| Oct 24, 2016

Nikkei rebounds on earnings optimism

Stocks staged a moderate rally Monday, reflecting bright prospects for corporate earnings. The 225-issue Nikkei average added 49.83 points, or 0.29 percent, to close at 17,234.42 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. On Friday, the key market gauge dropped 50.91 points. The Topix index of ...

Oct 24, 2016

Elderly make up a third of Japan's entrepreneurs

As Japan’s entrepreneurial spirit fades, the elderly make up a rising share of people going into business for themselves. About a third of new entrepreneurs were 60 or older in 2012, the latest year for which data was available, according to the Small and ...

Foreign firms eye up Vietnam's state brewers

Oct 24, 2016

Foreign firms eye up Vietnam's state brewers

Sloshed back at rowdy open-air “bia hoi” day and night, beer is Vietnam’s tipple of choice and now its cash-strapped government is drawing on the nation’s penchant for lager to raise billions of dollars by selling stakes in state-owned brewers. The unprecedented divestments in ...

Oct 23, 2016

Sharp may shutter LED display plant in Hiroshima Prefecture

Sharp Corp. is considering closing a light-emitting diode display plant in Hiroshima Prefecture next year as part of its restructuring efforts under Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., sources familiar with the matter said Sunday. The electronics company may consolidate the production line at ...