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Japan and the European Union are joining forces together in the disagreement with American President Donald Trump over the country’s aluminium and steel tariffs as a potential global trade war picks up momentum.Read More >>
Singapore-based Capitaland Commercial Trust (CCT) will be offering a whopping 342.7 million euros (S$548.3 million) in its bid to buy the majority stake of a freehold commercial property cited in Frankfurt, Germany.Read More >>
There has been a recent surge in the demand for stocks associated to Hainan. This comes after the China’s President announced plans to improve Hainan’s economy.Read More >>
Taro Kono, Japan’s foreign Minister while speaking at the aftermath of an economic dialog held between China and Japan revealed that both countries were in agreement that a trade war between the United States of America and China would only serve to harm the world economy.Read More >>
An investment of $400 million has been set aside by Softbank Group to invest in Indian Paytm E-Commerce. According to a regulatory public record, this is a way of making funds go round to make online retail rise as high as $1.9 billion. Alibaba, a company which has been a major Paytm E-Commerce investor has released up to $45 million, also, for the proposed investment in the Asian country. As a principal investor in India thriving e-commerce sector and a stakeholder in Paytm parent, Softbank, on the other hand, has affirmed its interest and planned action to invest in Paytm Mall. Paytm Mall is the brand name used by Paytm E-Commerce in the conduct of all its online transactions.Read More >>
The government of Australia has revealed its intention to make a $50 million investment for the funding of research in mining to curb any potential problem the mining industry may face in future. The Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matt Canavan, and the Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Zed Seselja, made the announcement to the public in a recent interview. According to the two public office holders, the Cooperative Research Centre program (CRC) will be authorized and saddled with the responsibility of making the fund available, and distributing it through grants.Read More >>
Bloomberg’s Lulu Chen reports on Alibaba’s decision to invest another $2 billion in Lazada Group.Read More >>
Although its performance will remain among the G7 economies with the worst till 2020, the UK has had some improvements in its growth forecast according to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).Read More >>
The renowned U.S retailer, Toys R Us, has kick-started plans to draft a court motion for its plan for liquidation. This was reported to CNBC on Tuesday by a source who is familiar with the situation.Read More >>
The president of the United States, Donald Trump has obstructed a planned takeover of Qualcomm, the chipmaker, bit its rival Broadcom based in Singapore and had cited the grounds as national security.Read More >>
The talks between Israel and Egypt on buying Israeli gas have been going on smoothly for months. This deal would make Israel a major oil exporter to the densely populated Arab nation.Read More >>
The Korean unit of General Motors Co. is to receive about $2.8 billion from its headquarters, for new investment to avoid falling out of business due to recurring losses. The company has gone through tough times for a while, and this affected its production volume. The purpose of the fund is to conduct research and create ways of building attractive model of cars, and to provide new facilities for business in the next ten years. The auto company also plans to fix its $2.8 billion debt through legitimate means. This was gathered from a Bupyeong-based lawmaker during a phone conversation. Bupyeong is also the location of GM Company Korea unit.Read More >>
Toyota Motor Corp is focusing more efforts on taxis, it is aiming for a large piece of the pie in the future of interconnected transportation. The large car manufacturer in Asia hopes to invest an extra 70 million USD into a cab-hiring app known as Japan Taxi. The app is managed by Kawanabe Ichiro an expert in the taxi industry. The partnership will involve data collect, and collaboration from linked taxi terminals.Read More >>
British oil giant BP has confirmed it is interested in acquiring more firms who are into green energy. The company has also promised to fix carbon emission targets for its current operations.Read More >>
Singapore has overtook China as the biggest investor in Asia in U.S. commercial property last year since 2012, according to data from Real Capital Analytics and Cushman & Wakefield Inc.
Due to heavy crackdown by the Chinese government on corruptions and tax evasions, investments from China has dropped 66% to 5.9 billion.
Singapore's investment has jumped from $3.3 billion to $9.4 billion last year.
“We expect Singapore to continue to be the single largest source of Asian investments in the U.S. real estate markets,” said Priyaranjan Kumar, Cushman’s regional executive director of capital markets for Asia Pacific.
Singapore sovereign fund GIC accounted for almost three-quarters of the $9.5 billion purchases. Some of GIC's biggest investments are in the 60 Wall Street property in Manhattan as well as student accommodations.
Besides GIC, other Singaporean buyers include developers, real estate investment trusts and logistic companies.
