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  • LG Electronics makes rival bid for headlight maker ZKW

    SEOUL -- South Korea's LG Electronics has made an offer to acquire ZKW Group, one of Europe's biggest suppliers of automotive lights, setting the stage for a possible bidding war with Japan's Panasonic. LG Electronics and group holding company LG Co

    August 31, 2017 03:32 am JST
  • ZF sells Body Control Systems division to China's Luxshare

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) -- German auto supplier ZF said on Wednesday it has sold its Body Control Systems division to China's Luxshare as it reshapes its portfolio of technologies for a new era of self-driving and electric cars.ZF struck an alliance wit

    August 31, 2017 03:23 am JST
  • Abe, May agree to further press North Korea over 'unprecedented' threat

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his British counterpart Theresa May agreed Wednesday in Kyoto to work together to counter the "unprecedented" security threat from North Korea following the launch of a ballistic missile over Japan the previous

    August 31, 2017 12:47 am JST
  • Pork giant WH Group beefs up Europe, US segments

    DALIAN, China -- WH Group, the world's largest pork processor, looks to feed its overseas operations through acquisitions in Poland and a partnership in the U.S. amid thinner demand in China.American subsidiary Smithfield Foods in June purchased thr

    August 30, 2017 05:31 am JST
  • Renault-Nissan, Dongfeng teaming up on electric cars

    TOKYO -- The Renault-Nissan alliance will join with Dongfeng Motor Group to produce compact electric cars in China as competition intensifies among American and European rivals that are also teaming with local partners to meet growing demand and tou

    August 30, 2017 04:45 am JST
  • Japan, UK to focus on defense partnership at upcoming summit

    TOKYO -- Amid the growing North Korean threat, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and British counterpart Theresa May will meet here Thursday to discuss greater cooperation regarding defense equipment and joint exercises.Abe and May are expected iss

    August 30, 2017 04:44 am JST
  • Mitsubishi Heavy venture to equip wind farm off German shore

    TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has beat rival Siemens in the German company's own backyard, winning an order to provide offshore turbines for the Deutsche Bucht wind farm project.MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, a 50-50 joint venture between Japan's

    August 29, 2017 04:10 am JST
  • Draghi urges patience on ECB's ultra-easy monetary policy

    JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (Reuters) -- The European Central Bank's ultra-easy monetary policy is working and the euro zone's economic recovery has taken hold even if more time is needed to lift inflation to the bank's 2 percent target, ECB President Mario

    August 26, 2017 06:23 am JST
  • ECB's Draghi says protectionism threatens global growth

    JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (Reuters) -- Open trade and global cooperation is vital to lift growth, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Friday, warning against the threat of protectionism to the world economy.Globalization has left pockets o

    August 26, 2017 05:54 am JST
  • Motherson Sumi charts aggressive global acquisition strategy

    NEW DELHI -- Indian autoparts maker Motherson Sumi Systems looks to spend billions of dollars on acquisitions over the next few years, hoping to double group sales to $18 billion by the year ending in March 2019 amid a greater wave of consolidation

    August 25, 2017 11:30 am JST
  • With Dole, Itochu picks raspberries as path into European market

    TOKYO -- Japanese trading house Itochu will cultivate Europe's fruit market with its Dole business by investing in a Serbian raspberry processor, seeking opportunities for growth in a region dominated by rival Del Monte Foods.An Itochu-owned Dole co

    August 25, 2017 05:13 am JST
  • Mastering Business in Asia

    Asia schools itself in the art of business

    SINGAPORE/HONG KONG -- There are plenty of metrics to chart Asia's economic rise over the last two decades, ranging from economic growth rates and industrial output to tourist numbers and car sales. Less noticed, but just as striking, is the emergen

    August 24, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Mastering Business in Asia

    Entrepreneurs go back to school to keep up with China

    HONG KONG -- Cai Mingpo's life story is a case study of how self-made entrepreneurs use China's East-meets-West business schools to profit from the ever-shifting landscape of the world's second-biggest economy.Born into rural poverty in Fujian Provi

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Mastering Business in Asia

    Asia's newest business school takes an action-packed approach

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Clad in her trademark baju kurung, or Malaysian traditional dress, Zeti Akhtar Aziz is unusually animated as she leads visitors around the gleaming campus of the Asia School of Business.Having retired last year after 16 years as gove

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Asia's newest business school takes an action-packed approach

    KUALA LUMPUR Clad in her trademark baju kurung, or Malaysian traditional dress, Zeti Akhtar Aziz is unusually animated as she leads visitors around the gleaming campus of the Asia School of Business.Having retired last year after 16 years as governo

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Entrepreneurs go back to school to keep up with China

    HONG KONG Cai Mingpo's life story is a case study of how self-made entrepreneurs use China's East-meets-West business schools to profit from the ever-shifting landscape of the world's second-biggest economy.Born into rural poverty in Fujian Province

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Diverse business models pose a test for Asian MBA programs

    SINGAPORE Asia's business schools have much ground to cover if they are to blend the region's business models with the old nuts and bolts of MBA curricula borrowed from longer-established Western institutions.Not only is the region vast and diverse,

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Asia schools itself in the art of business

    SINGAPORE/HONG KONG There are plenty of metrics to chart Asia's economic rise over the last two decades, ranging from economic growth rates and industrial output to tourist numbers and car sales. Less noticed, but just as striking, is the emergence

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • O'Sullivan and Skilling: Watch small economies for signs of inflation as QE ends

    At the 10th anniversary of the start of the global financial crisis, remedies put in place to staunch the financial and economic effects remain. However, in a sign that the global economy has stabilized, central bankers are signaling the end of thei

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • James D.J. Brown: The reasoning behind Russia's dual game on North Korea

    Russia on Aug. 5 joined the rest of the United Nations Security Council in voting for a U.S.-sponsored resolution to toughen sanctions on North Korea, in response to Pyongyang's intercontinental ballistic missile tests on July 4 and 28. Nikki Haley,

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST