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  1. FT Alphaville

    March 14, 2014

    Naming and shaming in Japan

    If these are Abe’s yakuza tactics, they’re a bit disappointing. Should still be fun to watch though. From The Japan Times:...

  2. March 12, 2014

    Toyota workers receive first base pay rise in six years

    Japanese workers at Toyota, Honda and Toshiba have won their first increase in base pay since 2008, a step considered...

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  1. March 10, 2014

    Japan Display prices IPO at bottom of range

    Japan Display is set for an initial public offering at the bottom of its pricing range, suggesting tepid demand for a...

  2. March 3, 2014

    Smartphone screen maker Japan Display cuts ties to state with IPO

    Japan Display, one of the top manufacturers of smartphone screens, is to raise up to Y389bn ($3.8bn) in an initial public...

  3. December 23, 2013

    Iberdrola sells stake in UK nuclear venture to Toshiba

    Spanish utility Iberdrola said it is selling its 50 per cent stake in the British nuclear venture NuGen to Toshiba of Japan,...

  4. December 15, 2013

    Westinghouse to buy 50 per cent stake in NuGen

    Westinghouse, the Japanese-owned engineering group, will announce within days that it is buying a big stake in one of the...

  5. December 5, 2013

    Merck agrees to buy AZ Electronic for £1.6bn

    German drugs and chemicals group Merck has moved to increase its presence in high-tech electronic devices by agreeing to...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. beyondbrics

    October 10, 2013

    Tendulkar: India's second, maybe third, best-paid cricketer

    Sachin Tendulkar, who has said he will retire in November, may well be the greatest batsman cricket has ever seen but he is...

  9. October 7, 2013

    Asia’s TV manufacturers change channel on strategy

    Taipei café owner Wei Peng-Jeng is an avid viewer of television series, but the small screen that he watches them on is far...

  10. September 30, 2013

    Toshiba’s TV unit to cut 3,000 jobs

    Toshiba is to halve the number of workers in its struggling television business as the Japanese manufacturer battles...

  11. September 19, 2013

    Westinghouse close to deal with consortium that owns Sellafield

    Westinghouse, the Japanese-owned manufacturer, is close to buying a large stake in the NuGen consortium that owns the right...

  12. September 10, 2013

    Japan Post chief faces hard sell

    By any standard, Japan Post Group is enormous. The mail-to-insurance conglomerate has about 24,000 branches and 430,000...

  13. September 9, 2013

    Freeport LNG signs gas export deals

    Freeport LNG, the Texas liquefied natural gas project, has signed two more deals for exporting gas to Asia, further...

  14. 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....

  15. June 19, 2013

    UK chipmaker Imagination tries to allay fears after profits fall

    Imagination Technologies, the designer of microchips used in Apple’s iPhone, said that it had not lost a single licensing...

  16. FT Tech Hub

    June 5, 2013

    Sony Toshiba Duo Excite with hybrid and pens

    The Computex show in Taiwan this week has featured some inventive takes on computing, including Asus’s Transformer Book Trio...

  17. May 23, 2013

    Urenco privatisation given go-ahead by Dutch authorities

    The Dutch government on Thursday removed the final obstacle to a full privatisation of Urenco, saying it would join other...

  18. May 17, 2013

    Japan premier Shinzo Abe unveils goals to re-energise the economy

    Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, has laid out a series of ambitious goals for his “Abenomics” campaign to reenergise the...

  19. May 9, 2013

    Review: Toshiba’s premium Kirabook laptop

    Toshiba Kirabook (rating: 4/5) The ultimate in mobile computing for consumers from Toshiba used to be its Qosmio line. I...

  20. May 8, 2013

    Toshiba: un-American activities

    Missing forecasts by a fifth and undershooting new year estimates by a quarter would be enough to upset most investors. But...

  21. May 6, 2013

    Falling prices to be just a memory for chip manufacturers

    Memory chips inside smartphones and personal computers might be invisible to consumers, but that hidden role belies their...

  22. May 6, 2013

    GungHo and the Abe trade’s next leg

    You know you’ve got a proper bull market when a stock called GungHo tops the charts by value traded. Last Thursday, before...

  23. May 2, 2013

    Japanese consortium set for Turkish nuclear power deal

    Japan is set to build its first overseas nuclear power station since the Fukushima disaster two years ago, with prime...

  24. April 24, 2013

    Hynix beats forecasts as chip prices rise

    SK Hynix, one of the world’s leading memory chip producers, beat expectations as first-quarter earnings were boosted by...

  25. April 23, 2013

    Urenco sale could raise up to £3bn

    George Osborne is eyeing a privatisation windfall of up to £6bn after ministers confirmed that Urenco, the uranium...

  26. April 22, 2013

    Osborne eyes Urenco sale windfall

    George Osborne is eyeing a privatisation windfall of up to £6bn after ministers confirmed that Urenco, the uranium...

  27. FT Tech Hub

    April 18, 2013

    Toshiba launches luxury Kira ultrabook

    At a time when laptop makers are looking for ways to cut the price of ultrabooks to appeal to mass-market consumers, Toshiba...

  28. March 10, 2013

    Cleantech: Green chemistry proves itself an attractive formula

    With debate raging about France’s attractiveness to foreign investors, Lyon has at least one recent success story to talk...

  29. January 31, 2013

    Japan’s problem is uncompetitive products

    The tug of war between the Bank of Japan and the newly installed government led by Shinzo Abe continues. The central bank...

  30. January 30, 2013

    LG Electronics posts loss after EU fine

    LG Electronics, the world’s second-largest television maker by revenue, reported an unexpected loss for the fourth quarter...

  31. FT Tech Hub

    January 13, 2013

    Story of the Week: CES 2013

    Getty Images Interesting commentary from around the Web on the tech story that made headlines this week. The curtain came...

  32. January 10, 2013

    TV and phone makers scale up displays

    In a night of big numbers, I went up 64 floors to see Toshiba’s 84in L9300 UHD TV unveiled in a Las Vegas hotel’s rooftop...

  33. 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...

  34. January 7, 2013

    TV makers bet on bigger, brighter screens

    There are few better views in Las Vegas than the neon-sparkling Strip by night from the panoramic windows of a 64th floor...

  35. January 4, 2013

    US jobs gains calm investor nerves

    Friday 21:15 GMT. Solid US jobs figures calmed investors unsettled by hawkish talk from US Federal Reserve policy makers,...

  36. January 3, 2013

    Tainted reaction masks nuclear procurement

    Germany might have turned against nuclear power following Japan’s Fukushima disaster, but not so most of the former...

  37. December 28, 2012

    US budget impasse curbs Asia markets

    Friday 03:20 GMT. Asian markets were higher as Japanese shares extended gains to hit a high for 2012 on the back of a weaker...

  38. December 27, 2012

    Toshiba eyes sale of atomic power stake

    Toshiba, the Japanese conglomerate, is seeking to offload a big stake in its Westinghouse atomic power unit amid global...

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