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  • Ripples from Western derivatives regulation spreading across Asia

    Since the beginning of the financial crisis in 2008, Group of 20 governments have sought to extend their regulation of the financial markets -- to avoid letting "Main Street pay for a failure on Wall Street."The leaders' statement issued at the G-20

    November 21, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Asean's profit-growth kings: Resource boom trickles down to retail

    TOKYO -- For companies operating in Southeast Asia, now is an excellent time to be involved in infrastructure and natural resources. Being a retailer does not hurt, either, thanks to surging domestic demand across the region.These sectors dominated

    November 21, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Superstar bank chief starts policymaking with a bang

    MUMBAI -- Raghuram Rajan on Sept. 20 marked his debut policy meeting by taking a strong stance against inflation, opting for an interest rate hike.The RBI raised its policy repo rate by 25 basis points to 7.5%, the first increase in about two years.

    November 21, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Growing India's manufacturing sector

    India enjoys the advantages of a diverse manufacturing sector. From textiles to machine tools to aerospace, almost every segment of industry is included in India's basket of manufacturing enterprises. Most have access to modern technology -- at a pr

    November 20, 2013 06:00 pm JST
  • Suzuki to roll out 30 new cars in emerging markets

    TOKYO (Nikkei) --Suzuki Motor will release 30 new vehicles in emerging markets through 2017, 50% more than the preceding five years, as it works to rev up sales in fast-growing economies. The Japanese automaker will revamp its design and develop

    November 19, 2013 10:36 pm JST
  • Rohto to build Indian plant for eye drugs

    OSAKA (Nikkei) -- Rohto Pharmaceutical will construct a factory in India for producing ophthalmic drugs ranging from over-the-counter eyedrops to prescription medications, aiming to use it as a base to supply products locally as well as in the Middl

    November 19, 2013 02:50 am JST
  • Top Japanese firms stepping up hiring of foreigners

    TOKYO (Nikkei) -- Major companies are recruiting more college-educated foreigners as they strive to secure skilled engineers and look to expand market share in emerging economies. NEC will take on 43% more foreigners from this autumn through nex

    November 17, 2013 10:53 pm JST
  • Japan to share infectious-disease info with Asian labs

    TOKYO (Nikkei) -- The government will work with overseas research institutes to set up databases on malaria and other infectious diseases as part of a broader collaboration in treating patients and preventing outbreaks. A research network center

    November 17, 2013 09:54 pm JST
  • Korean cosmetics firms giving Asia a makeover

    HANOI (Nikkei) -- Cosmetics companies from South Korea are expanding their reach to the rest of Asia, heating up competition in a market projected to grow past 10 trillion yen ($100 billion) by 2017. "Look at how your skin is dry," said a cosmet

    November 15, 2013 11:46 pm JST
  • India's Flipkart pioneering online shopping in India

    MUMBAI (Nikkei) -- In just six years, Flipkart has grown into an Internet force to be reckoned with, boasting a customer base of 10 million in a country where a lack of transportation and financial infrastructure poses a formidable challenge for on

    November 15, 2013 07:00 am JST
  • World gold demand hit 4-year low in July-September

    TOKYO (Nikkei) -- The World Gold Council on Thursday said global demand for the yellow metal totaled 869 tons in the July-September quarter, the lowest level in four years amid lower demand in India and an exodus of money from gold-backed exchange-t

    November 15, 2013 03:18 am JST
  • Now arriving at India's airline industry: foreign capital

    MUMBAI (Nikkei) -- New investment, both foreign and domestic, is descending on India's airline industry at a time when most of the big carriers are struggling to stay aloft. Jet Airways (India) Ltd. reported its biggest quarterly net loss ever l

    November 14, 2013 01:00 pm JST
  • Fed jitters again slam emerging currencies

    TOKYO (Nikkei) -- Currencies of emerging economies are facing a sell-off once more amid growing speculation that the U.S. stimulus program will be scaled back soon, sparking fears that investors will pull money out of these countries. A similar

    November 13, 2013 03:34 am JST
  • Modi says strengthening manufacturing would be job one as India's PM

    GANDHINAGAR, India--Narendra Modi would make nurturing the manufacturing sector his top priority as India's next prime minister, the opposition candidate told The Nikkei in an interview Monday. Modi also said he would implement on a national sca

    November 12, 2013 07:00 am JST