Companies

  • Top bookstore operator acquires publisher Tokuma Shoten

    Culture Convenience Club's move reflects upheaval in Japan's publishing market

  • Inside SoftBank

    Masa and Donald: Why Son dabbles in politics

    Can the Japanese billionaire help world leaders usher in the future?

  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust takes care to limit scope of Mizuho merger

    Behind the curtain in cross-banking group consolidation talks

  • Mitsui, Nippon Steel seek closer steel-trading partnership

    Stronger ties a response to competition, cost pressure

  • Mizuho, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust seen merging custody service units

    Low interest rates drive cross-group integration

  • Tohmatsu to debut online debt balance confirmation

    Auditor aims to save time on accounts payable, receivable checks

  • Panasonic to take control of Spanish autoparts maker Ficosa

    Follow-up investment shows Japanese group's hopes for mirror supplier

  • Mitsubishi mulls selling stake in Australian coal mine

    Trading house rebalances resources portfolio, favors coking over steam coal

  • State-owned China Poly Group to acquire contractor Sinolight

    Move is part of a consolidation wave sweeping the state property sector

  • Slack growth drives down shares of China diaper maker Hengan

    Squeezed by global players and local low-end products, company looks online

  • Apple touch module supplier joins up with Chinese rival O-film

    TPK Holding shifts stance due to competition, supply glut as sector consolidates

  • Berkshire's Lubrizol to buy another 24% in India unit from state

    Indian Oil's holding in Lubrizol India will fall to 26% after the sale

  • Seoul equities market springs to life with big IPOs

    Netmarble, Celltrion Healthcare share offerings in the pipeline

  • Mitsubishi Motors doing its homework

    Ghosn asks for more factory IT and some bottom-up reforms

  • TSMC advances to all-time high on Apple share spike

    Parts suppliers' stocks follow rise in iPhone maker

  • Hong Kong's Peak Tram to get capacity boost

    HK and Shanghai Hotels to spend HK$600 million to ease congestion

  • Hyundai Motor shares rally on restructuring hope

  • Uniqlo goes uni-person

    In about-face, Fast Retailing aims to individualize casual clothing

  • Inside SoftBank

    Horse racing, salmon roe and Masayoshi Son's 300-year thoughts

    Here's the story of the ideas behind SoftBank's $100bn fund with Saudi Arabia

  • Toshiba must jump through hoops to regain market trust

    Credit downgrades, stock delisting risk present dire challenge