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  • Banks pinning hopes on Dodd-Frank review in U.S.

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Japanese banks are hoping that U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent order to drastically review the so-called Dodd-Frank law for strict financial regulations may create a tail…

  • Merkel would welcome South American trade deal with EU

    DUSSELDORF, Germany (Bloomberg) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would welcome a free trade agreement between South America and the European Union, further signaling her rejection of the …

  • Toshiba seeking financial aid for itself

    Toshiba Corp. is asking companies that want to contribute capital to a semiconductor firm that will be spun off to also provide financial support for Toshiba itself, according to sources. The compa…

  • China-affiliated firm eyed for Takata deal

    Takata Corp. announced late Saturday that a third-party committee, entrusted to devise restructuring plans for the air-bag maker, has recommended Key Safety Systems Inc., a U.S. auto parts maker oper…

  • Tokyo stocks expected to remain soft ahead of Abe-Trump meeting

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Tokyo stocks are expected to stay on a weak note this week amid a wait-and-see mood ahead of a summit between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump…

  • Itochu veep to head FamilyMart Uny

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — FamilyMart Uny Holdings Co. said Friday that Koji Takayanagi, executive vice president of major trading house Itochu Corp., will become its president on March 1. Current Famil…

  • Mexico, Turkey to speed up talks for trade deal

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) — Mexico and Turkey will speed up negotiations to sign a bilateral trade agreement, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said on Friday at an event in Mexico City with his …

  • Nordstrom to stop selling Ivanka Trump’s clothing

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nordstrom says it will stop selling Ivanka Trump clothing and accessories, creating some questions about the future of the brand elsewhere. The Seattle-based department store chain…

  • U.S. produces 227,000 jobs in Jan., but wages still lagging

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. job growth surged more than expected in January as construction firms and retailers ramped up hiring, but wages barely rose, handing the Trump administration both a head …

  • Ross to lead NAFTA negotiation

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump reiterated his concerns about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) deal on Thursday and said he would like to speed up talks to either …

  • Trump says NAFTA ‘catastrophe,’ but willing to renegotiate deal

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — U.S. President Donald Trump doubled down on his criticism of NAFTA Thursday, but indicated he would be willing to renegotiate rather than scrap the pact with Canada and Mexic…

  • Nestle unveils sushi-shaped KitKats

    TOKYO (Reuters) — Nestle unveiled sushi-shaped versions of its KitKat chocolate biscuit bar in Tokyo on Thursday. The 3-piece sets are modelled on tuna, sea urchin and omelette sushi, but are actu…

  • BoE chief warns of Brexit turbulence

    LONDON (Reuters) — The Bank of England made its latest sharp increase to forecasts for British economic growth in 2017 on Thursday, but appeared in no rush to raise interest rates, warning of “tw…

  • Microsoft leads pushback against U.S. immigration order

    SEATTLE (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp. is asking U.S. officials to grant exceptions for law-abiding, visa-holding workers and students from President Donald Trump’s immigration order, channeling th…

  • FTC fines Fujitsu, others for bid-rigging

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Fair Trade Commission on Thursday fined Fujitsu General Ltd. and three other companies a total of ¥6.35 billion for rigging bids on fire radio equipment ordered by municip…

  • Toyota boss: Our firm ‘also a U.S. automaker’

    TOKYO (Reuters) — Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda said on Thursday his company had increased its U.S. production in the past three decades, and that the Japanese brand should also be consi…

  • Anti-Trump protest targets Japanese banks

  • Analysis / Fed signals investors to prepare for changes

    SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) — U.S. Federal Reserve Board policymakers are putting markets on notice that the central bank’s $4.5 trillion balance sheet is back on the agenda in an apparent e…

  • Japan firms confused about Trump’s immigration order

  • Sony cuts outlook on film losses

    TOKYO (Bloomberg) — Sony Corp. cut its full-year profit forecast a second time after posting quarterly earnings that missed estimates on a write-down at its struggling movie division. Net income …

  • Mexico expects NAFTA renegotiation to start in May

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) — Mexico expects to begin formal talks from around the beginning of May on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) following a 90-day consultation with t…

  • Federal Reserve leaves interest rates unchanged

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady on Wednesday in its first meeting since President Donald Trump took office, but painted a relatively upbeat picture of the U.S….

