As China dams Mekong, Southeast Asian villages lament

| Jan 8, 2018

As China dams Mekong, Southeast Asian villages lament

Cambodian fisherman Sles Hiet lives at the mercy of the Mekong: a massive river that feeds tens of millions but is under threat from the Chinese dams cementing Beijing's physical — and diplomatic — control over its Southeast Asian neighbors. The 32-year-old, whose ethnic Cham ...

Output 'picking up' for first time since '95: METI

/ Dec 28, 2017

Output 'picking up' for first time since '95: METI

Industrial output rose 0.6 percent in November from the previous month on robust exports of chip-making devices, prompting the government on Thursday to declare for the first time in more than 20 years that production is recovering. The seasonally adjusted index of output at factories ...

Japan Post Bank to invest ¥500 billion in foreign funds

/ Nov 22, 2017

Japan Post Bank to invest ¥500 billion in foreign funds

Japan Post Bank Co. will invest up to ¥500 billion ($4.4 billion) in several foreign funds as part of efforts to diversify its profit sources, in response to the nation's low interest rate environment, the president of the bank's holding company said Wednesday. Japan Post ...