SE Asian and Chinese manufacturers perk up

Chinese manufacturers and theirJapanese and South Korean counterparts continued their recovery from the fallout of the…

Hong Kong crisis makes Tokyo walk the line

Japan wants to use the Hong Kong crisis to persuade its bankers to mover to Tokyo,…

Boom time for domestic tourism?

Domestic tourism: At first sight, logic would suggest that those countries who have led the race…

Russia offers Japan bridge to Trans-Siberian Railway in Far East investment charm offensive

The prospect of being able to travel from London to Tokyo without risking wet feet was…

Work starts on India’s high-speed bullet train as rail network crumbles

India’s dream of enjoying the benefits of high-speed bullet transportation came one step closer to reality…

Asahi agrees to pay $7.81bn for SAB Miller’s East European brands

Asahi Group Holdings, the Japanese brewer and soft drinks manufacturers,  yesterday agreed in principle to acquire…

Japan looking to hook Hokkaido up with Trans-Siberian Railway

Japan is considering joining forces with Russia to  build an extension to the  Trans-Siberian railway to the islands…

Sakhalin 2 on agenda as Japan and Russia seal $1.3bn investment package

A number  Japanese companies  and banks are considering participating in the financing and construction of the third…

Asian budget carriers join forces to set up Value Alliance

Value Alliance: Eight of Asia’s struggling budget carriers – including Singapore Airlines Ltd.’s Scoot subsidiary and Thailand’s…

Japan and India look to team up to develop Chabahar as logistics hub

Japan and India are planning to team up to help develop Iran’s southeastern  Chabahar port as a…

Russian ferry operator to launch Vladivostok-Shanghai ferry service

Vladivostok-Shanghai ferry service:The Baltic Sea ferry operator – Russia’s largest – is to launch a new cruise service that will run…

IMF ups forecast for Turkish economy to 3.8% amid global gloom

Turkish economy: The IMF yesterday  revised its growth forecast for Turkey in the current year upwards  from 3.2% to 3.8%, while downgrading…

German and Japanese firms pledge $4bn to Iranian petrochemicals

Iranian petrochemicals: The German Linde Group has joined forces with Japan’s Mitsui to put together a $4bn investment…

ADB-AIIB cooperation ‘win-win’ situation – Nakao

ADB-AIIB: Cooperation between the  Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the newly-formed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will…

Japan on track to build first bullet train for India in $14.6bn deal

Bullet train for India: Japan is this week expected to be formally granted the rights to…

Japanese consortium to develop Turkmenistan’s Galknysh gas field

Turkmenistan has signed a framework agreement with a consortium of several Japanese companies for the development…

Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact passes first hurdle

Trans-Pacific Partnership: At a meeting in Atlanta yesterday, the US, Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim nations signed…

Japan prepares to invest in Iran

 Japan‘s  Government is on the verge of entering into an FDI agreement with Iran, according to…

Russia invites Japan to co-develop disputed Kuril Islands

Russia would welcome Japan’s  participation in its plans to improve living standards on the disputed Kuril Islands, Sakhalin’s…

Mitsubishi consortium to build fertiliser plant in Uzbekistan

A consortium including Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and  Uzbekistan’s Navoiazot  have formed a consortium to build…

CBR to partner with Japanese Credit Bureau for Mir card launch

The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) this week announced that it is going into partnership with the Japanese…

Japan lends Ukraine $1.5bn

Japan lends Ukraine $1.5bn: Ukraine’s President  Petro Poroshenko has expressed his gratitude to  Japan for its offer to…

Japanese group ready to invest $450m in leisure complex on Russky Island

Japan’s Iida Group Holdings is prepared to pump up  to $450m into Russky Island to develop a…

Mitsubishi Fuso suspends Russian operations

The Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, the German-owned truck and bus manufacturer with headquarters in Japan,  has suspended…