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Canon earnings outlook falters, president steps down

30 Jan 2012

TOKYO Canon Inc's 76-year-old chairman and CEO will take on the additional role of president after the $60 billion Japanese camera and printer maker forecast weak earnings growth and said its current president was stepping down.

Nintendo sees profit next year, but shares tumble

27 Jan 2012

TOKYO Nintendo President Satoru Iwata dismissed the idea that the age of the dedicated handheld games device was over and said he aimed to return the company to substantial profit in 2012/13, after it warned of its first ever operating loss this year.

Nintendo sees profit next year, but shares tumble

27 Jan 2012

TOKYO Nintendo President Satoru Iwata dismissed the idea that the age of the dedicated handheld games device was over and said he aimed to return the company to substantial profit in 2012/13, after it warned of its first ever operating loss this year.

Nintendo sees first annual loss, cuts 3DS forecast

26 Jan 2012

Nintendo Co Ltd posted a sharp drop in quarterly profit and forecast a bigger-than-expected full-year loss, its first at an operating level, as it battles a strong yen and its games devices lose ground to gadgets such as Apple's iPhone.

Elpida aims for Micron deal as early as next month

26 Jan 2012

TOKYO Japan's Elpida Memory Inc aims to reach a deal as early as next month for a capital infusion from Micron Technology , the Nikkei business daily said, as it confronts a punishing memory chip market and imminent debt repayments.

Nintendo sees first annual loss, cuts 3DS forecast

26 Jan 2012

Nintendo Co Ltd posted a sharp drop in quarterly profit and forecast a bigger-than-expected full-year loss, its first at an operating level, as it battles a strong yen and its games devices lose ground to gadgets such as Apple's iPhone.

Sony, Panasonic brace for grim earnings season

24 Jan 2012

TOKYO Sony Corp and rival Panasonic Corp are set to report a slump in quarterly earnings and may cut full-year forecasts after being hit by yen strength, Thai floods and consumer gloom in Europe during the vital pre-Christmas period.

Sony and Panasonic brace for grim earnings season

24 Jan 2012

TOKYO Sony Corp and rival Panasonic Corp are set to report a slump in quarterly earnings and may cut full-year forecasts after being hit by yen strength, Thai floods and consumer gloom in Europe during the vital pre-Christmas period.

Sony, Fujifilm top rivals for Olympus tie: sources

23 Jan 2012

TOKYO Sony Corp and Fujifilm Holdings are leading contenders for an equity stake in Olympus Corp, sources familiar with the situation said, as the scandal-hit medical equipment maker moves to shore up its finances.

Sony, Fujifilm top rivals for Olympus tie - sources

23 Jan 2012

TOKYO Sony Corp and Fujifilm Holdings are leading contenders for an equity stake in Olympus Corp, sources familiar with the situation said, as the scandal-hit medical equipment maker moves to shore up its finances.

World News

Pelosi says Democrats will draft articles of impeachment against Trump

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she has directed a House committee to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump over his effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate a political rival, a historic step that sets up a fight over whether to oust him from office.