Business

Visa President Ryan McInerney speaks at the opening of the company's Singapore innovation center on April 28.

In Singapore, Visa opens first Asian payment innovation lab

SINGAPORE -- Visa on Thursday opened an innovation center in Singapore to develop next-generation payment methods for the Asian market. In a world where smartphones are rapidly changing the way people pay, the U.S. company aims to cement its leading ...

Impact of the Kyushu earthquakes

Firms delay fiscal 2016 forecasts to factor in quakes

TOKYO -- Several Japanese companies have postponed the release of earnings forecasts for t...

Startups

Japan's WHILL takes the grand prize at Pioneers Asia

TOKYO WHILL has found a way. The Japanese electric wheelchair maker won the main competi...

Commodities

Commodities volatile in China as speculators shun stocks

HONG KONG -- Prices of steel rebar, iron ore and coal have been swinging widely in China a...

Property

Australia further delays China's Kidman land buy

SYDNEY -- A controversial purchase by a Chinese-led consortium of a majority stake in a bi...

Equities

Wall St sinks on BOJ fears, Icahn comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- U.S. stocks closed down on Thursday as the Bank of Japan's shocking ...