Trends

Tokio Marine Holdings earns half of its net profit overseas following a series of foreign acquisitions.

Tokio Marine leads Japan's insurers in overseas offensive

Acquisitions aim to reduce reliance on home market as population dwindles

  • Japan's 3 big mobile carriers to launch IoT services in 2018

    Low-cost plans from Docomo, KDDI, SoftBank seen lifting nascent field

  • Bulk charter rates surge on Chinese iron ore demand

    Rising steel prices quicken China's appetite for resource

  • Indonesia wants to swap rubber, palm oil for Russian fighter jets

    $1.1bn deal is aimed at boosting military capabilities and agricultural exports

  • Household spending on children in Vietnam surges

    Rising incomes prompt parents to fork out for goods, extracurricular activities

  • Japan's builders fighting expected labor shortages with faster payment terms

    Strengthening subcontractor relationships to take on more projects

  • Local midtier Chinese banks continue to see loan books sour

    Regional lenders tap billions of dollars to repair balance sheets

  • What missiles? Unfazed South Koreans flock to Guam

    Island's new top tourist demographic shrugs off Pyongyang's threats

  • China overtakes Venezuela as Cuba's largest trading partner

    Exports of cars and electric equipment, falling crude prices behind change

  • 'Athleisure' wear catching on in Japan

    Competition intensifying as shoe, apparel makers tap into growth segment

  • Bangkok getting locker-box fever

    Multifunction coin lockers taking over Thai capital

  • Pure gold losing luster in China as fashion finds favor

    Total demand could dip as 18- and 22-karat jewelry catches on

  • Younger Japanese in the mood for a cruise

    Shorter, cheaper trips have more families and first-timers taking to the water

  • SE Asian convenience stores see big prospects in tiny spaces

    Local chains thrive in niches that foreign giants fail to reach

  • Japanese beef buyers may get frozen out by tariff hike

    Protectionist measure also could cause friction in Japan-US economic dialogue

  • Tokyo to begin marketing GPS successor in 2020

    New positioning service promises pinpoint accuracy in Asia

  • Plus-size fashionista tells Japan's apparel industry where to go

    Niche market flourishing as long-neglected segment championed by Naomi Watanabe

  • China's garment factories try to stay one stitch ahead

    Automation is key for textile makers amid soaring wages

  • Japanese shippers' routes diverge for dividend payouts

    Nippon Yusen may restart payments this fiscal year

  • Alibaba event draws successful e-commerce entrepreneurs

    Taobao festival features young online retailers with unique goods, services