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  • My Personal History

    Carlos Ghosn (2) The history of my family, the story of me

    My full name is Carlos Ghosn Bichara, after my grandfather Bichara Ghosn. He was born at the base of Mount Lebanon where there were many Maronite Christians and an abundance of centuries-old Lebanon cedars. The Maronite Church is a part of the Roman

    January 3, 2017 02:30 am JST
  • My Personal History

    Carlos Ghosn (1) Up in the air on New Year's

    In 1999, Carlos Ghosn, then the executive vice president of French automaker Renault, arrived in Japan. His mission: save Nissan Motor. As CEO of the struggling company, he would lead a dramatic turnaround, cutting costs and revamping the brand's fa

    January 1, 2017 02:30 am JST
  • IoT, resource stocks big winners in market cap ranking

    TOKYO -- Companies with business in the "internet of things" and resources logged some of the strongest growth in market capitalization among global equities in 2016, even as just five Japanese stocks made the top 100.Nvidia took second place in a Q

    December 30, 2016 06:20 am JST
  • A stronger dollar hits corporate bond markets in emerging economies

    TOKYO The steep appreciation of the dollar since the U.S. presidential election is battering corporate bond markets in emerging economies.The value of corporate bond issues plunged some 70% in November from a year earlier both in Southeast Asia and

    December 29, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Vandana Hari: The oil market looks set to rebound in 2017

    The new year will dawn on beleaguered global oil markets bearing a lot of hope, but it also brings trepidation on account of unprecedented make-or-break changes in the world's oil supply, trade and consumption ecosystem.The crude price slump of the

    December 22, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Taiwan loses diplomatic ally as China tensions rise

    TAIPEI -- Taiwanese and Chinese officials were locked in a verbal spat on Wednesday, hours after Sao Tome and Principe, a former Portuguese colony in West Africa, cut ties with Taiwan amid growing strains between Taipei and Beijing.A senior Taiwanes

    December 21, 2016 11:00 pm JST
  • Dollar's rise batters corporate bond markets in emerging world

    TOKYO -- The steep appreciation of the dollar since the U.S. presidential election early last month is battering corporate bond markets in emerging economies.The amount of corporate bond issues plunged some 70% in November from a year earlier both i

    December 21, 2016 05:15 pm JST
  • Mexican cement maker's Trump-proof plan

    MEXICO CITY -- Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election came as bad news for many Mexican businesses, but not for Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, whose leader says the cement company stands to benefit from the president-elect's potentia

    December 19, 2016 09:00 am JST
  • World braces as US monetary policy turns

    NEW YORK -- Wednesday's U.S. rate hike has caused ripples through global markets, as investors began to contemplate the impact of American monetary tightening and beefed-up fiscal spending under a President Donald Trump. Turning pointMany traders a

    December 17, 2016 08:10 pm JST
  • Comeback by shale oil could strain new output pact

    TOKYO -- OPEC members and other oil-producing nations could have trouble sticking to planned production cuts if a resurgence in U.S. shale oil puts their historically tenuous unity to the test.The oil cartel and such nonmembers as Russia have agreed

    December 13, 2016 10:00 am JST
  • Tough test for Asian soccer as Club World Cup kicks off

    SEOUL -- South Korea's Jeonbuk Motors and Kashima Antlers of Japan are hoping to make history at the 2016 soccer Club World Cup by giving Asia a first-ever representative in the final, which will take place in the Japanese city of Yokohama on Dec. 1

    December 8, 2016 12:30 am JST
  • Mild global economic recovery on shaky footing

    TOKYO -- The world economy is continuing to recover at a moderate pace.Investors are piling into stocks and other risk assets, driven by growing expectations that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's expansionary economic policy will pump up the U.S.

    December 5, 2016 05:00 pm JST
  • Cuba's allies honor Castro at Havana rally

    MEXICO CITY -- Leaders from across Latin America and Africa joined Cuban President Raul Castro and other senior officials at a massive rally held Tuesday night in Havana to commemorate the passing of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.Castro, who die

    November 30, 2016 01:00 pm JST
  • Emerging economies struggle to stem currency slide

    ISTANBUL -- Emerging economies have begun defending their currencies on concerns that a rapid slide against the dollar, sparked by the potential fallout from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's economic agenda, will leave few policy options at their

    November 26, 2016 05:00 am JST
  • Japan to end preferential tariffs for China, four others

    TOKYO -- Japan has proposed stricter tariff rules that would knock five trading partners including China and Mexico off the list of countries receiving preferential treatment for emerging economies.A finance ministry customs committee said Thursday

    November 25, 2016 02:00 am JST
  • With the TPP in peril, the future of Asian trade grows dimmer

    LIMA, Peru Hopes for saving the Trans-Pacific Partnership are fading, now that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has reaffirmed his campaign pledge to withdraw from the trade accord.On the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in

    November 24, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Disillusioned with the U.S., APEC looks to China for leadership

    SINGAPORE Australian Trade Minister Steven Ciobo wore a slightly puzzled expression as he sat down with the Nikkei Asian Review in his district office on Nov. 14, one day before flying to Peru to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.Ci

    November 24, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • The 'Trump factor' shakes up the markets

    TOKYO Donald Trump's surprise victory in the U.S. presidential election may have woken a sleeping dog as far as the markets are concerned.The U.S. is in the midst of a typical risk appetite period in the form of rises in the dollar, stocks and inter

    November 24, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • A retrospective of Lydia Okumura's artistic odyssey

    NEW YORK Lydia Okumura grew up around midcentury Sao Paulo as the daughter of Japanese laborers who had moved to Brazil to work in the coffee trade. It was an entirely different world from the multimedia artist's current studio in New York's smart U

    November 24, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Xi takes center stage at APEC summit as US fades into background

    LIMA -- The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit illustrated a power balance that has been turned on its head over the last year, with a once-isolated China filling the vacuum left by an increasingly isolationist-leaning U.S.Chinese President Xi

    November 24, 2016 07:00 am JST