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  • JR West’s super luxury sleeper train to debut in June 2017

  • U.S. economy grows at fastest pace in 2 years in 3rd quarter

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy in the third quarter grew at the fastest pace in two years, with a revised report showing stronger consumer spending than first estimated. The gross domestic prod…

  • Saudi-Iranian rivalry threatens OPEC deal

    VIENNA (AP) — Up to this week, chances that OPEC countries would agree to their first cut in output in eight years were looking good. Now, not so much. Saud Arabia is questioning an informal agree…

  • General construction firms aiming for overseas contracts

    Top general construction companies are strengthening their overseas operations, in a bid to use construction demand in emerging economies, particularly in Asia, as an antidote to the contraction in th…

  • EU warns of property risks fed by low rates

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) — The residential property market risks overheating in eight European Union countries, including Britain, partly from unintended effects of ultra-low interest rates, the EU’s f…

  • Fewest jobless since 1995; job ratio at 1.4

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The number of jobless people in Japan fell to the lowest level in more than 20 years in October, according to workforce data released by the Internal Affairs and Communications…

  • WTO rules against tax break for Boeing 777X jet

    GENEVA (Reuters) — The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled on Monday a tax break from Washington state to help Boeing develop its new 777X jetliner was a prohibited subsidy, in a setback for the U…

  • World’s oldest bank lists threats to rescue plan

    MILAN (Reuters) — More than €8 billion of legal claims against Monte dei Paschi di Siena, its weakening liquidity and the potential for more bad loan write-downs are among risks the bank says cou…

  • Samsung Elec. ‘neutral’ on split, raises dividends

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. said on Tuesday it will increase dividends and consider splitting itself, as the tech giant faces possibly the biggest structural change in…

  • Won rises after Park’s speech

    KUALA LUMPUR/SEOUL (Bloomberg) — The won rose after South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye said she’ll let the National Assembly decide how much longer her term in office will last, ceding power …

  • U.S. Cyber Monday sales jump

    CHICAGO/BENGALURU, India (Reuters) — U.S. online sales gained momentum on Cyber Monday and are set to surpass initial expectations by hitting a record $3.39 billion as consumers snapped up deals on…

  • Watch on tax-avoiding overseas patent transfers to be heightened

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Japanese government and ruling camp are considering strengthening the monitoring of corporate activities aimed at easing tax burdens through overseas transfers of patents th…

  • BOJ ¥200 bil. in red in 1st half

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Bank of Japan said Monday that the central bank posted the first net loss in four years for the fiscal first half ended in September due mainly to foreign exchange losses. …

  • Final proposals for farm sector reform

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Japanese government’s regulatory reform panel came up with final proposals on Monday on the country’s farm sector reform, including a structural overhaul of the Nationa…

  • Russia, Iran talk as OPEC makes last-ditch bid to save deal

    VIENNA (Reuters) — OPEC was trying on Monday to rescue a deal to limit oil output as tensions grew among the producer group and non-OPEC member Russia, with top exporter Saudi Arabia saying markets…

  • Japan to encourage companies to enter water supply biz

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Japan will encourage companies to start water supply operations currently run by municipalities through a concession system that grants the private sector the right to operate …

  • China planning $2 billion film studio

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s government has announced plans to build a $2 billion film studio as part of a national push to expand its cultural influence. The studio in the southwest municipality of C…

  • Algeria proposes reducing OPEC’s daily oil production

    TEHRAN (AFP-Jiji) — Algeria has proposed that OPEC members cut 1.1 million barrels of daily oil production to boost prices, Iran’s Shana news agency reported Sunday. Members of the Organization o…

  • Australia strikes deal on ‘backpacker tax’

    SYDNEY (AFP-Jiji) — Foreigners in Australia on working holidays face paying a 15 percent levy on every dollar they earn after the government Monday compromised on a controversial “backpacker tax,…

  • Samsung to ‘consider split’

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. will consider splitting itself into two as proposed by U.S. activist hedge fund Elliott Management, Seoul Economic Daily reported on Monday …

  • Thanksgiving weekend shoppers spent less

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving weekend shoppers picked up hot toys, TVs and new Apple products, buying both online and in stores, but spent less per person because of rampant discounting that they’…

  • High-end clothing companies struggle as consumers change

    Major players in Japan’s apparel industry dealing mostly with sales of their brands in department stores are struggling as consumer needs change. These companies have discontinued some of their lab…

  • Lufthansa pilots plan new strikes

    BERLIN (AFP-Jiji) — Pilots at German flag carrier Lufthansa will resume their strike on Tuesday and Wednesday, their union said, as talks over a dispute concerning wages ended without a resolution….

