Business Jan 29, 2016

Japan power use drops to 17-year-low amid slower economic growth

Power usage in Japan dropped last year to the lowest level since 1998 as households and businesses conserved electricity amid a stagnant economy and shrinking population. The country consumed 806.03 terawatt-hours of electricity from Japan's 10 regional power utilities, down 2.7 percent from 2014, according ...

Business Apr 9, 2015

Switzerland expands negative-yield universe at bond auction

In a world where paying for the privilege of lending to creditworthy nations has lost its stigma, Switzerland is breaking the most ground. The nation on Wednesday became the first to sell 10-year bonds via auction at a negative yield, meaning investors who acquired the ...