Negative rates hit pocketbooks of Japan's bankers

Business / Economy Jul 23, 2019

Negative rates hit pocketbooks of Japan's bankers

It's not just banks that are feeling the squeeze from the Bank of Japan's negative interest rates, their employees are too. The latest data compiled by Tokyo Shoko Research, a private firm, shows that average wages in the construction industry are now 16 percent higher ...

Business / Economy Aug 5, 2015

Corporate earnings in Japan outshine rest of Asia amid weak yen

Japan is emerging as the star of Asia's latest earnings season, with most companies reporting higher-than-expected profit growth as businesses continue to benefit from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policies. Earnings per share, excluding some items, at 159 companies on Japan's Topix index have beaten ...

Toshiba unveils more exec pay cuts over accounting scam

Business / Corporate Jul 30, 2015

Toshiba unveils more exec pay cuts over accounting scam

Toshiba Corp. has announced an additional round of punishments over its accounting scandal — pay cuts affecting 16 executives, including Chairman and President Masashi Muromachi — and the resignation of another executive. Muromachi will have his executive salary slashed by half for an undecided period ...

Business Jan 15, 2015

GM sees improved profit in 2015 on China, U.S. growth

General Motors Co on Wednesday forecast its 2015 operating profit will increase from last year due mostly to growth in its two largest auto markets, China and the United States. As it moves past a year marred by massive recalls from a defective ignition switch ...

Business / Corporate Feb 4, 2014

Panasonic profit beats analyst estimates

Panasonic Corp. posted third-quarter profit that beat analysts' estimates as the television maker stops making plasma sets to speed up reforms and recover from back-to-back annual losses. Net income rose 20 percent to ¥73.7 billion in the three months that ended Dec. 31, the Osaka-based ...