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    1. May 15, 2015

      Toshiba widens accounting probe

      Toshiba has expanded its investigation of internal accounting irregularities to include Westinghouse Electric and all of its...

    2. May 11, 2015

      Sharp: screen test

      Sometimes the best course of action is to do nothing. In the case of Sharp this is untrue. And true at the same time. Sharp...

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    1. Special Report: Doing Business in Lyon 2013

      Urban renewal is at the heart of ambitions to rise up the rankings in the economic pre...
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    1. May 8, 2015

      Toshiba scraps dividend after finding accounting irregularities

      Toshiba withdrew its earnings guidance and scrapped its year-end dividend payout on Friday, saying it had found improper...

    2. April 15, 2015

      Petrobras shows corruption is now a high-stakes game in Brazil

      In the 1980s, corruption in Brazil was a simple, albeit sweaty, affair. The first challenge for any executive entrusted with...

    3. April 14, 2015

      Next-generation robot chefs create a stir

      They can already vacuum our floors, wash our windows, scrub our gutters and mow our lawns. But now, household robots can...

    4. April 7, 2015

      Reforms needed to lift Japan’s economy

      In the first week in April, the delicate blossoms on Tokyo’s cherry trees were blown away by high winds and rain. This...

    5. April 6, 2015

      Japan tech: the sun rises again

      Olympus has fallen. So have Canon, Sharp and various other former giants. Japanese consumer electronics once dominated. As...

    6. February 17, 2015

      Kaspersky links US to spread of PC spyware across 30 countries

      The US has developed a way to embed sophisticated hacking tools within the hard drives of personal computers built by some...

    7. December 30, 2014

      Restructuring costs weigh down Japan Inc

      Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe promised further economic stimulus measures after winning a new four-year term this month...

    8. December 11, 2014

      Weak yen divisive for Abe ahead of Japanese election

      In an unusual leak during a stump speech, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently revealed Apple’s plan to build its...

    9. December 1, 2014

      Government to back £1bn Swansea tidal project

      Plans for a £1bn tidal lagoon to generate power in Swansea Bay will be given a boost when ministers announce the start of...

    10. November 6, 2014

      World’s fastest lifts race to the top of the tallest buildings

      The race to build ever taller skyscrapers has sparked a battle among lift manufacturers to develop the next generation of...

    11. June 25, 2014

      Foxconn sues Toshiba, Funai and Mitsubishi over patents

      Foxconn Technology Group announced on Wednesday that it was suing a trio of Japanese companies in a US court for alleged...

    12. 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...

    13. May 7, 2014

      Five things to look for in Japanese results

      Japan’s earnings season picks up with Toyota, SoftBank, Nintendo and Toshiba all reporting full-year results this week. The...

    14. May 1, 2014

      Abe’s visit spurs signing of deal to build nuclear plant

      Britain’s nuclear power industry was given a boost on Thursday as one of Japan’s largest companies took a step closer to...

    15. 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:...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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,...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    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. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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....

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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