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  • Get ready for the age of centenarians

    TOKYO -- Benjamin Franklin, one of the U.S. founding fathers, once observed, "In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." While this is still true, humanity has made great strides toward delaying our own expiry date.Bu

    September 27, 2017 12:13 pm JST
  • Indonesia, Vietnam leap up global competitiveness list

    GENEVA -- The World Economic Forum's latest global competitiveness list presents a mixed picture for Asia, with big gains by Indonesia and Vietnam and demotions for the likes of Japan and India.The Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018, released o

    September 27, 2017 07:05 am JST
  • North Korea feeling tighter squeeze from sanctions

    SEOUL -- More signs have emerged that North Korea is feeling the effects of sanctions imposed by the international community -- gasoline prices have soared, and the country is moving to fight its foreign currency shortage stemming from trade restric

    September 27, 2017 06:08 am JST
  • Trump: military option for North Korea not preferred, but would be 'devastating'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Tuesday that any U.S. military option would be "devastating" for Pyongyang, but said the use of force was not Washington's first option to deal with the North's ballistic and nucle

    September 27, 2017 04:51 am JST
  • Technology stocks drag Nikkei Asia300 Index down

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan declined Tuesday, weighed by a slump in technology stocks and North Korea's latest round of threats.The Nikkei Asia300 Index shed 0.5% to close at 1,297.50. Tencent Holdings dropped 1.2% in Hong Kon

    September 26, 2017 08:43 pm JST
  • As losses mount, talk of GM exiting South Korea grows

    SEOUL -- General Motors' global strategy of pulling out of underperforming markets is weighing on South Korea as the U.S. automaker's local unit is struggling with mounting losses and conflict with labor unions, analysts said Tuesday.GM could shut d

    September 26, 2017 08:04 pm JST
  • Southeast Asian cities among top favorites for leisure travel

    SINGAPORE -- Southeast Asian cities are proving to be popular destination choices for many tourists, with Bangkok, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur among the top 10 global destinations since 2009, according to Mastercard.The annual Mastercard Index of Glo

    September 26, 2017 08:00 pm JST
  • Unilever seals $2.7bn deal for South Korean skin care company

    SEOUL -- Unilever has agreed to acquire South Korean skin care company Carver Korea for 2.27 billion euros ($2.69 billion), seeking to strengthen its presence in a crucial region.The Anglo-Dutch consumer goods group announced the deal with Carver ow

    September 26, 2017 05:44 pm JST
  • Global trade, China will buoy Asia's growth to 5.8% in 2018

    MANILA -- China's better-than-expected economic expansion and a rebound in global trade will buoy growth in Asia, the Asian Development Bank said in a report on Tuesday.In its Asian Development Outlook Update, the regional lender forecast 5.9% growt

    September 26, 2017 10:30 am JST
  • Posco opens steel-processing center in Indiana

    SEOUL -- Posco has opened a steel wire processing center in the American state of Indiana amid discontent in Washington over the trade deficit with South Korea.The $20.9 million plant with an annual capacity of 25,000 tons marks Posco's second proce

    September 26, 2017 03:58 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index declines as Chinese real-estate stocks slump

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan fell Monday, weighed by a slump in Chinese real-estate developers and suppliers to Apple.The Nikkei Asia300 Index declined 0.8% to 1,303.90. China Vanke and China Overseas Land & Investment plunged

    September 25, 2017 08:32 pm JST
  • Samsung zips past Toyota to become Asia's top brand

    TOKYO -- Samsung has overtaken Toyota as Asia's most valuable brand for the first time, according to a global ranking released on Monday by U.S. consultancy Interbrand.Its Best Global Brands 2017 list features 11 from Asia -- the same number as last

    September 25, 2017 08:08 pm JST
  • North Korea writes to other countries that chance of nuclear war rises

    NEW YORK/TOKYO -- The war of words between the U.S. and North Korea escalated Monday, as North Korean state media announced that a parliamentary committee had sent an open letter to the parliaments of other countries warning that recent comments by

    September 25, 2017 06:02 pm JST
  • Unilever to buy majority stake in Carver Korea for $2.9 bn: Seoul Economic Daily

    SEOUL (Reuters) -- Unilever has agreed to buy a majority stake in South Korean cosmetics firm Carver Korea for $2.9 billion from a consortium of Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital Private Equity, Seoul Economic Daily reported on Monday.The deal to buy t

    September 25, 2017 03:34 pm JST
  • Company in focus

    How Chinese panel maker BOE aims to take on Samsung as leader in OLED displays

    CHENGDU, China -- Inside a five-story factory the size of 14 soccer fields, known simply as B7, the race is on to dominate the lucrative market for next-generation smartphone display panels.Motivational posters and signs adorn the clean white hallwa

    September 24, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • USGS says cannot confirm if North Korea quake natural or manmade

    The U.S. Geological Survey said on Saturday it could not conclusively confirm whether a magnitude 3.5 earthquake detected in North Korea was manmade or natural.USGS put the epicentre of the quake 22 km (14 miles) east-northeast of Sungjibaegam, Nort

    September 23, 2017 09:31 pm JST
  • US army probes fake evacuation orders sent to US military, families in South Korea

    SEOUL (Reuters) -- The U.S. military said on Saturday it has opened an investigation into fake mobile phone alerts and social media messages advising U.S. military personnel and their families to evacuate the Korean Peninsula.The phony messages, whi

    September 23, 2017 08:56 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index falls as North Korea tensions resurface

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan declined Friday as North Korea's threat of a hydrogen bomb test exacerbated tensions surrounding the region, hurting investor appetite.The Nikkei Asia300 Index lost 1% to end at 1,313.72. For the we

    September 22, 2017 08:53 pm JST
  • North Korea has world worrying about an H-bomb test

    SEOUL -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday vowed to seriously consider taking the "highest level of hard-line" action in its history. But analysts believe he is really playing for time, hoping the international community runs out of sanction

    September 22, 2017 07:27 pm JST
  • Abe, Trump agree to put maximum pressure on North Korea

    NEW YORK -- Japan and the U.S. will do their utmost to pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear and missile ambitions, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said after a meeting here with U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday. "I was able to reaff

    September 22, 2017 02:13 pm JST