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  1. September 11, 2013

    DoCoMo iPhone move set to dial up competition

    NTT DoCoMo, the last iPhone holdout in Japan’s $200bn telecoms market, has caved in and joined the Apple party, setting the...

  2. May 23, 2013

    Japan slump tests faith in Abenomics run

    Was that it for “Abenomics”? Thursday’s 7.3 per cent fall in Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock average was the steepest since the...

  1. March 31, 2013

    Japanese cross-holdings ripe for sale

    An “Abenomics”-inspired surge in Japanese companies’ stock portfolios will boost earnings for the fiscal year just ended,...

  2. March 6, 2013

    Tender price for JCom too low, says group

    A group of fund managers has stepped up its battle with the board of JCom, Japan’s biggest cable TV provider, saying the...

  3. February 5, 2013

    Hailo taxi cab app to launch in New York

    Hailo, the London-based online taxi network that enables people to hail a cab from their smartphone, is to launch in New...

  4. January 30, 2013

    JCom investors oppose takeover offer

    A group of investors is rebelling against the terms of an agreed Y759bn ($8.6bn) takeover of JCom, Japan’s largest cable TV...

  5. October 25, 2012

    Tokyo exporters climb on yen weakness

    Tokyo stocks climbed on Thursday, led by metals groups and other exporters after the yen weakened on speculation of monetary...

  6. October 24, 2012

    KDDI and Sumitomo to merge cable interests

    KDDI and Sumitomo Corporation are launching a Y216bn ($2.7bn) takeover bid for Jupiter Telecommunications, the cable group,...

  7. April 2, 2012

    Japanese exporters remain gloomy

    A weaker yen and soaring Japanese stock market have failed to dent Japanese exporters’ pessimism about their outlook and...

  8. March 11, 2012

    NTT Data plans more European M&A

    NTT Data, Japan’s largest IT services company, is planning a series of acquisitions in Europe as it seeks to triple the size...

  9. January 9, 2012

    Lack of experience is no bar to high office

    When Kazuo Inamori was appointed to lead the restructuring of Japan Airlines (JAL) two years ago, analysts worried about his...

  10. November 29, 2011

    Asian stocks lifted by US recovery hopes

    Asian stocks extended their gains as exporters carried through the positive momentum following a strong start to the US...

  11. November 28, 2011

    Tepco to raise Y192bn from selling stakes

    Tokyo Electric Power said it would raise about Y192bn ($2.5bn) by selling its stakes in KDDI, the telecoms carrier, and...

  12. October 21, 2011

    Korean builders rally on Libyan hopes

    Asian stocks fell this week with cautious trading overshadowing early promise as hopes for resolutions to the eurozone’s...

  13. October 19, 2011

    Mumbai stocks hit month-high

    Asian shares rebounded as technology shares got a boost from Intel’s positive results but gains were limited by lingering...

  14. September 23, 2011

    Asia tumbles as growth fears intensify

    Asian stocks fell sharply this week as the region’s investors took fright following worsening news from the troubled...

  15. September 22, 2011

    Hong Kong slumps nearly 5 per cent

    Hong Kong stocks slumped nearly 5 per cent as Asian stocks fell to their lowest closing level in more than a year after...

  16. June 23, 2011

    Japanese investors start to flex their muscles

    When shareholders of Keyence poured into the Gendai Theatre in Takatsuki, Osaka prefecture, few would have expected any...

  17. April 21, 2011

    DCM launches Android investment fund

    A $100m fund has been set up to invest in start-up companies linked to Google’s Android operating system, in the latest sign...

  18. April 18, 2011

    Asia falls after China tightens liquidity

    Asian stocks fell after China raised the reserve requirement for its banks to tackle inflation, sparking worries that...

  19. March 10, 2011

    Smartphone wake-up call for Japan

    Japan’s mobile phone market – one of the largest and most structurally unusual – is facing change as the rapid spread of...

  20. February 8, 2011

    Positive outlooks bolster Tokyo and Sydney

    Sydney and Tokyo stocks climbed to nine-month highs as buoyant company outlooks outweighed fears over the negative effects...

  21. October 25, 2010

    China stocks rally to six-month high

    Chinese stocks surged to a six-month high while deal activity led by a $8.3bn takeover offer for bourse operator ASX also...

  22. August 16, 2010

    Global worries keep pressure on Asian shares

    Tuesday 0500 GMT. Asian stocks are under pressure as sentiment remains fragile amid growing concerns about the global...

  23. July 15, 2010

    Nokia Siemens in talks to buy Motorola unit

    Motorola, the US mobile phone maker, is in talks to sell its network infrastructure unit to Nokia Siemens Networks in a deal...

  24. February 18, 2010

    Japan’s Willcom files for bankruptcy

    . , the number three mobile phone operator, and Japanese private equity firm Advantage Partners. Willcom, the Japanese...

  25. February 17, 2010

    Errors of judgment that KDDI might regret

    KDDI negotiated its deal to buy 37.8 per cent of cable TV operator Jupiter Telecommunications in record time – but after...

  26. February 16, 2010

    J-Com name causes trading mix up

    J-Com, the Japanese recruitment company at the centre of a “fat finger” trade by Mizuho in 2005, has been caught up in...

  27. February 16, 2010

    Sumitomo challenges KDDI's JCom bid

    Sumitomo Corp yesterday launched a Y122bn ($1.4bn) tender offer for shares in Japan's largest cable television operator in...

  28. February 15, 2010

    Sumitomo challenges KDDI’s JCom bid

    Sumitomo Corp on Monday launched a Y122bn ($1.4bn) tender offer for shares in Japan’s largest cable television operator in...

  29. February 13, 2010

    KDDI revises JCom deal to satisfy regulator

    KDDI, Japan's second-largest phone operator, has revised a $4bn deal to buy a stake in a local cable television group from...

  30. February 12, 2010

    KDDI alters JCom deal to satisfy regulator

    KDDI, Japan’s second-largest phone operator, has revised a $4bn deal to buy a stake in a local cable television group from...

  31. February 4, 2010

    Japanese watchdog keen to enforce rules on KDDI

    If there is one thing that keeps Japanese regulators awake at night, it is the fear of public censure. No wonder then that...

  32. February 3, 2010

    Japanese watchdog keen to enforce rules on KDDI

    The one thing that keeps Japanese regulators awake at night is the fear of public censure. No wonder then that the financial...

  33. FT Alphaville

    January 27, 2010

    Liberty sells out of Japan

    Liberty Global on Tuesday said it had agreed to sell its Japan assets for $4bn. The US-based cable TV group chaired by John...

  34. January 26, 2010

    Asian stocks’ longest loss streak in 2 years

    The imposition of Chinese monetary tightening combined with poor company forecasts to give stocks in the region their worst...

  35. January 26, 2010

    TV and telecoms converge in Japan

    A clue as to why KDDI might want a controlling stake in Japan's biggest cable television operator can be found on the...

  36. January 26, 2010

    Liberty to quit Japan with sale of JCom

    Liberty Global yesterday indicated it could target Europe again after the US-based cable television group chaired by John...

  37. January 25, 2010

    TV and telecoms converge in Japan

    Crossover: for KDDI, Japan’s second-largest mobile phone operator, the J:Com stake purchase is an attempt to position its...

  38. January 25, 2010

    KDDI / Jupiter

    They are kindly souls at KDDI. This year Japan’s second-biggest mobile phone operator will raise its full-year dividend by...

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