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  • Inflation-wary emerging economies go for rate hikes

    NEW DELHI -- Fighting inflation has become a new mantra for emerging economies like India, Brazil, Turkey and Indonesia as U.S. moves to curtail quantitative easing help weaken their currencies, pushing up the cost of imported goods in these countri

    January 29, 2014 02:00 am JST
  • Market focus turns to emerging economy risks

    TOKYO -- Risk-averse sentiment has spread in recent days as investors assess the effectiveness of measures in emerging economies to avert crises. In China, high-yield asset investment products called "wealth management products (WMPs)" looked at

    January 28, 2014 07:00 pm JST
  • Emerging-nation currencies fall in chain reaction

    TOKYO -- A sharp currency decline in Argentina spread to other emerging nations -- including Turkey and South Africa -- that are unable to defend their currencies due to a shortage of foreign exchange reserves, current-account deficits and other fac

    January 25, 2014 05:41 am JST
  • Tokyo stock market bulls turning skittish

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Stock Average fell 304 points, or 1.94%, on Friday to close at 15,391. The decline came on the heels of a poor showing by U.S. shares on Thursday as well as a rise in the yen. While the Japanese index showed some resistance -- it

    January 24, 2014 07:00 pm JST
  • Japanese, South Korean automakers gain market share in Brazil

    SAO PAULO -- Japanese and South Korean automakers are steadily gaining more of the market in Brazil, eating into the sales of their U.S. and European rivals. According to the Automotive Vehicles Distribution National Federation, an industry bod

    January 23, 2014 02:00 pm JST
  • Japan's Pigeon making foray into Brazil baby goods market

    TOKYO -- Baby products company Pigeon will go on the offensive in Brazil, rolling out bottles and other items as early as next year and launching local production by fiscal 2016. With middle income households increasing in Brazil, consumers are

    January 23, 2014 02:46 am JST
  • Japan's struggling TV makers to reduce markets, models, sales channels abroad

    TOKYO -- Japan's top TV makers are losing market shares abroad. This is causing a review of sales strategies. And so far, the solutions areto reduce their markets, focus more on specialized products and reduce sales channels. Sony aims to focus

    January 19, 2014 02:00 am JST
  • Marubeni to build floating LNG plants for emerging markets

    TOKYO -- Japanese trading house Marubeni will step up construction of low-cost floating terminals for receiving and processing liquefied natural gas, seizing on growing demand in emerging markets. Together with its partner, France's GDF Suez, th

    January 17, 2014 01:27 am JST
  • Mitsui O.S.K. to launch container port venture with Canadian fund

    TOKYO -- Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Lines plans to team with a Canadian investment fund to develop port terminal businesses in emerging markets, amid global growth in container shipping. The shipping company, one of Japan's biggest, will soon kick of

    January 16, 2014 03:22 am JST
  • Japanese firms to push fuel-efficient tires in emerging markets

    TOKYO -- Japanese tire manufacturers plan to boost sales of environmentally friendly tires in Southeast Asian and other emerging markets, where fuel economy standards are expected to tighten. Starting in fiscal 2014, Bridgestone will step up pro

    January 9, 2014 01:32 am JST
  • Fighter jet battles flare up in emerging nations

    PARIS -- Emerging countries in need of modernizing their weaponry are rushing to buy state-of-the-art fighter jets, sparking a fierce marketing battle among the world's major defense contractors with government leaders even serving as pitchmen.

    January 9, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Political horse races to keep market players on their toes this year

    TOKYO -- Call it a global election year. National votes will be held this year in countries accounting for nearly half of the planet's population, including a number of key emerging nations. The results could have big implications for the financial

    January 6, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Unicharm wants Brazil's babies wearing its diapers

    TOKYO -- Unicharm will produce disposable baby diapers in Brazil starting in the spring, marking its first advance into South America in a drive to raise its global market share to 10% by fiscal 2016 from 8% now. The Japanese firm is building a

    December 28, 2013 07:00 am JST
  • Fighter jet battles flare up in emerging nations

    PARIS -- Emerging countries in need of modernizing their weaponry are rushing to buy state-of-the-art fighter jets, sparking a fierce marketing battle among the world's major defense contractors with government leaders even serving as pitchmen.

    December 26, 2013 07:00 am JST
  • Kirin to brew mainstay Ichiban beer in Brazil

    TOKYO -- Kirin Brewery will begin Brazilian production of its Kirin Ichiban mainstay beer by March as it moves to cultivate a presence in the world's third-largest beer market. The company will make the beer at a subsidiary plant in the state of

    December 24, 2013 02:00 am JST
  • Nissan's growth gambit sidetracked by supply snags

    NEW YORK -- Having set a lofty global sales target, Nissan Motor is beginning to realize that the pieces needed to hit this mark may take time to materialize. In the U.S., Nissan has lagged despite an investment rivaling that of Toyota and product

    December 18, 2013 07:00 am JST
  • Iron ore's likely price drop mixed news for businesses

    TOKYO -- Spurred by expectations of demand from China, new mines are ramping up their iron ore production. But demand has not kept pace with predictions, and iron ore prices -- which have been pushed above their pre-Lehman shock levels by the resour

    November 29, 2013 07:00 pm JST
  • More South American oil flowing into Asia

    TOKYO (Nikkei) -- Asia is receiving more crude oil produced in South America as an increase in U.S. shale oil output dampens demand for imports in that country. Crude oil shipped from South America to Japan grew about 20% on the year to 1.53 mil

    November 28, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Daikin aims to double sales in emerging markets

    OSAKA (Nikkei) -- Daikin Industries Ltd. hopes to double sales in emerging markets to 300 billion yen ($2.92 billion) by fiscal 2015 with the help of some generous capital investment. The air conditioner giant announced Tuesday a new medium-term

    November 27, 2013 03:43 am JST
  • Emerging nations' forex forecast: chance of a storm

    TOKYO (Nikkei) -- The possibility that the U.S. will dial down its quantitative easing continues to stir fears of currency turmoil in emerging economies. The prospect of Uncle Sam's taper is also underpinning expectations for further yen depreciatio

    November 21, 2013 12:00 am JST