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Business 15 Oct 2015 | 7:55 AM Premium

Japan manufacturers' mood down again amid recession fears

TOKYO: Japanese manufacturers' confidence worsened for the second straight month and is expected to fade going forward, a Reuters poll showed, adding to lingering fears of a recession and keeping policymakers under pressure to deploy fresh stimulus.

Business 02 Oct 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Japan’s big manufacturers confidence down

TOKYO: The confidence of Japan’s big manufacturers worsened in the three months to September, the central bank’s tankan survey found, raising doubts the government’s “Abenomics” policies of fiscal and monetary stimulus can do much more to improve Japan Inc’s cautious economic outlook.

Business 06 Jul 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Robots help tackle Japan’s labour shortage

Firms ramp up spending on robotics and automation

World 02 Jan 2015 | 7:45 PM Premium

Cologne Cathedral to turn out the lights in protest at anti-Muslim march

BERLIN (Reuters) - One of Germany's most famous landmarks, Cologne Cathedral, will be plunged into darkness on Monday evening in protest at a march by a growing grass-roots anti-Muslim movement through the western German city, cathedral authorities said.

World 01 Jan 2015 | 10:10 PM Premium

One in eight Germans would join anti-Muslim marches - poll

BERLIN (Reuters) - One German in eight would join an anti-Muslim march if a rapidly-growing protest movement organised one in their home towns, according to an opinion poll published on Thursday.

World 31 Dec 2014 | 5:35 PM Premium

Welcome refugees and reject racism, Merkel says after rallies

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to turn their backs on a growing grass-roots movement of anti-Muslim protesters, calling them racists full of hatred, and said Europe's biggest economy must welcome people fleeing conflict and war.

World 29 May 2014 | 8:00 PM Premium

Modi win engenders hopes for India's sluggish economy

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's economy probably showed few signs of recovery in the March quarter, but Narendra Modi's thumping victory in the recent general election has raised hopes of an investment-led turnaround in the coming quarters.

Business 12 May 2014 | 9:05 AM Premium

India's new Govt set to inherit wobbly economy

NEW DELHI: India is on the cusp of political change that is widely expected to infuse a new life into an economy that is struggling to break away from a tale of weak growth and high inflation.

Business 10 May 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Daiman, former Sunrise owners plan RM1.4bil Publika-style project in Johor

DATUK Tong Kooi Ong and his partner from the days of Sunrise Bhd, Datuk Allan Lim Kim Huat, are planning a yet-unnamed RM1.4bil integrated project in Plentong, Johor, that mirrors the trendy Publika in Mont’Kiara with Johor-based Daiman Development Bhd.

World 25 Mar 2014 | 8:25 PM Premium

Sweden demands EU shares out asylum seekers burden

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - With numbers of asylum seekers in Europe reaching a two-decade high, Sweden's immigration minister said many member states were sitting on the sidelines and warned the EU needed to share out the burden of immigrants, especially from Syria.