  • Mitsubishi hikes profit outlook on coal prices

    TOKYO (Reuters) — Trading house Mitsubishi Corp. on Thursday hiked its net profit forecast for the current financial year by around a third, driven up as coking coal prices remain way above lows hi…

  • Management, labor heads divided over hikes in spring wage talks

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Management and labor leaders were apart over how to raise employee pay, as they kicked off this year’s shunto annual wage negotiations on Thursday. In his meeting with labor…

  • VW, Bosch reach deal to settle U.S. diesel claims

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Volkswagen AG has agreed to pay at least $1.22 billion to fix or buy back nearly 80,000 polluting U.S. 3.0 liter diesel-engine vehicles to settle claims it fitted illegal emi…

  • Facebook beats 4Q earnings, revenue forecasts

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook Inc. blew past Wall Street’s expectations yet again with its quarterly earnings report, despite some concerns that its “ad load,” or the number of advertise…

  • 500 Save On outlets to become Lawson stores

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Major convenience store operator Lawson Inc. said Wednesday that it has agreed with industry peer Save On Corp. to change some 500 Save On outlets into Lawson stores by the end…

  • Transatlantic mood worsens as Merkel stands up to Trump

    BERLIN (Bloomberg) — Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected an accusation by President Donald Trump’s top trade adviser that Germany is gaming foreign-exchange markets as European leaders grapple with …

  • Nintendo returns to profit on Super Mario Run mobile game

    OSAKA (Reuters) — Nintendo Co Ltd on Tuesday reported its first quarterly profit in a year as its nascent mobile games division started to bring in revenue, though not enough to prevent weak consol…

  • Kuroda keeps steady course despite risks posed by Trump

    TOKYO (Bloomberg) — Optimistic economic forecasts and monetary policy settings that haven’t changed since September lend an aura of calm and control to the Bank of Japan. The problem is, much of w…

  • Apple defies Wall St. with strong revival in iPhone

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) — Apple Inc. reclaimed the throne as the world’s top smartphone seller for the first time in five years on Tuesday, beating out rival Samsung in units shipped for the holi…

  • Ford, Goldman CEOs slam travel ban

  • Rakuten backs Muslim workers

  • U.S. order on rules skips key regulations

  • Trump ‘trims $600 mil.’ from F-35 costs

  • Deutsche to pay $425 mil. to N.Y. over Russia trades

    NEW YORK/FRANKFURT (Reuters) — Deutsche Bank AG has agreed to pay $425 million to New York’s banking regulator over a “mirror trading” scheme that moved $10 billion out of Russia between 2011…

  • Oil prices fall on rising U.S. output

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Oil prices fell on Tuesday as rising U.S. drilling activity offset efforts by OPEC and other producers to cut output in a move to prop up the market. Brent crude futures, the…

  • U.S. notifies signatories of withdrawal from TPP

  • Job openings ratio in Dec. hits 25-year high

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The ratio of job openings to job seekers in Japan in December rose 0.02 points from the previous month to 1.43 after seasonal adjustment, hitting the highest level since July 19…

  • Sony writes down movie business by ¥112.1 bil.

    TOKYO (Reuters) — Sony Corp. will write down the value of its movie business by nearly ¥112.1 billion ($976 million) in the third quarter, blaming weaker film profits as online streaming services s…

  • Tuna catches to face penalty clause

    The Fisheries Agency plans to control catches of Pacific bluefin tuna, a fish species under threat of extinction, by applying the total allowable catch (TAC) system with a legal clause that would imp…

  • Arcade pioneer, ‘Father of Pac-Man’ dies at 91

    TOKYO (AP) — Masaya Nakamura, the “Father of Pac-Man” who founded the Japanese video game company behind the hit creature-gobbling game, has died. He was 91. Nakamura, who died on Jan. 22, fou…

  • Bank of Japan upgrades fiscal 2017 growth forecast to 1.5%

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Bank of Japan on Tuesday upgraded its projection for Japan’s real gross domestic product growth for fiscal 2017, which starts in April, to 1.5 percent from 1.3 percent fo…

