Archives: January 2010

As Toyota Woes Mount, Where is Akio Toyoda?

Posted by: Ian Rowley on January 28

When Toyota said Akio Toyoda, 53, would take over from Katsuaki Watanabe as the company's President and CEO in December 2008, it hoped workers, especially those in Japan, would rally...

Will India Be a Big Winner in Google-China Fight?

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on January 26

In case you missed it, check out the column by my colleague William Pesek Jr. on the spat between Google and China. He argues a big beneficiary could be India....

Li Ka-shing Follows Warren Buffett’s Path

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on January 26

Before Warren Buffett invested in the company, few investors outside China knew much about BYD, a Chinese manufacturer of batteries for mobile phones. Then Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway paid $231 million...

India & China: Who Needs $586 Billion Stimulus, Anyway? (Correct)

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on January 25

(Corrects India GDP figure in third paragraph and adds information on Indian stocks.) No government responded more aggressively to the economic crisis than China. Within weeks of the Lehman Brothers’...

China's Red Hot GDP Dilemma

Posted by: Dexter Roberts on January 21

China just won't slow down. Double-digit fourth quarter GDP of 10.7% brings full year growth in at 8.7%--well above a government target of 8%--but also looks likely to heighten concerns...

Hope Ahead for Hong Kong Disneyland

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on January 19

Hong Kong Disneyland has come out with its results for the year ending September 2009, and the ailing theme park has some good news to report. The joint venture between...

Mixed Signals Reveal North Korea's Dilemma

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on January 18

A swing between confrontation and conciliation has been a standard tactic by North Korea for nearly two decades. Conflicting signals sent out by Pyongyang within hours of each other on...

Google China Hacking Brouhaha Raises Business Concerns

Posted by: Dexter Roberts on January 15

Google’s decision to come out swinging over what it says was “highly sophisticated” Chinese hacking into its computer systems is heightening concerns that China’s business environment is far less hospitable...

FDI Surges in China, Despite Rio Arrests

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on January 15

I’ve been quick to say I told you so when I’ve been right about predictions, so I should be just as fast to say I goofed. News today about foreign...

LG Offers Flexible E-Paper for Newspapers

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on January 14

Most e-readers available in the market so far have been just too small for newspapers. But it could soon be a reality for you to enjoy the sensation of holding...

Cadmium: The New Made-in-China Scare

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on January 12

A new year, a new Chinese safety scandal. If 2007 was the year of lead-tainted toys, 2008 was the year of melamine-laced milk and 2009 was the year of defective...

Prius on Top in Japan, but at What Cost?

Posted by: Ian Rowley on January 08

Here in Japan there is no denying that the third generation Toyota Prius is a smash hit. Earlier today, official figures showed that the Prius, underpinned by hefty government incentives...

Samsung Posts High Profit, Sees Better Year Ahead

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on January 07

Samsung Electronics on Jan. 7 reported its highest profit in five years and record revenues for 2009, with Chief Executive Choi Gee Sung predicting smooth sailing ahead. In quarterly guidance...

China's Economy Facing Risks, Warn Officials

Posted by: Dexter Roberts on January 05

More signs that China's red hot economy is facing potential problems: on a central bank-run website called China Finance, People's Bank Governor Zhou Xiaochuan warned yesterday that industrial overcapacity could...

New Threat to India-Australia Ties after Stabbing

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on January 03

Just days after officials warned against growing anti-Australia sentiment in India comes news of the latest fatal attack on a young Indian in Australia. A 21-year-old Punjabi, Nitin Garg, was...

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