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Economy 11 Apr 2014 | 10:12 AM

Nikkei tumbles to 6-month low on US tech rout

TOKYO: Japanese shares tumbled to six-month lows on Friday and could log their worst performance since the March 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster after a rout in US tech shares spurred selling by momentum players.

Economy 27 Sep 2013 | 11:21 AM

Corporate Japan strives to beat power crunch

Automatic doors are blocked at offices, subway escalators are disabled and much of the headquarters of Japan's biggest utility sits in semi-darkness - all evidence of how a 2½-year power crunch has forced companies to re-think energy use.

Business 04 Mar 2014 | 11:39 AM

Toyota sees 2014 Europe sales at more than 865,000 units

GENEVA: Toyota Motor Corp expects to sell more than 865,000 vehicles in Europe this year, up from 847,530 in 2013, helped by a gradually recovering market and the popularity of its hybrid models, the head of its European operations said on Monday.

Technology 10 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

Tech-savvy farmers bring hope to Japan’s shrinking agriculture sector

YAMAMOTO-CHO: A new breed of younger, business and tech-savvy farmers are transforming Japan’s shrinking agriculture sector with cutting edge techniques and marketing strategies, giving new hope to an industry in slow decline.

Business 23 May 2013 | 10:37 AM

KLCI falls to low of 1,765, rattled by Japan, HK

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's FBM KLCI fell to a low of 1,765 in mid-afternoon trade on Thursday as investors were rattled by the plunge in Japan's markets and fall in Hong Kong.

Business 29 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Guocoland to invest RM12.5b in eco-city

PETALING JAYA: Hong Leong Group’s property arm Guocoland (M) Bhd will invest RM12.5bil under the Greater Kuala Lumpur National Key Economic Area for the development of a 4,000-acre eco-city in Sepang.