Business / Corporate 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 Pearson ...

Business 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 to wireless ...

Fears grow over Nikkei strength

Business / Economy Apr 11, 2015

Fears grow over Nikkei strength

Monetary easing and optimism about the economy briefly pushed the Nikkei 225 stock average above 20,000 points for the first time in 15 years last week, but analysts warn that share prices may be higher than warranted by the real economy.

Japan holds its own among Asia's best

Food & Drink Mar 24, 2015

Japan holds its own among Asia's best

by Evelyn Chen

A day before Asia's 50 Best 2015 awards ceremony earlier this month, chef Mitsuharu Tsumura (affectionately known as Micha) was up and about making ceviche, a cured seafood dish, at a Peruvian ceviche master class. The Peru-born Japanese chef was in Singapore with members of ...