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  • Isuzu's first-half profit seen down 14%

    TOKYO -- Isuzu Motors likely beat forecasts for the April-September half, with group operating profit totaling an estimated 78 billion yen ($709 million) or so, down 14% on the year but 8 billion yen above guidance, on strong sales in Japan, the Mid

    October 31, 2014 02:00 am JST
  • Japan's Cookpad to acquire Middle East recipe purveyor

    TOKYO -- Recipe website operator Cookpad is putting the Middle East on the menu, seeking to carve out a presence in the burgeoning market by purchasing a Lebanese counterpart. The Japanese company will buy all the shares in Netsila SAL, which op

    October 30, 2014 02:00 am JST
  • Saudi Aramco lowers LPG prices 17-22%

    TOKYO -- Saudi Arabia's state-run oil company has cut the contract price for November shipments of liquefied petroleum gas to Asia by 17-22% from the previous month. Saudi Aramco's decision was influenced by the recent plunge in crude oil prices

    October 30, 2014 01:59 am JST
  • Kamal Alam: How to keep Islamic State from spreading beyond Mesopotamia

    The famed Pakistani poet Allama Iqbal once said that as long as Afghanistan burns Asia would burn, and that for the stability of Asia, the mountains of Afghanistan have to be peaceful. Today, as Syria and Iraq are engulfed by the Islamic State, one

    October 30, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Japan and India team up to tap into Africa

    TOKYO -- Japan is partnering up with India to help Japanese companies set up in Africa. High-level government officials from the two countries will meet in India next month to discuss the plan. Africa's eastern and southern regions have a de

    October 29, 2014 02:30 pm JST
  • Islamic bonds take spotlight at Dubai economic forum

    DUBAI -- The growing market for Islamic bonds, known as sukuk, took center stage at the World Islamic Economic Forum, which opened here in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday. The sukuk market has grown in Asia, the Middle East and Europe, and t

    October 29, 2014 03:49 am JST
  • How to keep Islamic State from spreading beyond Mesopotamia

    The famed Pakistani poet Allama Iqbal once said that as long as Afghanistan burns Asia would burn, and that for the stability of Asia, the mountains of Afghanistan have to be peaceful. Today, as Syria and Iraq are engulfed by the Islamic State, one

    October 28, 2014 07:00 pm JST
  • Thitinan Pongsudhirak: When global terror goes retail

    The recent terrorist incidents in Australia and Canada may be more significant -- and disturbing -- than they may at first seem. No longer a top-down and organized international network of Jihadist cells with a command and control hierarchy, global

    October 28, 2014 07:00 pm JST
  • Oil exporters hit by falling crude prices, supply issues

    DUBAI -- Falling crude oil prices are threatening oil-reliant economies around the world, as the benchmark North Sea Brent price hovers at its lowest level in about four years. Crude oil prices have already fallen below fiscal break-even points for

    October 24, 2014 07:00 pm JST
  • China tries softer approach to win over world

    BEIJING -- Taking a page right out of Sun Tzu's "The Art of War", China is looking to win the battle for global dominance without ever fighting. The strategy is to win over the international community with culture and values. But Beijing's playbook

    October 20, 2014 07:00 pm JST
  • Anders Corr: China threat requires an Asian NATO

    China's increasing belligerence in the East and South China seas, and toward India, has fundamentally destabilized the security dynamics of Asia. Japan is seeking a closer alliance with India and is likely seeking advanced offensive weapons from the

    October 16, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Peace prize spotlights children's rights

    NEW DELHI -- This year's Nobel Peace Prize went to children's rights activists from Pakistan and India, bringing home the need for the world to tackle religious extremism, child labor and other threats that keep many away from school. The award co

    October 16, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Peace prize winners help shine light on children's rights

    NEW DELHI -- This year's Nobel Peace Prize went to two tireless fighters for children's rights, bringing into sharp relief the need for the world to tackle religious extremism, child labor and other threats that keep many away from school. Malal

    October 11, 2014 03:41 am JST
  • With cut-rate calls, Norway's Telenor joins Myanmar's mobile fray

    YANGON -- Telenor has made its Myanmar debut with discount rates, intensifying competition in a young mobile phone market long monopolized by a state-run company. The Norwegian operator began selling SIM cards in Mandalay, the Southeast Asian co

    October 10, 2014 05:23 am JST
  • Maritime piracy on the rise in Southeast Asia

    TOKYO -- Maritime piracy continues to be a major threat to global supply chains, though the pirates have moved to different oceans. The number of pirate attacks has declined sharply in waters off Somalia as countermeasures taken by Japan, China,

    October 8, 2014 07:00 pm JST
  • Japanese farm group launching fund to boost Mideast sales

    TOKYO -- Setting its sights on the largely untapped Middle Eastern market, Japan's agricultural cooperative group will work with Mizuho Bank to raise funds for building refrigeration facilities in the region to keep Japanese farm exports fresh.

    October 6, 2014 02:00 am JST
  • Five online fashion sites to become one global portal

    FRANKFURT, Germany -- Five major e-commerce fashion sites in emerging economies are about to become one, as two European investment funds work to create a giant, global online fashion group by the end of this year. Investment AB Kinnevik of Swed

    October 3, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Abe pledges $50M in humanitarian aid to stem Islamic State crisis

    NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged $50 million in emergency aid for the Islamic State-induced humanitarian crisis in the Middle East in his address to the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday. World leaders have gathered

    September 26, 2014 02:56 am JST
  • Obama urges global unity in Islamic State fight

    UNITED NATIONS -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday called for international cooperation in combating the Sunni extremists of the Islamic State group, which has seized wide swaths of territory across Iraq and Syria. "ISIL must be degraded

    September 25, 2014 05:49 am JST
  • Japan, US affirm cooperation in fight against Islamic militants

    NEW YORK -- Japan's foreign minister on Tuesday expressed support for U.S.-led airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria, offering humanitarian aid to refugees fleeing the Sunni militants who have terrorized the region. In a meeting here wit

    September 24, 2014 03:40 am JST