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  • Electric car maker scraps plans for $1bn Nevada plant

    CARSON CITY, U.S. (AP) -- An electric car maker deserted its plan to construct a $1 billion manufacturing plant in southern Nevada in a move experts say could spell trouble for the company and the broader niche electric automobile businesses.Faraday

    July 11, 2017 08:33 pm JST
  • Supply glut in US weighs on corn prices

    TOKYO -- Amid rising volatility in international corn prices, many are turning bearish because of large corn reserves, weak demand for fodder and unexpectedly high planting.July is the essential period for corn pollination in the U.S. It requires th

    July 11, 2017 11:12 am JST
  • Wall St starts week upbeat, boosted by tech shares

    NEW YORK (Reuters) -- U.S. stocks edged higher on Monday, led by gains in technology stocks as investors were optimistic ahead of earnings.The S&P 500 technology index was up 0.8 percent, followed by a 0.6 percent gain in the materials index.Technol

    July 11, 2017 05:42 am JST
  • Minxin Pei

    US-China relations: Waiting for the other shoe to drop

    It was good while it lasted, although it did not last very long. This is perhaps the fairest thing one can say about the short-lived harmony in relations between the United States and China since the beginning of the presidency of Donald Trump.After

    July 10, 2017 11:00 pm JST
  • How 'Rocket' Sasaki helped shape billionaire Masayoshi Son

    TOKYO -- News footage released May 20 by local media in Saudi Arabia surprised diplomatic insiders and businesspeople in the U.S. and Japan.The scene is in the royal palace in the capital, Riyadh. In the center of a large hall with white walls and a

    July 10, 2017 10:47 am JST
  • Toyota's management reform begins with new office design

    DALLAS -- When it comes to work, Japan still tends to value what comes out of the office more than the workplace itself. By contrast, in the U.S., notably in Silicon Valley, creating an office environment that does not hinder innovation is an increa

    July 10, 2017 10:08 am JST
  • Ian Bremmer

    World snubs Trump in favor of America's mayors, governors

    A new study from Pew Research offers unsurprising news that many countries have a low opinion of U.S. President Donald Trump. The survey of 37 countries found the percentage of those with confidence in the president has fallen from 64% at the end of

    July 10, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • Stripe strikes global partnerships with China's Alipay, WeChat Pay

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Silicon Valley startup Stripe has partnered with digital payment providers Alipay and WeChat Pay to enable merchants using its platform globally to accept payments from hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers.Starting Sunday,

    July 10, 2017 08:38 am JST
  • Japan Inc.'s vast pool of cash is growing stagnant

    TOKYO -- Japanese companies have never been in better financial shape. Their sky-high ratio of capital to assets testifies to that fact, with the average figure topping 40% for the first time last fiscal year. There's a catch, however: They are inve

    July 10, 2017 07:41 am JST
  • Kanematsu to market satellite-carrying service in Japan

    TOKYO -- A Japanese trading house is gearing up to market a U.S. partner's satellite-launching service.Kanematsu invested in the partner, Vector Space Systems, in January. It has not revealed how big a stake it has in the startup.The service, which

    July 9, 2017 05:00 pm JST
  • Company in focus

    Foxconn seeks to raise its own profile after working for others

    TAIPEI -- When a Nikkei Asian Review reporter approached Founder and Chairman Terry Gou of Hon Hai Precision Industry, more commonly known as Foxconn Technology Group, outside of the hotel in Osaka where he was staying in early June, he appeared cau

    July 9, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • International cooperation without US has its limitations

    HAMBURG - United States President Donald Trump left midway through a Saturday morning meeting at the weekend's Group of 20 summit, leaving eldest daughter Ivanka in his stead between British Prime Minister Theresa May and Chinese President Xi Jinpin

    July 9, 2017 11:50 am JST
  • Thomas Mayer

    'Japanese Disease' threatening global economies

    Recently, I was again asked if the world was at risk of "Japanese Disease." When I was asked this during the Great Financial Crisis of 2007-08, I said no. Back then I expected the global policy response to the crisis to be different from the policy

    July 9, 2017 07:00 am JST
  • G-20 declaration exposes tensions with Trump

    HAMBURG, Germany -- The Group of 20 leaders on Saturday came off looking cohesive as they bridged major differences that most of them have with U.S. President Donald Trump.This is reflected in their joint statement, especially in sections regarding

    July 9, 2017 02:20 am JST
  • Trump raises U.S. deficit with Japan in talks with Abe

    HAMBURG (Kyodo) -- U.S. President Donald Trump raised the issue of Washington's trade deficit with Tokyo during talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday.Trump pointed to the importance of ensuring "mutual market access" between the

    July 9, 2017 01:17 am JST
  • Trump says may take a while for US, China to deal with North Korea

    HAMBURG (Reuters) -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said it may take time to rein in North Korea's nuclear ambitions, but expressed confidence that Washington and Beijing could eventually do so.Chinese President Xi Jinping hosted Trump for

    July 9, 2017 12:05 am JST
  • Trump labels North Korea a 'problem and menace' at summit

    HAMBURG, Germany -- President Donald Trump assailed North Korea as a "problem and menace" Saturday as he met with Asian allies on the sidelines of an international summit to build consensus on next steps after the North's recent test-launch of an in

    July 8, 2017 11:48 pm JST
  • Abe, Trump hold talks, eye greater pressure on N. Korea

    HAMBURG (Kyodo) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump held talks Saturday at which they are likely to discuss steps to ramp up international pressure on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs.Meeting on the

    July 8, 2017 10:15 pm JST
  • US bombers conduct bombing drill in S. Korea in warning to North

    SEOUL (Kyodo) -- Two U.S. supersonic aircraft conducted a bombing drill in South Korea on Saturday, in a simulated attack on a North Korean missile launcher, the South Korean military said.Two B-1B Lancer strategic bombers flew from Anderson Air Bas

    July 8, 2017 07:13 pm JST
  • Japanese government split over China policy

    TOKYO -- While tensions mount in East Asia over North Korea's arms program, a rift is emerging among Japanese policymakers over how Japan should deal with China, the leading economic and diplomatic player in the region.Two factions in Prime Minister

    July 8, 2017 04:03 pm JST