Business / Economy Jun 4, 2013

Business investment off 3.9% in quarter amid wariness

Capital spending by companies dropped 3.9 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier as companies remained wary of the economic outlook despite the weaker yen and budding hopes for a recovery in exports, the government said Monday. Business investment by all nonfinancial sectors ...

Commentary / World Aug 17, 2011

Japan at critical tipping point

by Mark Pendergrast

Japanese trains run to the minute, and the country's businesses pride themselves on energy-efficiency. The Japanese boast of their eco-services for eco-products in eco-cities. Yet they rely primarily on imported fossil fuel and nuclear power, live in energy-wasteful homes, and import 60 percent of ...