China seeks 'new chapter' in first visit with Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Apr 6, 2016

China seeks 'new chapter' in first visit with Myanmar's Suu Kyi

China and Myanmar pledged to open a “new chapter” in their sometimes strained relationship, raising the prospect that stalled Chinese investment projects in the Southeastern Asian country could be allowed to resume. Aung San Suu Kyi, head of Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy ...

Apr 5, 2016

Japan considers underwriting construction of Indonesian port

The government may provide low-interest yen loans to Indonesia to help it build a major new port in Patimban, 120 kilometers east of Jakarta, sources said. As the Indonesian side has estimated construction will cost ¥300 billion, this is likely to be one of ...

Mar 22, 2016

Former Norinchukin Bank boss to replace Mitani at GPIF

The Government Pension Investment Fund, the world’s biggest pension fund, named Norihiro Takahashi, a former senior managing director at a domestic agricultural bank, as president to replace Takahiro Mitani. The $1.25 trillion fund chose Takahashi, 58 and a former managing director at Norinchukin Bank ...

Mar 20, 2016

Japan, Vietnam vow to work together to spur trade, investment

Japan and Vietnam pledged to work together to expand trade and promote investment by Japanese companies’ in the Southeast Asian nation on Saturday in Hanoi at the first meeting held by a special committee formed to boost bilateral economic cooperation. “By using this committee ...

Mar 17, 2016

Toshiba sinks ¥360 billion into next-gen NAND memory

Toshiba Corp. said Thursday it will spend around ¥360 billion ($3.2 billion) over the next three years through fiscal 2018 building and outfitting a facility to produce next-generation NAND-type flash memory. The scandal-hit manufacturing giant is expected to discuss the possibility of obtaining additional ...