Risk appetite is returning to Japan. Photograph: PHILIP FONG/AFP via Getty Images

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei closed lower on Monday but posted its biggest monthly gain in nearly 27 years, as optimism over progress in COVID-19 vaccine(...)

A cameraman films a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, Japan Japan Exchange Group  announced it stopped tradings for the entire day due to a system failure. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

The Tokyo Stock Exchange suspended share trading for the full day on Thursday as glitch in its electronic trading system caused the worst outage ever (...)

Nippon Paint paid more than $3bn for paint-makers in Australia and Turkey last year.

Nippon Paint has agreed a $12 billion (€10.2 billion) deal with its largest shareholder – a private company founded by one of Singapore’s richest bill(...)

US stocks dropped on Friday, despite a strong US jobs report, extending the S&P 500’s losses for the week to nearly 4 per cent in early New York trading. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/ New York Times

Stocks across the globe tumbled on Friday on fears of cascading economic disruption caused by the spread of the coronavirus, while bond prices hit his(...)

Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

SoftBank has said it plans to launch a second Vision Fund, and will raise $108 billion (€97 billion) from investors including Microsoft, Apple and the(...)

Telco unit SoftBank Corp on Monday priced its stock at 1,500 yen apiece, as previously indicated. Photograph: Reuters

SoftBank is set to raise 2.65 trillion yen (€20.6 billion) in Japan’s biggest-ever IPO – a share sale widely regarded as finalising the group’s transi(...)

Pedestrians walk in front of a monitor showing an image of Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn. Photograph:  Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images

Almost 24 hours after Carlos Ghosn’s shock arrest, details are emerging of the alleged financial transgressions that have the auto industry titan faci(...)

Takeda first set up operations in Ireland in 1997, manufacturing products for global markets. Photograph: Reuters

Japanese pharmaceutical group Takeda will create up to 70 new jobs as it invests €25 million in the construction of a new facility at Grange Castle in(...)

Toshiba share sale: the company hopes to erase a €5.7 billion liability. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Toshiba plans to sell shares to raise 600 billion yen, or about €4.5 billion, and will explore selling its Westinghouse-related assets in a bid to avo(...)

Toshiba signed an $18 billion deal to sell its chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital LP. Photograph: Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty

Toshiba signed an $18 billion deal to sell its chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital LP, overcoming a key - albeit not its last - hurdle as i(...)

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