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Outside RNC, Trump souvenirs selling like hotcakes

Jul 21, 2016

Outside RNC, Trump souvenirs selling like hotcakes

Vendors flog everything from Trump whoopee cushions to bobble-head dolls, pamphlets decry Sharia law and proselytizers preach of Jesus: Welcome to the world outside the gates of the Republican convention. A man dancing in his underpants, a musician strumming Trump tunes and women offering ...

| Jul 20, 2016

Dollar advances to ¥106.30 in Tokyo

The dollar advanced to levels around ¥106.30 in Tokyo Wednesday following stronger than expected U.S. data, while a wait-and-see mood was spreading ahead of central bank meetings in Japan and the U.S. next week. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥106.33-34, up from ...

| Jul 20, 2016

Tokyo stocks' six-session advance ends

Stocks snapped a six-session winning streak on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, weighed down by selling to lock in gains. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 41.42 points, or 0.25 percent, to end at 16,681.89. On Tuesday, the key market gauge advanced 225.46 points. The ...

Jul 20, 2016

Suntory, Asahi settle patent dispute over nonalcoholic beer

Major Japanese breweries Suntory Holdings Ltd. and Asahi Breweries Ltd. reached a court settlement Wednesday over Suntory’s claim that its rival infringed on its patent for nonalcoholic beer. The deal means both can continue making and marketing their respective beverages. Under the settlement reached ...

Console makers banking on virtual reality

| Jul 20, 2016

Console makers banking on virtual reality

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Gaming console maker Sony Corp. is betting big on virtual reality, with a new headset and a slew of games set for release later this year, while rival Microsoft Corp. is also developing its own hardware to make use of the immersive technology. Shawn ...

Jul 20, 2016

Dai-ichi Life eyes Cambodian market to sell insurance products

Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co. is expanding into the Cambodian market, which will make it the first Japanese life insurer to do business in the Southeast Asian country, informed sources said Wednesday. The insurer plans to open a representative office in Phnom Penh by the ...