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  • Nicholas Spiro

    China the real worry for emerging market investors

    Investor sentiment towards emerging markets remains bleak. Emerging market stocks have lost 10% in dollar terms this month, resulting in a 20% decline over the past three months. In the period between Aug. 19 and 26, emerging market bond funds s

    August 28, 2015 07:00 pm JST
  • Crisis takes its toll on currencies

    BANGKOK -- Knee-jerk reactions to Chinese moves in equity markets are currently grabbing headlines. But a longer-term perspective looking at the currency market shows just how deeply connected China has become with the global economy. The Nikkei

    August 27, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • International cooperation will be essential

    TOKYO -- The unrest rippling through global markets will test policymakers' ability to work together, calm investors and maintain economic momentum. Fears of slowing Chinese growth have cast a pall over the global economy and investors are scram

    August 27, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Tied to China

    Crisis takes toll on currencies

    BANGKOK -- Knee-jerk reactions to Chinese moves in equity markets are currently grabbing headlines. But a longer-term perspective looking at the currency market shows just how deeply connected China has become with the global economy. The Nikkei

    August 26, 2015 07:00 pm JST
  • Batten down the hatches

    China brews a global economic storm

    TOKYO -- Market participants are rereading a year-old International Monetary Fund paper that took up the question of the global consequences of slower Chinese growth. China's economic ties with the rest of Asia have deepened not only in terms of

    August 26, 2015 07:00 pm JST
  • Global commodity prices

    Crude oil, copper keep plunging as speculators flee, China sinks

    TOKYO -- Commodity prices continue falling worldwide, with a key index tracking international products sliding to its lowest level in more than 12 and a half years. The sharp declines in crude oil, copper and other commodities reflect sensitivit

    August 25, 2015 02:29 am JST
  • Enduring glut

    Oil seen as staying cheap for the long term

    LONDON/DUBAI -- More people are becoming resigned to the prospect that crude oil will trade at depressed prices for a long stretch, with prices sliding Monday to levels not seen in roughly 6 1/2 years. Benchmark West Texas Intermediate sank to t

    August 25, 2015 12:59 am JST
  • $40 a barrel looms

    Crude oil keeps seeking bottom amid supply glut

    TOKYO -- Crude oil prices are nearing the $40 a barrel mark as U.S. shale oil, a strong dollar and emerging-market slowdowns all contribute to global oversupply. Oil prices have fallen by more than half over the past year. Benchmark West Texas I

    August 21, 2015 04:35 am JST
  • Reopening a market

    Public-private delegations from Europe seek opportunities in Iran

    PARIS/FRANKFURT -- European countries are sending delegations of both government and business leaders to Iran as years of sanctions draw to a close, looking to spread out their investments as emerging economies slow down. Germany has moved quick

    August 20, 2015 05:25 am JST
  • Yuan devaluation hits emerging economies hard

    Investor sentiment about emerging markets was bleak even before Aug. 11, the day of the Chinese central bank's dramatic and unexpected devaluation of the yuan, the sharpest in two decades. The equity markets of developing economies have fallen 1

    August 20, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • New opportunities

    Japan eyes investment pact with Iran after sanctions end

    TOKYO -- Japan will launch talks with Iran toward an investment agreement as Tokyo moves to lift economic sanctions in the wake of the nuclear deal reached in July. The plan is for Japan to lift sanctions against Iran as soon as the U.S. and Eur

    August 19, 2015 04:41 am JST
  • 70 years after WWII

    Rise of China not yet challenging 'American century'

    WASHINGTON -- This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. In an interview with The Nikkei, Joseph Nye, a former U.S. assistant secretary of defense and chairman of the U.S. National Intelligence Council, and now a professor at H

    August 13, 2015 07:00 pm JST
  • Fed Chair Yellen walks tightrope over rate hike

    NEW YORK -- Seven years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers sent a shock wave through global markets, U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and her colleagues may finally end the zero interest rate policy they put in place to contain the financi

    August 13, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Supercycle's end ominous for resource-based economies

    TOKYO -- Global commodity prices continue to fall. The Thomson Reuters/CoreCommodity CRB Index, a key commodity gauge, has contracted to a 12-year low. The phase of soaring resource prices that persisted since the first half of the 2000s has end

    August 13, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Fuel prices expected to keep declining

    TOKYO -- Prices of petroleum products have fallen across the board in Asia. In Singapore, the price of kerosene as aircraft fuel stands at around $60 per barrel, down more than 20% from its high in early May. Gas oil is trading at just under $60 per

    August 13, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • The powerful attraction of 'thanatourism'

    The 70th anniversary of the end of World War II stirs memories of the conflict sites I have visited over the years: the landing beaches of Normandy, the Kohima battlefield in northeast India, Hiroshima's Atomic Bomb Dome, the Death Railway in Thaila

    August 13, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • As demand falls

    Fuel prices expected to keep declining

    TOKYO -- Prices of petroleum products have fallen across the board in Asia. In Singapore, the price of kerosene as aircraft fuel stands at around $60 per barrel, down more than 20% from its high in early May. Gas oil is trading at just under $60 per

    August 11, 2015 02:00 pm JST
  • Sanctions ending

    Japan trade official headed to Iran; oil, autos on agenda

    TOKYO -- Japan is sending a high-level trade official to Iran for the first time in 14 years now that economic sanctions are being lifted, the economy ministry said Friday. Daishiro Yamagiwa, a state minister for trade, will meet with Iranian ec

    August 8, 2015 04:22 am JST
  • Curbing nuclear proliferation

    IAEA plans uranium fuel bank in Kazakhstan by 2017

    GENEVA -- An international low-enriched uranium bank expected to debut in 2017 in Kazakhstan aims to limit the spread of enrichment technology by offering nuclear facilities in member nations access to the fuel whenever they run low on stock. Th

    August 8, 2015 02:45 am JST
  • Commodities eye

    Crude plumbs new depths as glut looks set to worsen

    Fresh fears over a bigger and longer lasting oversupply jolted oil out of its June languor, sending Brent and NYMEX crude spiraling down by nearly $10 a barrel through July, with no firm floor in sight. Though estimates on the quantum and timing

    August 7, 2015 07:00 pm JST