The Topix index was little changed at 1,462.24 at the close of trading in Tokyo, wiping out gains of as much 1.9 per cent.

Japan’s Topix index erased gains after the nation’s central bank decided against adding to record monetary easing. Mobile phone carriers and construc(...)

 2015 shows coal stockpiled at the coal port of Newcastle in Australia’s New South Wales state.

Rich nations are stubbornly divided ahead of talks in Paris on Thursday to seek a deal to phase out coal subsidies in a foretaste of the difficulty of(...)

Toshiba president Masashi Muromachi announces the firm’s financial results for the year  in Tokyo: shares in Toshiba rose 1.8 per cent on Monday. Photograph: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images

Japan’s Toshiba booked a net loss for the past financial year and pledged a bold restructuring, raising hopes it was finally moving beyond a $1.3 bill(...)

The new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: You can pick it up relatively cheaply on contract but, sim free, it will set you back around €900 for the 64GB version.  Photograph: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

With the start of the college term on the horizon, it’s time to start stocking up on the college essentials. Not the traditional essentials like noteb(...)

Masashi Muromachi, chairman and president of Toshiba Corp, at  a news conference in Tokyo, Japan. Toshiba delayed release of its fiscal 2014 earnings after discovering additional accounting issues that required further investigation. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Toshiba again delayed announcing its annual financial results on Monday, as new accounting errors prevented the company from drawing a line under Japa(...)

A man using his smartphone walks past an advertisement board for Japan’s Nikkei newspaper’s digital media on a street in Tokyo. Japanese media group Nikkei has agreed to buy the Financial Times from Britain’s Pearson for $1.3 billion. Photograaph:  Yuya Shino/Reuters

The takeover of the Financial Times by Nikkei is probably a surprise, at least to those outside the media. Nikkei’s long-term plan might become clear (...)

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Image of the week: Bowing to the inevitable Toshiba chief executive Hisao Tanaka (second from left) bows with chairman Tadashi Muromachi (right)(...)

Toshiba Corp president and chief executive Hisao Tanaka arrives for a news conference at the company headquarters in Tokyo. Photograph: Reuters

Japan Inc’s efforts to improve the international image of its boardrooms have been dealt a blow with the resignation of top business leaders in a $(...)

A file showing Toshiba president and chief executive Hisao Tanaka. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

Toshiba said its chief executive was stepping down on Tuesday after an independent investigation found he had been aware the company had been inflati(...)

Designer Carlo Ratti’s concept shop at Milan Expo

Imagine walking into your local giant supermarket and being greeted by a smiling hologram waiting to take you to all points of interest in the shop(...)