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Analysts still see downside risks to Tokyo stocks

| Aug 29, 2015

Analysts still see downside risks to Tokyo stocks

Though worries have waned over global stock sell-offs, analysts still see downside risks to Tokyo stocks amid uncertainty over the course of U.S. monetary policy. The benchmark 225-issue Nikkei average finished the week at 19,136.32, down 299.51 points, or 1.54 percent, from a week ...

Ashley Madison courted buyers before attack

Aug 29, 2015

Ashley Madison courted buyers before attack

The owner of the adultery website Ashley Madison was already struggling to sell itself or raise funds for at least three years before the publication of details about its members, according to internal documents and emails that were released by hackers as part of ...

Aug 28, 2015

Foreign tourist boom fuels 5% surge in Tiffany's Japan sales

American luxury jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co. said Thursday that total sales in Japan rose 5 percent to $125 million in the May-to-July quarter, driven by a boost in foreign tourist spending in the country. “While our sales in Japan are largely made to ...

July job availability best in over 23 years

Aug 28, 2015

July job availability best in over 23 years

Job availability across the country improved to its highest level in over 23 years and the unemployment rate fell to 3.3 percent in July, the government said Friday, signaling that companies are willing to hire more workers. The ratio of job offers to seekers ...

Tesla electric car gets best-ever rating from Consumer Reports

Aug 28, 2015

Tesla electric car gets best-ever rating from Consumer Reports

A new Tesla electric car has earned the best-ever vehicle rating from Consumer Reports, sending shares of the automaker racing higher Thursday. The new Tesla P85D “performed better in our tests than any other car ever has, breaking the Consumer Reports Ratings system,” said ...

Aug 28, 2015

Duskin eyes using foreign workers for housework services

Duskin Co. plans to use a system that will allow foreign workers to engage in housework support services in special zones where deregulatory measures are tested, according to a company official. “It will be natural to cooperate” if the ban on the use of ...

Aug 28, 2015

Mercedes-Benz Japan launches first diesel hybrid sedan

Mercedes-Benz Japan Co. launched the S300h diesel-electric hybrid sedan, a new model in the high-end S-Class series, on Thursday. The Japanese unit of Germany’s Daimler AG is the first automaker in Japan to sell a hybrid vehicle with a diesel engine. The vehicle, priced ...