JPX CEO Hiromi Yamaji says the number of companies in the Topix index will be reduced to about 1,200 in the next review of the index, in 2028.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 20, 2024
Japan’s Topix to include broader range of companies, but fewer of them
The Topix index currently includes more than 2,000 stocks, with at least ¥83 trillion ($526 billion) of assets were linked to the gauge as of last year.
Jars containing rare earth minerals produced near Laverton, northeast of Perth, Australia, in 2019
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 18, 2024
Brazil sees opportunity in race to loosen China's grip on rare earths
Rare earths projects in Brazil are expected to be a test for how effectively the West can build a new advanced industry almost from scratch.
The US economic engine has pulled in an increasing share of global capital.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 17, 2024
How the U.S. mopped up a third of global capital flows since COVID-19
The U.S. also pulled in a fresh wave of foreign direct investment thanks to billions of dollars worth of incentives.
U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell delivers remarks during a press conference following the announcement that the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged, in Washington on Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 13, 2024
Fed leaves rates unchanged and says cuts delayed to possibly December
U.S. policymakers are content to leave rates where they are until the economy sends a clear signal that something else is needed.
A Saudi Aramco logo outside an oil storage tank at the Juaymah tank farm at the firm's Ras Tanura oil refinery and terminal at Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia, in October 2018
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 10, 2024
Saudis said to hand about 60% of Aramco offer to foreign investors
The firm's stock sale generated strong demand from the U.S. and Europe, sources said.
The Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 10, 2024
Investors brace for volatility as BOJ seeks to cut bond buying
The Bank of Japan bought only ¥4.5 trillion of government bonds last month, the lowest amount since March 2013.
An Nvidia Cop. Quantum-X800 InfiniBand Platform on display in Taipei on June 5. Nvidia was already the world's most valuable semiconductor firm. Now, it's become the first computer-chip company ever to hit $3 trillion in market capitalization.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 10, 2024
Big Tech is driving the S&P rally. Others will have to step up.
Part of the challenge for tech investors is the stocks are already quite expensive.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world