TOKYO - Some Japanese Internet companies are getting a boost from foreign investors as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pushes for an elusive strength his country's firms are not known for - high returns.
TOKYO - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Wednesday affirmed the central bank's upbeat view of the economy, even as global financial markets wobble, stressing that growth will pick up around mid-year as the sting of a sales tax hike fades.
TOKYO, April 16 - Japan's Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co Ltd plans to slightly increase investments in risk assets, such as foreign shares and bonds, in the financial year to March, a company executive said on Wednesday.
TOKYO, April 16 - Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday that Japanese share price decline in April has not been significant.
* PM Abe puts focus on ROE, a tailwind for some internet firms
* Govt to cut economic view in report-Nikkei (Adds more Kuroda quotes, poll on BOJ action timing)
TOKYO - Japanese small-car maker Suzuki Motor Corp said on Wednesday it will introduce an affordable, simplified gas-electric hybrid technology in its cars, joining rivals in the race for fuel efficiency.
TOKYO, April 16 - Japanese small-car maker Suzuki Motor Corp said on Wednesday it will introduce an affordable, simplified gas-electric hybrid technology in its cars, joining rivals in the race for fuel efficiency.
TOKYO, April 16 - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Wednesday that long-term interest rates are moving stably due to the central bank's massive bond buying, even as inflation expectations heighten as a trend.
TOKYO - Japan's Nikkei share average surged on Wednesday after a better performance on Wall Street the day before and comments from Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso that the market took to suggest more stock buying by the government's pension fund.