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    1. December 7, 2014

      Japan’s titans slim down and fight back

      When Panasonic announced last September it would sell a majority stake in its healthcare business to KKR, the US private...

    2. September 25, 2014

      Panasonic to bolster auto unit with $275m Ficosa stake

      Panasonic is poised to buy a stake in Spanish car parts maker Ficosa International for as much as $275m, in a move by the...

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    2. Special Report: Investing in Japan 2013

      The government is stirring hopes that it will adopt bold measures to deregulate indust...
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    1. September 16, 2014

      Tesla: high times

      The random walk of a share price is near-impossible to predict. But there may be an exception: when the founder and chief...

    2. August 1, 2014

      Tesla: room to vroom?

      All systems go. Car deliveries are up a sixth from the previous quarter. A partner, Panasonic, has been found to help build...

    3. July 7, 2014

      When the gadgets get tough

      In a scene dreaded by parents of wayward infants the world over, Alyn George’s back was turned for a just a few seconds...

    4. 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...

    5. May 22, 2014

      Panasonic considers bringing production back to Japan

      Panasonic is considering bringing some of its manufacturing back to Japan, in what would be a rare reversal of Japanese...

    6. May 16, 2014

      Toshiba turns a new leaf with diversification into lettuce

      Japanese companies have never been shy when it comes to diversifying into radically new fields, with postwar corporate...

    7. May 14, 2014

      Sony dismays investors with sombre results

      Sony once again gave investors cause for dismay after the Japanese electronics and entertainment company said it expected to...

    8. April 28, 2014

      Sluggish Japan Inc guidance raises doubts over Abenomics recovery

      Companies including Japan Exchange Group (JPX) and Panasonic have kicked off Japan’s earnings season by offering profit...

    9. FT Alphaville

      April 24, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Asian equities trading was mixed, with Japanese markets retreating as earnings season kicks off. Big names...

    10. April 24, 2014

      Wall St edges up as Apple results please

      Thursday 21:00 BST. Global equities saw extremely volatile trading after a tug-of-war developed in the markets between a...

    11. March 27, 2014

      Panasonic merges divisions to cut losses

      Panasonic is to merge its consumer electronics business with its IT division, as part of a Y300bn ($2.9bn) two-year effort...

    12. March 20, 2014

      Smog insurance added to efforts in China’s war on pollution

      Travellers to China worried that their view of the Great Wall will be obscured by Beijing’s pollution can rest easy with a...

    13. beyondbrics

      March 13, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Li says China defaults ‘unavoidable’ | Days after China’s first domestic bond default Premier Li Keqiang...

    14. beyondbrics

      March 13, 2014

      London morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * US warns Russia of Crimea poll reprisals | Moscow deploys fighter jets to Belarus after Washington moves...

    15. March 12, 2014

      Panasonic offers China workers pollution compensation

      Panasonic has become the first international company to declare it will pay employees it sends to China a premium to...

    16. January 29, 2014

      Casio Computer: wrist action

      Anyone who had a Casio calculator watch in the 1980s knows that wearable tech is nothing new. Admit it: you also owned its...

    17. December 20, 2013

      BlackBerry swings wildly following Foxconn tie-up

      BlackBerry shares swung wildly after investors looked past a $4.4bn loss and poor sales of its new series of devices to...

    18. December 19, 2013

      The AniMotion Show, St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh – review

      When artist Maria Rud presented her first AniMotion Show in St Giles’ Cathedral two years ago, her captivating images,...

    19. December 5, 2013

      Gadget gifts that are not just for Christmas

      With the holiday shopping season truly under way, this is the second of a two-part guide to some must-have gadgets with...

    20. November 28, 2013

      Sony is last Japanese company standing in tough smartphone market

      One by one, Japanese electronics makers have fallen by the wayside as competition intensifies in the smartphone market:...

    21. November 19, 2013

      Greener cars: Low demand puts pressure on the battery

      Car batteries used to be an overlooked staple of the automotive industry. So long as the conventional 12-volt, lead-acid...

    22. November 10, 2013

      Cookers, chips and consoles: high-tech Japan’s odd parts

      Decades before the PlayStation and the Walkman saw the light of day, engineers at Sony flirted with the mundane rather than...

    23. November 7, 2013

      New Japan index vaunts return on equity and investor friendliness

      Farewell Panasonic, Mazda Motor and Tokyo Electric Power. All are stalwarts of the Nikkei 225 stock average and the Topix,...

    24. November 4, 2013

      High-tech cars spark fears of auto patent wars

      An arms race between manufacturers to dominate the future market for green cars has sent patent activity to record highs and...

    25. October 31, 2013

      Dollar up as markets ponder taper timing

      Thursday 20:10 GMT. Action in the currency markets grabbed the headlines as expectations for central bank policy on both...

    26. October 30, 2013

      Japan’s former export giants try to bounce back

      The two pillars of the electronics and automobile industries defined postwar Japan. Raising living standards for ordinary...

    27. September 27, 2013

      KKR takes majority stake in Panasonic Healthcare for $1.7bn

      Panasonic has agreed to sell a majority stake in its healthcare business to private equity group KKR for about Y165bn...

    28. beyondbrics

      September 27, 2013

      New York headlines

      * US and Iran set date for nuclear talks * Shanghai gambles on new free trade zone * Attacks in Kashmir kill 12 ahead of...

    29. 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...

    30. August 13, 2013

      Whirlpool to buy Hefei Sanyo stake in effort for China foothold

      Whirlpool of the US has agreed on a $552m proposal to take control of a Chinese maker of fridges and washing machines as it...

    31. August 1, 2013

      Yen helps Japanese electronics makers turn a profit

      Japan’s struggling consumer electronics sector won a measure of relief from a weaker yen last quarter, earnings reports...

    32. July 18, 2013

      Consolidation key to revival of Japan Inc

      The dismissal last month of Satoshi Hasegawa, president of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, came as a shock to corporate Japan....

    33. FT Alphaville

      May 30, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stocks fell, with the Nikkei declining more than 3% and the yen trading around 101.2, close to a three-week high. The...

    34. May 28, 2013

      Intellectual protection gets global overhaul

      The world of patents has had a momentous year. The 40-year dream of a unified European patent is coming to fruition and the...

    35. May 24, 2013

      Whirlpool in talks to buy 30% Sanyo stake from Panasonic

      Whirlpool of the US is in talks to buy a 30 per cent stake in a Chinese maker of fridges and washing machines from Panasonic...

    36. May 19, 2013

      Loeb’s vision for Sony draped in risk

      It takes a special breed of financier to see a drowning man’s life vest as an obstacle to his swimming practice. But that,...

    37. May 15, 2013

      ‘Abenomics’ yet to convince Japanese business of long-term merits

      The architects of Japan’s assault on the yen could be forgiven for thinking Osamu Suzuki, the grand old man of the country’s...

    38. May 13, 2013

      Stocks cautious on Fed tapering talk

      Monday 21:10 BST. Global markets started the week on a cautious note as further strength for the dollar weighed on gold and...

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