August 18, Saturday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

  1. Japan’s foreign minister and Mexico’s president-elect have reaffirmed that they share common ground on promoting free trade.
  2. Major rating agencies have downgraded Turkey’s sovereign credit rating following a sharp fall of the country’s currency.
  3. A U.S. newspaper is reporting that President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are considering meeting in November on the sidelines of multilateral summits.