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  • Banyan Tree opens first Dhawa resort in Cuba

    SINGAPORE -- Hotel and resort operator Banyan Tree Holdings is opening its first resort hotel in Cuba under its new brand, Dhawa, to broaden its customer base.The Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria is in Jardines del Rey archipelago known for its pristine beach

    January 9, 2017 09:16 pm JST
  • LG, Samsung consider new US plants to appease Trump

    SEOUL -- South Korea's two largest electronics companies are considering building factories in the U.S. for the production of home appliances in view of incoming President Donald Trump's "Make in America" pledge.LG Electronics is set to announce its

    January 9, 2017 07:51 pm JST
  • Taiwanese leader kicks off visit to Central America with transit through US

    HOUSTON -- Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen departed on Saturday for an official visit to the island's four allies in Central America, with transit stops in the U.S. both on her way to and from the region.There has been speculation in local media th

    January 7, 2017 07:30 pm JST
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    Carlos Ghosn (6) Turbulence and triumph in Brazil

    The first thing you noticed about Francois Michelin was his height. What you learned by working beside him was that he was also sophisticated, dignified and polite. He was appointed co-owner of the Michelin tire company in 1955 and held that positio

    January 7, 2017 02:30 am JST
  • Welcome to the Trump era, Japan Inc.

    TOKYO/NEW YORK -- Toyota Motor on Thursday in the U.S. got called out on Twitter by America's next president about a Mexican factory it has in the works.The Japanese automaker had a reply ready for Donald Trump, saying that it will not decrease the

    January 6, 2017 04:30 pm JST
  • Petrobras makes financial cleanup high priority: CEO

    SAO PAULO -- Brazil's Petrobras plans to sell sizable noncore assets and slash investment in the coming years to rebuild its balance sheet following a massive corruption scandal, the state-run oil giant's CEO told The Nikkei in an interview.Pedro Pa

    January 6, 2017 07:00 am JST
  • Trump tweets Toyota: 'NO WAY' to new Mexico plant

    NEW YORK -- American President-elect Donald Trump challenged Toyota Motor on social media platform Twitter Thursday, writing that there was "NO WAY" the Japanese automaker could export its Corolla cars to the U.S. from a planned Mexican plant withou

    January 6, 2017 05:30 am JST
  • Mexico changes foreign ministers, hoping for link to Trump

    MEXICO CITY -- The former finance minister behind Donald Trump's trip to Mexico in August has been made foreign minister at a time of growing tensions across the border and little communication with the incoming U.S. administration.Luis Videgaray's

    January 6, 2017 04:47 am JST
  • My Personal History

    Carlos Ghosn (3) The unforgettable Father Lagrovole

    Following the doctor's recommendation, we moved to Rio de Janeiro, but my condition didn't improve much. Concerned about my slow recovery, my mother convinced my father that I should continue treatment in a nicer environment with fresher air.My fath

    January 4, 2017 02:30 am JST
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    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
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    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