Tokyo stocks close higher as trade, currency fears abate

TOKYO, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks ended higher Monday as market jitters were eased following theconclusion of Japan's first summit with the U.S. since Donald Trump became the U.S. President. Trump had previously showed vexation at Japan for its trade ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo stocks up after US-Japan summit

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks rose Monday with sentiment lifted by upbeat ... The shortfall is linked to a special loss of around 600 billion yen at Toshiba's US nuclear unit, the Nikkei business daily said on Sunday. Airbag maker Takata, at the centre of the ... ( read original story ...)

Population trends deliver boost for Japan's micro M&A boutiques

TOKYO (Reuters) - Boutique advisers specialising in micro-M&A for mostly family-run firms are enjoying a boom in Japan, as an ageing, shrinking population brings in the boundaries on the country's small business landscape. There are no industry-wide ... ( read original story ...)

Toshiba prepares to unveil nuclear hole, other perils threaten

including through the sale of a stake in its flagship memory chips business. "The question for Toshiba is how is it going to move forward," said Masahiko Ishino, analyst at Tokai Tokyo Research Center. He added Toshiba would need to show how it could stay ... ( read original story ...)

Exports prop up Japan growth, U.S. protectionist risks loom

Japan’s economy grew for a fourth straight quarter in the final three months of last year as a weaker yen supported exports, but tepid private consumption and the risks of rising U.S. protectionism cast doubts over a sustainable recovery. Data on Monday ... ( read original story ...)

Mexico gets Trump's trade ire, Japan and Germany, a pass

By comparison, Japan and Germany get off easy. The focus on China is understandable: The U.S. trade deficit in goods with China ($347 billion last year) is five times bigger than any other. The U.S. trade gap with Mexico ($63.2 billion), though ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo Metro backs P374-B MM subway

Atsushi Kamimura, manager for demand generation and marketing department at Tokyo Metro Co. Ltd. said pursuing a plan to build a subway that would link the business centers of Makati, Pasay and Taguig would help decongest roads in Metro Manila. ( read original story ...)

Fiona Hyslop promotes Scottish business in Japan

She will meet business leaders in Tokyo and Nagasaki to promote Scotland as a place to invest and do business. The cabinet secretary said Japan was "a very important international partner for Scotland". The Scottish government said Japan was one of the top ... ( read original story ...)

Asian stocks boosted by Trump pledge to cut business taxes

HONG KONG - Asian stocks advanced Friday led by big gains in Japan after U.S. President Donald Trump promised that he would soon cut taxes for businesses. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index surged 2.3 per cent as the yen weakened against the dollar ... ( read original story ...)

The Latest: Abe promotes Japan business ahead of Trump meet

WASHINGTON - The Latest on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Washington and meeting with President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:05 a.m. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (SHEEN-zoh AH-bay) is making the case for Japanese business which he ... ( read original story ...)

Japan to expedite green card issuance to skilled professionals

"We are trying to make Japanese business environment better for the foreign companies through introducing a new type of green card system," Shigeki Maeda, Executive Vice President, Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) told reporters here. A ... ( read original story ...)