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  • Richard Lumb

    Bank boards in urgent need of tech-savvy directors

    There is no business sector that spends more on information technology than banking. But with the digital era disrupting the landscape, technology is causing an industry-wide identity crisis that must be addressed at board level. Traditionally,

    November 26, 2015 01:00 pm JST
  • Syria crisis

    Regional fault lines impede united front against Islamic State

    MOSCOW/ISTANBUL -- After a brief flash of solidarity following the Paris terrorist attacks, the odds seem against the U.S., Europe and Russia joining forces to defeat the Islamic State group. The nations around warn-torn Syria are pursuing their

    November 26, 2015 07:30 am JST
  • Tunisia attack

    Apparent suicide bombing on presidential guard bus kills 12

    TUNIS (Reuters) -- At least 12 people were killed on Tuesday when an explosion tore through a bus full of Tunisian presidential guards in an attack that one source said was probably the work of a suicide bomber. Ambulances rushed wounded from th

    November 25, 2015 08:17 am JST
  • Russia-Turkey tensions

    Plane shoot-down could hamper Islamic State fight

    MOSCOW/DUBAI -- The Turkish military's downing of a Russian fighter jet could worsen bilateral tensions already heightened by conflicting goals for Syrian intervention, possibly creating a rift in the alliance to fight the Islamic State militant gro

    November 25, 2015 06:05 am JST
  • Turkey downs Russian warplane near Syria border, Moscow denies airspace violation

    ANKARA/MOSCOW (Reuters) -- Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday after repeated warnings over air space violations, but Moscow said it could prove the jet had not left Syrian air space. It was the fi

    November 24, 2015 08:20 pm JST
  • Secrets of endurance

    China's slowing growth is casting a pall on the world economy. Low commodities prices have resource companies feeling the squeeze. New technologies are disrupting old industries. But in global business, the only constant is change. The question is,

    November 19, 2015 12:00 pm JST
  • Earnings preview

    Pigeon seen booking record profit for Feb-Oct

    TOKYO -- Infant-care products company Pigeon likely generated some 11.5 billion yen ($92.4 million) in operating profit in the nine months through October, a gain of 18% on the year and the highest ever for a February-October period. Sales likel

    November 18, 2015 11:53 pm JST
  • 'Smart' production

    Fast Retailing, Toray to tap real-time Uniqlo sales data

    TOKYO -- Uniqlo operator Fast Retailing and partner Toray Industries will build a more responsive global production system for popular clothing lines based on sales data. The Japanese companies announced the third stage of a continuing strategic

    November 18, 2015 06:50 am JST
  • G-20 summit

    Terrorism upends agenda; leaders reaffirm fight

    ANTALYA, Turkey -- Group of 20 leaders vowed on Monday to continue to combat terrorism after last week's deadly rampage in Paris thrust it to the top of what should have been a mostly economic agenda. The leaders condemned the Paris attacks and

    November 17, 2015 02:31 am JST
  • G-20 summit

    Leaders prioritize growth to counter uncertainty

    ANTALYA, Turkey -- Group of 20 leaders positioned "timely and effective implementation of our growth strategies" as their top priority in light of economic uncertainty heightened by such factors as Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris. In additio

    November 17, 2015 01:43 am JST
  • Global finance

    G-20 gives nod to tighter tax rules on multinationals

    ANTALYA, Turkey -- The Group of 20 leading economies agreed here Monday to support new rules for preventing multinational corporations from taking advantage of tax havens and other loopholes. The G-20 has been discussing the proposals with the O

    November 17, 2015 12:23 am JST
  • Paris attacks

    France police raid homes, vow it's "just the beginning"

    PARIS (Reuters) -- Police raided homes of suspected Islamist militants across France overnight following Friday's Paris attacks, and a source close to the investigation said a Belgian national in Syria was the possible mastermind. Prosecutors sa

    November 16, 2015 10:30 pm JST
  • Paris attacks

    G-20 leaders challenged to unite on terrorism, refugees

    ANTALYA, Turkey -- Leaders of the Group of 20 rich and developing nations now face the daunting task of addressing terrorism and the refugee crisis as the attacks in France highlight the close links between security and the economy. The issues h

    November 16, 2015 01:21 am JST
  • Paris attacks

    Fight against Islamic State dominates as G-20 leaders meet in Turkey

    BELEK, Turkey (Reuters) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders arrived in Turkey on Sunday for a summit that has taken on new urgency after attacks in Paris pushed the fight against Islamic State militants to the top of the agenda.

    November 15, 2015 06:30 pm JST
  • G20 host Turkey says stands with France in fight against terrorism

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) -- Turkey, which hosts a summit of world leaders this weekend, condemned attacks by gunmen and bombers in Paris as a crime against humanity, vowing full cooperation with France and its allies in the fight against terrorism. "T

    November 14, 2015 04:03 pm JST
  • Abe, Erdogan agree to cooperate on refugees, antiterrorism

    ISTANBUL (Kyodo) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed Friday to join hands in assisting refugees from conflict-torn Syria and preventing terrorism, as well as enhancing bilateral economic relations,

    November 14, 2015 01:54 pm JST
  • Interview with Turkish PM

    Japan 'first priority' on new goverment's agenda

    ANKARA -- Japan can and should invest more in Turkey, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told The Nikkei on Thursday, saying he is eager to advance their economic relationship.Edited excerpts from the interview follow. Q: How do you evaluate rel

    November 13, 2015 11:50 am JST
  • Turkey

    New constitution should be built on consensus, PM says

    ANKARA -- Turkey needs a new constitution, but drafting one requires political and civic dialogue, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Thursday, as his Justice and Development Party seeks to build on its recent election win. Turkish civil societ

    November 13, 2015 04:01 am JST
  • Ian Bremmer

    Dust will settle in Brazil and Turkey

    In June 2013, authorities in Istanbul moved to cut down a grove of trees to make way for new commercial real estate, drawing a few dozen protesters to the center of the city. A heavy-handed police response then drew more demonstrators. Violence ensu

    November 12, 2015 01:00 pm JST
  • Nicholas Spiro: Emerging market rally running out of steam

    October was a bumper month for emerging market equities. The stocks of developing economies rose 8.6% in dollar terms, trimming back cumulative losses over the previous three months to 4%. Indonesian shares rose a dizzying 24% while Brazilian eq

    November 12, 2015 12:00 pm JST