  • Honda, GM set up fuel cell system joint venture

    DETROIT (Jiji Press) — Honda Motor Co. and General Motors Co. said Monday they have set up a joint venture in the United States to manufacture fuel cell systems, aiming to start mass production in a…

  • Tokyo stocks snap 3-day winning streak on yen’s rise

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Stocks snapped their three-session winning streak on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday, pressured by the yen’s rise against the dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 98…

  • Retail sales increase 0.6% to ¥13 trillion

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Sales at retailers in December rose 0.6 percent from a year earlier to ¥13.43 trillion, marking the second straight month of increase, the Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry …

  • Toshiba faces another suit over 2015 scandal

    TOKYO (Reuters) — Japanese trust banks are preparing to sue Toshiba Corp. over its 2015 accounting scandal, a fresh headache for the conglomerate as it scrambles to offset a separate imminent multi…

  • Keidanren plans group for ‘Trump analysis’

    The Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) plans to establish a working group, as early as in February, to study its business strategies in the United States in cooperation with member companies. U….

  • New face masks offer wider features

    Masks are available for a growing number of purposes and in a widening variety of designs, with a remarkable number of people wearing them as the winter cold sets in. In addition to their conventiona…

  • Toyota loses No. 1 spot in 2016

    NAGOYA (Jiji Press) — Toyota Motor Corp. lost its status as the world’s top automobile seller for the first time in five years in 2016. The automaker said Monday that its global automobile sales,…

  • Uber CEO slammed for ties to Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Uber found itself in hot water on two fronts related to President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries: for allegedly exploiting a taxi…

  • Starbucks to hire 10,000 refugees

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Starbucks says it will hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years, a response to President Donald Trump’s indefinite suspension of Syrian refugees and temporary travel bans th…

  • London cabs to hit European streets next year

    LONDON (Reuters) — They might not be black and the steering wheel will be on the other side but London’s distinctive cabs should hit Europe’s city streets next year, the chief executive of the …

  • Toshiba chairman to resign

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) —Toshiba Corp. Chairman Shigenori Shiga will resign to take the blame for the company’s huge losses on the nuclear power operations, informed sources said Saturday. Shiga used…

  • Retailers focus on experiences in Lunar New Year

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Japanese retailers are stepping up efforts to sell experiences in their services targeting visitors from foreign countries, instead of only focusing on selling goods to them, d…

  • Prosecutors open fraud inquiry into ex-VW CEO

    BERLIN (Reuters) — German prosecutors are investigating former Volkswagen Chief Executive Officer Martin Winterkorn on suspicion of fraud, looking into when he first knew that the carmaker was ri…

  • Certain flight crew barred from U.S. entry

    A new ban on U.S. travel for nationals of seven Middle Eastern countries caught the airline industry unprepared, with flight crew from those states also barred from entering, the International Air T…

  • Tech giants oppose immigration order

    NEW YORK (AP) — Google Inc., Apple Inc. and other tech giants expressed dismay over an executive order on immigration from President Donald Trump that bars nationals of seven Muslim-majority countri…

  • Japan in Depth / Deflation lingers despite interest rate policy

    One year has passed since the Bank of Japan decided to introduce a negative interest rate policy. Sanctioned on Jan. 29 last year, the measure has led various interest rates, such as those on housing…

  • Topside of Tokyo stocks likely to be capped as companies release earnings

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The topside of Tokyo stocks is expected to be capped this week, with investors keeping close tabs on a series of earnings reports from major Japanese companies, analysts say. …

  • Weak exports curb 4th quarter growth in U.S.

