Saturday, February 28, 2015
Japanese factories churned out more machinery and electronic devices in January as export shipments rose, but lower energy costs due to cheaper crude oil failed to provide a boost to consumer spending.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Japan Post flexed its muscles with a US$5.07 billion takeover bid for Australia's Toll Holdings Wednesday in a move set to bolster its appeal ahead of what could be one of the world's biggest IPOs later this year.
Every morning, Japan's most-influential business daily, the Nikkei, supplies its three million readers with a host of market-moving news — from earnings to acquisitions — with crystal ball like accuracy.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
A 14-year-old currency swap accord between Japan and South Korea will not be renewed when it expires later this month, the Bank of Korea said Monday, amid soured bilateral ties.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Japan and the U.S. are moving closer to reaching agreement on market opening measures needed to conclude a Pacific Rim trade pact, a top U.S. envoy said Friday, urging Japanese business leaders to help bridge the last, difficult disagreements.
Monday, February 9, 2015
A series of food scares involving the Japan unit of McDonald's Corp. has cut into its earnings, prompting the fast food giant to seek ways to regain the confidence of its customers.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Japan's two biggest airlines on Friday projected smooth full-year earnings, with All Nippon Airways (ANA) placing a US$2.2 billion order for Boeing and Airbus planes, while rival Japan Airlines (JAL) raised its full-year profit forecast.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Japan's trade deficit swelled to a record US$109 billion in 2014, data showed Monday, mostly because of huge post-Fukushima energy bills, but analysts said a recent drop in oil prices would shrink the yawning gap.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) on Wednesday slashed its inflation outlook as plunging oil prices dent efforts to slay deflation, but policymakers boosted their growth forecasts and said the economy was rebounding.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The yen lost its early gains on Tuesday after a short-lived rally driven by concerns over tumbling oil prices.