Sep 29, 2016

EU wants swifter progress on economic partnership with Japan

Trade minister Hiroshige Seko has received a letter from a senior European Commission official urging prompt conclusion of an economic partnership agreement, Jiji Press learned Wednesday. “We all have to do our utmost to find a breakthrough so that we can conclude an agreement ...

U.K. business 'fat and lazy', says country's trade minister

Sep 10, 2016

U.K. business 'fat and lazy', says country's trade minister

The British minister charged with boosting international trade post-Brexit has slammed the country’s businesses as being too “fat and lazy” to capitalize on the opportunity, the Times newspaper reported Saturday. “This country is not the free-trading nation that it once was,” Secretary of State ...

Jun 30, 2016

Brexit risks pile up for Hitachi Construction, CEO says

The risks are piling up for Japan’s construction equipment makers in the aftermath of Brexit. Already contending with China’s slowdown and a rout in commodities prices, Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. now faces two new threats after the U.K.’s vote to quit the European Union: ...