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  • Nikkei Asia300 Index slips on Fed minutes, China-US meeting nerves

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks fell Thursday amid concerns the U.S. Federal Reserve will soon consider shrinking its balance sheet, and as caution ahead of a key meeting between U.S. and Chinese presidents kept investors on the sidelines

    April 6, 2017 08:25 pm JST
  • Panel innovators put the future on display in Tokyo

    TOKYO -- Thin, bendable panels and other next-generation display technologies are quickly making their way into everyday devices -- and not just TVs and smartphones.The latest visual marvels went on display in Tokyo on Wednesday at Finetech Japan. N

    April 6, 2017 04:00 pm JST
  • China court orders Samsung units to pay $11.6m to Huawei over patent case

    HONG KONG (Reuters) -- A Chinese court has ordered Samsung Electronics's mainland subsidiaries to pay 80 million yuan ($11.60 million) to Huawei Technologies for patent infringement, the China firm's first victory against Samsung on its legal challe

    April 6, 2017 03:21 pm JST
  • Asian growth seen slowing to 5.7% in 2017: ADB

    MANILA -- Asia will not grow as fast this year due to policy uncertainty in advanced economies and an outflow of capital, the Asian Development Bank said on Thursday.In its 2017 Asian Development Outlook, the Manila-based lender projects growth for

    April 6, 2017 10:30 am JST
  • Can Samsung rise from the ashes of its Note7 debacle?

    SEOUL Samsung Electronics is pulling out all the stops to make sure its latest flagship smartphone does not suffer the humiliating fate of last year's fire-prone Galaxy Note7. Whether the new device will help the company to regain its leadership of

    April 6, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Tokyo breaks a diplomatic stalemate with Seoul

    TOKYO Japan has moved to end a stalemate with South Korea over a statue symbolizing wartime "comfort women," sending its ambassador back to Seoul. The decision comes ahead of a South Korean presidential election some worry will strain the relationsh

    April 6, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Liberal Moon Jae-in leads the presidential field in South Korea

    SEOUL South Korea's largest opposition group, the Democratic Party of Korea, on April 3 chose Moon Jae-in as its presidential nominee.Moon, a former party leader, received 57% of the votes cast in the Democratic Party primaries, winning the nominati

    April 6, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Asia Inc. muddles through Brexit uncertainty

    TOKYO As the U.K. embarks on at least two years of negotiations to extricate itself from the European Union, Asian companies are weighing up the likely impact of Brexit on everything from banking to steelmaking. For many, the picture is not a promis

    April 6, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • South Korea looks forward to radical change post-Park

    SEOUL The spectacular downfall of impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye continued with her arrest on corruption allegations on March 31. With Park's disgrace all but complete, Moon Jae-in, the liberal front-runner in the country's upcoming

    April 6, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Hyundai Heavy en route to triple R&D spending

    SEOUL -- Hyundai Heavy Industries will spend 3.5 trillion won ($3.11 billion) on research and development over the next five years, hoping to navigate growing competition in the industry by developing eco-friendly vessels and smart shipyards.The inv

    April 6, 2017 05:44 am JST
  • Japanese experts offer plan to bolster US alliance

    TOKYO -- Two of Japan's leading think tanks called Wednesday for Tokyo and Washington to strengthen their alliance amid growing dangers from North Korea and China.The Japan Center for Economic Research and the Japan Institute of International Affair

    April 6, 2017 05:44 am JST
  • CJ eyes bid for UK cosmetics brand Body Shop

    SEOUL -- CJ Corp. is considering a bid for U.K. cosmetics and skincare company The Body Shop owned by France's L'Oreal Group, the South Korean conglomerate said Wednesday.CJ says it has responded to a request for proposal by L'Oreal's adviser for th

    April 5, 2017 07:45 pm JST
  • Nexen Tire's big plans for Japan

    TOKYO -- South Korea's Nexen Tire is ready to fully tap the Japanese market, having recently launched a joint venture with a new partner.South Korea's third-largest tiremaker aims to sell 1 million tires in Japan in 2022. In a step toward reaching t

    April 5, 2017 05:00 pm JST
  • South Korea CJ says considering bid for L'Oreal's The Body Shop

    SEOUL (Reuters) -- South Korea's CJ Corp said on Wednesday it is considering entering a bid for L'Oreal SA's brand The Body Shop.CJ Corp, the holding company for food-to-entertainment conglomerate CJ Group, said in a regulatory filing nothing had be

    April 5, 2017 09:53 am JST
  • Moon, Ahn seen going head to head in South Korea election

    DAEJEON, South Korea -- South Korea's centrist People's Party on Tuesday chose Ahn Cheol-soo as its nominee for the May 9 presidential election, with hopes of uniting conservatives and moderates to give the liberal front-runner a tough race."The tim

    April 5, 2017 03:00 am JST
  • AirAsia X in talks with South Korea's Jeju over Kuala Lumpur service

    SEOUL -- AirAsia X is in talks with Jeju's provincial government about direct flights between Kuala Lumpur and the South Korean resort island.Jeju officials said discussions were held last week in Kuala Lumpur about frequencies in the absence presen

    April 4, 2017 10:15 pm JST
  • Dimitris Tsitsiragos

    Asia can boost growth through cross-border investment

    Cross-border investments are not only spurring rapid growth in the economies of East Asia, they are going a long way to making the region an engine of global expansion. In its 2016 World Investment Report, the United Nations Conference on Trade and

    April 4, 2017 06:34 pm JST
  • Global debt hits $215tn in 2016, led by emerging markets -- IIF

    Global debt rose to 325 percent of the world's gross domestic product in 2016, totalling $215 trillion, an Institute for International Finance report released on Monday showed, boosted by the rapid growth of issuance in emerging markets.Global debt

    April 4, 2017 09:14 am JST
  • Tokyo lets up in diplomatic row with Seoul

    TOKYO -- Tokyo has moved to end a fruitless stalemate with Seoul over a statue symbolizing wartime "comfort women," sending its ambassador back ahead the election of a new, likely liberal South Korean president whom some here worry will be less coop

    April 4, 2017 06:05 am JST
  • South Korean presidential front-runner sets bold liberal agenda

    SEOUL -- South Korea's leading opposition Democratic Party of Korea on Monday chose Moon Jae-in as its presidential nominee, making him the likely winner of the May 9 election.Moon, a former party leader, won 60% of the votes cast in the party's fin

    April 4, 2017 02:44 am JST