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  • Current-account surplus continues to push up South Korean won

    SEOUL -- The South Korean won has been rising in recent months, thanks to the country's strong current-account surplus. The won's rise is also being led by an inflow of foreign money into the country's stock market, which is maintaining won-buying d

    June 3, 2014 01:20 pm JST
  • S Korea to spend $42B by 2020 in green power drive

    SEOUL -- The Korea Electric Power group plans to spend a total of 42.5 trillion won ($42 billion) by 2020 to achieve a 16-fold increase in its renewable power generating capacity. The group's plan to ramp up its clean electricity capacity by 11.

    June 3, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Indosat teams up with Softbank for $50 million venture fund

    JAKARTA - Indosat, Indonesia's third biggest telecommunications operator by subscriber base, has launched a $50 million investment fund with Japanese telecom company Softbank. The fund will target Indonesian Internet startups. The SB ISAT fund w

    June 2, 2014 04:00 pm JST
  • Philippines' Aboitiz Power taps Hyundai to build $935M power plant

    MANILA -- Aboitiz Power has enlisted Hyundai Engineering for the construction of a 41 billion peso ($935 million) power plant, which is expected to be operational by 2017. In a filing to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Monday, Aboitiz Power sa

    June 2, 2014 03:50 pm JST
  • Apple, Google, Samsung steal Asian hearts

    TOKYO -- Sony and Honda Motor were the only Japanese companies highly ranked in the Brand Asia 2014 survey, in which smartphone and Internet companies stole the show. Nikkei BP Consulting -- like The Nikkei Asian Review part of the Nikkei group

    June 1, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Thailand's Asiasoft targets 300 million Asean gamers

    BANGKOK -- Thailand's online game producer Asiasoft is seeking to grab 300 million subscribers in the coming three to five years in Asean countries, more than double the current customer base and about half of the region's entire population. Chief E

    May 30, 2014 03:00 pm JST
  • Problems hit Hyundai at home and abroad

    SEOUL -- Hyundai Motor Group of South Korea is beset with problems at home and abroad. The world's fifth largest automaker has grown by introducing cars that compete against Japanese rivals such as Toyota Motor and Honda Motor. But its fuel econ

    May 30, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • BOJ fears rise of Asian counterparts on international stage

    TOKYO -- The Bank of Japan is feeling a sense of crisis about a decline in its influence on the international stage. The BOJ was alarmed by the news that Hyun Song Shin, a Korean national, was appointed as economic adviser and head of research o

    May 30, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Desperate to guard home turf, Hyundai to debut luxury car

    BUSAN, South Korea -- Hyundai Motor is taking the unusual step of developing a luxury model exclusively for the South Korean market in hopes of winning back longtime fans who have acquired a taste for European premium cars. The new vehicle, curr

    May 30, 2014 04:07 am JST
  • Japanese companies flocking to Myanmar industrial park

    YANGON -- Dozens of Japanese and other foreign companies have expressed interest in what is to be Myanmar's first modern industrial park, scheduled to go onstream in the summer of 2015. With the sale of lots having begun this spring, 45 companie

    May 29, 2014 12:24 am JST
  • Burberry blooms in Asia

    LONDON -- In its first earnings announcement since CEO and chief designer Christopher Bailey took the helm, British fashion label Burberry said it will relaunch in Japan as part of a broader expansion into the Asia-Pacific. Japan is still the wo

    May 29, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • LG charges ahead in OLED war

    SEOUL -- LG Electronics is poised to get a leg up on its rival Samsung Electronics after an important breakthrough in tackling an OLED television production problem that has plagued its cross-town competitor as well as the competition in Japan.

    May 29, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Taiwan struggles for investment

    TAIPEI -- When Liu Fang-jung applied last year to set up a company in Taiwan to provide legal and accounting services to listed companies, regulators asked why, having spent the previous 18 years serving Taiwanese investors in China, he now wanted d

    May 29, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Turkish steel industry in capacity buildup mode

    ISTANBUL -- Turkish steelmakers are increasing their production capacity in hopes of cashing in on swelling domestic and regional demand. One such company is Tosyali Holding, a major electric furnace steelmaker. In 2012, Tosyali set up a joint v

    May 28, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • In Japanese college's melting-pot dorm, students share everything but fridges

    TOKYO -- Waseda University this spring took a step to make itself more international, opening a dormitory devoted to increasing interactions between Japanese and non-Japanese students. The private university in Tokyo sees Waseda International St

    May 27, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • South Korea's Kakao, Daum to merge

    SEOUL -- Kakao, owner of South Korea's largest mobile messaging service, agreed Monday to merge with Daum Communications in a bid to tap the local search-engine operator's strength in online advertising and games. The new company, Daum Kakao, wi

    May 27, 2014 03:08 am JST
  • Ritsumeikan reaches crucial point for resurgence as a global university

    TOKYO -- The Ritsumeikan Trust of Japan, a Kyoto-based comprehensive educational institution, has arrived at a crucial stage in its attempt to foster global human resources. The institution was leading the globalization of Japanese universities

    May 26, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • New Posco chief sharpens focus on steel, financial health

    SEOUL -- Posco has begun rebuilding its steel business in earnest under the leadership of Kwon Oh-joon, who assumed the post of chairman at South Korea's biggest steelmaker two months ago. Posco has adopted a new business plan through 2016

    May 26, 2014 07:00 am JST
  • After ferry disaster, companies in anguished South Korea rethink safety

    SEOUL -- South Korean society continues to reel from last month's ferry disaster. Companies in a range of fields are scurrying to ease widespread anxiety about safety. Consumers are in no mood to spend, raising concerns about the nation's economy.

    May 25, 2014 07:00 am JST
  • Attack of Kodansha

    TOKYO -- A Japanese publisher is riding the global wave of popularity kicked up by "Attack on Titan." Kodansha is not only distributing the popular manga series in comic book form around the world but is also selling the serial via digital downl

    May 24, 2014 01:00 pm JST