NO. 2


Financial and Banking News

Gulf Crisis

Kaifu Spells Out Aid Commitments during Tour of Frontline States

Japanese Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu has confirmed his government'scommitments to extend substantial economic assistance to the states mostaffected by the Gulf crisis. During a tour of five countries in the first weekof October, Mr. Kaifu announced that Egypt would receive $400mn in emergencyaid, Jordan $250mn and Turkey $300mn. Japan has pledged a total of $4bn...