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  • Japanese automakers

    Toyota to kick off Turkish production of small SUV this year

    ISTANBUL -- Toyota Motor will begin manufacturing the C-HR compact sport utility vehicle in Turkey in late 2016, according to an announcement Thursday. The Japanese automaker will invest $450 million in the project, with plans calling for annual

    February 12, 2016 02:00 am JST
  • Plunging indexes mark ominous start for 2016

    Markets around the world are in a tailspin. The perfect storm of a U.S. interest rate hike, a Chinese slowdown and plummeting crude oil prices means the outlook for the world economy is dismal. If investor fears continue to grow, the global economy

    January 28, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Recovery risks

    Plunging indexes mark ominous start for 2016

    Markets around the world are in a tailspin. The perfect storm of a U.S. interest rate hike, a Chinese slowdown and plummeting crude oil prices means the outlook for the world economy is dismal. If investor fears continue to grow, the global economy

    January 27, 2016 05:30 pm JST
  • Migration

    Japan sees 50% jump in refugee applications in 2015, admits 27

    TOKYO -- Applications by foreigners seeking recognition as refugees in Japan rose by half in 2015, climbing to a new record for a fifth straight year, the Immigration Bureau reported Saturday. Of a total of 7,586 applications, 27 were approved i

    January 23, 2016 06:00 am JST
  • Interactive graphics

    Corralling billion-dollar 'unicorns'

    A few years back, yet-to-be-listed tech startups valued at $1 billion or more were so rare they were dubbed "unicorns" in the U.S., after the mythical creatures. Now these pricey startups are becoming more and more common. The graphic below show

    January 21, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Corralling billion-dollar 'unicorns'

    A few years back, yet-to-be-listed tech startups valued at $1 billion or more were so rare they were dubbed "unicorns" in the U.S., after the mythical creatures. Now these pricey startups are becoming more and more common. The graphic below show

    January 21, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Interactive graphics

    An Asian century, illustrated

    Asia is producing a huge amount of talent. One reason for that is the sheer size of its population: China has nearly 1.4 billion people, India 1.3 billion and Southeast Asia more than 600 million. Those numbers, combined with the region's ascendant

    January 14, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • An Asian century, illustrated

    Asia is producing a huge amount of talent. One reason for that is the sheer size of its population: China has nearly 1.4 billion people, India 1.3 billion and Southeast Asia more than 600 million. Those numbers, combined with the region's ascendant

    January 14, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Istanbul suicide bomber entered country as Syrian refugee, officials say

    ISTANBUL (Dow Jones) -- The Islamic State suicide bomber who killed 10 German tourists in the heart of Istanbul entered the country as a Syrian refugee without setting off security alerts, Turkish officials said Wednesday, highlighting concerns that

    January 14, 2016 12:41 am JST
  • Blast in Istanbul tourist district kills at least 10 people

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) -- An explosion in the heart of Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet tourist district killed at least ten people and wounded 15 on Tuesday and some local media reports said a suicide bomber may have been responsible. Several bodies

    January 12, 2016 07:55 pm JST
  • Daniel Twining: Unhappy New Year -- 10 geopolitical risks in 2016

    The world is staring at turbulence in 2016. Rising populism, great-power revanchism, the continued specter of terrorism, disputes over "cyber-sovereignty," intensified regional turmoil, and dramatic shifts in the global economy presage unsettled tim

    January 7, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • 2016 predictions

    Investors fear 'hollow' US-EU alliance

    NEW YORK -- Market players consider a hollowing out of the Europe-U.S. partnership, stemming from foreign policy differences and new alliances, the greatest risk facing the world in 2016, a report released Monday by the Eurasia Group shows. The

    January 5, 2016 05:25 am JST
  • Daniel Twining

    Unhappy New Year -- 10 geopolitical risks in 2016

    The world is staring at turbulence in 2016. Rising populism, great-power revanchism, the continued specter of terrorism, disputes over "cyber-sovereignty," intensified regional turmoil, and dramatic shifts in the global economy presage unsettled tim

    January 4, 2016 07:00 am JST
  • Interview with Ian Bremmer

    No Cold War redux for 'frenemies' US, China

    WASHINGTON -- We live in a "G-Zero" world, marked by a shifting, uncertain global order and "geopolitical creative destruction," says Ian Bremmer, a prominent U.S. political scientist. Though this unstable environment generates more risk, the U

    December 31, 2015 12:05 am JST
  • US foreign stock fund outflows hit record after Fed hike: Lipper

    NEW YORK (Reuters) -- U.S.-based funds that invest in foreign stocks posted their largest outflows on record in the week ended Dec. 23, Lipper data showed on Thursday, as mutual fund investors trimmed risk following a U.S. Federal Reserve interest r

    December 25, 2015 10:12 am JST
  • The big unknown

    In a world without an engine, where will the growth come from?

    HONG KONG -- BlackRock, the world's largest asset management company, has been adding to its Indonesian stock holdings. To many, the move may look a little strange. The country is one of the so-called Fragile Five, a handful of emerging economies th

    December 24, 2015 12:00 pm JST
  • Living in the age of uncertainty

    The 21st century global order is becoming more uncertain. The Cold War of the last century had one virtue: structure. The threat of nuclear annihilation focused that structure with stark clarity. Today, we still have danger -- although of a lesser m

    December 24, 2015 12:00 pm JST
  • Ban Ki-moon: Paris climate accord opens up era of opportunity

    Seventy years ago, the United Nations was created from the ashes of the Second World War. Seven decades later, in Paris, nations have united in the face of another threat -- the threat to life as we know it due to a rapidly warming planet. Gover

    December 24, 2015 12:00 pm JST
  • Reactions vary at central banks around the world

    TOKYO On Dec. 16, the U.S. Federal Reserve went ahead with its much-anticipated interest rate hike, the first in nearly a decade. Although the rise was a mere 0.25%, central banks around the world are being forced to heed the change.FOLLOW THE LEA

    December 24, 2015 12:00 pm JST
  • China and the world

    With new Silk Road, Xi seeks to have all roads lead to Beijing

    DUESSELDORF, Germany/TOKYO -- Changes are afoot in Duesseldorf's Japantown, famed for having one of the largest concentrations of Japanese residents in Europe. Supermarkets stocking Chinese groceries, Chinese restaurants, and massage facilities have

    December 24, 2015 10:00 am JST