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BOJ debated whether to boost stimulus if inflation momentum lost: October summary

“TOKYO (Reuters) – Bank of Japan policymakers in October debated whether extra easing measures should be taken in case momentum toward achieving the central bank’s inflation target is lost, a summary of their opinions showed on Monday, as heightened overseas risks threaten to derail a fragile economic recovery” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. At the Oct. 30-31 meeting, the BOJ kept monetary policy steady but introduced new forward guidance to more clearly signal the future chance of a rate cut, underscoring its concern over simmering overseas risks. Source: 95kqds.com

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China’s New Hope breaks into Southeast Asia pig farming amid disease woes

“The firm also wants to build pig farms in the Philippines, and expand its poultry operations in Indonesia, according to Liu Zhong, general manager of New Hope Liuhe’s overseas pig business” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. BINH PHUOC, Vietnam/BEIJING (Reuters) – In a cluster of blue and white buildings nestled deep inside one of southern Vietnam’s rubber plantations, China’s New Hope Liuhe is busy stocking its first overseas pig farm with young sows. Source: 95kqds.com

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China plots to block US military from key ports, Pentagon warns

“China aims to thwart the U.S. military from using strategically significant ports around the world, U.S. officials and analysts said yesterday” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Military officials agreed that China is trying to crowd Americans out of the ports at the chokepoints of global shipping. “We just have to be present there — not just watching but actually present,” said Air Force Lt.”First, the dual commercial and military uses of these assets; second, that the debt incurred by these countries will tie them to China in ways that will facilitate China’s international…

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Australian Sri Lanka bomb victims offered compensation

“Australian residents who were injured or lost a family member in the Easter Sunday suicide bombings in Sri Lanka can apply to the federal government for compensation” writes Australian Associated Press for theguardian.com. The declaration of these attacks brings the total number of overseas terrorist acts declared by the Australian government for the purposes of the scheme to 42. Source: theguardian.com

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Palantir’s IPO could be delayed until 2023 as the embattled, Peter Thiel-founded data firm looks overseas for private funding

“The controversial data-analytics company Palantir may be pumping the breaks on going public” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. Palantir co-founder and Chairman Peter Thiel told employees recently that the company would not be going public within the next two to three years, Bloomberg reported.On Thursday, Bloomberg reported that the Palo Alto, Calif. based tech firm — last valued at $20 billion — was in talks with private investors to raise “significant funding.”. Most recently, Business Insider learned that Palantir employees themselves are becoming increasingly split over the company’s ties…

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N.J. man accused in $2.1M online dating scheme using phony profiles of U.S. soldiers serving overseas

“They set up phony profiles on various online dating sites posing as U.S. military personnel and would pretend to forge romantic relationships with their victims, authorities said” writes Mgray Njadvancemedia Com for nj.com. There were no gold bars and the scammers kept the money, authorities said.A New Jersey man has been charged in a $2.1 million online dating scheme that duped people into sending money to supposed U.S. soldiers serving overseas, federal authorities said Wednesday.The scammer in this case told her he was a soldier serving in Syria and that…

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Huawei reconsiders Mate 30 overseas release amid Google cut-off: report

“Huawei could delay sales of its upcoming Mate 30 flagship smartphone overseas due to its lack of Google services amid the US trade ban, the South China Morning Post reported citing people familiar with the matter as saying” reports technode.com. Why it matters: Prospects for Huawei’s smartphone business remain uncertain under the cloud of US sanctions on the world’s second-largest handset seller. Source: technode.com

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Military parents shouldn’t be punished for being stationed overseas

“The new policy will add bureaucratic hurdles to acquisition of citizenship for children of some service members and other U.S. government employees stationed abroad” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The Trump administration has just insulted our military by making it harder for some of them to gain citizenship for their children. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Trump ends US citizenship for military children born overseas

“This policy update does not deny citizenship to the children of U.S. government employees or members of the military born abroad.”” writes The Washington for nj.com. The policy takes effect on Oct. 29 and applies only to children born afterward, officials said.U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which processes citizenship applications, said it rescinded a policy that had allowed some members of the military and government employees to easily transmit citizenship to children born overseas, because it conflicted with other policies and federal law. Source: nj.com

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Children of US troops born overseas will no longer get automatic American citizenship, Trump administration says

“Previously, children born to US citizen parents were considered to be “residing in the United States,” and therefore would be automatically given citizenship under Immigration and Nationality Act 320″ writes Task Purpose for businessinsider.com. Children born to US service members and government employees overseas will no longer be automatically considered citizens of the United States, according to policy alert issued by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Wednesday. Source: businessinsider.com

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