Japan

Japan's Nikkei hit a two-decade high, the Equifax data breach also leaked driver's license data, Sears Canada has gone into liquidation, and more important headlines.
Douglas A. McIntyre
Japan-based automakers built nearly 4 million vehicles in the U.S. last year and directly employed more than 90,000 U.S. employees.
Paul Ausick
The war of words between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump ratcheted up tensions over the Korean threat to launch a nuclear-tipped missile into the Pacific Ocean.
Paul Ausick
North Korea is not backing down. Flouting international condemnation, the isolated rogue nation fired a ballistic missile over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido Friday.
John Harrington
North Korea launched a second missile over Japan on Thursday evening, a clearly defiant signal of its intention to ignore the latest round of UN sanctions and continue with its nuclear testing...
Paul Ausick
Can North Korea actually destroy Tokyo, with a population of almost 13 million people, in a nuclear holocaust?
John Harrington
The European Union will tighten the screening process for foreign takeovers of companies, Bitcoin prices moved above $4,000 for the first time, and more headlines.
Douglas A. McIntyre
The U.S. dollar is weak again, and Credit Suisse has warned that the weakness is here to stay for some time. In fact, the firm has outlined how much more dollar weakness can be expected against the...
Jon C. Ogg
Phillip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM) released its most recent quarterly results before the markets opened on Thursday. The cigarette giant posted $1.14 in earnings per share (EPS) and $6.9...
Chris Lange
Call it global warming. Call it climate change. Maybe it’s a nuance, or maybe your political stance determines how you feel about this debate. 24/7 Wall St. has tracked investment in clean...
Jon C. Ogg
The Wall Street Journal reported this week that the lower house of Japan's Parliament passed a bill opening the way for casinos and sent it to the upper house for review.
Lee Jackson
24/7 Wall St. wanted to evaluate some basic statistics from Pearl Harbor and for the United States from the war years of 1941 to 1945 versus modern times.
Jon C. Ogg
Shares of Cempra saw a handy gain early Monday after Toyama Chemical announced that it had begun Phase 3 clinical trials with solithromycin in Japan for patients with respiratory infections.
Chris Lange
If there is one brokerage research firm that can turn the heads of all investors at once it would have to be Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS). After all, Goldman Sachs advises wealthy individuals...
Jon C. Ogg
For those who view negative interest rates on sovereign debt as a tax, there is good news. For those who want to use sovereign debt as a means of building wealth rather than just parking assets for...
Jon C. Ogg