Jul 31, 2014

Panasonic's revamp efforts continue to pay dividends

Panasonic Corp. said Thursday that its operating profit grew in the April-June quarter on the back of efforts to restructure by shifting focus to industrial markets instead of less profitable consumer products. The electronics giant said group operating profit rose 28.2 percent to ¥82.29 ...

Nissan profit beats estimates on gains in China, U.S.

Jul 28, 2014

Nissan profit beats estimates on gains in China, U.S.

Nissan Motor Co. on Monday reported profit that beat analysts’ estimates as deliveries rose in China and the United States, its two biggest markets. Net income rose 37 percent to ¥112.1 billion in the April-June quarter, beating the ¥84.3 billion average of 14 analyst ...

'Iron Man' Robert Downey Jr. highest-earning actor, Forbes says

Jul 22, 2014

'Iron Man' Robert Downey Jr. highest-earning actor, Forbes says

Robert Downey Jr, the star of Disney’s Marvel superhero film franchises “Iron Man” and “The Avengers,” is Hollywood’s highest-paid actor for the second consecutive year, with estimated earnings of $75 million, according to Forbes.com. The 49-year-old star made most of his money from June ...

Hirai refuses to pull plug on Sony TV business

May 22, 2014

Hirai refuses to pull plug on Sony TV business

by Kazuaki Nagata

Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai said Thursday the company still expects to turn around its loss-making home electronics business, which includes TV sets, this fiscal year after completing restructuring. “When I became president, (Sony) decided rebuilding the electronics business was the most important issue, and ...