Japanese firms keen to make inroads into Cuba

Aug 14, 2015

Japanese firms keen to make inroads into Cuba

Japanese companies are keen to make inroads into Cuba after the country last month fully restored diplomatic relations with the United States after more than five decades of enmity, informed sources say. Cuba is just 150 kilometers from the United States. In addition, demand ...

Jul 22, 2015

Japanese investment in China falls 16% in first half of 2015

Japanese direct investment in China in the first half of 2015 fell 16.3 percent from a year before despite a diplomatic thaw in recent months, Chinese official data show. It stood at ¥250 billion and the percentage of decline expanded from 9.4 percent in ...

Jul 9, 2015

Core machinery orders rise in May for third month running

Core private-sector machinery orders rose a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent in May from the previous month for the third consecutive monthly gain, led by strong demand from the manufacturing sector, the government said Thursday. The value of orders, widely regarded as a leading indicator ...

Jul 1, 2015

Tankan shows unexpected improvement in manufacturer confidence

Sentiment among large manufacturers improved for the first time in three quarters in June, a Bank of Japan survey showed Wednesday, in a positive sign that runs counter to indications of a slowing economic recovery. The Tankan big manufacturer index rose to 15 from ...

Jun 22, 2015

Nomura terminates mortgage-bond traders amid market probes

Nomura Holdings Inc. has terminated two New York-based mortgage-bond traders for cause in connection with investigations of the market, according to regulatory records. The employees, Michael Gramins and Tyler Peters, were dismissed by the bank effective May 1 amid probes being conducted by the ...