Singapore’s investments in commercial property globally rose by about 40 percent to $28.4 billion last year, beating a record set in 2015, according to the data, which include land as well as developed properties.
Ford Motor Co is increasing its investments in electric vehicles to $11 billion by 2022. It also plans to have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles by 2022, according to Ford’s Chairman Bill Ford.Read More >>
Park Sang-ki, Justice Minister of South Korea, said that virtual currencies were “great concerns” and that the ministry was preparing a bill to ban all cryptocurrencies trading.Read More >>
Tech firms in UK has attracted close to £3bn in venture capital funding in year 2017, according to report by London & Partners, which is the Mayor of London's official promotional agency.Read More >>
Helped by weaker pound sterling, UK manufacturing orders close to a three-decade high in the last quarter of 2017, according to the latest CBI survey of the sector.Read More >>
Softbank Group Corp. will invest $120 million into home insurance startup Lemonade Inc., leading the Series C funding round with participation from other investors.Read More >>
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has plans to invest between $200m to $300m in Bigbasket, India's largest online supermarket, according to three people familiar with the deal.Read More >>
For the first time, the total value of UK homes in the U.K. has surpassed the £6tn mark, according to Halifax's research.Read More >>
Despite industry concerns of Brexit, the U.K. government unveiled its plans to increase twice the number of working visa for highly skilled workers, including tech-savvy candidates.Read More >>
Even though he recently said Brexit was the "single dumbest thing" and that would probably slow London's growth, but he does not believe Brexit will dethrone London as the global financial capital.Read More >>
In the opening address of Communist Party’s 19th National Congress last month (October), China's President Xi Jinping promised to open up his country for greater market access to foreign investors.Read More >>
Singapore aims to increase its financial sector’s growth to 4.3% a year, which will lead to a total creation of 4,000 jobs, as part of its plan to strengthen its status as the Asian financial hub and leading international wealth management hub.Read More >>
British fintech start-ups have received more than 825 million pounds ($1.1 billion) of international investment since the start of 2017. This investment amount is twice the amount seen in the same period last year, research commissioned by the London Mayor’s office found.Read More >>
Softbank's CEO Masayoshi Son announced that the company plans to invest as much as $880 billion into tech companies across the globe.Read More >>
One of Singapore's largest venture capital firm, Vertex Ventures, has raised $210 million to invest in start-up companies in the Southeast Asia and India, exceeding its original target size of $150 million.Read More >>
Multinational corporations from United States have invested more in Singapore, than in China and Japan combined, according to latest report by the US Department of Commerce.Read More >>
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In a move to build up its global beauty business, Unilever has agreed to buy Carver, a fast-growing cosmetics company in Korea, for $2.71 billion.
Carver is currently the fastest-growing skincare business in South Korea, with net profit for $117 million last year from $32 million in 2015. Its brand AHC focuses on age management, and hydration and nourishment.
Unilever's Personal Care President, Alan Jope, said that North Asia is the biggest skincare market in the world and this purchase of Carver will strengthen Unilever's position in the region.
"AHC has been strongly gaining popularity thanks to its efficacious, innovative and premium products; and it therefore offers great opportunities for growth," he added.
Three Singaporean banks have been named the safest in Asia by Global Finance this year.Read More >>
Energy from offshore wind in the UK will soon be cheaper by half to under £58 for every megawatt-hour of electricity produced, lower than experts' estimates. This is according to UK government's latest auction for support contracts.Read More >>
Luxury car maker Aston Martin has announced an investment and trade deal between UK and Japan that is worth £500m. This deal will see Aston Martin increasing it's export to Japan and expanding it's dealership network there.Read More >>
Tourists visiting UK between April and June has reached a record number. Official figures showed that 10.75 million people visited UK in the second quarter of 2017. This figure is 8% higher than the same period last year, and highest of any quarter since 1980.Read More >>
Japan's economy grew 1% as compared to previous quarter. This is its fastest pace for more than two years, as capital and consumption expenditure increased.Read More >>
Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. has agreed on forming a capital alliance, with a total investment of $1.6 billion for a new manufacturing plant in U.S.
Industry analysts see this move by Toyota and Mazda as a safeguard against increasing industry needs globally to build cars that meet stricter emissions and environmental requirements.
"With the future of the industry in mind, in addition to leveraging their individual strengths to further improve technologies and reinforce their business foundations, Toyota and Mazda aim to deepen collaboration and achieve sustainable growth through their partnership, rising to face and overcome these pressing challenges," Toyota said in a statement.
