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  • Japanese and Mexican business leaders keen for closer ties with TPP

    MEXICO CITY Business leaders in Japan and Mexico are looking forward to closer ties as a result of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, which if ratified by all signatories, will lower trade barriers on a variety of goods and services be

    May 5, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • A 3 trillion yen lesson in the risks of overinvesting

    TOKYO Japanese listed companies closing their books in March reported total impairment losses of more than 3 trillion yen ($28 billion) as of the end of April, according to Nikkei's own calculation.Impairment does not mean a loss of cash, and it do

    May 5, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Edward Alden: Solving the global steel glut means sharing the pain

    The steel industry is once again in crisis. Led by China, global steelmaking capacity has doubled in the past 15 years, while demand has slumped. The consequences in many countries are falling prices, idled production, bankruptcies and job losses. T

    May 5, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Commentary

    Nouriel Roubini -- The global growth funk

    NEW YORK -- The International Monetary Fund and others have recently revised downward their forecasts for global growth- yet again. Little wonder: The world economy has few bright spots - and many that are dimming rapidly.Among advanced economies, t

    May 2, 2016 08:55 pm JST
  • Multinationals under fire for tax avoidance

    TOKYO -- Revelations in last month's Panama Papers scandal brought widespread condemnation of companies and individuals using offshore companies to hide their profits from the prying eyes of the taxman.But for many, the scandal merely revealed the t

    May 2, 2016 07:00 pm JST
  • Japanese, Mexican industry see closer ties

    MEXICO CITY -- Business leaders and other participants at a seminar here agreed on the importance of Japan and Mexico cooperating more closely to strengthen their presence in the Asian market.The seminar -- New Frontier: Future Envisioned via Mexico

    April 29, 2016 04:30 pm JST
  • Dovish Fed, oil rally buoy emerging-market currencies

    TOKYO -- Currencies in emerging countries are firming up against the dollar as a pickup in oil prices boosts investor confidence and the U.S. Federal Reserve looks less likely to raise interest rates for the time being.The Brazilian real and the Tur

    April 29, 2016 06:00 am JST
  • Frederic Neumann: US presidential candidates' protectionist lurch spells trouble

    Free trade is under attack -- notably in the U.S. For all their disagreements, one theme appears to unite the U.S. presidential candidates on both the left and right: Unfettered market access is harming American workers. The proposed solution is to

    April 28, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • For commodities markets, the bad times are just beginning

    For the commodities market, the good times have come and gone, but the bad times are only just beginning. Each commodities supercycle, defined as a decadelong bull market, has always been followed by a downturn that lasted just as long, or longe

    April 28, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • A true recovery in oil prices remains elusive

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland A warm breeze is blowing through the commodities markets, stirring hopes that the long, harsh winter is over. Such optimism is not entirely without reason: Since the beginning of the year, prices of crude oil, nonferrous

    April 28, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • John Edwards: Sentiment may have improved, but the fundamentals haven't changed

    The prices of two raw materials essential to the global economy have sharply increased lately. Not long ago the spot price of iron ore saw its biggest one-day rally in history, after nearly five years of decline. That spike was soon followed by oil,

    April 28, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • For commodities markets, the bad times are just beginning

    BANGKOK -- For the commodities market, the good times have come and gone, but the bad times are only just beginning. Each commodities supercycle, defined as a decadelong bull market, has always been followed by a downturn that lasted just as lon

    April 27, 2016 07:30 pm JST
  • Global borrowers start looking to Japan's lenders

    TOKYO -- Overseas companies are stepping up efforts to raise funds in Japan as conditions are favorable to borrow money at low costs. Japan's banks raised slightly more than $2.6 billion in fiscal 2015, with the number of deals standing at 14, u

    April 25, 2016 07:00 pm JST
  • Iron ore producers shave output forecasts

    SYDNEY -- Three major mining conglomerates cut short-term projections of iron ore output by around 5% in quarterly filings through Thursday, sending prices surging 11% from the previous weekend amid expectations of a supply crunch. Rio Tinto tri

    April 22, 2016 02:00 am JST
  • Argentina hopes credit market comeback ignites foreign investment

    SAO PAULO -- Argentina has accessed international credit markets for the first time since its 2001 sovereign default as the center-right government of President Mauricio Macri continues to move the country away from the leftist economic policies tha

    April 21, 2016 04:50 am JST
  • Commodities rise on bargain hunting, supply concerns

    TOKYO -- Commodities prices have been recovering in recent months as investment funds take advantage of an earlier market slump and speculation picks up regarding reduced supplies of such products as crude oil and grains. The Thomson Reuters Cor

    April 21, 2016 02:00 am JST
  • International institutions join hands to combat tax avoidance

    WASHINGTON -- Four international organizations will work together on measures to deter tax avoidance, including encouraging developing countries to adopt tougher regulations. The International Monetary Fund, the Organization for Economic Coopera

    April 19, 2016 11:00 pm JST
  • Commentary

    Edward Alden: How to solve the global steel glut

    The steel industry is once again in crisis. Led by China, global steelmaking capacity has doubled in the past 15 years, while demand has slumped. The consequences in many countries are falling prices, idled production, bankruptcies and job losses. U

    April 19, 2016 05:00 pm JST
  • Panama to join information-sharing by 2018: president

    TOKYO -- Panama plans to adopt a new international standard on the automatic exchange of tax-related information by 2018, President Juan Carlos Varela told The Nikkei here Monday amid growing international pressure over the Panama Papers scandal.

    April 19, 2016 02:42 am JST
  • Ecuador quake death toll rises to 350, some still trapped

    PEDERNALES/PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador (Reuters) -- The death toll from Ecuador's worst earthquake in decades rose to 350 on Monday as traumatized survivors rested amid the rubble of their homes and rescuers dug for survivors in the Andean nation's shattere

    April 18, 2016 11:32 pm JST