. CNBC (USA)
Mainland Chinese shares slip after China’s surprise decision not to cut interest rates
Shares in Asia-Pacific mostly slipped on Friday, as China did not lower interest rates despite analysts’ expectations for more stimulus.
. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)
Yen could tumble to 130 against dollar by year-end: analyst poll
The yen could sink as low as 130 to the dollar by year-end as high resource prices take a toll on Japan’s current-account surplus, according to currency analysts surveyed by Nikkei on Thursday.
. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)
WTO director wants Brazil to increase global food supply
Nigerian Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala arrives in Brasilia this weekend and wants the Brazilian government to commit to increasing exports to avoid a food crisis.