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FX/RATES DAYBOOK ASIA: Dollar Slumped Friday, Treasuries Rose, By Anna Windemuth

(Bloomberg) — The dollar fell Friday amid soft U.S. GDP and employment cost index data; Treasuries gained. * TODAY ** China mfg and non-mfg PMI; Japan industrial production, loans and discounts corp, vehicle production, housing starts, construction orders; Australia HIA new home sales, Melbourne Institute inflation, private sector credit; New …

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China Parades New Missile in Warning to Rivals Abroad—and at Home, By Jeremy Page

Military display is latest effort by President Xi Jinping to improve standing as party leadership shuffle looms (WSJ )BEIJING—China unveiled a new, more mobile intercontinental ballistic missile at a parade of advanced weaponry and combat troops, in President Xi Jinping’s latest display of military—and political—muscle. State television showed at least …

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Japan Defense Minister Resigns in Blow to Abe Tomomi Inada steps down over dispute involving peacekeeping operations in South Sudan, By Peter Landers

TOKYO—Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada, a protégé of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who was once seen as having a chance to become the nation’s first female prime minister, announced her resignation Friday over a dispute involving peacekeeping operations in South Sudan. The issues surrounding Ms. Inada have contributed to a …

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