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  • How safe are your medical records from viruses?

    TOKYO -- Hospitals have always had to be careful about the spread of infections. But in this modern era of networked healthcare, the danger of viruses has taken on new meaning. Threats from both opportunistic computer viruses and deliberate cyberatt

    April 30, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Ben Simpfendorfer

    A golden era for midsize companies

    Midsize companies are Asia's new champions. It used to be that big multinationals and local conglomerates were the region's biggest consumer goods success stories. They were able to build and scale in a way that no midsize company could hope to repl

    April 26, 2015 01:00 pm JST
  • The lira suffers

    Turkey's central bank finds itself in a pickle

    ISTANBUL -- Turkey's free-falling currency, the lira, has put the central bank in a predicament. Amid expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve Board will raise interest rates, perhaps this summer, investors are pulling money out of emerging c

    April 26, 2015 07:00 am JST
  • New airport gives lift

    Turkish Airlines opens throttle on expansion

    ISTANBUL -- Turkish Airlines is pushing ahead with its expansion as it looks to attract more passengers with a bigger fleet and more routes. Turkey's flag carrier is on course to expand its fleet to 300 airplanes by the end of the year, a 260% i

    April 12, 2015 01:00 pm JST
  • Born in the USA

    Honda hopes to get mojo working with all-American Civic

    NEW YORK -- Honda Motor used the New York International Auto Show to unveil the new model Civic, revealing a car that was completely designed and developed in the U.S. and which will also be manufactured in America. This is the first complete ma

    April 3, 2015 02:12 am JST
  • Weak consumer spending

    Turkey's GDP growth fell to 2.9% in 2014

    ISTANBUL -- Turkey's economy is stalling as sluggish domestic demand outweighs export growth, which could fuel government pressure on the central bank to lower interest rates ahead of elections in June. Real gross domestic product rose 2.9% in 2

    April 1, 2015 05:08 am JST
  • Heightening interest

    China to set AIIB founding countries as early as April 15

    BOAO, China -- China expects to officially pin down the founding members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as soon as April 15. To be set up this year, the bank already has more than half as many members as the rival Asian Development

    March 27, 2015 04:33 am JST
  • Incentives draw Japan Inc. to Turkish midlands

    ISTANBUL -- Turkey's underdeveloped inland areas are getting some new residents: Japanese manufacturers. These companies are being attracted by ample low-cost labor and tax incentives offered by the government. Some Japanese manufacturers have t

    March 26, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Beyond Istanbul

    Incentives draw Japanese manufacturers to Turkish midlands

    ISTANBUL -- Turkey's underdeveloped inland areas are getting some new residents: Japanese manufacturers. These companies are being attracted by ample low-cost labor and tax incentives dangled by the government. Some Japanese manufacturers have a

    March 21, 2015 01:00 pm JST
  • Nuclear power pact

    Turkey to build 4 reactors by 2028 with Japan's help

    ISTANBUL -- The Turkish government plans to place four nuclear reactors into service by 2028 under a commercial agreement with Japanese companies concluded in 2013, details of which were recently revealed. Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and

    March 21, 2015 04:27 am JST
  • Bracing for capital flight

    Slide in emerging markets' currencies gains momentum

    LONDON/JAKARTA -- As low crude oil prices improve economic conditions, emerging markets are loosening their tight monetary stances and seemingly tolerating some currency depreciation to boost exports. The Brazilian real has weakened by 17% again

    March 14, 2015 06:28 am JST
  • Koc Holding: Pillar of Turkish economy rolling into Asia

    ISTANBUL -- Koc Holding, Turkey's biggest conglomerate, will gain a foothold in Southeast Asia with a refrigerator factory in Thailand. The group, which accounts for 8% of Turkish gross domestic product, aims to earn 30% of its overseas sales in

    March 12, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Chairman looks to ease dependence on Europe

    ISTANBUL -- Like any conglomerate, Koc Holding spans a variety of businesses. The Turkish giant is seeking the geographic diversity to match. "We don't want to put all our eggs in the same basket," Chairman Mustafa Koc told The Nikkei recently.

    March 12, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Interview

    Koc Holding chairman looking to ease EU dependency

    ISTANBUL -- Like any conglomerate, Koc Holding spans a variety of businesses. The Turkish giant is seeking the geographic diversity to match. "We don't want to put all our eggs in the same basket," Chairman Mustafa Koc told The Nikkei recently.

    March 6, 2015 05:39 am JST
  • Koc Holding

    Pillar of Turkish economy rolling into Asia

    ISTANBUL -- Koc Holding, Turkey's biggest conglomerate, will gain a foothold in Southeast Asia with a refrigerator factory in Thailand. The group, which accounts for 8% of Turkish gross domestic product, aims to earn 30% of its overseas sales in

    March 6, 2015 05:29 am JST
  • Unsafe haven

    Russia's rating gets worse in R&I's country risk poll

    TOKYO -- The risk of investing in Russia has risen sharply, according to a report by Rating and Investment Information, a Japanese credit rating agency. A plunge in the value of the ruble and the toll of Western sanctions imposed on Russia in re

    March 5, 2015 06:20 am JST
  • Carmen M. Reinhart

    Are negative real interest rates the 'new normal'?

    Some questions can only be answered by examining the broad sweep of history. Over the past 150 years, "world" real interest rates have ventured into negative territory (yielding less than the rate of inflation) on a sustained basis on only four occa

    March 5, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Carmen M. Reinhart: Are negative real interest rates the 'new normal'?

    Some questions can only be answered by examining the broad sweep of history. Over the past 150 years, "world" real interest rates have ventured into negative territory (yielding less than the rate of inflation) on a sustained basis on only four occa

    March 5, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Foreign exchange

    Turkish lira back near record low against dollar

    TOKYO -- Turkey's currency is under pressure again as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan leans on the central bank to loosen monetary policy. The lira languished at upwards of 2.48 to the dollar in Tokyo trading Thursday, nearing a record low of mor

    February 27, 2015 01:45 am JST
  • Growth strategy

    Takeda Pharmaceutical to buy Turkish drugmaker

    TOKYO -- Takeda Pharmaceutical will buy a Turkish drugmaker for up to 300 million lira ($121 million), the latest move to expand its drug portfolio. Takeda GmbH, the Japanese company's German unit, will buy all shares in Toplam Kalite, a subsidi

    February 25, 2015 04:48 am JST