  • Nikkei snaps 7-session winning streak on profit-taking

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The benchmark Nikkei average snapped its seven-session winning streak on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday, weighed down by profit-taking. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average …

  • Yokohama Hakkeijima to open aquarium in Taiwan

    TAIPEI (Jiji Press) — Yokohama Hakkeijima Inc. said Monday it will open an aquarium in the northern Taiwanese city of Taoyuan in January 2020, becoming the first Japanese aquarium operator to expan…

  • BOJ to report April-Sept. net loss

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Bank of Japan incurred a net income loss for the April-September first half of fiscal 2016, the first midterm red figure in four years, informed sources said Monday. The l…

  • S. Koreans more gloomy on economy

    SEOUL (Bloomberg) — Consumer confidence in South Korea has plunged to the lowest in more than seven years as a political scandal engulfing the president and some of the nation’s biggest companies …

  • Global Economy / Can Russia overcome economic slump?

    Russia’s economy is being pummeled by a double whammy of economic sanctions from the United States and Europe (see below) and cheap oil prices. To drag the economy out of its slump, Moscow aims to …

  • India’s cash crunch may affect growth

    MUMBAI (AFP-Jiji) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s shock decision to scrap most of India’s currency was hailed by some as a masterstroke against endemic corruption, but signs are emerging that i…

  • Japan seeks high trade liberalization

    BEIJING (Jiji Press) — Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko said Saturday that a proposed free trade agreement for the Asian and Oceanian regions should achieve a high level of liber…

  • Japan’s major retailers participate in sales

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Sales to replicate the Black Friday shopping frenzy in the United States kicked off in Japan on Friday, with some major Japanese retailers taking part for the first time. Alo…

  • Carlsberg balks at Vietnam beer price

    HANOI (Bloomberg) — Carlsberg A/S, the Danish brewer that wants to buy a majority stake in Hanoi Beer Alcohol Beverage Corp., said a surge in the Vietnamese company’s share price has been fueled b…

  • Stores cater to Black Friday shoppers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Even people who said they’d already done their shopping online came out for Black Friday to spend time with family members or just for the fun of looking. But it’s those very s…

  • Services producer prices rise

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The services producer price index in October rose 0.5 percent from a year before, marking the steepest increase since 0.6 percent growth logged in August last year, the central…

  • Turkey strives to boost lira in 1st rate hike for 3 years

    ISANBUL (AFP-Jiji) — The Turkish central bank on Thursday announced a surprise hike in its main interest rate, the first in nearly three years as it battles to prop up the embattled lira. The mone…

  • ECB sees rising risks for eurozone financial stability

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) — The European Central Bank sees rising risks to eurozone financial stability and is watching for any fallout from Italy’s constitutional referendum next month, ECB Vice Presid…

  • J&J said to make takeover approach to Actelion

    LONDON (Bloomberg) — Johnson & Johnson has approached Actelion Ltd. about a potential takeover of the $17 billion Swiss drugmaker as the U.S. health care giant works to expand its pharmaceutical lin…

  • 7 major life insurers’ profits fall

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Seven of eight major life insurers logged year-on-year drops in profits from their core insurance businesses in April-September, affected by the Bank of Japan’s negative inte…

  • Core consumer prices fall 0.4%

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Core consumer prices, excluding volatile fresh food prices, fell 0.4 percent in October from a year before, dropping for the eighth consecutive month, the government said Friday…

  • Britain ramps up borrowing and cuts growth forecasts

    LONDON (Reuters) — Britain has ramped up its borrowing outlook by much more than expected after forecasters said its vote to leave the European Union would hurt the economy, giving the government on…

