US and Japan’s security alliance gets a makeover, a record amount of money has flooded into US corporate bond markets this year, and India is using a ‘quid pro quo’ strategy for trade talks.

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US and Japan plan biggest upgrade to security pact in more than 60 years

Investors pour money into US corporate bond funds at record rate

India’s ‘quid pro quo’ strategy for trade talks

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