1. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has reiterated Washington’s demand that a trade agreement with Japan include a provision to prevent competitive currency devaluation.
  2. Japan will call on China to strengthen measures to protect intellectual property rights as the two countries hold a high-level economic dialogue in Beijing.
  3. The latest opinion polls show that Indonesia’s incumbent president Joko Widodo still leads his election rival, but the gap has been shrinking.