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  • Automakers' first-half results

    Toyota stays on top, Volkswagen suffers amid scandal

    TOKYO -- Japan's Toyota Motor defended its top spot among world automakers in both net returns and earning power for the first half of fiscal 2015. The top 10 performers were reported based on a survey of earnings at the world's leading automake

    November 27, 2015 01:15 pm JST
  • New Silk Road

    China testing waters with New York hotel acquisitions

    HONG KONG -- Chinese companies have been on an acquisition spree, snatching up luxury hotels and technology companies in the U.S. A deeper look into the trend reveals that these moves may be tests of sorts as China moves forward on a broad globa

    November 27, 2015 01:00 pm JST
  • Dr. Reddy's Laboratories

    Drugmaker's shares plunge as FDA issues warning on India sites

    NEW DELHI (NewsRise) -- Dr. Reddy's Laboratories plunged in Mumbai trading, extending its losses this month to more than a quarter of its value, after the U.S. health regulator published a letter that highlighted quality control problems at three of

    November 26, 2015 08:00 pm JST
  • South China Sea

    Why the US is reluctant to take on China

    TOKYO -- Talks over China's island-building projects in the South China Sea at Sunday's East Asia Summit in Malaysia yielded no surprises. The U.S. and Japan expressed concerns about the new islands, and China defended their legitimacy. Japan, t

    November 26, 2015 07:00 pm JST
  • Auto industry

    Mexico courting Japanese parts suppliers

    TOKYO -- Mexico is trying to lure Japanese autoparts makers. Although the country makes more cars than any other Latin American country, its automakers share a structural weakness -- underdeveloped supporting industries. Mexico lacks the layers

    November 26, 2015 07:00 pm JST
  • Freedom of navigation

    US and Japan seek unison at sea

    ABOARD THE USS RONALD REAGAN -- This Nimitz-class aircraft carrier has the motto of "Peace through Strength," a recurrent theme during the Reagan presidency of the 1980s. In its first joint annual exercise with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense For

    November 26, 2015 03:00 pm JST
  • Asia300

    Region's companies swarming into the $10 billion club

    BANGKOK -- Asia's breakneck economic growth has sent corporate market values soaring across the region. Excluding Japan, Asian companies accounted for 22% of the global $10 billion club as of the end of October, up from just 9% a decade earlier and

    November 26, 2015 02:00 pm JST
  • Richard Lumb

    Bank boards in urgent need of tech-savvy directors

    There is no business sector that spends more on information technology than banking. But with the digital era disrupting the landscape, technology is causing an industry-wide identity crisis that must be addressed at board level. Traditionally,

    November 26, 2015 01:00 pm JST
  • Wall St indexes flat in pre-holiday lull; health, consumer up

    NEW YORK (Reuters) -- The major U.S. indexes were virtually unchanged at the close of a quiet trading day on Wednesday with gains in healthcare and consumer stocks after data showed U.S. modest economic growth. Trading volume was low as many mar

    November 26, 2015 07:45 am JST
  • Syria crisis

    Regional fault lines impede united front against Islamic State

    MOSCOW/ISTANBUL -- After a brief flash of solidarity following the Paris terrorist attacks, the odds seem against the U.S., Europe and Russia joining forces to defeat the Islamic State group. The nations around warn-torn Syria are pursuing their

    November 26, 2015 07:30 am JST
  • Maritime shipping

    Oversupply, weak demand depress container rates 60%

    TOKYO -- Spot rates for container ships departing from Asia have dropped across the board due to an oversupply of ships coupled with slowing freight movement. The spot rate for maritime containers shipped to the U.S. West Coast is currently arou

    November 26, 2015 04:52 am JST
  • Smartphone industry

    Apple to adopt OLED display for iPhone from 2018

    TOKYO -- Apple plans to introduce organic light-emitting diode displays for iPhones starting in 2018, sending suppliers racing to fine-tune the technology and invest in capacity expansion. In light of the decision, South Korea's LG Display is al

    November 26, 2015 04:35 am JST
  • Sea spats splitting Asia into pro-US, pro-China camps

    TOKYO Even as East Asian economies become increasingly integrated, fault lines are spreading throughout the region over competing sovereignty claims in the South China Sea. The potential for lasting divisions is mounting as countries are forced to s

    November 26, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Morgan Stanley's chief sees bright spots amid the gloom

    TOKYO A looming rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve and the slowdown in the Chinese economy are casting a shadow over the global economy. At the same time, tighter regulations on Wall Street have left many financial institutions struggling to reor

    November 26, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Asian leaders get a handle on Twiplomacy

    Social media's role in politics continues to grow as more elected officials take to the Internet to reach their audiences directly. For many globe-trotting world leaders, Twitter in particular has emerged as a popular diplomatic tool. A total of

    November 26, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Asia300 companies in the world top 100

    Welcome to Asia300, our list of must-watch companies from across the region, excluding Japan. As the global economy shifts focus to Asia, more of these 331 blue chips will come under the international spotlight. Some of the names are already among t

    November 26, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Corporate Asia swarming into the $10 billion club

    BANGKOK Asia's breakneck economic growth has sent corporate market values soaring across the region. Excluding Japan, Asian companies accounted for 22% of the global $10 billion club as of the end of October, up from just 9% a decade earlier and nea

    November 26, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Introducing the Asia300

    November 26, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Q&A with Daniel Yergin: US shale boom shaking up the global energy order

    TOKYO Oil prices remain stuck at low levels, unaffected by the waves of risk washing over the world amid mounting geopolitical tension. What is driving that trend, and how long will it last? The Nikkei Asian Review put these and other questions to D

    November 26, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Arthur Herman: UN Security Council must face modern realities

    In mid-October Japan was named to the United Nations Security Council for the usual temporary two-year term -- the country's 11th since it was admitted to the U.N. in 1956. But Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and others are arguing it is tim

    November 26, 2015 12:00 am JST