Sales of Nintendo’s Wii U console have been weaker than expected, leading to slashed profits
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Friday 24 October 2008
Sony fuelled fears of a global recession yesterday as it issued a profits warning and warned it had been badly hit by the strength of the yen and plunging demand for flat-screen televisions and digital cameras.
Tuesday 16 September 2008
Japan's central bank today injected a total of 2.5 trillion yen (US $24 billion) into money markets and issued a statement vowing to take measures to maintain stability in the country's financial markets.
Sunday 31 August 2008
Sunday 04 May 2008
Only the downright lazy stay holed up in their room in Tokyo, where the "different-planet" thrills are felt at every street corner. But it is very hard to leave The Peninsula. An outpost of the historic hotel in Hong Kong, checking in here is an indulgent option.
Thursday 20 March 2008
Toshiba has slashed its profit forecasts by 31 per cent after warning that the cost of losing the battle with Sony for next-generation DVD technology would run into billions of yen.
Tuesday 18 March 2008
Stock markets across the world felt the shuddering impact yesterday of the Bear Stearns collapse. Words such as "crash" and "panic" reverberated over the trading floors, with fears of worse to come. Its effects were felt from Tokyo to New York, knocking down the paper value of almost any business that might be exposed to the credit crunch.
Thursday 13 March 2008
Fears that stresses in credit markets and the world economy as a whole are deteriorating despite central bank help hit financial markets today, sinking global stocks and sending the dollar tumbling.
Friday 08 February 2008
In Deep Love, a wildly popular Japanese story of teenage heartbreak, Ayu decides to pay for her boyfriend Yoshiyuki's life-saving heart surgery by prostituting herself. But instead of using the money on the operation, his parents spend it. Ayu dies of Aids.
Wednesday 06 February 2008
Sunday 16 December 2007
Saturday 08 July 2006
Travel to the Indian subcontinent will become much easier if a recommendation from a network of infectious disease specialists is adopted. The group, called TropMedEurop, says holidaymakers should forget malaria tablets and concentrate on avoiding bites. A study concluded that the dangers from taking prophylactic drugs rated higher than the risk of disease.
Tuesday 30 March 2004
Monday 04 August 2003
Saturday 24 May 2003
Tuesday 12 November 2002
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