Mar 31, 2015

Dai-ichi Life to boost dividends for 5.6 million contracts

Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co. plans to increase dividend payments for fiscal 2014 for 5.6 million individual contracts, informed sources said. The figure accounts for more than 50 percent of dividend-carrying insurance contracts for individual policyholders. The additional payments will total some ¥1.6 billion, the ...

Mar 11, 2015

Four Japanese life insurers mull dividend hikes

Four major life insurers are expected to increase dividend payments to individual policyholders for fiscal 2014, which ends this month, informed sources said Wednesday. Nippon Life Insurance Co. will raise payments for the first time since fiscal 2007, before the financial crisis following the ...

Oct 28, 2013

Toyota sales top GM's during third quarter

Toyota Motor Corp. outsold General Motors Co. and all other carmakers for the second time in three quarters, in the latest example of how Japan’s largest manufacturers are benefiting from “Abenomics.” Toyota and its subsidiaries sold 2.5 million vehicles worldwide in the July-September period, ...

Apple announces rare drop in profit, record stock buyback

Apr 25, 2013

Apple announces rare drop in profit, record stock buyback

Apple reported Tuesday that its quarterly profit dipped for the first time in nearly a decade as it squeezed less money from its champions in the competitive smartphone and tablet markets. The maker of iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Macintosh computers stepped in to bolster ...