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  • Silver lining to gold's loss of favor?

    TOKYO -- Demand for silver coins and jewelry is growing because of the widespread perception that gold is overpriced. Annual sales of silver coins in the U.S. hit an all-time high in the middle of November. Sales of American Eagle Silver Coins p

    November 28, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Asia can withstand an early Fed taper

    The U.S. economy is holding up better than expected. Job growth has accelerated in recent months, and GDP expanded impressively in the third quarter. The Fed may thus decide to ease up on quantitative easing in the coming months. True, inflation is

    November 28, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Taiwan, China steal Japan's thunder in carbon nanotubes

    TOKYO -- Decades ago, Japanese scientists were the first to discover carbon nanotubes. Today, however, the leading innovations in this field are coming from elsewhere, including Taiwan, China and the U.S. Taiwanese and Chinese companies are star

    November 28, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Hollywood chief sees advantage in being part of Sony

    TOKYO -- Half a year has passed since U.S. hedge fund Third Point acquired a significant stake in Sony and called for the Japanese corporate icon to spin off and list its entertainment business. Sony essentially said no. And this month, after th

    November 27, 2013 07:00 pm JST
  • Nippon Steel expanding overseas supply network

    TOKYO (Nikkei) -- Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal will bolster its global supply capacity via the purchase of a U.S. steel sheet plant to keep up with Japanese automakers, which are aggressively expanding production abroad. Automakers want steelma

    November 27, 2013 02:19 am JST
  • Nippon Steel, ArcelorMittal to buy US auto steel plant

    TOKYO (Nikkei) -- Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal and ArcelorMittal will jointly acquire an automotive steel sheet plant in the U.S. from ThyssenKrupp, more than doubling the partners' combined production capacity in that country. The deal is expe

    November 27, 2013 02:00 am JST
  • Toyota, Honda earnings growth leaves Western rivals in the dust

    TOKYO (Nikkei) -- Driven by a weakening yen and strong performance in North America, Toyota Motor and Honda Motor logged sharp earnings growth for the July-September quarter, far surpassing their U.S. and European competitors. Toyota saw earnin

    November 27, 2013 02:00 am JST
  • Japan, US share concerns over China's airspace claim

    TOKYO (Nikkei) -- The top diplomats of Japan and the U.S. have agreed to work closely to defuse tensions resulting from China's decision to impose an air defense identification zone over disputed islands in the East China Sea. Foreign Minister F

    November 27, 2013 12:56 am JST
  • Incentive and innovation will prevent another oil crisis

    NEW YORK -- On the 40th anniversary of the first oil crisis, in 1973, two forces are reshaping the global energy map: the shale gas revolution that started in the U.S. and emerging countries' increasingly unquenchable thirst for fossil fuels. In

    November 26, 2013 07:00 pm JST
  • Treaty on nuclear tests by 2017 eyed

    TOKYO -- A treaty banning nuclear testing by 2017 is among the ambitions of the new chief of an organization for abolishing atomic weapons. Lassina Zerbo, the Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-B

    November 26, 2013 07:00 pm JST
  • Japan, US teaming to protect energy systems from cyberterrorism

    TOKYO (Nikkei) -- Japan will participate in a U.S.-led effort to draw up safety standards meant to protect electric power and natural gas infrastructure from cyberattacks, hoping to gain a leg up in exports. On Tuesday, a group of Japanese firms

    November 26, 2013 03:08 am JST
  • Fujifilm to develop cancer drugs with US hospital

    TOKYO (Nikkei) -- Fujifilm will create cancer treatments jointly with MD Anderson Cancer Center of the U.S., one of the world's leading comprehensive cancer hospitals. Plans call for clinical trials to start from next year for three types of dru

    November 26, 2013 02:00 am JST
  • Cash-rich Chinese snap up US, European properties

    BEIJING (Nikkei) -- Sky-high real estate prices at home are compelling more Chinese companies to venture abroad, resulting in recent high-profile acquisitions in New York, London and elsewhere. With domestic prices at lofty levels, more Chinese

    November 25, 2013 10:35 pm JST
  • A silver lining to gold's loss of favor?

    TOKYO -- Demand for silver coins and jewelry is growing because of the widespread perception that gold is overpriced. Annual sales of silver coins in the U.S. hit an all-time high in the middle of November. Sales of American Eagle Silver Coins p

    November 23, 2013 07:00 pm JST
  • Third Point bets on SoftBank chief Son's management chops

    TOKYO (Nikkei) -- Daniel Loeb told SoftBank President Masayoshi Son late last month that he was glad to have bought stock in the Japanese telephone and Internet group. He may well have reason to smile: the $1 billion-plus investment in SoftBank by L

    November 23, 2013 07:00 am JST
  • New TPP clause designed to keep foreign investment rules loose

    SALT LAKE CITY (Nikkei) -- To curb creeping protectionism in emerging markets, the 12 countries participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations have settled on a clause that will prevent countries from re-tightening loosened r

    November 23, 2013 02:42 am JST
  • Obama trip lights fire under Japan on Futenma, China relations

    WASHINGTON (Nikkei) -- With U.S. President Barack Obama due to visit Japan next April, Tokyo is expected to face added pressure to sort out pending issues, including the stalled relocation of an American military base in Okinawa and the frosty stand

    November 22, 2013 07:00 am JST
  • Monetary easing hopes drag down yen, buoy Japan stocks

    TOKYO (Nikkei) -- The yen weakened Thursday while Tokyo stocks rallied amid growing speculation that the Bank of Japan will offer more easing measures. The Nikkei Stock Average rose 289 points on the day to finish at 15,365, inching closer to th

    November 22, 2013 03:20 am JST
  • Asean investment a priority for Daiwa House

    OSAKA (Nikkei) -- Daiwa House Industry will invest heavily in emerging markets of Asia as part of a broader push to boost overseas sales 40% by fiscal 2015. In Japan, the housing market has benefited from a rush of purchases ahead of next April'

    November 21, 2013 10:23 pm JST
  • Nippon Steel, ArcelorMittal near deal to buy U.S. plant

    TOKYO (Nikkei) -- Japan's Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal and ArcelorMittal have entered late-stage negotiations to buy a U.S. automotive steel factory from ThyssenKrupp. ArcelorMittal, the global industry leader, and second-ranked Nippon Steel wo

    November 21, 2013 06:11 am JST