Free Trial
LOOK AHEAD

UK Timeline of Key Events (Times GMT)

LOOK AHEAD

Eurozone Timeline of Key Events (Times GMT)

GILT TECHS

(H3) Corrective Pullback

GBPUSD TECHS

Resistance Remains Exposed

ASIA FX

Most USD/Asia Pairs Edge Higher

EUROSTOXX50 TECHS

(H3) Approaching The Bull Trigger

Real-time Actionable Insight

Get the latest on Central Bank Policy and FX & FI Markets to help inform both your strategic and tactical decision-making.

Free Access

2+2 Security Talks Today Ahead Of Biden/Kishida Meeting

US-JAPAN

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin will host Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada at the US Department of State today for security talks under the 2+2 format.

  • The ministerial consultations will be followed by a joint press conference at 17:00 ET 22:00 GMT.
  • The talks are a key part of a drive by Tokyo to take a more active role in global diplomacy as Japan assumes the presidency of the G7 and a seat on the United Nations Security Council.
  • Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is currently on a whistle-stop tour of G7 countries attempting to tighten defence ties as he prepares to legislate a pivot in Japanese defence spending which will shed Tokyo’s postwar doctrine of pacifism and transform Japan into a major international player in defence.
  • Kishida will meet President Biden at the White House on Friday to discuss the new Japanese defence strategy.
  • White House National Security Advisor called Japan's new security strategy "a bold and historic step" which will help "achieve lasting peace, stability and prosperity."
180 words

To read the full story

Why Subscribe to

MarketNews.com

MNI is the leading provider

of news and intelligence specifically for the Global Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income Markets, providing timely, relevant, and critical insight for market professionals and those who want to make informed investment decisions. We offer not simply news, but news analysis, linking breaking news to the effects on capital markets. Our exclusive information and intelligence moves markets.

Our credibility

for delivering mission-critical information has been built over three decades. The quality and experience of MNI's team of analysts and reporters across America, Asia and Europe truly sets us apart. Our Markets team includes former fixed-income specialists, currency traders, economists and strategists, who are able to combine expertise on macro economics, financial markets, and political risk to give a comprehensive and holistic insight on global markets.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin will host Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada at the US Department of State today for security talks under the 2+2 format.

  • The ministerial consultations will be followed by a joint press conference at 17:00 ET 22:00 GMT.
  • The talks are a key part of a drive by Tokyo to take a more active role in global diplomacy as Japan assumes the presidency of the G7 and a seat on the United Nations Security Council.
  • Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is currently on a whistle-stop tour of G7 countries attempting to tighten defence ties as he prepares to legislate a pivot in Japanese defence spending which will shed Tokyo’s postwar doctrine of pacifism and transform Japan into a major international player in defence.
  • Kishida will meet President Biden at the White House on Friday to discuss the new Japanese defence strategy.
  • White House National Security Advisor called Japan's new security strategy "a bold and historic step" which will help "achieve lasting peace, stability and prosperity."