Search results

Results 7461 - 7480 of 7721
  • Daiichi Sankyo plagued by problems at Indian generic drug unit

    TOKYO -- Japanese drugmaker Daiichi Sankyo has a headache it just cannot seem to shake. Ranbaxy Laboratories, an Indian pharmaceutical unit acquired in 2008, continues to run afoul of U.S. drug regulators. In the latest setback, the U.S. Food an

    January 30, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • International grain prices sway to China's whims

    TOKYO -- The eyes of international grain markets are on China now more than ever as the world's leading importer of cereals has made some unexpected moves in recent months. Even though the soy harvest in Brazil has begun, China is still taking

    January 30, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Japan steps up 3-way defense drills

    TOKYO -- Japan is placing a greater emphasis on three-nation defense exercises to fortify its alliance with the U.S. and counter China's rising air and sea presence in East Asia. Japan, America and Australia will conduct air force drills in Guam

    January 30, 2014 07:00 am JST
  • Komatsu, GE to co-develop mining equipment

    TOKYO -- Komatsu will combine its excavation know-how with the electrical technologies of longtime partner General Electric to develop equipment for mining coal and other underground resources. The firms will each own a 50% stake in Komatsu GE M

    January 30, 2014 01:55 am JST
  • Four factors keeping investors nervous

    TOKYO -- Global financial markets have been gyrating wildly since the beginning of the year, and the ride has been particularly wild since last week. Here, we examine what is keeping investors on edge. Short of a history-altering event, such as

    January 30, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Masayoshi Son: Ignore the gossips, look for acumen

    Times have changed. When I was a high school student, I considered it a luxury to eat a sandwich at a Lotteria fast-food store around a Nishi-Nippon Railroad station near my home in Fukuoka Prefecture. It was the tastiest thing I had ever eaten.

    January 30, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • In business, being cash-rich is irrelevant if you lack vision

    Times have changed. When I was a high school student, I considered it a luxury to eat a sandwich at a Lotteria fast-food store around a Nishi-Nippon Railroad station near my home in Fukuoka Prefecture. It was the tastiest thing I had ever eaten.

    January 30, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Japanese companies' large-scale acquisitions help push yen down

    TOKYO -- Japanese companies made a near-record level of overseas direct investment in 2013, despite expectations of a decrease in line with the yen's depreciation. Global expansion through acquisitions, which often entails yen selling and dollar buy

    January 30, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Investors hungry for US, European properties

    LONDON -- Leading institutional investors and sovereign funds are pouring money into U.S. and European real estate to diversify their portfolios and hedge against possible rises in prices and interest rates. Singaporean state fund GIC joined wit

    January 30, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Japan, US dominate global stock price ranking

    TOKYO -- Japan's GungHo Online Entertainment came first in a global ranking of companies that saw the biggest stock gains over the past year. Looking at companies on the roughly 2,400-issue MSCI All Country World Indices, which cover mid- and la

    January 30, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Protecting trade finance from US tapering

    As we approach Chinese New Year, moves by the U.S. Federal Reserve to prepare to taper its bond purchases have put a damper on the festive mood. An official with China's commerce ministry recently remarked that the outlook for the country's foreign

    January 30, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Japan stocks may soon rally again

    TOKYO -- Japanese stocks are losing steam. Foreign investors have lost interest in the Nikkei Stock Average since the beginning of the year. The new asset management year starts in January for many overseas investors. So why has money not been p

    January 29, 2014 07:00 pm JST
  • Elpida stakes comeback on energy-efficient chips for mobile devices

    TOKYO -- Elpida Memory is setting out on a fresh quest to win back its global DRAM market share. The aim is to do this by producing the best, smallest and most efficient chips for mobile devices in the world. Japanese makers of DRAM, or dynamic

    January 28, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Currency players forecast further BOJ easing in April-June, yen at low ebb in December

    TOKYO -- About a half of foreign exchange specialists in Japan expect the country's central bank to take additional monetary easing measures in the April-June quarter, according to the QUICK Monthly Market Survey in January. QUICK Corp., a provi

    January 28, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Higher overseas hotel rates lifting costs for Japanese travelers

    TOKYO -- Japanese sightseers going abroad will likely face higher costs for bundled deals this spring and summer as travel agencies seek to pass on the impact of the weaker yen and rising hotel rates. JTB will charge an average 8% more for its L

    January 28, 2014 07:00 am JST
  • Smartphones, autos to drive double-digit growth at Qualcomm: next CEO

    SILICON VALLEY -- The smartphone boom has helped propel Qualcomm of the U.S. to third place in semiconductor sales worldwide, and incoming Chief Executive Officer Steve Mollenkopf sees even more opportunities ahead. Mollenkopf talked about the c

    January 28, 2014 04:14 am JST
  • Intel 'spreading into multiple segments' in post-PC era: president

    SILICON VALLEY -- Intel has been the world's top semiconductor maker by sales since 1992, but its focus on PCs has caused it to struggle lately as smartphones and tablets dazzle consumers. The Nikkei sat down with President Renee James to discuss

    January 28, 2014 02:00 am JST
  • Sony joint venture to cut cost of filing patents in U.S.

    TOKYO -- Sony will participate in a new joint venture that aims to slash by up to half the amount of money companies typically shell out to prepare for a U.S. patent filing. The new firm will be established in Tokyo around mid-February with a ca

    January 28, 2014 12:53 am JST
  • Chinese company aims at Japanese market with smart solar panel

    SILICON VALLEY -- Japanese solar panel makers have for the most part focused on high-quality products that are more durable than those of their overseas rivals. The result of this has so far been strong brand images that have proven successful in th

    January 27, 2014 07:00 pm JST
  • Obama-Xi summit meet planned for late March

    WASHINGTON -- The White House is arranging a meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the next Nuclear Security Summit to be held in The Hague, Netherlands, in late March. Obama plans to send Secretary of S

    January 27, 2014 02:00 pm JST