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  • Keeping the Elysee at bay

    Renault mulls giving Nissan voting rights

    PARIS -- Japan's Nissan Motor and France's Renault are in talks to adjust their capital ties -- an effort to keep the French government from meddling too much in their operations. Renault looks to attach voting rights to the 15% of its shares he

    October 8, 2015 02:25 am JST
  • Glencore adds fuel to the bonfire of the commodities

    BANGKOK -- Global commodity trader and miner Glencore has had a roller coaster ride on the financial markets lately. The Swiss company's shares have plunged and then surged back since the end of September despite a lack of fresh news, underscoring i

    October 8, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Peter Tasker: Busted: How much further can commodities fall?

    Peak oil, peak commodities, the planet running out of food and natural resources ... It was only a few years ago that scary scenarios evoking the post-apocalyptic movie "Mad Max" were taken quite seriously in financial markets. Now the world is conf

    October 8, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Three researchers win Nobel Prize for infectious disease remedies

    PARIS/TOKYO -- Amid growing global concern over infectious diseases, such as Ebola hemorrhagic fever and Middle East respiratory syndrome, three scientists have won the 2015 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for making crucial contributions to t

    October 8, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Singapore's fintech vision draws interest

    SINGAPORE -- Long a leading financial center, Singapore now wants to capitalize on surging global interest in new technologies aimed at serving the sector. In July, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the country's central bank, announced plans

    October 8, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • The pact is a win for prosperity and peace

    One way to make sense of the current world is to measure the progress of rules-based order versus coercion-based disorder. The latter category includes the collapse of state structures in the Middle East at the hands of violent extremists, Russia's

    October 8, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Patrick Pouyanne interview

    Total CEO eyes cutting costs, continuing Yamal LNG project

    PARIS -- Patrick Pouyanne, CEO of major French oil company Total, said in an interview with The Nikkei that his company is discussing with Japanese financial institutions how to raise funds for its Yamal liquefied natural gas project in northwestern

    October 7, 2015 11:00 pm JST
  • FT: Beware of the liquidity delusion

    Is the fragility of market liquidity a reason for concern? The "flash rally" in US Treasury bonds in October 2014 and the "German Bund tantrum" in April 2015 show that dislocations can occur even in markets for highly liquid assets. A rise in US int

    October 7, 2015 11:00 pm JST
  • VW scandal

    Diesel cars' dirty little secret

    Volkswagen is under investigation for using software to detect when the diesel engines of its passenger cars are being tested for emissions, then making those emissions look kosher. Some projections say the German auto giant could end up paying $16.

    October 7, 2015 07:00 pm JST
  • TPP

    Bystanding Asian nations fret over missing out

    SEOUL/BANGKOK -- South Korea and Thailand are among the countries caught on the outside looking in as 12 Pacific Rim nations reached a broad agreement on a trade pact, sparking concerns of facing a competitive disadvantage. South Korea will step

    October 7, 2015 02:19 am JST
  • Shaken industry

    Ex-Renault chief laments profit motive in VW scandal

    PARIS -- Volkswagen will pay a high price for its emissions test cheating, which shows the danger of putting profits ahead of everything else, said Louis Schweitzer, former CEO of French automaker Renault. Volkswagen isn't the first company to t

    October 7, 2015 01:19 am JST
  • Bosch

    German electronics maker expands in India

    NEW DELHI -- German electronics giant Bosch said on Tuesday that it planned to invest 6.5 billion rupees ($99.4 million) in Asia's third largest economy in 2015. The statement came as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Ang

    October 6, 2015 10:49 pm JST
  • Preparing for emergencies

    SK Telecom, Nokia to design mobile network for disaster response

    SEOUL -- SK Telecom will collaborate with Finnish communications giant Nokia to devise a mobile network suitable for disaster response, the South Korean carrier said Monday. The two companies plan to develop software for network base stations wi

    October 6, 2015 10:42 pm JST
  • VW under fire

    Merkel says Germany's reputation not harmed by emissions scam

    NEW DELHI -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel believes the Volkswagen emissions scandal has not hurt her country's reputation as a good business destination. Merkel, who arrived in India on Oct. 4 for a three-day official visit, told the German p

    October 6, 2015 07:00 pm JST
  • Tie-up with Repsol

    SK Group to enter European auto lubricant market

    SEOUL -- South Korea's third-largest conglomerate, SK Group, plans to fully enter Europe, the world's largest market for high-quality automotive lubricating oil. ILBOC, a joint venture between SK Lubricants, a subsidiary of energy company SK Inn

    October 6, 2015 04:20 pm JST
  • Annual top 100

    Japanese automaker brands gain ground as VW slips downhill

    TOKYO -- Toyota Motor and other major Japanese car manufacturers advanced this year in global brand rankings by U.S. consulting company Interbrand. Toyota made sixth place, up two notches from 2014 and its strongest showing since 2008. Honda Mot

    October 6, 2015 05:36 am JST
  • TPP

    Partnership could be a blow and opportunity for Japanese farmers

    TOKYO -- Japanese farmers will probably find both new opportunities and new threats under the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, with rice and livestock as two crucial areas that will see major impacts. Japan currently caps tariff-free rice im

    October 6, 2015 04:04 am JST
  • Falling prices

    Thailand's Sahaviriya Steel goes bankrupt

    BANGKOK -- Leading Thai steelmaker Sahaviriya Steel Industries has gone into bankruptcy, hit by falling steel prices. Its application for business rehabilitation has been accepted by the Central Bankruptcy Court of Thailand, the company said in

    October 6, 2015 04:00 am JST
  • 2015 Nobel Prize in medicine

    Japanese researcher wins award for helping conquer tropical diseases

    PARIS -- Three scientists, including one from Japan, have won the 2015 Nobel Prize in medicine for making crucial contributions to the treatment of tropical diseases caused by parasites. The award-giving body said Monday that the prize will be s

    October 6, 2015 02:24 am JST
  • Roche CEO interview

    Here's where drug-makers are heading

    BASEL -- Severin Schwan, chief executive of Roche Holdings, the Switzerland-based pharmaceutical conglomerate, sees big changes ahead for his industry. Call it the marriage of big pharma and big data. Schwan recently sat down with The Nikkei to

    October 6, 2015 02:00 am JST