• Giappone

    Lower House approves record ¥97.45 trillion budget

    The Lower House signs off on a record high ¥97.45 trillion budget for fiscal 2017 that gives priority to social security and defense. The post Lower House approves record ¥97.45 trillion budget appeared first on The Japan Times.

  • Giappone

    Trump worries send dollar lower in Tokyo trading

    The dollar weakened to levels slightly above ¥112 in Tokyo trading Monday amid growing skepticism about U.S. President Donald Trump’s possible stimulus measures. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥112.21-21, down from ¥112.71-72 at the same time Friday. The euro was at $1.0580-0580, down from $1.0597-0597, and at ¥118.72-72, ...

  • Giappone

    Takata expected to plead guilty in cover-up of air bag troubles

    Auto parts maker Takata Corp. was expected to plead guilty Monday to a criminal charge and agree to a $1 billion (about ¥112 billion) penalty for concealing a deadly air bag-inflator problem. The company was scheduled to be in U.S. District Court in Detroit on Monday afternoon. Last month it ...

  • Giappone

    Panasonic eyes storage boost as Japan’s solar incentives wane

    The government’s scaling back of a program encouraging residential solar power has Panasonic Corp. hopeful the market for home energy storage systems is about to receive a boost. In 2019, a program designed to buy back solar power flowing from rooftop panels at above-market rates will start becoming less enticing, ...

  • Giappone

    Nikkei 225 falls for the fourth straight day

    The Nikkei 225 average fell Monday for the fourth straight session as the yen had a strong day against the dollar. The key market gauge shed 176.07 points, or 0.91 percent, to end at 19,107.47 after losing 87.92 points Friday. The Topix, which covers all first-section issues, finished 16.14 points ...

  • Giappone

    JAL’s novice pilots grounded by 2010 bankruptcy finally take wing

    Around 100 people who joined Japan Airlines Co. as pilot candidates but never had a chance to work in the air due to the airline’s 2010 bankruptcy are finally making their debuts on domestic flights. The bankruptcy led JAL to substantially cut its flight routes and freeze pilot recruitment and ...

  • Nigeria

    NEPAD to invest €38m in youth empowerment in Nigeria, others

    New Partnership for Africa Development says it will invest €38m in youth empowerment in five African countries in three years. The Director NEPAD Continental, Estherine Fotabong, disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation on Monday in Abuja. She said that the project ...

  • Nigeria

    Feed Nigeria To Partner Govt On Food Production

    The director general, Feed Nigeria Summit, Mr Richard Mbaram has said that his organisation is partnering the federal government to increase the production of foods – which has not kept pace with demand. Speaking to newsmen yesterday, Mbaram, said there was a need to bring together producers and leading industry ...

  • Nigeria

    Let Peace Corps Be.

    Mama Chinyere not real name, who is  a petty  trader living at 2 Akankpa Street, Uyo in Akwa Ibom state Nigeria couldn’t hide her joy when news got to her recently that the long awaited Peace Corps bill had been passed into law by both the lower and the upper chamber of ...

  • Marocco Algeria

    Algérie, cette ombre immobile qui renvoie Merkel dans son avion et le Maroc vers la CEDEAO

    L’événement de la semaine est le choix d’Alger de ne pas recevoir Angela Merkel pour cause d’incapacité présidentielle à la rencontrer. Une myopie stratégique qui laisse sans voix. Il y a, en dehors de l’Union européenne, des dizaines de pays dans le monde qui souhaiteraient recevoir la visite de Mme ...