October 12, Friday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Ms. Eriko Kojima

  1. Share prices in Tokyo continues to slide on Friday, following 2 straight days of losses on Wall Street.
  2. Finance ministers and central bank governors from the Group of 20 nations are holding a two-day meeting in Indonesia. The participants expressed concerns about growing risks facing the global economy.
  3. The Japanese government may grant visas that allow highly skilled foreign workers to live with their family members without a specific limit on duration.