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Honda Motor Recovery Gathering Pace in Japan

Japan’s Honda Motor says the recovery in auto parts supply is gathering pace and the company is likely to return to normal production earlier than previously expected.... Mehr»

Asian Markets Edge Lower

Asian markets were little affected by the International Monetary Fund chief’s arrest on attempted rape charges in New York over the weekend. Japanese authorities were quick... Mehr»

Japan’s Benchmark Nikkei Average Hits Two-Week Low

Japan’s Nikkei average hit a two-week low on Friday (May 13), as bank shares tumbled after the government spokesman said that banks are likely to be asked to ease troubled... Mehr»

Toyota Profits Down, Divided Opinion on Outlook

Toyota Motor posted a 52 percent fall in quarterly operating profits on Wednesday. As expected, the company did not give an annual forecast, as it struggles to measure the scope... Mehr»

Toshiba Soars on Upbeat Outlook

Shares of Toshiba gained almost four percent Tuesday, after the company said it expects its annual operating profit to rise by 25 percent this year. Japan’s biggest chipmaker... Mehr»

Beijing Consumers ‘Riot’ over New iPad

Something like a riot broke out at Beijing’s main Apple store as hoards of consumers struggled to purchase the newly-released iPad 2 tablet computer. Four people were taken to... Mehr»

Gold Sales Up in Western India Ahead of Hindu Festival

Ahead of the Hindu festival Akshaya Tritiya, the demand for gold soars in the Rajkot district of India’s Gujarat state. Goldsmiths and jewelers say that their business has... Mehr»

Chi-X Ends 20-Year ASX Monopoly

The 20-year monopoly of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) came to end on Wednesday (May 4), after Canberra gave final approval for a rival exchange run by Chi-X. The... Mehr»

Japan Passes $50 Billion Disaster Budget

On Monday, Japan’s parliament passes a $50 billion emergency budget for disaster relief after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. It’s just a down payment on what will... Mehr»

Japanese Entrepreneur Takafumi Horie Heads to Jail

Once touted as a symbol of a new, dynamic Japan, 38-year-old entrepreneur Takafumi Horie is now heading to jail. Known for his celebrity lifestyle and aggressive takeover bids,... Mehr»

iPad 2 Makes Delayed Japan Debut

Apple’s iPad 2 finally landed in Japan on Thursday (April 28), a month behind the originally scheduled arrival date due to last month’s earthquake. Still, the Japanese... Mehr»

77 Million PlayStation Accounts Hacked

Sony is the latest Japanese company facing criticism for its delay in disclosing a massive security breach of private customer data. The company said late on Tuesday that personal... Mehr»

Sony Unveils Two Android-based Tablet Computers

Latecomer Sony unveiled its first tablet computers Tuesday, taking a crucial step toward its ambitious goal of becoming the world’s second biggest tablet maker after Apple.... Mehr»

Gold, KOSPI at Record Highs

The Australian dollar scaled 29-year peaks and South Korean shares touched a new record high on Monday, suggesting appetite for risk has not disappeared. Gold prices climbed to a... Mehr»

Manufacturers in India Ramping Up Operations

Before India opened up its economy, this was a rarity. Fast-forward 20 years, and this factory outside of New Delhi is pumping out a new color TV every few seconds. … Mehr»

Global Carmakers Woo Chinese Consumers at Shanghai Auto Show

Concept cars, global launches, indigenous brands and electric vehicles are all set to grab the attention of Chinese consumers during the Shanghai Auto Show. Top automakers globally... Mehr»

Nissan Recalls 5,000 Leaf Vehicles, Shares Fall

Shares of Nissan underperformed the broader market Monday, after the Japanese automaker said it would recall its Leaf electric vehicles. Nissan was the biggest loser among... Mehr»

Japan Stocks End Marginally Lower

Japan’s Nikkei stock average fell in thin trade on Friday, with chip stocks leading losses after ratings downgrades. Disappointing U.S. jobs data, concerns of further Chinese... Mehr»

Japan’s Corporate Confidence Plunges

Nearly two-thirds of Japan’s companies have been negatively affected by the country’s massive earthquake and tsunami. Disrupted production and supply chains are the key... Mehr»

Japan Downgrades Economic Outlook

Japan lowered its economic outlook for the first time in six months, saying last month’s devastating quake and tsunami would continue hurting the economy for some time. The... Mehr»