  • China rebuffs Trump’s threat of trade tariffs

  • Virtual currency purchases to be exempt from consumption tax

    The Finance Ministry and the Financial Services Agency are set to eliminate consumption tax on purchases of virtual currency, such as bitcoin. The ministry and the agency will include the policy in…

  • Phone number portability may be extended to landlines

    The communications ministry will likely extend phone number portability — a system in which users can retain their current mobile phone number after changing carriers — to all types of telephones,…

  • Stocks climb on Wall St.’s rise, weaker yen

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Stocks advanced further on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday, backed by an overnight rise in U.S. equities and the yen’s weakening. The 225-issue Nikkei average rose 170….

  • Asia rues Trump’s rejection of trans-Pacific trade pact

  • NYT: Facebook builds censorship tool to attain China reentry

    Facebook Inc. has quietly developed a censorship tool that could persuade China to allow the world’s biggest social media network to reenter the world’s second largest economy after a seven-year …

  • VW drops diesel in U.S. in reboot move

    WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) — Volkswagen said on Tuesday it would drop diesel vehicles in the United States and refocus on sport utility and electric vehicles, as the automaker looks to reboot str…

  • Govt to organize female executive ‘training camp’

    The Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry will organize a “training camp” for female workers seeking to become company executives. The aim is to increase the number of women with management skills…

  • Dept store sales fall 8th month in row

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Sales at department stores in Japan in October fell 3.9 percent from a year before on a same-store basis, down for the eighth consecutive month, industry data showed Tuesday. O…

  • Tokyo stocks rise as quake fears ease

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Stocks recouped earlier losses and closed higher on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Tuesday, as investors were relieved by the lack of major damage from a powerful earthquake in no…

  • Investment pact with Argentina on fast track

    BUENOS AIRES (Jiji Press) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Argentine President Mauricio Macri agreed Monday to aim for an early conclusion of negotiations on an investment promotion pact between the…

  • Taiwan’s TransAsia Airways seeks to wind down company

    TAIPEI (Reuters) — Taiwan’s TransAsia Airways Corp., a struggling airline with a poor safety record, said on Tuesday its board had approved a move to wind down the company and that all flights wo…

  • Canada aims for 2030 to phase out coal

    TORONTO (Reuters) — Canada will speed up plans to virtually eliminate traditional coal-fired electricity by 2030, the government said on Monday, a stance contrasting sharply with that of U.S. Presi…

  • Boeing taps GE exec to head airplanes unit

    NEW YORK (Reuters) — Boeing Co. on Monday named a senior General Electric Co. executive to head its commercial airplanes division and announced a new services unit, in moves to capture more of the …

  • Sneakers reveal trade policy limits for Trump job creation

    LONDON (Reuters) — American companies from appliance makers to auto parts suppliers have lined up to offer a quiet caution to President-elect Donald Trump as he considers pulling the United States f…

  • BOJ policymaker: JGB buying operation effective

    SAITAMA (Jiji Press) — The Bank of Japan’s new measure of offering to buy unlimited amounts of Japanese government bonds at a fixed yield seems to be effective, as interest rates have fallen since…

  • May courts businesses to avoid Brexit exodus

    LONDON (Reuters) — British Prime Minister Theresa May set out plans to get big business behind her Brexit strategy on Monday, toning down plans to put workers on company boards and promising to spen…

  • Keidanren calls for more foreign workers

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, called on the Japanese government Monday to take measures to allow more foreigners to work in Japan to help promote research and de…

  • Equal tax rates for sake, wine considered

    The government and ruling parties are considering the unification of tax rates on sake and wine, aiming to simplify the nation’s complicated liquor tax system, according to sources. They plan to gr…

  • Abe says TPP meaningless without U.S. as Trump nixes pact

    BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Japan’s prime minister said Monday the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal would be “meaningless” without U.S. participation, as Donald Trump announced he planned to quit…

  • Trump vows to pull out of TPP on day 1

  • Poll: Galaxy Note 7 recall didn’t damage brand in U.S.

