| Jul 28, 2015

Tokyo stocks fall on China worries

Stocks retreated in Tokyo on Tuesday, pressured by worries over a slowdown in the Chinese economy. The Nikkei 225 average lost 21.21 points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 20,328.89. On Monday, the key market gauge fell 194.43 points. The Topix index of all ...

| Jul 27, 2015

Nikkei falls on overseas uncertainty

Stocks plunged Monday, weighed down by growing uncertainty over the course of the U.S. and Chinese economies. The Nikkei 225 average fell 194.43 points, or 0.95 percent, to end at 20,350.10. On Friday, the key market gauge lost 139.42 points. The Topix closed down ...

Jul 25, 2015

After surprise FT sale, focus turns to The Economist

The Economist Group could become the latest British media business to undergo a change of ownership this year as its co-owner Pearson focuses on education, bankers and industry sources said. The company, whose weekly magazine was first published in 1843, is partly held by ...

The Nikkei: a media giant with 140 years of history

Jul 24, 2015

The Nikkei: a media giant with 140 years of history

The Nikkei group is the media giant behind the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, which is considered the Bible of Japanese business and has a track record of financial scoops. History Now an international multimedia group, the history of the Nikkei stretches back 140 years. Under ...

Jul 24, 2015

Long history of money-losers for Japan Inc.

Here we go again? Nikkei Inc.’s purchase of Pearson’s FT Group raises once more the question of whether Japanese companies pay too much for overseas acquisitions. Since the 1990s, Japanese acquirers have purchased a series of assets — from the Pebble Beach golf course ...