A joint venture between Toyota and Mazda will be launched in the U.S. market. This cooperation aims to build a large factory by 2021 that can produce up to 300,000 of Mazda’s sport utility vehicles and Toyota’s Corolla models per year, the automakers said.
Mazda will own 0.05% stake in Toyota, a while Toyota will own a 5.05 percent stake in Mazda for ¥50 billion.
"Rather than conflicting with each other, it is essential that we seek partners that can compete and collaborate from a wide point of view, as the industry sees new players like Google, Apple and Amazon emerging from new fields", Toyota President Akio Toyoda said.
According to principal researcher at Mitsubishi Research Institute, Takaaki Sugiura, this partnership will allow Mazda access to Toyota's larger technologies, especially environmental friendly technologies, while Toyota will benefit from Mazda's more stylish designs.
"Mazda has been focused on developing internal combustion and diesel engines. And given its size of sales, it is difficult to invest in research and development (on technologies for environmentally friendly cars) as much as Toyota does," he said. "So, it’s a bonus for Mazda if it can access Toyota’s technologies."
Toyota aims to fully enter the EV market by 2020 and Mazda plans to start selling EVs in the U.S. in 2019.
UK financial technology startups companies pulled in a total of $564m (£433m) of venture capital investments in the first half of 2017, according to trade body Innovate Finance. More than half of the investment came from outside Britain.Read More >>
The move to ban diesel cars in European cities may impact carmakers' ability to invest and produce zero-emission cars for the future, according to European Union's commissioner for auto industry.Read More >>
According to two Reuters sources, Toyota will be investing £240 million in the UK after the British government gave a letter of post-Brexit reassurances to Toyota.
Previously, Toyota delayed its installation of new car platform at its Burnaston plant, while it considered factors including Brexit.
The existence of the letter has been officially confirmed by the business ministry, but not details of the letter has been released. Toyota has declined to comment on this issue.
"They received a similar set of warm words as Nissan on electric vehicles, commitment to further training and to ensure the competitiveness of the UK automotive industry," the source said.
A ministry official said that the information in the letter was "both highly commercially sensitive" and "would be likely to cause harm to the company's commercial interests if disclosed."
Nissan, Honda and Toyota currently represent 50% of British car output.
Despite lower optimism about the continuing uncertainty of Brexit, Britain's financial sector has recorded booming profits and increasing employment last quarter. This is according to a new CBI/PwC survey done on 94 financial service firms in the country. This survey found that from April to June 2017, majority of the firms reported increasing business volumes, profits and hiring. However, many banks and life insurers remained less optimistic about the future of the financial sector.Read More >>
China has ordered 140 single-aisle and wide-body jets worth $22 billion from Airbus and is in talks for additional A380 superjumbos.
Airbus Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders said that Airbus will be supplying 100 A320-series jets as and 40 of its latest twin-aisle A350s. Airbus signed the agreement with state-owned China Aviation Supplies Holding Co. The aircraft will then be allocated to individual airline operators over the next 5 to 6 years.
“China is one of the world’s most important markets for aviation today,” Enders said.
It is expected that China's travel demand will gro 6.1% annually for next two decades, and by 2035, it will overtake the U.S. as the world’s biggest aviation market. Boeing Co. has also predicted that China will require 6,810 aircraft in the 20 years through 2035, which effectively makes it the world’s biggest single-country market worth over $1 trillion.
Last year alone, travel market in China grew almost 11%, tripled of U.S.'s growth. American Airlines Group Inc. and Delta Air Lines Inc. has also recently invested in China airline companies.
