Japan Inc. seeks to recover influence in Brazil as China looms

Aug 4, 2014

Japan Inc. seeks to recover influence in Brazil as China looms

In the 1950s, Japan helped Brazil establish industries such as steelmaking and initiated key purchases of Brazilian iron ore. Now the Asian nation is seeking to regain influence in Latin America’s largest economy, where China is the No. 1 trading partner. Japan has signed ...

Abe leaves Mexico, heads for Trinidad and Tobago

Jul 28, 2014

Abe leaves Mexico, heads for Trinidad and Tobago

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Mexico Sunday, having struck a series of energy deals, and headed for Trinidad and Tobago, his next stop on a tour of Latin America. The Japanese leader and his wife received a red-carpet sendoff flanked by soldiers at the ...

Jul 25, 2014

Mizuho to loan $500 million to Petrobras

Mizuho Bank plans to extend $500 million in loans to state-owned Brazilian oil firm Petrobras, informed sources said Friday. The move comes as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leaves Friday for a five-nation Latin American tour that will include Brazil. Mizuho and Petrobras will sign ...

Jul 24, 2014

Abe to push for stronger economic ties on Latin American trip

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be looking to strengthen economic ties with five Latin American nations, including Mexico and Brazil, during an overseas swing that starts Friday. Abe will also seek support from Latin America for Japan’s bid for a nonpermanent seat on the ...

Jul 22, 2014

China's Xi signs Venezuela resource deals during Latin America blitz

Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a raft of oil and mineral deals with Venezuela Monday, his latest stop on a Latin American tour showcasing China’s growing influence in the region. During his four-country visit to what is often considered America’s back yard, Xi has ...

Jul 20, 2014

Abe to offer Rousseff offshore oil know-how

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff are expected to discuss how Japanese technology can help the Latin American country to build a massive offshore logistics hub for deep-sea oil field development, according to a draft of a statement to be released ...

Jul 18, 2014

China offers $20 billion fund for LatAm projects

Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed Thursday to create a $20 billion fund to finance infrastructure projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. The fund was announced at the end of a summit hosted by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff that marked the launch of the ...