China offers low-cost loans to banks to help fund small businesses, shore up economy

China’s central bank has made fresh moves to release more money into the financial system as Beijing looks to shore up the economy amid a deepening trade war with the United States. The People’s Bank of China said in a statement on Wednesday evening that it had launched a new liquidity mechanism known as the […]

Abysmal viewer ratings for Pokémon anime series does not worry its broadcaster the slightest bit

After all, it’s been through worse before. Japanese television station TV Tokyo celebrated the airing of its 1,000th Pokémon episode last year, and though it was an impressive milestone for both the anime and the station, viewership had actually taken a massive dip. Yet there’s a reason why the broadcaster is not panicking at all. […]