GPIF's stock holdings reveal its hand in nearly everything

Aug 23, 2016

GPIF's stock holdings reveal its hand in nearly everything

Companies across Japan have a new name in their top 10 shareholder lists: the world’s largest pension fund. The ¥134 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund is the top owner of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc., Honda Motor Co. and at least 119 other Tokyo-listed ...

Aug 23, 2016

Firms plead guilty to price-fixing in U.S.

Two Japanese firms and a Taiwanese company have agreed to plead guilty to fixing prices of electrolytic capacitors sold in the United States and elsewhere, the U.S. Justice Department said Monday. Rubycon Corp. and Elna Co., both of Japan, and Holy Stone Holdings Co. ...

Aug 23, 2016

Iraq used torture to extract confessions from convicts, Amnesty says

Amnesty International on Monday condemned the hanging in Iraq of 36 men convicted of a mass killing of soldiers, saying some of their confessions were extorted under threats and torture. The watchdog called on the Iraqi authorities to establish a moratorium on executions and ...

Aug 23, 2016

U.S. commander skeptical of cooperation with Russia in Syria

The top U.S. commander for the fight against the Islamic State group said Monday that he is skeptical of any additional military cooperation with Russia in Syria. And he said he believes he can get the mission done without it, outlining new plans to ...

Pentagon claims exclusion zone in Syria is not a 'no fly zone'

Aug 23, 2016

Pentagon claims exclusion zone in Syria is not a 'no fly zone'

Syria has been warned not to fly warplanes in areas where American troops are advising Kurdish and Arab forces fighting the Islamic State group, the Pentagon said on Monday. But it insisted this does not amount to a “no fly zone.” Reporters pushed press ...