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Brexit: Representatives of Japanese govt to hold meeting

| June 25, 2016 | | 0

Tokyo, June 25: Representatives of the Japanese government and the Bank of Japan are set to hold an emergency meeting on Saturday to analyse the economic impact of Britain's exit from the European Union (EU).
The focus of the meeting will be, in addition to the impact that UK's exit from the EU will have on the global economy, the negative effects on the yen and on important interests of many Japanese companies in British territory, public broadcaster NHK reported.
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The meeting comes a day after Britain opted for 'Leave' in the referendum causing the Tokyo Stock Exchange to experience its worst drop in percentage terms in more than two years with the yen at its highest against the dollar and euro since late 2013 and 2012 respectively.
An expensive yen undermines the competitiveness of the large Japanese exporting companies, who also tend to see their profits cut once they were repatriated.
Britain's exit complicates, in addition, the Free Trade Agre..

23 dead in West Virginia floods

| June 25, 2016 | | 0

Washington, Jun 25: Flooding in the US state of West Virginia killed 23 people and stranded others who had to be plucked from rooftops and rescued from fast-moving waters, state officials said.
“The damage is widespread and devastating. Our focus remains on search and rescue,” Governor Earl Ray Tomblin told a news conference after floods caused by a day of heavy rains.
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“I had planned to fly around the affected areas myself today but wasn't able to, because all state aircrafts are currently being used for rescues,” he said. Tomblin gave a death toll of 14 from the disaster, but later Friday Jessica Tice, with the state's Homeland Security and Emergency Management office, told AFP that the toll had reached 23.
The dead included an eight-year-old boy who was swept away while walking along a creek bank with his mother and sister, local news station WSAZ reported. His body was found after three hours of searching.
At least six counties have extensive structural damag..

23 dead in West Virginia floods

| June 25, 2016 | | 0

Washington, Jun 25: Flooding in the US state of West Virginia killed 23 people and stranded others who had to be plucked from rooftops and rescued from fast-moving waters, state officials said.
“The damage is widespread and devastating. Our focus remains on search and rescue,” Governor Earl Ray Tomblin told a news conference after floods caused by a day of heavy rains.
View Photos
“I had planned to fly around the affected areas myself today but wasn't able to, because all state aircrafts are currently being used for rescues,” he said. Tomblin gave a death toll of 14 from the disaster, but later Friday Jessica Tice, with the state's Homeland Security and Emergency Management office, told AFP that the toll had reached 23.
The dead included an eight-year-old boy who was swept away while walking along a creek bank with his mother and sister, local news station WSAZ reported. His body was found after three hours of searching.
At least six counties have extensive structural damag..

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