BBC World Service - Most Recent
Jan 28, 2013
After a dramatic couple of years, Japanese car giant Toyota has beaten General Motors to become the world's biggest-selling car maker.
Jan 21, 2013
The ninja is one of Japan's oldest and most mysterious professions, but today modern methods to spy, sabotage, and kill are putting them out of work.
Jan 16, 2013
After another incident on a 787 Dreamliner, Japan's two largest airlines have grounded Boeing's new flagship plane.
Jan 15, 2013
The world's largest platinum producer Anglo American Platinum, also known as Amplats, is planning to close down some of its South African mines and cut around 14,000 jobs. The announcement comes after a series of strikes across the mining sector of South Africa at the end of last year in which mineworkers were demanding higher wages.
Jan 11, 2013
The new government in Tokyo has unveiled a $224 billion stimulus plan in its latest bid to support the world's number three economy.
Jan 10, 2013
Supermarkets and pharmacies in Australia are reporting a shortage of the baby formula Karicare due to stockpiling by Chinese customers.
Jan 8, 2013
Chinese journalists protesting against government censorship hold a second day of strikes in the southern province of Guangdong.
Jan 7, 2013
Regulators in Basel have decided riskier assets can be used as part of a bank's emergency buffer.
Jan 4, 2013
Switzerland's oldest bank, Wegelin and Company, has plead guilty to helping wealthy Americans evade taxes.