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  • Japan's Abe says Brexit would make UK less attractive for Japanese investors

    LONDON (Reuters) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cautioned Britain on Thursday that a vote to leave the European Union in June's referendum on membership would make Britain less attractive for Japanese investors.His intervention comes less tha

    May 6, 2016 08:43 am JST
  • Edward Alden: Solving the global steel glut means sharing the pain

    The steel industry is once again in crisis. Led by China, global steelmaking capacity has doubled in the past 15 years, while demand has slumped. The consequences in many countries are falling prices, idled production, bankruptcies and job losses. T

    May 5, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • The internet of things will require global cooperation, says Bosch exec

    FRANKFURT, Germany As industries around the globe turn their attention to the internet of things -- a network of items connected through the internet -- cooperation among countries and companies is becoming much more important, according to Werner

    May 5, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Malaysia's central bank slaps the state's investment fund with a fine

    KUALA LUMPUR Days after Malaysia's state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad missed an interest payment on a bond, it was dealt another blow in the form of a fine for flouting central bank directives.Bank Negara, the nation's central bank

    May 5, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Companies cash in on China's green ambitions

    SHANGHAI As China strengthens its resolve to improve air quality, overseas companies are gearing up to seize business opportunities.Some have already tapped into China's growing market for environmental technology and solutions. Japan's Mitsubishi

    May 5, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Why Japan lost the Australian sub deal to France

    SYDNEY Japan's hopes of winning its first big overseas defense contract since it lifted self-imposed restraints on such deals two years ago have been dashed. The $38.6 billion contract to help Australia build naval submarines went instead to Frenc

    May 5, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Abe, Merkel differ over fiscal stimulus ahead of G-7 summit

    BERLIN (Kyodo) -- Japan and Germany remained apart Wednesday over whether fiscal stimulus is needed to support the flagging global economy, but agreed to continue the discussion at an upcoming Group of Seven summit, Japanese officials said."We had p

    May 5, 2016 11:45 am JST
  • Asia expansion tops duty-free leader Dufry's to-do list

    GENEVA -- Dufry, a Swiss company that runs duty-free shops, has been doing quite a lot of shopping of its own. Since 2008, it has acquired peers in North and South America, Europe and Russia. Now it has its sights set on Asia.Over the past two decad

    May 4, 2016 08:52 pm JST
  • Yen steady below 18-month high, pauses after rally

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- The yen backed off from an 18-month high against the dollar on Wednesday, having lost some steam as position squaring set in after its sharp rally since last week.The dollar held steady near 106.55 yen, having pulled up from T

    May 4, 2016 01:18 pm JST
  • In Belgium and France, Abe promises help in terror fight

    BRUSSELS/PARIS -- Visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Belgian counterpart Charles Michel agreed Tuesday to establish a bilateral dialogue on counterterrorism and hold the first session this year.Speaking at Egmont Palace in Brussels,

    May 4, 2016 02:00 am JST
  • Foreign operators battle for Asian airports amid privatization wave

    TOKYO -- Competition for Asian airports is heating up as privatization offers new opportunities, with experienced European airport operators seeking a bigger slice of an $80 billion market.Kansai Airports, a consortium led by Japanese rental company

    May 3, 2016 01:00 pm JST
  • Is Leicester's 5,000-1 upset the greatest sporting shock?

    LONDON (Reuters) -- At the start of the English football season last August, bookmakers in Britain were offering odds of 5,000-1 against Leicester City winning the Premier League.5,000-1? Now, let's put that into perspective.The bookies offered odds

    May 3, 2016 08:16 am JST
  • Amazing Leicester celebrate fairytale title success

    LONDON (Reuters) -- Leicester City's Premier League title dream became reality on Monday as their only remaining challengers Tottenham Hotspur drew 2-2 at Chelsea to complete one of the greatest ever sporting achievements.The result provoked an outp

    May 3, 2016 07:48 am JST
  • Abe, visiting Europe, faces tough push for G-7 policy consensus

    FLORENCE, Italy/BERLIN -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes to convince Europe's reluctant leaders to take fiscal action to bolster the global economy, but forging a policy consensus remains a tall order."The G-7 needs to send a strong messag

    May 3, 2016 06:11 am JST
  • ADB may let emerging countries raise stakes

    FRANKFURT, Germany -- The Asian Development Bank appears open to allowing emerging countries to boost their stakes when the bank's capital is increased, potentially shifting the balance of power at an institution now led by Japan and the U.S.Emergin

    May 3, 2016 06:00 am JST
  • For G-7, consensus on oil market proves a slippery beast

    TOKYO -- Even as they stressed the need to maintain oil-sector investment, Group of Seven nations could not send a strong message on stabilizing petroleum prices because of policy differences, adding to doubts about the group's ability to put a floo

    May 3, 2016 05:00 am JST
  • Submarine contract bolsters Franco-Australian ties

    SYDNEY -- Australia's recent decision to award the contract for the nation's next-generation submarine fleet to a French warship builder has the two countries enjoying a honeymoon period.Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Manuel Valls, h

    May 3, 2016 03:51 am JST
  • Abe to decide on tax hike after G-7 summit

    FLORENCE, Italy -- Japan will decide whether to go ahead with a planned consumption tax hike based on discussions with world leaders at the Group of Seven summit in late May, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday. "I want to discuss what kind of mes

    May 3, 2016 03:15 am JST
  • UK firm's exec slapped in South Korea over deadly sterilizers

    SEOUL (Reuters) -- An executive from British consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser was slapped during an emotional news conference as he apologised on Monday over deadly lung injuries linked to the use of humidifier sterilizers marketed by the firm

    May 3, 2016 02:27 am JST
  • Commentary

    Nouriel Roubini -- The global growth funk

    NEW YORK -- The International Monetary Fund and others have recently revised downward their forecasts for global growth- yet again. Little wonder: The world economy has few bright spots - and many that are dimming rapidly.Among advanced economies, t

    May 2, 2016 08:55 pm JST