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Business 23 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

Japan Display gets new lifeline from govt-backed fund

TOKYO: Japan Display Inc, which has struggled to deliver consistent profits since it was formed by a government-backed fund four years ago, is going back for more money.

Economy 17 Sep 2013 | 10:21 AM

Japan faces record-long trade deficit

Japan is on course for its longest run of trade deficits, effectively marking the end of the nation's decades-long reliance on exports from the likes of electronics giant Sony and automaker Toyota as a driver of growth and income.

Economy 28 Feb 2014 | 3:24 PM

Japan-US lock horns, TPP on hold

WASHINGTON: A stand-off between the United States and Japan is holding up talks on a sweeping Pacific free trade pact, while a lack of authority to push an eventual deal through the US Congress without amendment may be undercutting Washington's hand.

Commodities 17 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia overtakes Malaysia as key exporter of plywood to Japan

KUCHING: Indonesia has overtaken Malaysia in selling more plywood to Japan, the key export market for both countries.

Business 26 Feb 2014 | 11:33 AM

Gaming magnate Adelson bets on himself to win Japan casino race

TOKYO/MACAU: Billionaire Sheldon Adelson is willing to bet US$10bil that his Las Vegas Sands will become the leader in casino gambling in Japan, an offer he says his competitors can't match.

Business 13 Feb 2014 | 12:14 PM

Japan Q4 growth seen quickening on shopping spree before tax hike

TOKYO: Japan's economic growth is expected to have quickened at the end of last year as consumers ramped up spending ahead of a planned sales tax hike, but analysts say that Tokyo may have to inject fresh stimulus to brighten the outlook.

Economy 09 Apr 2014 | 10:45 AM

Japan, US face off in crucial trade negotiations

TOKYO: Japan and the US on Wednesday began a round of crucial talks aimed at concluding a trade pact seen as critical to the success of regional negotiations, although officials warned that bridging differences would be difficult.

Economy 29 May 2014 | 10:18 AM

US farm groups seek to exclude Japan from TPP talks

WASHINGTON: US farm groups said on Wednesday Japan should be suspended from Pacific trade talks if the Asian nation insists on keeping tariffs on sensitive agricultural sectors.

Business 22 Jul 2013 | 5:44 PM

Struggle for inflation reading makes Japan govt bond a minefield

The Japanese government bond (JGB) market is where the Bank of Japan will win or lose its battle to push Japan's economy out of deflation.

Business 19 Jun 2019 | 1:13 AM

Japan exports slide for sixth month as trade troubles knock demand(Update)

TOKYO: Japan's exports fell for a sixth straight month in May as China-bound shipments of semiconductor manufacturing equipment and car parts weakened, in a sign of a deteriorating outlook for growth as the trade-reliant economy faces persistent pressure from slowing external demand.