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter as a plunge in shipments of soybeans weighed on exports, but steady consumer spending and rising business investmen…

  • ANA to stick with Mexico

    TOKYO (Reuters) — ANA Holdings Inc. on Friday stuck with a plan to begin daily flights to Mexico next month, but expressed concern that U.S. tariffs on Mexican exports as suggested by President Don…

  • Mitsubishi Motors fined over mileage scandal

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Consumer Affairs Agency on Friday ordered Mitsubishi Motors Corp. to pay about ¥485 million in fines for dressing up the fuel efficiency of vehicles in violation of the co…

  • Greece risking ‘harsh’ new bailout in 2018

    ATHENS (AP) — An independent Greek parliamentary report has warned that Greece faces an increased risk of a fourth bailout — or even a default — if delays in negotiations with bailout lenders a…

  • Starbucks on defense as Mexico boycott campaign gains traction

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) — Seeking to quell a social media campaign imploring Mexicans to boycott U.S. companies, Starbucks defended itself on Friday, saying it had invested millions in the country, c…

  • Trump plan for Mexico exports raises eyebrows

    TOKYO (AP) — Talk of a possible 20 percent tax on U.S. imports from Mexico raised eyebrows Friday in Asia, where exports to the U.S. drive growth in many economies. Reaction to the news was more …

  • Imported U.S. cars already get preferential treatment

    The Japanese government is giving special treatment to imported U.S. automobiles based on an agreement regarding safety inspections that was reached in negotiations in 2016 that ran parallel with thos…

  • Toshiba to review overseas nuclear business operations

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Toshiba Corp. said Friday it will spin off its flash memory business into a separate company, possibly on March 31, as part of turnaround efforts by the struggling electronics …

  • Domestic makers prioritize high-grade steel amid glut

    Amid the current worldwide slump in the price of steel, Japanese steelmakers are looking to survive through sales of high-end steel that requires advanced technology to produce, as well as the demand …

  • Work to expand Myanmar special zone to begin in Feb.

    YANGON (Jiji Press) — Work to expand Myanmar’s first special economic zone, which Japan helped build, will begin in late February near Yangon, the largest city in the Southeast Asian country. Th…

  • Consumers drive economy, defying expected Brexit vote

    LONDON (Reuters) — Britain’s free-spending consumers again confounded warnings that June’s Brexit vote would cause an immediate slowdown in the country’s economy, driving robust growth in the …

  • J&J refills drug cabinet with $30 bil. Actelion deal

    ALLSCHWIL, Switzerland (Reuters) — U.S. health care giant Johnson & Johnson will buy Swiss biotech company Actelion in a $30 billion all-cash deal that includes spinning off Actelion’s research a…

  • Chinese New Year ‘ticket snatching’ apps raise hackles

    BEIJING (Reuters) — As China gears up for Lunar New Year, when hundreds of millions of people head home, popular software charging extra to improve the odds of getting coveted rail tickets has bee…

  • Mexico cement maker seen winner of Trump’s wall

  • Electronics unions to seek pay-scale hike of ¥3,000

    YOKOHAMA (Jiji Press) — An umbrella body of labor unions at Japanese electronics makers is set to demand a pay-scale hike of ¥3,000 a month in upcoming “shunto” spring wage negotiations, it wa…

  • ‘Nagamare’ train tour rated best in Japan

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — A tour package featuring the “Nagamare Kaikyo” sightseeing train in Hokkaido won the grand prize in a contest to honor great railroad tours in the nation, the executive com…

  • Dow ends above 20,000 for 1st time

    NEW YORK (AFP-Jiji) — The Dow finished above 20,000 points for the first time Wednesday, after breaching the milestone at the open, extending a stocks rally following U.S. President Donald Trump’…

  • Tokyo stocks surge after N.Y.

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Stocks gained substantial ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday, boosted by U.S. equities’ overnight advance that sent the Dow Jones industrial average closing above…

  • Analysis / Hope and caution fill market as Dow bursts through 20,000

    NEW YORK (Reuters) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average index’s pop over 20,000 on Wednesday crowns a frenetic post-U.S. election rally that featured the second fastest-ever climb between 1,000-poi…

  • Boeing earnings rise 59% in 4th quarter

    NEW YORK (AFP-Jiji) — Boeing reported solid fourth-quarter earnings Wednesday and forecast higher commercial airplane deliveries in 2017, while its chief dismissed fears U.S. President Donald Trump…

  • FY20 primary budget deficit estimated at ¥8.3 trillion / Prospects to achieve surplus target dimmer

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Japan is expected to post a primary budget deficit of ¥8.3 trillion in fiscal 2020, even if the nation’s gross domestic product continues 3 percent or higher growth in nomina…

  • Abe open to bilateral trade talks with U.S.

