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  • Equivocal G-7 statement will do little good for growth

    TOKYO -- The Group of Seven will work together using all available tools to keep the global economy from stagnating, the leaders of those nations asserted Friday after their summit. But the decision to leave the details of carrying out that strategy

    May 28, 2016 06:30 am JST
  • Obama's nuclear-free ideals face tough reality check

    HIROSHIMA, Japan -- U.S. President Barack Obama's historic trip here, and his renewed appeal for a world without nuclear weapons, may ultimately do little besides pad his political resume as global disarmament efforts sputter.Obama won the Nobel Pea

    May 28, 2016 05:50 am JST
  • G-7 stirs China's ire with statement on disputed waters

    BEIJING -- The Chinese government took exception Friday to the Group of Seven's expression of concern about tensions in the East China Sea and South China Sea."China is strongly dissatisfied with what Japan and the G-7 have done," said Hua Chunying,

    May 28, 2016 04:44 am JST
  • Key points from G-7 summit communique

    G-7 leaders agreed a closing statement after meeting in the Japanese region of Ise-Shima on Thursday and Friday. Following are key points from the text:World Economy: Global growth is our urgent priority. Taking into account country-specific circums

    May 27, 2016 02:45 pm JST
  • Gender, infrastructure feature heavily in G-7 declaration

    TOKYO -- The Group of Seven summit, which closes on Friday, adopted the Ise-Shima Leaders' Declaration and six appendices, reflecting the agenda pushed forward by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.Women's empowerment and the promotion of quality in

    May 27, 2016 02:40 pm JST
  • Abe to announce sales tax hike postponement next week

    TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will announce next week that the government will postpone the sales tax hike slated for April 2017, The Nikkei learned on Friday.At the Ise-Shima Group of Seven summit held in Mie Prefecture in western Jap

    May 27, 2016 02:10 pm JST
  • G-7 leaders pledge flexible fiscal responses to avert crisis

    ISE-SHIMA, Japan -- Group of Seven leaders on Friday promised to flexibly deploy fiscal spending to avoid another economic crisis, a nod to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push for a coordinated policy response.The leaders of seven major indust

    May 27, 2016 01:50 pm JST
  • G7 vows growth, fudges FX, frets North Korea, Russia, China

    ISE-SHIMA, Japan (Reuters) -- The Group of Seven industrial powers pledged on Friday to seek strong global growth, while papering over differences on currencies and stimulus policies and expressing concern over North Korea, Russia and maritime dispu

    May 27, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Tata Steel's global business looking rusty as slump drags on

    MUMBAI -- Tata Steel is groaning under the weight of money-losing British operations, potentially signaling the end of the road for a business strategy centered on global expansion.The Indian steelmaker began its earnings conference Wednesday night

    May 27, 2016 06:37 am JST
  • G-7 urges respect for maritime law

    ISE-SHIMA, Japan -- Group of Seven leaders will call for respect for the rule of law and the peaceful resolution of conflict in their joint statement to be issued Friday, taking a swipe at Beijing's maritime expansion in the South China Sea without

    May 27, 2016 05:00 am JST
  • G-7 leaders vow to resist protectionism

    ISE-SHIMA, Japan -- Group of Seven leaders agreed Thursday on the need to stand up to the tide of protectionism, also stressing the benefits of major trade deals in a likely attempt to encourage the U.K. to remain in the European Union."There is gro

    May 27, 2016 03:35 am JST
  • G-7 gives mixed reaction to Abe's Lehman comparison

    ISE-SHIMA, Japan -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's contention that the global economy faces its toughest year since 2008 elicited a mix of sympathy and skepticism from his fellow Group of Seven leaders.French President Francois Hollande seemed to agree

    May 27, 2016 03:30 am JST
  • Abe warns of looming crisis, with eye on tax hike delay

    ISE-SHIMA, Japan -- Policy missteps could plunge the world into financial turmoil as severe as the 2008 crisis, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned Group of Seven leaders here Thursday, in what seemed to be an effort to pave the way for moving

    May 27, 2016 03:00 am JST
  • Looming Brexit vote casts shadow over G-7

    ISE-SHIMA, Japan -- Wednesday's meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his U.K. counterpart, David Cameron, ended with the two leaders promising to work towards a quick signing of a Japan-European Union economic partnership agreement.Yet this

    May 26, 2016 05:00 pm JST
  • G-7 summit kicks off, focus is on global economy

    ISE-SHIMA, Japan -- The Group of Seven summit opened in Ise-Shima in the western Japanese prefecture of Mie on Thursday morning. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomed G-7 leaders at Ise Shrine, kicking off the two-day summit hosted by Japan. The leader

    May 26, 2016 01:00 pm JST
  • Cup Noodles taking seafood flavor global

    TOKYO -- Nissin Foods Holdings is looking to roll out seafood-flavored instant noodles all around the world as part of its efforts to establish a global brand and bolster its overseas sales.Nissin is well-known in Japan for its Cup Noodle brand of i

    May 26, 2016 01:00 pm JST
  • Plans to upgrade the US nuclear arsenal are fueling a new arms race

    President Barack Obama wants his visit to Hiroshima, Japan, to be remembered as a sign of his commitment to a nuclear-free world -- a bold pledge that helped win him the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009.That year, the Nobel Committee cited the U.S. leader'

    May 26, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Nikkei-FT Joint Special Report

    Martin Wolf -- No, central banks have not exhausted their policy options

    Have we reached the limits of monetary policy? No. The central banks' medicine cabinet is still full. Yet using the old treatments more aggressively or using altogether new treatments creates political, financial and economic risks.Worse, such actio

    May 26, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • China's Midea looks to buy German robotics know-how with Kuka bid

    GUANGZHOU Chinese home appliance company Midea Group has clear reasons to pursue its 4 billion euro ($4.48 billion) offer to take control of German industrial robot maker Kuka.Like many Chinese companies, Midea is eager to move up the value chain. B

    May 26, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Plans to upgrade the US nuclear arsenal are fueling a new arms race

    President Barack Obama wants his visit to Hiroshima, Japan, to be remembered as a sign of his commitment to a nuclear-free world -- a bold pledge that helped win him the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009.That year, the Nobel Committee cited the U.S. leader'

    May 26, 2016 12:00 pm JST