Air bag maker Takata has filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the US, overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs over defective air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people.
Mon, 26 Jun, 2017
Toshiba, the 142-year-old conglomerate, warned yesterday it may not be able to continue as a going concern as it grapples with billions of dollars in losses from its Westinghouse Electric nuclear business.
Wed, 12 Apr, 2017
Shares of Japan’s Nintendo has soared again, more than doubling the firm’s market capitalisation to 4.5 trillion yen (€38.5bn) in just seven sessions since the mobile game Pokémon Go was launched in the US.
Wed, 20 Jul, 2016
The Tokyo Stock Exchange has slapped a fine of 200m yen (€1.93m) against Nomura Securities as a penalty for an insider trading scandal in which top executives resigned at the Japanese brokerage.
Thu, 01 Nov, 2012
Former Olympus president Tsuyoshi Kikukawa admitted guilt today over a cover-up scandal of massive investment losses at the top Japanese camera and medical equipment company.
Tue, 25 Sep, 2012
Japan Airlines, which underwent a government bailout two years ago, is to be listed again on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on September 19.
Fri, 03 Aug, 2012
An internal investigation at Olympus says five current and former auditors are responsible for a combined 8.38bn yen (€85.7m) in losses linked to the Japanese company's accounting scandal.
Tue, 17 Jan, 2012
JAPAN’S disgraced Olympus Corp is suing its president and 18 other executives for up to $47 million (€37m) in compensation, as it struggles to recover from an embarrassing accounting scandals.
Wed, 11 Jan, 2012
World stocks rose today, assisted by an absence of bad financial news and signs that the US economy may be strengthening.
Tue, 10 Jan, 2012
Japanese camera and medical equipment maker Olympus is suing 19 former and current executives for damages the company said it has suffered over a massive cover-up of investment losses.
World stocks rose today amid growing optimism that European leaders will approve aggressive plans by the end of the week to rescue the region from a debt crisis that has rocked financial markets for months.
Wed, 07 Dec, 2011
MICHAEL Woodford, who was fired as chief executive of Japanese camera and medical equipment company Olympus after blowing the whistle on dubious spending, is now resigning from the board.
Fri, 02 Dec, 2011
Japanese electronics giant Panasonic stayed in the red in the latest quarter and projected a huge annual loss due to slumping TV sales and the strong yen.
Mon, 31 Oct, 2011
Asian stock markets rose today as data showed the economy of earthquake-battered Japan shrank less than expected.
Mon, 15 Aug, 2011
Japanese stocks rebounded today, recovering some of the massive losses sustained over the last two days following the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Wed, 16 Mar, 2011
Crisis-hit Toyota faced fresh doubts about braking problems in its prized Prius today, with complaints ballooning to about 180 in the US and Japan.
Thu, 04 Feb, 2010
Japan Airlines filed for bankruptcy today in one of the country’s largest corporate failures.
Tue, 19 Jan, 2010
Japanese stocks opened the year stronger, with the benchmark index jumping to a two-month high today, lifted by optimism over a US economic stimulus plan.
Mon, 05 Jan, 2009
New York’s Nasdaq today looked set to retain its stake in the London Stock Exchange, despite the crushing defeat for its £2.7bn (€4bn) takeover offer.
Sun, 11 Feb, 2007
The London market was unable to cling on above the 5700 barrier today even though a rebound by stocks in Japan boosted morale.
Thu, 19 Jan, 2006
Japan’s main stock index bounced back with vigour today as investors snapped up technology and internet-related stocks that had been beaten down by the market’s big sell-off the previous two days.
Japanese stocks plunged for a second day today, bringing its two-day loss to nearly 6% amid investor jitters about a widening criminal investigation of internet start-up Livedoor Co.
Wed, 18 Jan, 2006
Japan’s main stock market nose-dived for a second day today on growing investor jitters from “Livedoor shock,” the widening criminal investigation at an internet start-up that has sparked a sell-off, especially in technology shares.
Japan’s government rebuked the Tokyo Stock Exchange and one of the country’s biggest brokerage firms today after a typing error caused Mizuho Securities to lose at least 27 billion yen (€190m) on a stock trade.
Fri, 09 Dec, 2005
Japanese industrial equipment maker Kubota said 79 employees, mostly plant workers, died over a decades-long period of a type of cancer likely caused by the company’s production of asbestos products.
Thu, 30 Jun, 2005
Howard Stringer, the Welsh-born head of Sony’s US business, became the first foreigner to head the Japanese electronics and entertainment company today, underlining changes in Japan’s often insular business management.
Wed, 22 Jun, 2005
Railways and hotel magnate Yoshiaki Tsutsumi today pleaded guilty to charges of insider trading and falsifying financial records at the opening of his trial in Tokyo.
Thu, 16 Jun, 2005
Fujisawa Pharmaceutical, Japan’s fifth-largest drugmaker, expects Europe to approve its anti-fungal drug in the first half of 2006.
Sat, 04 Sep, 2004
Bank of America Corporation today priced a global offering of $750m (€617.3m) in six-year fixed-rate senior notes for sale in the United States and abroad.
Tue, 24 Aug, 2004
Irish online travel and technology business CNG today signed a strategic partnership with Sojitz Corporation to distribute its hotel programme into the Japanese market.
Mon, 28 Jun, 2004
A new company called Business Reporting Ireland has been established to develop computer language XBRL in Ireland.
Fri, 06 Feb, 2004
Toru Hasegawa, president of Yamaha Motor plans to develop the world's first methanol fuel cell for small motorcycles.
Wed, 02 Jul, 2003
Having endured days of jittery trading dominated by anxiety about US stocks, Asian share prices bounced back this morning, cheered by the strong rally overnight on Wall Street.
Thu, 25 Jul, 2002
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