Business

Japan's Nidec looks to end M&A silence with whopper of a deal

KYOTO/OSAKA -- For years, Japanese precision motor maker Nidec grew larger on a steady diet of takeovers to fuel its growth. But ever since agreeing to buy a Honda Motor subsidiary last year, the company has been uncharacteristically quiet on the acq...

Executive Lounge

Ray Dalio: US 'beautifully' deleverages but most places need more easing

NEW YORK -- Ray Dalio, founder of the world's largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, ...

Property

China's housing prices continue to head south

BEIJING -- Housing prices keep sliding in China, with declines spreading beyond glut-ridde...