Business

Omron to buy Brazilian health care device maker NS

TOKYO -- Medical equipment producer Omron will acquire Brazilian peer NS Industria de Aparelhos Medicos for about 10 billion yen ($95.1 million) through a subsidiary. The Japanese company has reached an agreement with current shareholders of NS. ...

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Beer maker Asahi aims to keep strong sales going, including overseas

TOKYO -- Major Japanese beer maker Asahi Group Holdings has emerged from April's sales tax...

Property

Surge in bad loans squeezing profit at China's biggest banks

HONG KONG -- For China's banks, bad debt is a small but quickly growing problem. The outst...