Sales of Nintendo’s Wii U console have been weaker than expected, leading to slashed profits
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Wednesday 21 July 2010
Could the UK become the new Japan? The two bits of news that spark that question are the public finance figures for June, released yesterday, and the creation by the Chancellor of this new Office for Tax Simplification. The June numbers are disturbing, for they show that the apparent recovery in tax revenues seems to be petering out, while the latter matters because a radical simplification of the tax system may be the only way the Government can generate enough tax to dig its way out of the fiscal catastrophe it inherited.
Thursday 08 July 2010
Monday 05 July 2010
Japan's national sport is in crisis after one of its top wrestlers was sacked last night for illegally laying thousands of dollars in bets with Yakuza gangsters.
Wednesday 12 May 2010
The high drama in Westminster was not matched in the City yesterday as markets remaining sanguine, despite the political upheaval.
Friday 07 May 2010
Nintendo was reported its first fall in profits in six years after sales of its popular Wii console hit the rocks.
Wednesday 21 April 2010
Saturday 27 March 2010
Monday 22 March 2010
Saturday 13 March 2010
Tuesday 05 January 2010
Japan’s 77-year-old finance minister is to quit because of poor health. Hirohisa Fujii, who took on the role after elections last summer, in the midst of the worst recession in Japan since the second world war, is said to be concerned that he may not be able to physically cope with days of questioning in the Japanese parliament, and other strains of official life.
Monday 12 October 2009
Friday 31 July 2009
The Japanese computer game giant Nintendo yesterday revealed it expects annual profits to fall for the first time in four years after quarterly profits were hit by tumbling sales of its Wii video game consoles.
Thursday 09 July 2009
The family of a teacher murdered in Japan pleaded with her suspected killer's parents to "redeem some self-respect" and help to trace him.
Friday 15 May 2009
The latest victim of Japan's recession is round, sweet and famous for being shockingly expensive.
Thursday 14 May 2009
Sony Corp. said it lost 98.9 billion yen ($1 billion) in the fiscal year through March, its first annual net loss in 14 years, and projected it would lose even more money this year amid a slump in consumer demand for electronics goods.
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 Christmas comes early to Hong Kong, as millions of bank notes spill out onto busy street