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  • DP World diving headlong into emerging-market ports

    DUBAI -- DP World, the global marine terminal operator based in the United Arab Emirates, is ramping up investments in emerging economies to capture the growing distribution demand in these areas. The company is on track to pour $3.7 billion int

    April 21, 2014 01:31 am JST
  • Indian Ocean nations eye stronger 'blue economy'

    TOKYO -- Attempts to foster economic cooperation are gathering momentum among Indian Ocean nations. The Indian Ocean Rim Association is an organization made up of 20 countries with a combined population of over 2 billion people. It covers a vast

    April 17, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Stephen Grenville: IMF ignores its own data on emerging economies

    Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, told the Group of 20 summit in St. Petersburg last September: "Just as some advanced economies have begun to gather momentum, many emerging markets are slowing." With this warn

    April 15, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Nuclear reactors on the rise in Asia

    TOKYO -- Three years after the Fukushima disaster, the future role of nuclear power in Japan remains unclear, but in many other countries, the importance of atomic energy is only increasing. With no prospect of major new projects in the domestic

    April 14, 2014 07:00 am JST
  • The lure of Asian hegemony, and the trap of attrition

    DALIAN, China -- In the beginning of March, as pro-Russian forces were taking over Crimea building by building, the Ukrainian government hurriedly arranged for the delivery of an uncompleted hovercraft from the Feodosiya Shipyard. The Zubr hovercraf

    April 7, 2014 07:00 pm JST
  • Woody Epstein: Probabilities and possibilities

    We have more than our share of extreme natural disasters in Asia. Earthquakes and tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and typhoons. The severity and costs are impossible to predict. Drawing up effective emergency plans is a Sisyphean task. How should w

    March 7, 2014 03:30 pm JST
  • Probabilities and possibilities

    We have more than our share of extreme natural disasters in Asia. Earthquakes and tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and typhoons. The severity and costs are impossible to predict. Drawing up effective emergency plans is a Sisyphean task. How should w

    March 6, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • China's rolling stock makers focus on emerging nations

    DALIAN, China -- China's two biggest rolling stock manufacturers are looking to emerging economies to boost business, particularly to Asia and Africa. China CNR and CSR produce locomotives, cars and subways. Most of their technologies are based

    March 6, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • China's rolling stock makers focus on emerging nations

    DALIAN -- China's two biggest rolling stock manufacturers are looking emerging economies to boost business, particularly to Asia and Africa. China CNR and CSR produce locomotives, cars and subways. Most of their technologies are based on those a

    March 3, 2014 07:00 am JST
  • Iran hopes to mend trade ties with Japan

    TEHRAN (Kyodo) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hopes to use his upcoming visit to Japan to rebuild bilateral trade relations that have been affected by U.S. and European sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program. "Japan ha

    March 2, 2014 05:40 pm JST
  • Iranian foreign minister likely to visit Japan in March

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan and Iran are in talks to arrange a visit to Tokyo by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in early March, a government source said Thursday. The two countries are considering having Zarif meet with his Japanese c

    February 27, 2014 04:03 pm JST
  • Dollar holds in lower 102 yen zone as US, China worries remain

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The U.S. dollar remained in the lower 102 yen zone in Wednesday morning trading in Tokyo, as traders retained concerns over the U.S. and Chinese economies that saw the yen strengthen overnight. At noon, the dollar fetched 102.35

    February 26, 2014 01:30 pm JST
  • Iran-Saudi Arabia war of nerves sharpens in OPEC

    TEHRAN -- With the U.S. and five other major world powers agreeing in November to partially lift economic sanctions against Iran in exchange for a deal to cap the country's nuclear program, Tehran has moved to resume oil exports. Iran is eager

    December 15, 2013 01:00 pm JST
  • Tokyo Filmex highlights dynamic new directors

    TOKYO -- The 14th annual Tokyo Filmex film festival, which was created as a way to discover and foster talent in Asian film, opened Dec. 1 with a strong lineup of films by new directors. "We have found talented filmmakers who can carry the Asian

    December 12, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Tokyo Filmex highlights dynamic new directors

    TOKYO -- The 14th annual Tokyo Filmex film festival, which was created as a way to discover and foster talent in Asian film, opened Dec. 1 with a strong lineup of films by new directors. "We have found talented filmmakers who can carry the Asian

    December 12, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Treaty on nuclear tests by 2017 eyed

    TOKYO -- A treaty banning nuclear testing by 2017 is among the ambitions of the new chief of an organization for abolishing atomic weapons. Lassina Zerbo, the Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-B

    November 26, 2013 07:00 pm JST
  • Nippon Express sees big business potential in halal logistics

    TOKYO -- Nippon Express wants to enter the business of delivering halal products for Muslim customers. It starts in Malaysia, but the Japanese delivery company hopes to turn this project into a global enterprise. Halal rules do not cover just fo

    November 22, 2013 01:00 pm JST