WASHINGTON The United States on Friday flagged concerns over economic policies in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Germany and put them on a new monitoring list, mostly due to their large surpluses.
NEW YORK The yen hit an 18-month high on Friday as investors bet the Bank of Japan might be done adding stimulus to the economy, while stocks in Europe and on Wall Street headed lower as earnings disappointed.
NEW YORK The U.S. dollar was on track for its biggest weekly percentage decline against the yen since the 2008 financial crisis in the aftermath of the Bank of Japan's decision not to ease policy further, while strong euro zone growth data boosted the euro.
TOKYO/PARIS/SYDNEY In 2014, a blossoming friendship between Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe looked to have all but sewn up a $40 billion submarine deal. Then French naval contractor DCNS hatched a bold and seemingly hopeless plan to gatecrash the party.
TOKYO Tucked away in a quiet residential street in Kawasaki city in Japan is a refurbished workshop with a plain silver exterior and black draped windows that residents describe as creepy.
TOKYO Mitsubishi Motors' (MMC) market value and Japanese orders have halved since it admitted last week to rigging fuel economy tests, but with more than $4 billion in cash and low debt, the automaker should contain the potential damages.
April 29 Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc promoted Dong Nam to a newly created position as deputy chief executive for Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (HK) Ltd.
SYDNEY The Bank of Japan's shock decision this week not to provide additional stimulus to the struggling Japanese economy has prompted some investors and traders to bet that policy makers are out of bullets, clearing the path for further gains in the yen.
TOKYO Japan's Sharp Corp , taken over by Taiwan's Foxconn earlier this month, said it would buy back 25 billion yen (159 million pounds) in preferred shares that it issued to a corporate turnaround fund last year in exchange for a bailout.
TOKYO/FRANKFURT Four weeks into Japan's power market shakeup aimed at boosting choice and energy security, the utility at the center of the 2011 nuclear crisis has borne the brunt of consumer defections, with nearly 470,000 users switching electricity providers.