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Japanese companies in driver's seat for Indian bullet train deals

Business Jan 18, 2018

Japanese companies in driver's seat for Indian bullet train deals

Japanese steel and engineering companies are in the driver's seat to bag major supply contracts for a $17 billion (around ¥1.8 trillion) Indian bullet train, several sources said, undermining a key component of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic policy — a push to "Make ...

Fuel shortage looms as Japan fires up biomass energy

National Sep 27, 2017

Fuel shortage looms as Japan fires up biomass energy

As the sun sets on Japan's solar energy boom, companies and investors are rushing into wood-burning biomass projects to lock in still-high government subsidies. More than 800 projects have already won government approval, offering 12.4 gigawatts of capacity — equal to 12 nuclear reactors and ...