GO
Loading...

Japan

More

  • Japan May Exports Rise But US Demand Is Weak Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 9:18 PM ET
    Japanese Flag

    Japan's exports in May rose more than expected from a year earlier, in a sign that growth in Asia and other developing countries is continuing to offset falling U.S. demand -- at least for now.

  • GM & Ford Face Cash Squeeze Fears Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 10:17 AM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    With Standard and Poor's putting GM, Ford, and Chrysler (and their respective finance companies) on credit watch with negative implications, the big issue is not just the deteriorating auto market, it's the potential liquidity crisis looming for these firms.

  • Japan Big Manufacturer Sentiment Falls in Apr-June Sunday, 22 Jun 2008 | 9:38 PM ET
    Japanese Flag

    Big Japanese manufacturers were more pessimistic about business conditions in the three months to June compared with the previous quarter, a government survey showed on Monday.

  • Nuclear Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 3:53 PM ET
    Nuclear Power Plant

    Nuclear power may indeed be poised for a renaissance as many in the industry hope, but there have been false promises in the past.

  • Buying Opportunities in Japan and Brazil Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 9:16 AM ET

    Taking a look at emerging markets such as Brazil and developing economies in Asia, but also at stocks that have not yet roused investors' interest such as Japanese companies could offer fresh buying opportunities, as there still are plenty of good shares around, Charlie Morris, manager of global trend fund at HSBC, told "Worldwide Exchange" on Wednesday.

  • Big Three Automakers: What's Their Biggest Threat? Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 10:28 AM ET
    Big 3's Biggest Threat

    Over the last two weeks I've been inundated with e-mails from readers venting about the latest round of cutbacks Detroit's automakers have announced. What's surprised me the most has been the wide range of reasons why you think the Big 3 are in big trouble.

  • Honda FCX

    If you've read this blog for long, you know how I feel about hydrogen fuel cell cars. Great potential. Limited real world possibilities right now. That said, this morning Honda gave us a glimpse into hydrogen's promise.

  • Pfizer May Make Counter Bid for Ranbaxy : Report Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 1:32 AM ET

    Pfizer may bid for Ranbaxy Laboratories, countering a $4.6 billion offer by Japan's DaiichiSankyo Co for the Indian generic drug maker, the Business Standard newspaper said.

  • BOJ Keeps Rates Steady, Focus Is on Inflation Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 12:21 AM ET
    Japanese Flag

    The Bank of Japan kept interest rates on hold at 0.5% in a unanimous vote on Friday, as widely expected, as it balanced concerns about rising inflation with a worsening economic outlook.

  • Americans Want Hybrids And Toyota's Ready To Build More Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 11:05 AM ET

    A new survey today by Auto Futures Group/TechnoMetrica concludes that people would rather buy gas/electric hybrids instead of diesel powered cars. Diesel fans will roll their eyes and say that's ridiculous, but that's the way it is.

  • Japan's Daiichi Bids $4.6 Billion for Ranbaxy Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 7:24 AM ET

    Japanese drug maker Daiichi Sankyo will pay up to $4.6 billion for control of India's Ranbaxy Laboratories, the latest in a string of global health deals as firms look to bulk up and diversify to fend off aggressive rivals.

  • Japan GDP Up, Wholesale Inflation Hits 27-Year High Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 10:05 PM ET
    Japanese Flag

    Japan's growth has been revised up to 1 percent for the first quarter but this may be the last hurrah for the world's No.2 economy as surging raw material prices and a global economic slowdown bite.

  • Europe Preview: Don't Count Out Inditex Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 3:15 PM ET

    The consumer across the world is under considerable pressure. Record oil prices, the credit crunch and inflationary pressures all appear to be taking their toll on people’s willingness to spend. We got some better data from the UK on Tuesday, but the trend across Europe has been weak since the turn of the year, and many of the big players are beginning to become very worried.

  • Japan Machine Orders Rebound, Capex Seen Soft Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 10:29 PM ET
    Japanese Flag

    Japan's core machinery orders, a leading gauge of capital spending, rebounded in April after a two-month streak of declines, but the economic outlook remained murky with firms facing risks of inflation and slowing growth.

  • Japan Firms Borrow More to Cover Materials Costs Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 12:02 AM ET
    Japanese Flag

    Japanese bank lending in May rose at its fastest annual pace in more than a year, as firms borrowed more to cover rising energy and material costs, but economists said the rise did not signal a stronger economy.

  • Oil Price Spike Makes Auto Flexibility Crucial Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | 6:10 PM ET

    With oil surging to $138.54 and being projected by some to hit $150 by July 4, it's putting immediate pressure on automakers to adjust production and push small cars and crossovers while pulling back on trucks and SUVs. On paper, this shift seems simple enough. In reality, it's not so easy.

  • Japan Financials' Subprime Losses at $8 billion Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | 1:25 AM ET

    Losses from investments tied to the U.S. subprime-mortgage market cost Japanese financial firms about $8 billion as of the end of March, Japan's financial regulator said on Friday, up 42 percent from December.

  • Japan Opposition Democrats Back Ikeo for BOJ Board Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 11:27 PM ET
    Japanese businessmen cross a road in front of the Bank of Japan Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007. The strength of Japan's economic growth is among the factors the central bank will weigh as its policy board begins a two-day meeting to decide whether to raise interest rates. (AP Photo/Katsumi Kambayashi)

    Japan's main opposition Democratic Party will back Kazuhito Ikeo, a government nominee to join the Bank of Japan's rate-setting board, a party official said on Thursday

  • It's a major achievement Chrysler should rightfully be proud of. But it also highlights the next challenge for them, as well as GM and Ford: closing the "perception gap." First, here's the good news for the Big 3 on assembly plant efficiency.

  • US Won't Match Japan's '90s Slump: Fed's Lockhart Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 5:42 AM ET

    The United States will not experience a protracted period of economic weakness like Japan did in the 1990s, but the U.S. financial system is hurt by a lack of clear information about banks, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart said Wednesday.