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Sep 17, 2014

Japan, China, S. Korea finance chiefs to meet Friday

Finance ministers and central bank governors from Japan, China and South Korea will hold their first meeting in 28 months on Friday. The gathering had been held every May before 2013. That year the meeting was skipped due to Japan-China tensions over the Senkaku ...

Sep 17, 2014

Survey finds skepticism about global trade's benefits

Japanese, Americans and many Europeans aren’t sold on the benefits of trade. They doubt that global economic ties create jobs or raise wages, an international survey conducted by the Pew Research Center shows. But people in China and other low- and middle-income countries are ...

Sep 17, 2014

Panasonic riding Tesla wave to boost battery business in Europe

Panasonic Corp., the main supplier of lithium-ion battery cells to Tesla Motors Inc., has said that cooperation with the electric-car maker on the construction of a massive U.S. battery plant is likely to boost demand from European automakers. “The development with Tesla is catching ...

Pioneer to cut 2,000 jobs in bid to restructure

Sep 16, 2014

Pioneer to cut 2,000 jobs in bid to restructure

Pioneer Corp. said Tuesday it will cut more than 2,000 jobs — 10 percent of its group workforce — through voluntary retirement by employees and sales of noncore businesses to promote its rehabilitation. Pioneer also said it will sell its DJ equipment business for ...

Nissin Cup Noodles to feature U.S. Open finalist Nishikori

Sep 16, 2014

Nissin Cup Noodles to feature U.S. Open finalist Nishikori

Nissin Food Products Co. said Tuesday it will release Cup Noodle packaging bearing the image of tennis player Kei Nishikori later this month to celebrate his historic run to the U.S. Open final. The limited edition packaging will show Nishikori in a victorious pose, ...