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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

Japan takes energy race overseas, promotes solar at home

May 20, 2013
Things have been electric on the Japanese stock market recently. But the country is in need of energy and is hunting for it in innovative ways.
Posted In: Japan, Goldman Sachs, energy

Japan's economy grows under Shinzo Abe's leadership

May 16, 2013
Policies taken by the head of Japan are helping the country finally bounce back after decades of trouble. But is it enough -- and will it continue?
Posted In: Japan, Shinzo Abe
Outside view of the Sony headquarters building in Tokyo.

How not to take over a company like Sony

May 15, 2013
If the history of foreign investor activism in Japan is any indication, the outlook for hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb is not too loving.
Posted In: takeover, Sony, Japan

Sony back in the black for the first time in 5 years

May 9, 2013
Japanese entertainment and electronics giant Sony has managed to make money, not lose it for the first time in five years. The company reported a net profit of $948 million.
Posted In: Sony, Japan, yen

Boeing's Dreamliner will soon be back in the air

Apr 26, 2013
Japan has given the green light to Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. Japans two biggest airlines, Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines, may resume flying the aircraft, which has been grounded since January.
Posted In: Boeing, Dreamliner, Dreamliner 787, Japan, Airlines

Does the U.S. benefit from Japan-China tensions?

Apr 24, 2013
Tensions are on the rise this week between China and Japan after Chinese naval ships confronted Japanese fishing boats in the waters surrounding some disputed islands in the East China Sea.
Posted In: Japan, China

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