Kansai Urban Banking is likely to merge with two other regional banks.

Japan's regional bank consolidation gains momentum

Competition, regulatory nudge propel streamlining

  • Price hikes roll through Japan's materials sector

    Effect of commodities rally could reach consumer market

  • Japan nuclear power industry set to initiate safety checks

    Companies that rank high on 5-point scale will be rewarded

  • Middle East petrostates moving beyond crude oil

    Diversification brings in Japanese partners, including at Dubai refinery

  • A perfect storm gathers for India's airlines

    Earnings are already worsening for many carriers

  • Negative rates put corporate Japan in a spending mood

    Lower borrowing costs are supporting buyouts, but also threatening profits

  • Auditors declare war on hidden losses

    Stricter checks could reveal a Japan Inc. riddled with Toshiba-like problems

  • Dividends in Japan double from financial-crisis low

    Record earnings fuel push to improve shareholder returns

  • Pakistan's booming car market attracts global attention

    Influx of newcomers threatens Japanese players' market dominance

  • Big data turns failed experiments into potential gold mines

    Chemical companies urge researchers to break old record-keeping habits

  • Reality bites for China's VR industry

    Most businesses struggling to make profits in saturated market

  • Corporate Japan loosens collar for 'Premium Friday'

    Drive to goose spending may also aid efforts on work-life balance

  • Move over carbon fiber, here comes cellulose nanofiber

    New technology could offer a cleaner, greener way to strengthen plastic

  • Earnings releases before the opening bell gain steam in Japan

    Companies increasnigly see it as an effective way to sway investors

  • Big e-tailers oppose 'tax collection at source' under India's GST

    Increased complexity will hurt e-commerce business, trio argues

  • Singapore non-oil exports grow for third consecutive month, Q4 GDP revised up

  • Corporate Japan reluctant to reward key employees

    Salary should be seen as an investment, not a cost, recruiter says

  • Automakers boosting output in the Philippines

    Mitsubishi Motors, Toyota taking advantage of government incentives

  • Employers rise to Tokyo's day care challenge

    Nippon Life, Nichii Gakkan plan to open 100 nurseries in Japan by spring 2018

  • Japan's housekeeping market struggles to clean up

    Tough feedback on quality, rates illustrates service's unmet potential