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How did a former treasury secretary move markets today by doing absolutely nothing?

Sep 13, 2013
False information from a Japanese newspaper moved investor activity.
Posted In: Japan, Lawrence Summers, Federal Reserve, chairman of the federal reserve, markets

The economics of winning an Olympics

Sep 6, 2013
Does a bidding country’s economy factor into whether it gets to host the Olympic games?
Posted In: Olympics, turkey, Japan, spain

Japan's latest Fukushima fix: 'Game of Thrones'-like?

Sep 3, 2013
Japan's latest response to the Fukushima radiation leak sounds like science fiction: A wall of ice. Ice walls are common in tunneling; it's the radiation that makes this job different.
Posted In: Fukushima, tsunami, nuclear radiation, Japan

Will Japan open up roadways to more U.S. automakers?

Aug 19, 2013
The U.S. wants to make it easier for American automakers to get their cars in front of Japanese customers.
Posted In: GM, Ford, Japan, asia, Auto

Economic stimulus in Japan gets a political boost

Jul 22, 2013
The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will now control both houses of parliament. What does the new majority mean for Abe's economic plans?
Posted In: Shinzo Abe, Japan, asia

Honda: An American success story?

Jul 5, 2013
Honda sales are up and the company sales it expects to become a net exporter of vehicles from the U.S. by late next year.
Posted In: Honda, Auto, Japan, manufacturing

Will a Softbank-Sprint deal lower mobile phone prices?

Jun 26, 2013
Shareholders of Sprint Nextel approved an offer from Softbank to acquire a bulk of the U.S. phone company. Now it's up to Washington regulators to approve the foreign purchase.
Posted In: Sprint, Softbank, Japan, Dish, telecom

How the Fed's big news is playing abroad

Jun 20, 2013
Global markets are down this morning on news that the U.S. Federal Reserve may not continue its bond buying program, known as quantitative easing, in the long-term.
Posted In: Japan, Federal Reserve, asia, Europe, Ben Bernanke

Japan markets down on stimulus jitters, China manufacturing data

May 23, 2013
After an electrifying run over the past several weeks, stock markets around the world are down this morning.
Posted In: Japan, stock market

As Ben Bernanke speaks, Japan continues stimulus

May 22, 2013
Today Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gives his latest economic report to Congress. His testimony comes on the same day that Japan's central bank is indicating its intention to continue stimulus measures.
Posted In: Japan, Ben Bernanke, stimulus, Federal Reserve

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