Jul 29, 2015

Nissan profits beat estimates as deliveries increase in U.S.

Nissan Motor Co. reported profits that beat analyst estimates as deliveries increased in the U.S., its biggest market. Net income rose to ¥152.8 billion ($1.2 billion) in the quarter ended June from ¥112.1 billion a year earlier, Nissan said on Wednesday. That exceeded the ...

Jul 29, 2015

Scandal-hit Toshiba eyes retaining Muromachi as president

Toshiba Corp. is looking at the possibility of retaining temporary President Masashi Muromachi when it appoints its new management team next month as it regroups following an accounting scandal, according to company sources. Muromachi, who is also Toshiba chairman, tentatively took over the presidency ...

Jul 27, 2015

Canon profit tumbles 20.5% on weak camera demand

Canon Inc. said Monday that its net profit fell 20.5 percent in the first six months of the year as smartphones increasingly take a bite out of demand for digital cameras. The photography and office equipment giant reported a ¥102.13 billion ($830 million) profit ...

Jul 25, 2015

Muromachi to lead Toshiba recovery

Toshiba Corp. plans to have interim chief Masashi Muromachi relinquish the title of chairman to focus on the role as president, informed sources told Jiji Press. Muromachi will lead an effort to recover from the accounting scandal that rocked the industrial and electronics company. ...

Hermes reports strong sales growth, revenue up 27% in Japan

Jul 22, 2015

Hermes reports strong sales growth, revenue up 27% in Japan

Luxury goods maker Hermes International SCA reported a 22 percent increase in second-quarter sales, led by accelerating growth in Japan. Revenue rose to 1.17 billion euros (¥158 billion), Paris-based Hermes said in a statement Tuesday, about meeting the median of 14 estimates compiled by ...

Jul 15, 2015

Toshiba CEO to step down in September over accounting scandal

Toshiba Corp. Chief Executive Hisao Tanaka will step down in September along with other board members including Vice Chairman Norio Sasaki to take responsibility for accounting irregularities, sources familiar with the matter said. The Japanese conglomerate has hired a third-party committee to investigate past ...