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IAEA chief stresses nuclear power

Apr 13, 2015

IAEA chief stresses nuclear power

International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Yukiya Amano on Monday underscored the importance of nuclear power generation, saying it contributes to stable electricity supply and economic growth. “Nuclear power supports the economy as it ensures stable energy supply, and bolsters a nation’s competitiveness,” Amano said ...

Miyazaki mangoes fetch ¥300,000 in season's first auction

Apr 13, 2015

Miyazaki mangoes fetch ¥300,000 in season's first auction

A brand-name pair of mangoes from Miyazaki Prefecture was auctioned off for ¥300,000 ($2,495) on Monday at a wholesale market in the prefectural capital, matching last year’s record high. Taiyo no Tamago (Egg of the Sun) mangoes are selected under strict criteria including weight, ...

Apr 13, 2015

Huttenlocher's Myriad said to start Japan reflation fund

by Bei Hu

Carl Huttenlocher’s Myriad Asset Management has set up a hedge fund focusing on opportunities arising from Japan’s efforts to end deflation, people with knowledge of the matter have said. Myriad, which oversees more than $4 billion in assets, started its second fund on March ...

Apr 13, 2015

Core machinery orders edge lower amid bleary economic outlook

Japan’s core machinery orders edged down 0.4 percent from a month earlier to ¥835.6 billion in February, the government said Monday, indicating that some companies are reluctant to beef up investment as the economic outlook remains unclear. The private-sector orders, excluding those for ships ...

Apr 13, 2015

China rejects Taiwan's bid to become AIIB founding member

Taiwan is not able to become a founding member of the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank but is still welcome to become an ordinary member in the future, the Chinese government said on Monday. In a statement carried by the official Xinhua news agency, ...

Apr 13, 2015

U.S. airlines dealt lower marks across the board in report

Think flying is getting worse? A pair of university researchers who track the airline business say it’s a fact. More flights are late, more bags are getting lost, and customers are lodging more complaints about U.S. airlines, government data show. Dean Headley, a marketing ...