    TOKYO (Reuters) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday it was possible Tokyo and Washington could hold bilateral free trade talks in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s withdrawal fro…

  • Apple trumps Trump in Taiwan currency gain

    HONG KONG (Bloomberg) — Taiwan is proving a surprising investment winner under Donald Trump. The island is home to the only currency in Asia to climb against the resurgent greenback since the U.S…

  • LINE returns to black in 2016

  • Japan logs 1st trade surplus since 2010

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Japan posted a customs-cleared trade surplus of ¥4.07 trillion in 2016, logging a black figure for the first time since 2010, before the earthquake and tsunami devastated main…

  • Toyota to create 400 jobs at Indiana plant

    NEW YORK (Jiji Press)—Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday that it will create 400 jobs at its Indiana plant by expanding the facility through a $600 million investment. The announcement came amid U.S….

  • Trump wants more from Big 3

  • Australia opens door to China in push to rescue TPP deal

    SYDNEY (AFP-Jiji) — Australia said Tuesday it was working to recast the Trans-Pacific Partnership without the United States and opened the door for China to sign up after President Donald Trump ditc…

  • China puts pressure on hotel chain over book

    BEIJING (Jiji Press) — China has called on domestic foreign travel agencies not to collaborate with a Japanese hotel chain that places a book in rooms of the chain’s hotels denying the 1937 Nanji…

  • Trump off the mark on Japan autos

    U.S. President Donald Trump has called trade between Japan and the United States “not fair,” singling out the Japanese automobile market for criticism. Although his statements recall the “Japan …

  • Trump’s TPP pullout boon for China

    WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s formal withdrawal from a long-planned trade deal with Pacific Rim nations creates a political and economic vacuum that China is eager to fill…

  • Samsung Elec earns profit, warns of political risks

    SEOUL (Reuters) — Samsung Electronics Co. on Tuesday said it expects profit growth in 2017 despite challenges arising from political uncertainty, after record chip earnings glossed over the Note 7 …

  • Manufacturing index suggests expansion

    TOKYO (Reuters) — Japanese manufacturing activity expanded in January at the fastest pace in almost three years as export orders surged, suggesting that overseas demand is not as weak as some econom…

  • Creditors to support Toshiba until end-Feb.

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Creditor financial institutions for Toshiba Corp. on Monday reached a broad agreement to continue loans to the struggling Japanese electronics and machinery giant until the end …

  • McDonald’s U.S. sales fall after 5 quarters of gains

    BENGALURU, India/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — McDonald’s Corp.’s sales at established U.S. restaurants fell for the first time in six quarters as the novelty of all-day breakfast failed to overcome c…

  • Overoptimism leads to 5th MRJ delay

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) announced Monday it would delay delivery of its Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), Japan’s first domestically developed jet airliner, by two years from mid-2018 t…

  • Yahoo beats forecast, sees Verizon deal closing in 2Q

    BENGALURU, India (Reuters) — Yahoo Inc. on Monday reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, and said the sale of its core internet business to Verizon Communications Inc. should be…

  • President slams Japan, China for trade practices

  • Abe stresses TPP’s value despite U.S. withdrawal

  • Trump signs executive order to pull U.S. out of TPP deal

  • Panasonic machine washes out curry stains in India

    NEW DELHI (Jiji Press) — Panasonic Corp. has launched a washing machine in India with a designated program for curry stains, the first of its kind in the South Asian country. The home appliance mak…

  • Tokyo stocks plunge, yen spikes

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Tokyo stocks plunged while the yen rose sharply against the dollar on Monday, after new U.S. President Donald Trump reiterated his protectionist policy stance in his inaugural …

  • Foxconn considering building $7 bil. display plant in U.S.

    TAIPEI (Reuters) — Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics maker, is considering setting up a display-making plant in the United States in an investment that would exceed $7 billion, com…

  • Samsung: Batteries only Note 7 problem

    SEOUL (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday that after testing more than 200,000 Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, it found defects in two sets of batteries from two different manufacturers that mad…

  • Economic overview unchanged in Jan.

