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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
  • Ebola causes stir in global medical community

    TOKYO -- In Liberia, which has the highest number of reported Ebola infections, hospitals are essentially off-limits to all but patients and medical staff. For news organizations there, the severity of the situation is difficult to gauge. In lie

    October 30, 2014 07:00 pm JST
  • Currencies of emerging economies face uncertain future

    Speculators are becoming cautious about buying high-yield, emerging-market currencies as the U.S. prepares to end its quantitative easing program. Buying of these currencies, which had been popular among individual investors in the rich world, a

    October 30, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Islamic bonds gain global momentum

    LONDON -- Islamic finance is spreading beyond its traditional strongholds in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Worldwide issuance of sukuk -- bondlike instruments that respect the religion's ban on interest -- is projected to reach the second-high

    October 29, 2014 07:00 pm 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
  • Urgent action crucial to contain Ebola

    TOKYO -- The deadly Ebola virus, which first erupted in Africa, has reached the U.S. Earlier this month, President Barack Obama reprimanded officials for their botched handling of the ongoing crisis. On Oct. 8, Thomas Duncan, 42, who was inf

    October 29, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Tests find no Ebola for suspected case in Japan

    TOKYO -- A 45-year-old man who arrived at Haneda Airport with a fever Monday after traveling from West Africa has tested negative for the Ebola virus, Japan's Health Ministry said Tuesday. The man was transported to Tokyo's National Center for G

    October 28, 2014 06:23 am JST
  • WHO once again discourages travel bans over Ebola

    GENEVA -- Restricting travel and trade is not the right response to the Ebola outbreak, a World Health Organization emergency committee reaffirmed Wednesday in its third meeting. Such action would weaken the economies of affected West African co

    October 24, 2014 05:10 am JST
  • Jon Liden: Ebola -- Asia's biggest fear is fear itself

    This is the big one. For the three West African countries at the heart of the Ebola crisis -- Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia -- the current outbreak of the deadly virus is heading for a catastrophe of unimaginable scale. With infection spreading e

    October 23, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Japan getting the lowdown on Ebola from US military

    TOKYO -- Japan sent five officials, including members of the Self-Defense Forces, to the headquarters of the United States Africa Command in Germany on Tuesday to collect information about the Ebola outbreak and help prevent the spread of the diseas

    October 22, 2014 04:03 am JST
  • Ebola: Asia's biggest fear is fear itself

    This is the big one. For the three West African countries at the heart of the Ebola crisis -- Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia -- the current outbreak of the deadly virus is heading for a catastrophe of unimaginable scale. With infection spreading e

    October 21, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Fujifilm to boost supplies of potential Ebola drug

    TOKYO -- Fujifilm said Monday it will ramp up production of its Avigan influenza drug to prepare for shipment once the product is proven to be effective in treating Ebola in overseas clinical trials. The company currently has a stockpile of cour

    October 21, 2014 02:13 am JST
  • US, Japan muster new aid for Ebola fight

    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is ready to appoint an official to oversee the response to a potential outbreak of Ebola fever in the U.S., while Japan began weighing additional support for fighting the disease. American anxiety about Ebola

    October 18, 2014 02:11 am JST
  • UN's Ebola fund low on cash as pledges fail to appear

    UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations trust fund for Ebola has only $100,000 left despite an appeal to the international community for $1 billion, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday. Ban told reporters at U.N. headquarters that the

    October 17, 2014 05:46 am JST
  • UN warns of weak response to Ebola outbreak

    UNITED NATIONS -- The international community has failed to mount an adequate response to the Ebola outbreak, the United Nations Security Council warned Wednesday, urging the world to scale up assistance to afflicted nations. All countries and o

    October 16, 2014 06:30 am JST
  • West African health systems dysfunctional: Mali prime minister

    PARIS -- Malian Prime Minister Moussa Mara said the health care systems serving West Africa are weak and called on developed nations to aid the region in combating the Ebola outbreak, in an interview here with The Nikkei. Mali has had no confirm

    October 15, 2014 06:22 am JST
  • Ebola casting shadow on global economy

    WASHINGTON -- Rising concern over a possible global outbreak of Ebola, especially in the wake of the new cases in Spain and the U.S., is putting investors on edge and has begun affecting the global economy. The disease will likely prove a long-t

    October 15, 2014 06:19 am JST
  • Ebola death toll surpasses 4,000: WHO

    GENEVA (Kyodo) -- The death toll from the Ebola virus outbreak topped 4,000 by midweek, doubling in about a month, the World Health Organization said Friday. The pace of infection appears to be picking up in West Africa, while cases have been re

    October 11, 2014 07:17 pm JST
  • Sumitomo Rubber to put $100 million into South African factory

    OSAKA -- Sumitomo Rubber Industries will ramp up production capacity at its South African factory in a 1.1 billion rand ($100 million) investment, having identified long-term potential in the region. The Japanese tire maker officially opened the

    October 10, 2014 06:17 am JST
  • Fujifilm's flu drug treating more Ebola patients in Europe

    TOKYO -- Fujifilm Holdings' influenza drug Avigan is now being used to treat Ebola patients in Spain and Norway, in addition to France and Germany. Avigan has been approved in Japan as an influenza treatment. Its efficacy on Ebola is unknown, bu

    October 10, 2014 01:51 am JST