Asia-Pacific stocks rise as Tokyo’s inflation nears 42-year high

Singapore home prices rose less in the final quarter of 2022 Private residential property prices in Singapore rose by 0.4% in the final quarter of 2022, a release by the Urban Redevelopment Authority showed. The reading showed home prices rose less than the previous period’s increase of 3.8% and the slowest growth since the second … Read more

Asia-Pacific markets, trade data, Bank of Japan

Bank of Japan emphasizes need to keep current monetary policy The Bank of Japan emphasized the need to maintain its current monetary policy, including leaving the yield curve control unchanged, according to the Summary of Opinions from its last meeting published Thursday. “The Bank needs to continue with the current yield curve control, considering the … Read more

IT News Online – Fujitsu quantum simulator assesses vulnerability of RSA cryptosystem to potential quantum computer cryptography threat

JCN Newswire2023-01-23 TOKYO, Jan 23, 2023 – (JCN Newswire) – As concerns mount surrounding the potential threat posed by quantum computing to existing cryptographic methods, Fujitsu today revealed that it conducted successful trials to evaluate the widely-used RSA cryptosystem (1) for possible vulnerability to code-cracking by quantum computers. Fujitsu conducted the trials in January 2023 … Read more

Linux Foundation Establishes Path to Accelerate the Journey to an Open Metaverse

Copyright 2022 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved2023-01-18 New Open Metaverse Foundation sets the stage for practical, powerful progress in building immersive, global, scalable worlds, together SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization focused on fostering innovation through open source, has established the formation of the Open Metaverse Foundation (OMF) … Read more

Asia-Pacific shares trade higher, BOJ makes no change to yield range

Japanese yen weakens after BoJ announces no change to yield curve range The Japanese yen weakened against the greenback after the Bank of Japan surprised markets by keeping its yield curve tolerance band unchanged. The Japanese yen weakened 2.04% against the US dollar after the announcement and last stood at 130.94. “Japan’s economy is projected … Read more

Magic Millions Proves Sales Market Still Strong

Syndicators have reported continued insatiable demand for shares in racehorses, following an affluent Magic Millions annual sale on the Gold Coast, giving confidence to the strength of the middle market underlying racehorse ownership in Australia. Some prominent players in the industry had forecast an element of trepidation within the market leading into the season-opening auction, … Read more

Japan wholesales price, bitcoin, China Covid, US inflation

Japan wholesale prices rise faster than expectations Japan’s producer prices, or wholesale prices, rose 10.2% in December compared with a year ago, according to official date. That was higher than a rise of 9.5% expected by economists polled by Reuters and marked the third consecutive rise in monthly readings. The nation’s producer prices rose 0.5% … Read more

Australia pulls out of Afghanistan cricket series over Taliban’s restrictions on women

Sydney CNN — Australia’s men’s cricket team has withdrawn from a series of upcoming matches against Afghanistan in protest over the ruling Taliban’s restrictions on women and girls’ education and employment, Cricket Australia (CA) said in a statement Thursday. The teams were scheduled to play three One Day International (ODI) games in the United Arab … Read more