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The government offered Monday the same assessment of the domestic economy for a second straight month in January. “The Japanese economy is on a moderate recovery, while dela…

  • Keidanren chief calls for annual pay increases

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Sadayuki Sakakibara, chairman of the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren), urged member companies on Monday to increase employee pay on an annual basis, including bonuses and a…

  • MHI announces MRJ postponed to mid-2020

    TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said Monday that it has put off the planned first delivery of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, the first Japanese-developed passenger jet, by two ye…

  • Robot vacuum cleaners getting smarter

    New robotic vacuum cleaners are being launched one after another, offering greater convenience and reliability for consumers. When buying one, it’s wise to consider which models are better suited to…

  • Global Economy / Protectionism posing risk to global economy

    Newly inaugurated U.S. President Donald Trump emphasized during a news conference held days before taking office that he would create jobs in the country. What effect will “Trumponomics” have on …

  • Aso sets sights on growth for economy

  • Asahi group eager for investment abroad

  • Singapore 2G switchoff highlights digital divide

  • BlackRock hires ex-U.K. finance minister as adviser

  • Bad tour firms to be shut out for 5 yrs

  • Euro inflation to remain weak

  • Trump TPP reversal triggers policy review

  • Dollar drops, U.S. stocks rise

  • Tokyo stocks seen moving higher following inauguration of U.S. president

  • Dept. store sales fall below ¥6 tril.

  • Start of MRJ deliveries to be delayed by 2 years

  • JAC takes 1st ATR turboprop in quest for foreign tourists

  • Mnuchin advocates strong U.S. dollar

  • Trump ‘won’t wait to act’ on trade pacts

  • Tesla cleared after fatal accident investigation

  • Property investments in China up 6.9% in 2016

  • Toshiba may sell part of chip business

  • Brazil’s inflation at lowest level in almost 3 years

  • Key ministers vow to stick to fiscal 2020 budget goal

  • ECB keeps ultra-easy monetary policy

  • Tokyo new condo supply hits 24-year low

  • Yamamoto named new head of Dentsu to succeed Ishii

  • Uber pays $20 million to settle claims of driver deception

  • China’s 2016 GDP slows to weakest since 1990

  • Tech-based sports businesses on rise ahead of 2020 Games

  • Auto liability insurance premiums to be cut by 6.9% from April

  • Kawasaki casts doubt over ties to Trump-linked show

  • Global fund launched to outpace epidemics

  • HSBC, UBS to shift jobs in Brexit blow to London

  • Toshiba’s loss from N-unit may hit ¥700 bil.

  • Fed chief expects gradual rate hikes over next 3 years

  • Dollar rises near ¥115 on Yellen remarks

  • Dollar fluctuates after Trump remarks

  • Hyundai eyes new U.S. plant

  • Trump touts Wal-Mart, GM investments

  • Samsung heir embroiled in Park confidante scandal

  • Banks welcome May’s Brexit bid amid plans to relocate

  • BAT agrees to buy Reynolds for $49 billion

  • Survey: U.S. firms feel ‘less welcome’ in China

  • Symbols for toilet functions to be unified

  • Japan firms review strategies amid ‘hard Brexit’ concerns

  • Sharp decline in tourists’ spending

  • IMF predicts Trump impact will boost U.S.

  • IMF raises China growth forecast, downgrades India after cash crunch

  • Keidanren urges pay raises

  • Sluggish loan activity marks AIIB’s 1st year

  • Trump threatens German carmakers with 35% U.S. tariff

  • Ex-Microsoft exec to help run China search giant Baidu

  • GM to announce $1 bil. in new U.S. investment

  • Pound wavers, yen rises as investors await May’s speech

  • Fishermen flout bluefin tuna catch regulations

  • Female execs at 3.4%, far off 30% target

  • U.K.’s May signals clean break with EU: No partial membership

  • Toho’s record profits on ‘Kimi no Na wa’

