Trends

  • Singapore non-oil exports post surprise fall in April, electronics stays strong

  • 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

  • Philip Morris takes cigarette alternative to South Korea

    IQOS device embraced in Japan may challenge KT&G

  • FT Confidential Research

    Korea Inc's China problems go beyond anti-missile system spat

    FTCR survey data show Korean names losing ground long before diplomatic row

  • Steven Bleistein

    'Japanese corporate culture' does not exist

    Concept is a red herring that can mask a host of business problems

  • Volume up at Japan's crisis-hit parcel handlers

    Industry delivers 8% more packages -- despite serious labor shortage

  • Tiny Italian city hosts Asia's biggest cinema showcase in West

    Top Asian filmmakers and stars flock to Udine for casual, low-key interaction with fellow filmmakers, audiences

  • Foreign housekeepers in Japan to expand amid labor shortage

    Hiring to pick up steam with goal of boosting staffers to 2,500 by 2021

  • Japan to support export of coal, gas power technologies

    Low-emission thermal systems to be directed at Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia

  • Dai-ichi Life net profit soars nearly 30%

    Overseas units help extend streak of records to sixth year

  • Eat-in supermarkets catching on in Japan

    Catering to those hungry for cheap, hassle-free chow

  • Age of 'big data capitalism' dawns

    Personal information is 'the new oil' as companies identify enormous opportunities

  • Nicholas Spiro

    Buoyant Indian markets mask banking sector woes

    Lack of progress on cleaning up bad loans contributes to stagnant credit growth

  • $13bn in fresh food sales point to China's latest online headway

    Internet supermarkets feature a cornucopia of staples and specialty products

  • Hope and concern greet first foreign housekeepers in Japan

    Companies and workers are ready and eager, but are Japanese households?

  • German towns count on 'red tourists' from China

    Birthplaces of Marx and Engels seek to profit from fans of communist thinkers

  • Chinese slowdown casts pall over Japan Inc.

    Stronger yen, labor shortages also may test companies' true strength

  • Japan's companies in India earning a Jekyll and Hyde reputation

    Image shifts from easy money target to sly bordering on sneaky