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  1. June 26, 2014

    Samsung’s snappy little device stays big on features

    Digital single-lens reflex cameras have become a mainstay of professional and serious amateur photography, thanks to their...

  2. April 9, 2014

    Banks sue Olympus for $273m over accounting fraud

    Olympus Corp has been hit with the biggest lawsuit stemming from its two-decade long accounting fraud, when banks joined...

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  1. February 11, 2014

    Olympus denies making misleading statements

    Olympus Corporation and its subsidiary Gyrus Group have denied charges that they made statements to auditors that were...

  2. September 10, 2013

    Olympus accounting case opens in London

    Olympus Corporation has made its first appearance in a British court to answer corporate charges filed by the Serious Fraud...

  3. September 4, 2013

    Better to offshore, than to crash out

    British manufacturers often serve the UK best by relocating chunks of their operations overseas. Inventor James Dyson was...

  4. September 4, 2013

    Olympus faces SFO prosecution

    Olympus is to be prosecuted by the UK anti-fraud agency in the first international charges levelled at the Japanese...

  5. July 11, 2013

    When your electronic assets are underwater

    Sand and water are lots of fun on holiday but they represent a hostile environment for the sophisticated but sensitive...

  6. July 8, 2013

    Olympus seeks to raise Y118bn from investors with share issue

    Olympus, the Japanese manufacturer that became a stock market pariah after an accounting scandal less than two years ago,...

  7. July 5, 2013

    Week in Review, July 6

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Eike...

  8. July 3, 2013

    Olympus ex-chairman gets suspended sentence

    Tsuyoshi Kikukawa, the disgraced former chairman of Olympus, and two other former executives received suspended sentences on...

  9. June 5, 2013

    ‘Whistleblowing almost killed me’

    Being a whistleblower changed the life of Paul Moore, former group head of regulatory risk at HBOS, the banking group – but,...

  10. March 27, 2013

    Body hunts ways to ease whistleblowing

    The whistleblowing chief executive of Olympus and the dean of St Paul’s Cathedral are helping lead a new independent...

  11. February 27, 2013

    SFO hires Slaughters for Tchenguiz case

    The Serious Fraud Office has swapped its usual lawyers in favour of one of the City’s most prestigious and expensive legal...

  12. February 27, 2013

    Sony chief sounds note of urgency

    Ten months after becoming Sony’s chief executive Kazuo “Kaz” Hirai knows the clock is ticking on his turnround strategy for...

  13. February 25, 2013

    Global sell-off on fears of Italian instability

    Monday 22:15 GMT. Global stock markets sold off, with the S&P 500 recording its biggest one-day drop since November as...

  14. February 12, 2013

    Olympus: climbing a mountain

    What scandal? Last year it was possible that Olympus, reeling from one of Japan’s biggest accounting frauds, could be broken...

  15. February 12, 2013

    Olympus trims full-year outlook

    Olympus on Tuesday revised down its full-year forecasts as the downturn in the digital camera market took its toll on the...

  16. January 18, 2013

    Sony sells its New York HQ for $1bn

    Sony is selling its New York headquarters for $1.1bn in the largest disposal of the Japanese electronics group’s programme...

  17. January 10, 2013

    Japanese electronics go to Vegas

    Panasonic could close businesses, Sony will win back customers one product at a time, while Sharp is getting more...

  18. December 20, 2012

    Ex-banker charged in US for Olympus fraud

    A former Taiwanese banker has been arrested and charged in the US for allegedly helping Olympus conceal a $1.7bn accounting...

  19. December 16, 2012

    Bad governance to blame for creative accounting

    Corporate boards continue to rubber stamp financial statements in which earnings are engineered, toxic debt is hidden “off”...

  20. December 14, 2012

    This time Japan has a yen for change

    I don’t remember ever having to wait anywhere for a taxi in Japan. When I lived in Tokyo in the 1990s all you had to do was...

  21. November 28, 2012

    A gaijin blows the whistle

    When Michael Woodford last year became president of Olympus, the Japanese optical equipment maker, he told his secretary...

  22. November 13, 2012

    Business sentiment fall hits Sydney index

    Australian shares led losses in the Asia-Pacific region on Tuesday as business sentiment fell, while broader markets...

  23. November 12, 2012

    Olympus posts first profit since 2010

    Olympus, the Japanese optical-equipment maker that was caught in a $1.7bn accounting fraud a year ago, has reported its...

  24. October 21, 2012

    Corporate ethics are a matter of life and death

    Corporations are legal persons. They can buy and sell property, borrow money, enter into contracts, sue and be sued. But...

  25. September 28, 2012

    Shanghai stocks gain at end of sour quarter

    Chinese stocks ended a strong week with further gains on Friday as hopes for stimulus measures from Beijing continued to...

  26. September 28, 2012

    Sony to buy minority stake in Olympus

    Sony is to spend Y50bn ($644m) to buy a minority stake in Olympus, the rival digital camera maker disgraced by an accounting...

  27. September 25, 2012

    Former Olympus executives plead guilty

    Three former Olympus executives pleaded guilty on Tuesday to filing false financial reports in connection with a $1.7bn...

  28. August 27, 2012

    Asia’s Android phonemakers fall

    Samsung Electronics was one of the biggest fallers in the Asia-Pacific region on Monday after a US court ruled it had...

  29. August 24, 2012

    Olympus sells telecoms unit ITX for Y53bn

    Olympus, the scandal-hit Japanese camera company, is to raise Y53bn ($674m) by selling a telecoms unit it acquired during a...

  30. August 9, 2012

    Olympus admits breach of loan covenants

    The scandal-hit Japanese camera maker sought to reassure investors over the state of its balance sheet after acknowledging...

  31. August 1, 2012

    US examines Olympus training junkets

    Olympus, the disgraced Japanese camera maker, may be facing new regulatory trouble in the US after it said the justice...

  32. July 30, 2012

    Asian stocks rise on policy easing hopes

    Asian stocks have extended last week’s gains, supported by growing hopes that European policy makers will take action to...

  33. July 26, 2012

    Terumo proposes merger with Olympus

    Olympus, the Japanese optical equipment maker, is attracting a growing list of would-be strategic investors despite the...

  34. July 26, 2012

    Tokyo financials help break Asian losing run

    Asian stocks improved on Thursday, breaking a four-day losing streak as valuations were low enough to tempt investors back...

  35. June 29, 2012

    Exporters bounce on Asian equity markets

    Asian stocks bounced strongly on Friday after an early morning deal was reached in Brussels at talks between eurozone...

  36. June 19, 2012

    Asia shares dip as news from Fed awaited

    Asia shares eased as a relief rally following the Greek election ran out of steam amid renewed concerns about Spain’s...

  37. June 17, 2012

    Call to governments to prepare for Rio+20

    The world has changed dramatically since the first Rio Earth Summit in 1992. Back then investors simply did not have a seat...

  38. June 8, 2012

    FT wins Asian publishing awards

    The Financial Times won four first places and three honourable mentions in the Society of Publishers in Asia Awards, more...

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