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Mitsui & Co Ltd

  • *South Korea, Japan refiners to take first two U.S. cargoes. *Iran condensate exports to China made at deep discounts. While buyers in Japan and South Korea have been willing to trial a U.S. grade of the super-light crude known as condensate, China has already locked in annual contracts with Tehran and is not expected to take any U.S. oil in the short-term.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 15- The first condensate cargo for export is due to load in Texas at the end of this week, headed via the Panama Canal to Asia, shipping sources said. Westport Petroleum Inc., the Franklin, Tennessee- based shipping arm of Japanese trader Mitsui& Co., chartered the BW Zambesi, an LR1 tanker, also known as a Panamax class vessel.

  • TOKYO, July 3- Japan's Mitsubishi Electric has agreed to take the first step towards a partnership with European missile maker MBDA to develop a medium-range air-to-air missile for the F-35 stealth fighter, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

  • One week after U.S. authorities confirmed a ruling easing a 40- year ban on shipping lightly processed oil abroad, Enterprise Product Partners has sold its first cargo to a Japanese trading house and was seeking more buyers in Latin America, according to trading sources.

  • July 2- Enterprise Product Partners has sold a cargo of U.S. condensate to an Asian trader, in what appears to be the first export deal agreed to a week after the U.S. Commerce Department cracked open the door for limited oil exports, two traders said on Wednesday.

  • TOKYO, June 19- State-run Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp could accelerate its investment in oil and gas resources in the long term, as it looks to ensure stable commodity supplies for the world's No.3 economy.

  • Japan's JOGMEC says could double investment in oil, gas Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 5:18 AM ET

    TOKYO, June 19- State-run Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp could double its investment in oil and gas resources in the long term, as it looks to ensure stable commodity supplies for the world's No.3 economy.

  • TOKYO, June 16- A pattern of spending on hostess bars and overseas junkets for local pension fund officials went unchecked by senior managers at Deutsche Bank's Japanese securities arm, who failed to prevent or turned a blind eye to expenses that could be prosecuted as bribery, previously undisclosed details of a regulatory investigation show.

  • The talks, which began in earnest over the past two months, represent another milestone in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's bid to nurture a domestic military export industry that would also bring down Japan's defence procurement costs at a time of rising tensions between Tokyo and an increasingly assertive China.

  • The talks, which began in earnest over the past two months, represent another milestone in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's bid to nurture a domestic military export industry that would also bring down Japan's defence procurement costs at a time of rising tensions between Tokyo and an increasingly assertive China.

  • TOKYO, June 8- For once, China looks to have done Japan a favor. In clinching a $400 billion deal last month to buy Russian gas, China may end up helping out its old political and economic rival in a way that matters hugely for Japan- energy security.

  • BEIJING, May 13- As relations between China and Japan plumb a new low, the descendants of hundreds of of Chinese men forced to work in wartime Japan are taking big, modern-day Japanese corporates to court. Japan invaded China in 1937 and ruled parts of it with a brutal hand for the next eight years.

  • TOKYO/ BEIJING, May 12- A year after spending $3.6 billion to buy grain trader Gavilon to expand in China, Japan's Marubeni Corp has been shaken by defaults on soybean sales and faces an investigation into alleged tax evasion in the world's top food consumer.

  • The comments from executives at Mitsubishi Corp, Mitsui& Co, Itochu Corp and other trading houses are a vote of confidence in the long-term outlook for unconventional drilling in the United States and Canada, after they saw more than $600 million in writedowns over the last two years.

  • "Jack Ma is a big traitor," wrote another user on Tencent Weibo, a major Twitter- like Chinese microblogging site. In its IPO prospectus, Alibaba detailed ties with its two principal shareholders- Japanese telecoms firm SoftBank Corp, which owns a 34.4 percent stake, and Yahoo Inc with a 22.6 percent stake.

  • April 29- Britain's Rolls-Royce said on Tuesday it was in talks with Germany's Siemens AG to sell a unit that makes equipment for the oil and gas industry and power-generation gear for utilities.

  • April 29- Germany's Siemens AG is considering paying just under 1 billion euros for a unit of Britain's Rolls-Royce that makes equipment for the oil and gas industry and power-generation gear for utilities, sources familiar with the matter said.

  • TABLE-Japanese insurers' investment plans in 2014/15 Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 4:52 AM ET

    Meiji Yasuda to increase holdings Sumitomo to increase holdings by less than Y500 bln, reduce hedging Mitsui plans to increase holdings by Y50 bln, including. Taiyo to maintain current holdings, might reduce hedge ratio Daido to increase holdings after buying Y100 billion last FY Fukoku to increase Y30 bln after having bought Y20 bln more than.

  • TOKYO/ BEIJING, April 24- Three employees at one of Marubeni Corp's grain trading unit in China have been detained, Chinese customs said on Thursday, a move prompted by allegations of tax evasion on soybean imports.

  • *China Supreme Court says Mitsui pays about $29 mln. Mitsui paid about 2.92 billion yen in leasing fees, including interest and damages, China's Supreme Court said, in a statement on its official microblog.