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) — A global recall of fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphones did not appear to hurt U.S. consumers’ willingness to buy Samsung Electronics phones, a Reuters/Ipsos opinion pol…

  • Beer, quasi-beer taxes may be unified in 2026

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The government and ruling camp are considering starting to revise the tax rates on beer and quasi-beer in October 2020, aiming to unify them into a single rate in October 2026,…

  • Indians going on shopping sprees to dodge ‘black money’ crackdown

    NEW DELHI (AFP-Jiji) — From deploying ‘cash coolies’ to buying Rolex watches, Indians have found unique ways to dodge the government’s surprise move to withdraw high value bills in a bid to …

  • Thai growth slows in 3rd qtr; 4th qtr clouded by king’s death

    BANGKOK (AFP-Jiji) — Thailand’s economic growth slowed in the third quarter, data showed Monday, with fears of further pain to come in a nation plunged into mourning following the death of its lo…

  • VW CEO eyes building own battery factory

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) — Europe’s largest carmaker Volkswagen sees building its own factory to make electronic vehicle batteries as a logical move as it expands production of low-emission cars after…

  • Symantec to buy LifeLock for $2.3 billion

    NEW YORK (Bloomberg) — Symantec Corp., one of the world’s largest cybersecurity companies, agreed to buy LifeLock Inc. for about $2.3 billion including debt to expand in services for identity pro…

  • YIES / JCCI chairman: Abenomics must give hope for future

    Akio Mimura, chairman of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, endorsed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic policies on Monday at the Yomiuri International Economic Society (YIES) lecture me…

  • Nikkei closes above 18,000

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The benchmark Nikkei average closed above 18,000 for the first time in more than 10 months on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday, thanks to brisk purchases backed by the yen’…

  • APEC leaders renew pledge to fight ‘protectionist trends’

    LIMA (Jiji Press) — Leaders of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum member economies at their two-day meeting through Sunday vowed to combat “the emergence of protectionist trends,” which are…

  • October trade surplus posted at ¥496 billion

    TOKYO (Bloomberg) — Japan posted a trade surplus for a second straight month in October, according to data released by the Finance Ministry on Monday. The surplus was driven by a continued decline i…

  • Department stores try new approach to selling high-end cosmetics

    Department stores and supermarkets are taking new steps to make shoppers feel more at ease purchasing high-end cosmetics, such as having expert staff provide advice on multiple brands and displaying …

  • Analysis / Q3 sales signal bleak holiday season for apparel retailers

    Bleak fourth-quarter sales forecasts from Abercrombie & Fitch Co. and Gap Inc. raised fresh concerns that apparel retailers were in for another tough holiday season as fewer shoppers visit malls and c…

  • Japan urges nations to ratify TPP

    LIMA (Jiji Press) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday urged the countries that signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership to work to put the free trade pact into effect at an early date. Abe said he…

  • Iran optimistic ahead of OPEC

    TEHRAN (AFP-Jiji) — Iran is optimistic that OPEC can reach an agreement to cut production and improve prices, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Saturday after meeting the cartel’s chief Mohamma…

  • China state media warns Trump

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) — Chinese state media warned U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday against flip-flopping on trade deals in Asia, as Asia-Pacific leaders gathered for a summit amid fears …

  • Global Economy / China working to make yuan key currency

    The Chinese government is making strategic moves to construct an Asia-based economic bloc based on the Chinese yuan, also known as the renminbi, with the ambition of turning it into a currency capabl…

  • Facebook discloses steps to fight fake news

    MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) — Facebook Inc, facing withering criticism for failing to stem a flood of phony news articles in the run-up to the U.S. presidential election, is taking a series of steps to w…

  • China pledges to open more; APEC scrambles for free trade

    LIMA (Reuters) — Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged on Saturday to further open the world’s second-largest economy as leaders of Asia-Pacific countries gathered in Peru to find new free-trade op…

  • Turnbull hopes Trump embraces TPP over time

    SYDNEY (Bloomberg) — Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he is hopeful U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s criticism of trade pacts won’t doom a planned Trans-Pacific Partnership in…

