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  • The Israeli companies protecting corporate Japan from cyberattacks

    TEL AVIV, Israel -- As the threat of cyberattacks grows, more and more Japanese companies are looking to protect themselves, and a number of unique technologies developed in Israel are looking to meet the demand.Given the country's geopolitical situ

    April 28, 2017 03:10 pm JST
  • The long, frustrating quest for free trade in Asia

    SINGAPORE -- It was a punch in the gut for Jenesis (Shenzhen) when the U.S. called it quits on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Just like that, the contract electronics manufacturer's very raison d'etre was thrown into question.Jenesis, which supplies

    April 27, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Think the RCEP is about free trade? Think again

    SINGAPORE -- Delegates from Pakistan's remote Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were all smiles as they signed an economic cooperation agreement with China on April 17."We have set the stage to begin [a] journey of industrialization," the province's chief

    April 27, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • If US won't lead on trade, China will: Ex-US trade rep

    TOKYO America's withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership leaves the door open for China to set the agenda in Asia-Pacific trade, warns former U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman.Now a distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relation

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Think the RCEP is about free trade? Think again

    SINGAPORE Delegates from Pakistan's remote Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were all smiles as they signed an economic cooperation agreement with China on April 17."We have set the stage to begin [a] journey of industrialization," the province's chief mi

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • The long and frustrating quest for free trade in Asia

    SINGAPORE It was a punch in the gut for Jenesis (Shenzhen) when the U.S. called it quits on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Just like that, the contract electronics manufacturer's very raison d'etre was thrown into question.Jenesis, which supplies el

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • 1MDB to pay Abu Dhabi sovereign fund $1.2bn

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad announced Monday it had reached a settlement with its Abu Dhabi counterpart over a dispute regarding interest payments on two bonds worth $3.5 billion.In a filing with the London Sto

    April 24, 2017 11:49 pm JST
  • Vandana Hari

    Countering shale's revival is a marathon for OPEC, not a sprint

    Barely past the midpoint in OPEC's valiant move to restrain production and accelerate the rebalancing of an oil market reeling under a three-year supply glut, the specter of a resurgent U.S. shale sector has cast a bearish shadow on sentiment and ca

    April 24, 2017 01:00 pm JST
  • Teva Takeda Pharma shooting for $916m in sales in 2017

    TOKYO -- Teva Takeda Pharma is likely to post sales of slightly more than 100 billion yen ($916 million) in the year ending December, President Hiroshi Matsumori said in a speech here Friday, revealing the drugmaker's business size for the first tim

    April 22, 2017 01:30 am JST
  • G-20 reaffirms commitment on orderly currency movements

    WASHINGTON (Kyodo) -- Finance chiefs from the Group of 20 major economies on Thursday reaffirmed a G-20 commitment to orderly currency movements as a way to promote world economic growth and ensure stability in financial markets, according to Japane

    April 21, 2017 03:02 pm JST
  • Japan's Unicharm fires up third Saudi diaper factory

    TOKYO -- Japanese diaper maker Unicharm took a major step toward developing the Middle Eastern market by opening its third plant in Saudi Arabia.The new factory, next to another manufacturing center in Riyadh, apparently cost a few billion yen (1 bi

    April 20, 2017 01:31 am JST
  • Death toll from Aleppo bus convoy bomb attack at least 126

    BEIRUT (Reuters) -- The death toll from a bomb attack on a crowded bus convoy outside Aleppo has reached at least 126 in the deadliest such incident in Syria in almost a year, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Sunday.S

    April 17, 2017 01:00 am JST
  • Minxin Pei: The Syria airstrike takes the shine off the Trump-Xi summit

    Chinese and American leaders have held many summits since U.S. President Richard Nixon landed in Beijing in February 1972. Most of these summits produced results that improved or stabilized bilateral relations.The just-concluded talks between Chines

    April 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Russia wields veto on Western-led UN rebuke of Syria gas attack

    UNITED NATIONS -- Russia cast its eighth U.N. Security Council veto supporting the government of Bashar Assad since the Syrian conflict began six years ago, blocking a resolution Wednesday condemning the reported chemical weapons attack on the Syria

    April 13, 2017 06:50 am JST
  • Surging West African oil exports push tanker rates higher

    TOKYO/HONG KONG -- Crude oil freight rates for tankers have bounced back. The benchmark Worldscale Index for the largest tankers is up more than 30% compared to the end of March. Strong demand for tankers taking on crude in West Africa and bound for

    April 12, 2017 04:47 pm JST
  • G-7 condemns chemical weapons use in Syria, N. Korea nuclear program

    LUCCA, Italy (Kyodo) -- The Group of Seven foreign ministers condemned Tuesday the use of chemical weapons in Syria and North Korea's nuclear and missile development programs as they wrapped up their two-day meeting in central Italy. The G-7 ministe

    April 11, 2017 09:47 pm JST
  • Official: Russia knew Syrian chemical attack was coming

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States has concluded Russia knew in advance of Syria's chemical weapons attack last week, a senior U.S. official said Monday.The official said a drone operated by Russians was flying over a hospital as victims of the at

    April 11, 2017 07:21 am JST
  • Mizuho opens $300m Islamic credit facility to Jeddah group

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Mizuho Bank Malaysia on Monday opened a $300 million credit facility to the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector, or ICD.The two-year deal will finance projects in the member countries of ICD, the private sec

    April 10, 2017 08:30 pm JST
  • G-7 meeting to focus on US attacks on Syria, North Korean tests

    LUCCA, Italy -- Foreign ministers from the seven leading industrial nations are gathering in the Italian city of Lucca on Monday afternoon. The talks will mainly focus on the growing tensions in Syria, as well as North Korea's missile and nuclear th

    April 10, 2017 02:30 pm JST
  • Assad says US missile strike failed to achieve goal

    DAMASCUS (Kyodo) -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Sunday that the recent U.S. missile attack on a Syrian air base failed in achieving its objective, the state-run SANA news agency reported Sunday.It said the objective was to raise "the moral

    April 9, 2017 11:14 pm JST