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| Aug 13, 2014

Greenback rises to near ¥102.50

The dollar inched up to levels just below ¥102.50 in Tokyo late Wednesday after being stuck around ¥102.30 for most of the day. At 5 p.m., the dollar was quoted at ¥102.45-46, up from ¥102.27-28 at the same time on Tuesday. The euro stood ...

Aug 13, 2014

Life insurers to show criteria for voting as shareholders

Major life insurers will release by the end of this month guidelines detailing how they will try to reflect their opinions at shareholders’ meetings for the companies in which they hold stakes, industry sources said Wednesday. The move is in line with recent guidelines ...

Aug 13, 2014

Sumitomo takes control of Malaysian fertilizer maker

Sumitomo Corp. and its Singapore-based unit, Sumitomo Corp. Asia & Oceania Pte. Ltd., have taken a controlling stake in Malaysian fertilizer maker Union Harvest Sdn. Bhd. The trading house and its subsidiary said they have raised their joint equity stake in the Malaysian company ...

Sony's sales of PlayStation 4 top 10 million units worldwide

Aug 13, 2014

Sony's sales of PlayStation 4 top 10 million units worldwide

Global cumulative sales of the PlayStation 4 home gaming console topped 10 million units as of Sunday, Sony Corp.’s gaming unit said Wednesday. Sony, which has been struggling to rebuild its electronics business, is positioning the gaming sector as a pillar for improving its ...

Aug 13, 2014

Taste for things Japanese attracting more U.S. tourists

For the first time in nine years, Japan will see a record number of American visitors, thanks to the yen’s depreciation and a growing interest in things Japanese, such as sake and anime. According to the Japan National Tourism Organization, 87,900 visitors from the ...

Aug 13, 2014

Robots guide nights at the museum at Tate Britain

Tate Britain is inviting art fans to a night at the museum — though robots, not T. rexes, will be roaming this time. The London art museum says for five nights beginning Wednesday, people from around the world can get an after-hours tour online ...