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  • Japan steelmakers back in black abroad after a year of red ink

    TOKYO -- Large Japanese steelmakers are making money overseas again, enjoying higher prices as supply pressure from Chinese exports lets up. And this foreign income is gaining importance as domestic demand peaks.Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal will li

    March 30, 2017 03:25 am JST
  • Macau, Monte Carlo casino operators join up for Japan bid

    HONG KONG -- Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group will join forces with its associate in Monaco, Societe des Bains de Mer, to pursue casino resort development opportunities in Japan and other new Asia-Pacific markets.Japan's sudden move

    March 29, 2017 04:03 pm JST
  • George Magnus

    Now the Brexit gun has been fired, what happens next?

    It is official. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May will today give formal notice to the European Union of her country's intention to quit the group. There is no template for what happens next but there is a time limit. So-called Article 50 negotia

    March 29, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • Brazil meat scandal opens way for Aussie beef in China

    SYDNEY -- Brazil's tainted beef scandal looks to be almost over with China lifting its import ban, but a new meat agreement between China and Australia offers Australian beef exporters a chance to reclaim market share lost to the South American coun

    March 28, 2017 04:20 pm JST
  • EU-Japan pact could help solve Brexit (and dinner) dilemmas

    TOKYO -- Japanese wine lovers have been longing for an economic partnership agreement with the European Union, which would eliminate import duties and could make it more affordable to regularly uncork a French bottle.Standing in the way, however, ar

    March 27, 2017 06:00 pm JST
  • Central, East Europe united in opposition to protectionism

    BERLIN -- Countries in Central and East Europe are presenting a united front against protectionism amid growing signs that the political tide is moving away from free trade around the world. U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is clearly ag

    March 27, 2017 05:00 pm JST
  • Sumitomo Electric, Siemens join forces in grid business

    OSAKA -- Japan's Sumitomo Electric Industries and German industrial group Siemens landed their first joint contract for power grid equipment in India and will partner on bids for similar electrical infrastructure projects around the world, the compa

    March 27, 2017 11:40 am JST
  • Inside SoftBank

    SoftBank stays focused on providing the platform

    TOKYO -- The headquarters of British semiconductor design company ARM Holdings is a 10-minute drive from the center of Cambridge in the U.K. The building, said to have been modeled after a boat, does not stand out. It may look like an ordinary local

    March 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • World reaching turning point on carbon emissions as coal fades

    PARIS -- Humanity seems to be reaching a turning point in its emissions of greenhouse gases. Last year marked the third in a row that global emissions of carbon dioxide trended sideways, ending what had been a long, unbroken climb interrupted only b

    March 26, 2017 03:00 pm JST
  • Formula One Asian expansion stalls amid growing losses

    SEOUL -- When the 2017 Formula One season motor racing gets underway in a roar of engines on Melbourne in Sunday, it will signal the start of another crucial year for the sport, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.Boasting the fastest race cars in

    March 25, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • Accenture earnings signal tough times ahead for Indian software exporters

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- U.S. consulting and outsourcing company Accenture's quarterly earnings and outlook spell bad news for India's software services exporters, as the numbers underscore that a pickup in revenue growth is unlikely for them anytime so

    March 24, 2017 10:39 pm JST
  • Guy de Jonquieres

    Talk of 'Singapore option' offers no future for Brexit Britain

    On March 29, Theresa May, Britain's prime minister, plans to give formal notice of the country's intention to leave the European Union by triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. That will launch Britain on a voyage into the unknown, which May ho

    March 24, 2017 02:20 pm JST
  • UN Security Council slams latest N. Korea missile, engine tests

    NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- The U.N. Security Council on Thursday blasted North Korea's latest ballistic missile test and an earlier ballistic missile engine test in defiance of U.N. resolutions.In a press statement, the 15-member council "strongly condemne

    March 24, 2017 08:46 am JST
  • London attack underscores Europe's trouble with lone wolves

    BRUSSELS -- Wednesday's fatal terror attack in London was seemingly the work of a lone actor, the latest instance of a tactical shift that is proving difficult for Europe's current counterterrorism paradigm to handle.The attack -- in which the assai

    March 24, 2017 05:45 am JST
  • Boris Johnson defiant after London terror attack

    UNITED NATIONS -- The values of freedom, democracy and equality "are stronger than any adversary and will prevail," U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said here Thursday in response to Wednesday's deadly terror attack outside the Parliament buildi

    March 24, 2017 05:00 am JST
  • UK parliament attacker named as British-born Khalid Masood

    LONDON (Reuters) -- The attacker who killed three people near parliament in London before being shot dead was named on Thursday as a 52-year-old British-born man, Khalid Masood, who was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers over concerns ab

    March 24, 2017 04:52 am JST
  • Belgium arrests man trying to drive down shopping street at high speed

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) -- Police in the northern Belgian city of Antwerp said on Thursday they had detained a man who tried to enter the main pedestrianised shopping street in a car at high speed, adding security in the city would be stepped up."At abou

    March 24, 2017 12:09 am JST
  • Japan's affluent once again drawing global wealth managers

    TOKYO -- Asset managers here and abroad are scrambling to capture Japanese high-net-worth clients looking for alternatives to their conventional investment strategies amid rock-bottom bond yields.The charge is being led by two Swiss private banking

    March 23, 2017 02:00 pm JST
  • Trump prevails as the G-20 softens its language

    BADEN-BADEN, Germany Finance chiefs from the Group of 20 nations reaffirmed exchange rate commitments and vows to "refrain from competitive devaluations" at their mid-March meeting in Baden-Baden, Germany. Under pressure from the U.S., however, repr

    March 23, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Richard McGregor: Trump plays into Beijing's hands

    Just before traveling to Washington to meet U.S. President Donald Trump on March 17, Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, took a call from Chinese President Xi Jinping, in which the two leaders discussed their support for "free trade and open marke

    March 23, 2017 10:00 am JST