to reflate an economy that has been sluggish for many years.
Hong Kong-based EmergeVest has exited its investment with Chinese apparel supplier JD United Holdings Limited (JDU). The private equity firm has sold its stake to Taiwan-listed textile Roo Hsing Co for $500 million.