  • TPP members to push domestic approvals

    LIMA — A ministerial meeting of the 12 countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact negotiations, including Japan and the United States, was held in Lima on Friday. They agree…

  • Beyond rooms, homes, Airbnb adds activities

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Not content with just renting out spare rooms and vacant homes, Airbnb is adding local tours and activities like surfing lessons and pub crawls to its travel services in major …

  • Nikkei ends at 10-month high point

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The benchmark Nikkei average closed at the highest level in over 10 months on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday, buoyed by rises in major export-oriented companies on the back of…

  • Yellen says Fed could raise interest rates ‘relatively soon’

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The election of Donald Trump as U.S. president has done nothing to change the Federal Reserve’s plans for a rate increase “relatively soon,” Fed Chair Janet Yellen said …

  • Wal-Mart profit falls but beats estimates

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. saw its third-quarter profit fall more than 8 percent, dragged down as it continues to plow money into e-commerce and improving its stores. While online sales i…

  • Panasonic to rent out translating megaphone

    OSAKA (Jiji Press) — Panasonic Corp. said Thursday that it will start a rental service for a megaphone with an instant audio translation function on Dec. 20 for both public- and private-sector orga…

  • BOJ fights off spike in JGB yields under revamped policy

    TOKYO (Reuters) — The Bank of Japan on Thursday fired a warning shot to markets by offering to buy unlimited bonds for the first time under a revamped policy framework, as domestic debt yields surge…

  • Nintendo to release iPhone Mario in Dec.

    TOKYO (Bloomberg) — Nintendo Co. will release “Super Mario Run” worldwide for Apple Inc.’s iPhone and iPad on Dec. 15 in U.S. time zones, a highly anticipated launch that has a high bar for s…

  • Beaujolais goes on sale

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — This year’s Beaujolais Nouveau wine, produced in the Bourgogne region in France, went on sale in Japan on Thursday, following the passage of the release time of midnight Wedn…

  • Mnuchin: Trump considering infrastructure bank for projects

    WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) — A key member of Donald Trump’s transition team said the incoming administration is exploring ways to fund fixing bridges and roads including by establishing an “infrastr…

  • Nikkei rebounds to new 9-month high

  • Peru asks to join China-led trade deal

  • U.S. makers urge Trump to think hard about trade threats

  • Visitors to Japan seen reaching 24 mil.

  • Ajinomoto to buy Turkish food maker

  • Financial literacy survey shows Japan-U.S. gap in knowledge

    A survey conducted on financial literacy found that people in Japan have a poorer understanding of financial matters than respondents to similar surveys conducted in the United States and by the Orga…

  • BOJ ‘too optimistic’ on inflation target

  • Keidanren calls for overtime reforms

  • Chinese central bank has Trump headache

  • Google to restrict ads on fake news sites

  • Alarmed internet firms ask Trump to ease regulations

  • Abe mentions China-included trade initiative

  • Apple eyes ‘smart’ glasses in wearable product push

  • Dollar firmer above ¥108 in Tokyo

  • U.S. convening talks with TPP countries in Peru

  • Greek economy grows for 1st time in 2 years

  • 5 major Japan banking groups’ 1st-half net profits fall 9.8%

  • Brexit costs U.K. $82 billion in lost firm spending

  • Audi software ‘can distort emissions in tests’

