Bob Dole Arranged Trump Taiwan Call

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Chinese officials earlier played down Mr. Trump’s precedent-breaking phone call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, which a transition official said had been arranged by Bob Dole, the former Republican senator and presidential nominee

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.. About 30% of all the companies in Japan’s three main equity indexes now count the country’s central bank as one of their top 10 shareholders.

.. Traders say the buying distorts stock values as investors build strategies around government actions rather than company fundamentals.