July 17, Wednesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Michael Reese and Ms. Mariko Kojima

  1. A senior official of South Korea’s presidential office says the government will deal resolutely with Japan’s stricter export restrictions against the country.
  2. The finance ministers of the Group of Seven economies will kick off a two-day meeting in France on Wednesday for which the regulation of crypto-assets is going to be high on the agenda.
  3. A U.S. State Department official says the United States will brief other countries on Friday on a new initiative to ensure security in the Strait of Hormuz.