  • Hong Kong stocks drop to 3-month low as property firms sink

  • China Oct. property investment growth quickest in 2½ years

  • Toyota to pay $3.4 bil. to settle U.S. truck lawsuit

  • Exports push Japan’s economy to growth in 3Q

  • JAL marks 50 yrs of N.Y. route

  • Kuroda hopes for ‘shunto’ wage talks

  • India raises cap on bank cash withdrawal to ease public anger

  • Stocks rise as dollar jumps

  • Jul-Sep annual GDP up 2.2%

  • Electronic musical instruments lower hurdles

  • Analysis / ‘Trump Thump’ whacks bond market

  • President-elect may save banks billions

  • India nuclear deal to expand business opportunities

  • Abe, Modi ride Shinkansen train

  • Trump’s win may pose risk for Asian region

  • Canada, Mexico ready to talk about NAFTA with US

  • Tokyo stocks rise further

  • Dollar firmer around ¥106.70

  • Trump effect blasts Dow to new high

  • Large-scale redevelopment giving Ginza district new look

  • Nikkei rises over 17,000 as election fears recede

  • Vietnam plans to cancel nuclear plant project in blow to Japan

  • U.S. Fed faces overhaul in Trump-led shakeup

  • Businesses fret over Trump victory

  • India scraps high currency notes to fight corruption

  • Current account surplus in April-Sept. up 20.5% from 2015

  • Mexican peso tumbles as Trump wins

  • Wall St. taken aback by Clinton loss

  • Trump win rattles world markets

  • Action camera competition heating up in Japan market

  • Nikkei dives to 3-month low with ‘Trump shock’

  • Toyota gears up for EV mass production

  • Facebook tests job opening features

  • Firms cooperate to improve logistics efficiency

  • VW dealt blow by Audi cheating report

  • MS&AD unit cuts telecommuting limit

  • Tighter standards eyed for smartphone prices

  • Forex reserves down as of October end

  • U.S. banks gird for Brexit-style tumult following presidential election

  • OPEC raises oil-demand forecast on outlook for cheaper crude

  • China’s Oct. exports, imports drop off 7.3%

  • Nikon likely to cut 1,000 jobs

  • Toyota’s 6-month profit tumbles

  • Nissan profits fall on Japan sales

  • Bigger tax cuts eyed to spur pay hikes at smaller firms

  • SoftBank Q2 profit up 6.8% on strong telecoms business

  • Samsung seeks redemption with AI-infused Galaxy S8

  • VW scandal deepens as prosecutors probe chairman

  • ‘Hard Brexit’ would knock 3.5% off Irish GDP in decade

  • Toyota Prius retakes top seller spot

  • Summer bonuses up 2.3%

  • China replaces finance minister

  • Minutes: BOJ worried about excessive rate falls

  • Tokyo stocks rally as U.S. election worries ease

  • Portugal’s high hopes for Web Summit windfall

  • China AgBank fined $215 mil. for hiding deals

  • Fashion start-up Farfetch eyeing IPO

  • U.K. firms report strong growth activity

  • China premier: Economy to maintain steady growth

  • Germany calls for global free trade

  • Deutsche Telekom to start drone defense system

  • Corolla, Toyota’s car for the masses, turns 50

  • Framework to be developed to boost ‘fintech’ services

  • S&P 500 index marks its longest losing streak in 36 yrs

  • Suu Kyi calls on Japanese companies for investment

  • BoE ditches rate cut after Brexit vote

  • Nikkei average tumbles to below 17,000

  • Consumers gain nose for ¥500 wines, but not just over price

  • NTT Docomo to end i-mode mobile phones

  • Govt eyes undersea power line from Sakhalin to Hokkaido

  • Facebook gold streak continues in 3Q

  • Coffee exporter shuns new sales due to drought

  • Fed: No change to rates before election

  • Starbucks rolls out ‘unity’ cup ahead of Election Day

  • Kuroda’s magical thinking on 2% inflation target gets real

  • Brexit prompts BTMU to realign European banking operations

  • Shippers yearn for lower risk with united-we-float mind-set

  • GE to create oil services giant with Baker Hughes

  • China Oct. PMI expands at fastest rate in 2 years

  • Sharp forecasts 1st profit in 3 years

  • Carney will stay at BoE to June 2019

  • BOJ pushes back timing of achieving 2% inflation to FY18

  • BOJ’s Kuroda shifts to dialogue-based tactics

  • Honda eyes Tokyo AI center

  • Housing starts up in April-September

  • Retail sales down over clothing, fuel

  • 3 top shippers to consolidate container biz

  • Industrial output flat in September

  • Sony cuts forecast on battery business

  • EU, Canada sign delayed trade deal

  • Nikkei falls back slightly, held down by yen’s appreciation

  • G-7 finance chiefs agree to underpin global economy

  • Kumamoto quake payouts hit ¥12 bil.

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