The airbag manufacturer Takata Corp has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Japan. This comes from decades of recalls and lawsuits due to its defective airbag inflators. The defective airbag inflators have been linked to at least 16 deaths and 180 injuries all over the world.Read More >>
Vietnam’s TTC Group announced plans to spend up to US$1 billion on solar energy projects in that country. Up to 20 solar parks will be built by 2018, providing a combined capacity of about 1GW.Read More >>
Confidence of eurozone investors has reached its highest in a decade. According to a survey done by Sentix, a research group in Frankfurt, sentiment has risen to its highest for sixth straight month.Read More >>
According to Forbes, the five Asian countries that have the highest investment opportunities for foreign investors are Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia and India.Read More >>
Australia will launch an inquiry to investigate the competition between the big four banks in the country. The Australian government is following up on its promise last year to look into a series of banking scandals and allegations of misconduct in the banking industry.Read More >>
Asian investors are investing their money in infrastructure projects all over the world, according to AMP Ltd, Australia biggest wealth manager.Read More >>
According to investment management company JLL, the recent surge of investment from Asia and Middle East in Britain is due to weaker British pound.Read More >>
As the world’s economy recovers from the recent slowdown, Britain’s economy is bouncing back as well, amid the negative sentiments from Brexit vote last year.Read More >>
The trip to Asia by King Salman bin Abdulaziz is believed to expand the already strong trading relationships between Saudi Arabia and Asia. With new investment deals in Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan and China, Saudi Arabia is hoping to strengthen the trade ties and its presence in Asia through other means than just oil.Read More >>
Qatar has promised to invest £5bn in UK’s transport, property and digital technology, as announced by Qatar’s finance minister, Ali Shareef al Emadi. As one of the largest investors in UK, he said that regardless of what happens after Brexit, Qatar is still optimistic of UK’s economy.Read More >>
日銀は、連邦準備銀行が、三ヶ月間で二度目となる利子の引き上げをおこなったことを受けつつも、金融政策安定化の姿勢を崩しませんでした。日本は言うまでもなく、世界の経済に大きな影響を与える存在として、各国ビジネスシーンから注目を浴びています。Read More >>
日本のITビジネスの新たな拠点として福岡の名前が世に轟く日も遠くはないかもしれません。さくらインターネット、メルカリ、ピクシブ、アカツキの4社が福岡での新事業所オープンに際して記者会見を行いました。すでに同地域におけるIT分野での人材争奪戦は幕を開けており、その手は、立命館アジア太平洋大学の留学生にまで伸びている様子です。福岡は韓国などへのアクセスのよさという特徴も持ち合わせており、今後の人材確保の拠点としての役割が期待されるのは自然な流れかもしれません。Read More >>
東芝がアメリカで行う原子力発電事業において、減損損失７１２５億円の計上を行う旨を発表しました。これに付随して原子力部門の責任者である志賀重範代表執行役会長は、責任を負うかたちで辞任を表明しています。加えて四半期報告書の提出延長を申請したことも明らかとなり、これの背景には、ＣＢ＆Ｉストーン・アンド・ウエブスター社の買収に踏み切った決断が大きく関わっています。この際に社内で十分な管理が行われていなかったとする報告が上がっており、詳細な検討が必要であると判断され現在の報告書提出延長へと繋がっています。Read More >>
イギリスのEU離脱は世界を沸かせる大ニュースとなりました。しかしイギリスは大きな後ろ盾を失い、株価が下落…とはいきません。ポンドはむしろ順調な成長を記録するほどです。その背景にあるのはイギリス国外で調達と販売を行う資源開発系企業の存在。2016年に資源価格が再び上昇したことも相まって、多くの株が買われる機会へと繋がったのです。一方でポンド下落が発生した暁には海外への旅行費用がかさむという理由で航空会社への期待には降下が見られました。Read More >>
アジア経済圏が世界における工場拠点としての重要な役割を果たしてきたことは誰の目にも明らかです。長きに渡り同地域の発展を支えてきたビジネスモデルですが、この潮流に変化がもたらされるべき時がやってきました。これを強く語るのは黒田東彦日銀総裁です。今後新たなに注目されるべきはアジアにおけるサービス業の進化。アフリカ諸国といった物価の安い国の発展が予想される昨今、製造を超えた独自の武器の早期発見が急がれているのかもしれません。Read More >>
In light of recent travel ban by US President Donald Trump, companies in Asia are seizing this opportunity to encourage and boost tourism in Asia.Read More >>
The first and largest ever sale of student loans will be opened for investors for purchase. This deal was announced on Monday (6th Feb 2017) and it will involve £4bn of loans that were made to about 450,000 students between 2002 and 2006.Read More >>
Foreign investment in U.K. has increased to $179 billion from $33 billion last year. This is in contrast to foreign investment (FDI) in Europe as a whole fell by 29%.Read More >>
When Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet President Donald Trump this Friday in Washington, Mr. Abe will propose a Japanese investment plan that will create 700,000 new jobs in the United States and create new markets worth $450 billion over the next decade.Read More >>
安倍晋三首相は2016年12月27日、米国、そして世界からの注目を浴びながらハワイの真珠湾を訪問するに至りました。Read More >>
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