  • BOJ upgrades views for 3 regions

  • Nikkei dives below 19,000

  • Nov. core machinery orders fall

  • Hammond: Britain to adapt if barred from EU market

  • Samsung finds battery main Note 7 fire cause

  • Oxfam: 8 men as rich as half the world

  • Facebook to start tackling fake news in Germany

  • Producer prices biggest drop in 7 years

  • Investments increasing in ASEAN; many tasks remain

  • Kuroda vows to continue easing

  • Inpex to extend deal on 2 Abu Dhabi oilfields

  • Beer, quasi-beer shipments hit 12-year low

  • Tokyo stocks fall on yen’s rise as anxiety grows

  • Global Economy / Xi seeks to control economy through force

  • Trump team shuns Davos economic forum

  • Indian airlines warned of turbulence ahead

  • Many questions remain over Takata’s reconstruction

  • U.S. charges 3 former Takata executives

  • Fears rise over China exports as Trump fuels uncertainty

  • Diesel emissions inquiries widen to Renault, Fiat

  • Amazon offers 1st subscription TV channel

  • Takata to pay $1 bil. to settle U.S. probe

  • Amazon to create 100,000 jobs in U.S.

  • China posts worst export fall since 2009

  • Competition heats up in electric vehicle race

  • Fast Retailing quarterly profit up 16.7%

  • Isetan Mitsukoshi to focus investment on Tokyo stores / Company revamping regional operations

  • Dollar falls on disappointment

  • Amazon halts sales of Indian flag doormat after visa threat

  • Auto liability insurance premium OK’d to be cut

  • China exchange probe sends Bitcoin sliding

  • Trump takes on drug prices; pharma stock prices drop

  • VW faces reforms, oversight for 3 years

  • Tokyo stocks dive over Trump policy remarks

  • Abe, Kuroda agree to closely monitor markets

  • OUTLOOK 2017 / Relentless pursuit of growth needed this year

  • World Bank ups Japan growth projection, cuts global forecast

  • VW confirms $4.3 billion U.S. settlement over emissions

  • Mexican peso hits record low on Trump

  • Samsung leader named suspect in South Korean political probe

  • Child-rearing women wishing to improve skills to get boost

  • Trump, Alibaba’s Ma talk 1 mil. jobs

  • Yahoo to be renamed Altaba, chief Mayer set to leave board

  • China’s Dec. producer prices rise 5.5%, fastest since 2011

  • De Beers CEO talks diamonds and millennials

  • VW official arrested in U.S., charged with fraud

  • Convenience stores make impact felt in growing deli market

  • With eye on Trump, execs highlight U.S. investments at motor show

  • Honda wins truck of year award

  • Takeda to buy U.S. maker of cancer drugs

  • CFO: Ready for new acquisitions

  • Toyota to put $10 billion into U.S. over 5 years

  • JR to train India Shinkansen crew

  • China fixes its currency midpoint 0.86% weaker

  • Waymo self-driving minivan to start test drives this month

  • Fiat Chrysler to invest $1 bil. in U.S. / Plans to build new Jeeps will create 2,000 jobs

  • Mercedes to take lead in premium auto market

  • Uber to help cities get grasp on traffic patterns

  • VW to keep Mexico production

  • Global Economy / Italian banks undermined by local politicians

  • India sees slowing economy for the current fiscal year

  • New policies could take weight off Fed

  • U.S. shale gas arrives in Japan

  • FAA gives Space X rocket approval to resume flying

  • Norway to switch off FM radio in move to digital

  • China sales surge in 2016 for automakers; dull 2017 ahead

  • SMFG to establish biometrics company

  • Dow rises to nearly 20,000 level

  • Tokyo stocks expected to remain firm ahead of Trump news conference

  • U.S. adds jobs; jobless rate rises to 4.7%

  • China forex reserves fall, but less than expected

  • U.S. trade deficit climbs to $45.2 billion in Nov.

  • Battered Bitcoin slides another 12%

  • Trump’s tweet has companies shaken

  • Trump raps Toyota’s Mexico plan

  • Boeing, Airbus brace for slowdown as airplane-buying binge nears end

  • Samsung’s profit jumps 50 percent despite Galaxy fiasco

  • Trump hits Toyota on plan to build auto plant in Mexico

  • Honda, Toyota unveil concept cars with AI in Las Vegas

  • Carmakers include life-saving features to protect pedestrians

  • Capsule toy vending machines luring foreign tourists at Narita

  • Trump names lawyer Clayton as SEC chief

  • Trump taps China critic Lighthizer for U.S. trade chief

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