Harvest time for Sumitomo

Trader to buy Brazil's Agro Amazonia as part of farm-support strategy

TOKYO -- Japanese trading house Sumitomo plans to acquire Agro Amazonia, a leading Brazilian agricultural materials supplier, as it seeks to build its global farming-support business. Sumitomo intends to acquire 65% of Agro for a little more than...

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Hotline proposed: Ho Chi Minh City anti-corruption push aims to restore investor faith

HO CHI MINH CITY -- In an effort to stamp out corruption and attract direct foreign invest...


Japanese real estate: Unbound by custom, Sony breathes new life into land sector

TOKYO -- Sony ventured into the real estate business despite its lackluster business perfo...