Companies

  • Lotte to sharply boost chocolate output capacity in Japan

    Major upgrade comes as demand rises among health-conscious adults

  • Indonesia's carmakers take aim at Australian market

    Industry hampered by tax policies, environmental issues and trade restrictions

  • Business Insight

    HSBC's Gulliver has bet the business on change in China

    Bank prospering amid renewed growth, but faces pain if reform drive slows

  • Japanese papermaker Oji dives into water treatment

    Chemical and membrane filtration system would cut facility setup costs

  • Volvo stepping on the gas with high-end Chinese exports

    S90 sedan the first to benefit from lower production costs in global realignment

  • Tencent surges to record profit, driven by mobile games

    WeChat app users surpass 900m

  • Shipments of Samsung's Galaxy S8 top 10m

    South Korean giant bouncing back from Note 7 fiasco

  • Unilever to test new packaging-recycling tech in Indonesia

    Company will introduce the tech elsewhere in region if the project proves viable

  • Private-lodging operator eyes business travelers

    Japanese vacation rental startup targets 8 million members of employee welfare company

  • Shakeouts gathering steam in global chemical industry

    Chinese, Western producers following different M&A paths

  • Number of flights to Japan to hit record level this summer

    Budget carriers pushing down airfares, prompting Chinese, Taiwan airlines to scale back operations

  • US decides to slap antidumping duties on steel rebar from Japan

  • Sompo Japan to release in Indonesia weather index insurance for farmers

    Adaptation strategy to climate change presents business opportunities

  • Philip Morris takes cigarette alternative to South Korea

    IQOS device embraced in Japan may challenge KT&G

  • Wiped off nameplate, will Bank of Tokyo's legacy live on?

    MUFG's global ambitions channel predecessor's strengths overseas

  • Teva Takeda stepping up generic drug production abroad

    Japanese-Israeli joint venture aims to reduce costs as drug prices decrease

  • Japan's Pigeon to quintuple Indian sales network

    Baby products maker homes in on rising middle, upper classes

  • Nippon Life using data analysis to support employee health

    Nomura Research, Recruit lend hand to rein in premiums in Japan

  • Japan's Rakuten planning its biggest bond float

    Virtual mall operator looking to raise funds for debt repayment

  • Group companies pulling money out of Toshiba

    Parent's financial woes leaving shareholders on edge