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  • Cup Noodles taking seafood flavor global

    TOKYO -- Nissin Foods Holdings is looking to roll out seafood-flavored instant noodles all around the world as part of its efforts to establish a global brand and bolster its overseas sales.Nissin is well-known in Japan for its Cup Noodle brand of i

    May 26, 2016 01:00 pm JST
  • Obama seals his legacy as a president who reshaped America's Asia policy

    U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to visit Hiroshima, where an American atomic bomb killed approximately 140,000 civilians in 1945, is more than a symbolic act. It will entrench Washington's updated relationship with Asia in both American and J

    May 26, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Guntur Sugiyarto: Professional mobility is the biggest challenge facing

    The launch of the ASEAN Economic Community at the end of 2015 marked a major milestone for the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The AEC envisions the establishment of a single market and production base that should create be

    May 26, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Sumitomo Forestry eyes wind, geothermal power plants

    TOKYO -- Sumitomo Forestry plans to add wind and geothermal power to its renewable energy portfolio and expand its biomass business over the next three years, bringing around five new plants online in Japan and abroad.The Tokyo-based forest manager

    May 26, 2016 06:24 am JST
  • Jakarta's artificial islands face fierce opposition

    JAKARTA -- Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has earned plaudits in his two years as governor of Jakarta for his efforts to transform the capital into an orderly and modern metropolis. However, his support for property developers seeking to create luxury islan

    May 25, 2016 09:00 pm JST
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    Indonesia to ask Japan to build trans-Java railway

    JAKARTA -- Indonesia will ask Japan to contribute to a trans-Java railway that promises to more than halve the 10-hour travel time between the country's capital and Surabaya, its second largest city, according to Indonesian government officials.Cons

    May 25, 2016 02:00 pm JST
  • Online shopping soars among young Asians

    TOKYO -- Nearly half of young people in Asia shop online at least once a week, with their purchases ranging from water and toilet paper to cosmetics and home appliances, according to a recent Nikkei survey.An overall average of 49.2% of respondents

    May 25, 2016 01:00 pm JST
  • Widodo sees openness making Indonesia competitive

    JAKARTA -- Indonesia targets economic competitiveness through deregulation and liberalization, including participation in free trade agreements, President Joko Widodo said Tuesday.Openness will complement massive infrastructure investments to spur e

    May 25, 2016 05:30 am JST
  • Indonesia eyes more joint development with Japan: Widodo

    JAKARTA -- Infrastructure development is one of Indonesia's top priorities, President Joko Widodo said Tuesday, singling out stronger cooperation with Japan as particularly important.The Southeast Asian nation has a "long history with Japan," Widodo

    May 25, 2016 02:00 am JST
  • Indonesia opens up some sectors to foreign ownership

    JAKARTA -- President Joko Widodo has signed a highly anticipated regulation that will ease foreign ownership in dozens of business sectors in Indonesia -- including e-commerce, cold storage and distribution, restaurants, and the film industry.Widodo

    May 25, 2016 12:17 am JST
  • Marubeni, Italy's Enel team on Asian power plants

    TOKYO -- Japanese trading house Marubeni and Italian energy producer Enel Group have agreed to jointly develop power plants in Asia.The two companies inked a memorandum of understanding and aim to win two orders by 2018. They plan to construct and o

    May 24, 2016 02:30 am JST
  • Indonesia's Lion Air disciplined after further mishaps

    JAKARTA -- Lion Air, Indonesia's largest budget carrier, has been ordered to address persistent shortcomings after mishaps continue to come to the attention of aviation authorities.Lion Air needs to conduct "introspection internally to make improvem

    May 24, 2016 12:03 am JST
  • Volcano erupts in western Indonesia, killing 6 people

    JAKARTA (AP) -- Rescuers have found more bodies after a volcano erupted in western Indonesia, raising the death toll to six, an official said Sunday.Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province blasted volcanic ash as high as 3 kilometers (2 miles) into

    May 22, 2016 02:37 pm JST
  • Asia's millennials proving cautious consumers, investors

    HONG KONG -- In Asia, as in the U.S. and Europe, millennials are emerging as the new darlings of marketers, manufacturers and retailers who see them carrying the economy in the coming decades.But as Asian economies enter into a maturity phase, the r

    May 21, 2016 01:00 pm JST
  • Southeast Asian private equity deals lowest since 2004

    SINGAPORE -- The value of private equity deals in Southeast Asia in 2015 fell to the lowest level since 2004, as investors put off investments due to political and economic uncertainty in the region.Bain & Co. said in a report Friday that the total

    May 20, 2016 11:50 pm JST
  • Southeast Asian growth holds steady at 4.4%: ADB

    MANILA -- Year-on-year growth in Southeast Asia's five core economies was unchanged in the first quarter of 2016 compared with the preceding three months as the group turned in a mixed performance.Real gross domestic product rose 4.4% on the year in

    May 20, 2016 06:40 am JST
  • Uber runs into rough patch in Asia

    BANGKOK -- Uber Technologies is facing challenges in Asia -- its top investment priority. On Tuesday, Thailand's transport authority forced the company, together with its Singapore-based regional rival Grab, to halt its motorbike taxi service UberMo

    May 20, 2016 01:45 am JST
  • Asia prepares for a greater role in managing the internet

    TOKYO -- Since the dawn of the internet, the U.S. has taken charge of managing the network. Responsibility for running it, however, is shifting eastward.The global online population is expected to reach 5.5 billion by 2025, up from more than 3 billi

    May 19, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Indonesia's Telkom embraces the digital age

    JAKARTA For a state-owned company that for decades has gotten fat off its home market monopoly, Indonesia's telecommunication giant Telekomunikasi Indonesia is looking like a spry competitor in the digital age.Last month, Telkom, as it is known, ann

    May 19, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • No end in sight for Southeast Asia's earnings slide

    HONG KONG As China's corporate earnings lose steam, companies throughout the region are feeling the effects.As of the end of April, 272 of the Nikkei Asian Review's Asia300 companies had reported an aggregate annual net profit of $450 billion for 20

    May 19, 2016 12:00 pm JST