Nikkei Asian Review (Oct 29, 2020) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Oct 29, 2020)


Oct 27th

China injects vaccine diplomacy into Latin America
Beijing expands influence amid region’s limited drugmaking capabilities


Cambodia debuts digital currency as emerging countries lead charge
Central banks of smaller economies aim to boost their paper currencies



Suga’s 2050 zero-carbon goal thrusts Japan into green tech race
Foreign rivals ahead in EVs and hydrogen-powered steel mills

JAL set for $2.2bn loss in 2020 for first deficit since relisting
Dismal prospects forecast despite uptick in domestic flights

Lawson tests next step of convenience store evolution in China
On-demand deliveries and mobile checkout part of bid for growth as Japan slows

Rakuten to double IT engineer head count in India
E-commerce group to add 1,000 workers in Bangalore in global race for tech talent

ANA to cut $3.8bn in costs in attempt at profitability next year
Japan’s flagship airline remains bullish despite grim demand outlook

Oct 28th

Bike-to-work boom boosts Shimano earnings
Parts maker sees shortages in Europe and America as demand surges

Japan, US and Australia to finance undersea cable for Palau
Project marks first infrastructure aid for free and open Indo-Pacific under Suga

Blackstone zeroes in on Japan’s affluent
US private equity group targets individuals unhappy with paltry returns

Suga walks tightrope between US and China
Prime minister tones down ‘free and open Indo-Pacific’ language to cast wider net

Bangkok’s Tokyu store to close in latest exit by Japanese retailer
Pandemic deals knockout blow to location that survived Asian financial crisis

Waldorf Astoria to debut in Tokyo’s Nihonbashi
Top Hilton brand eyes post-coronavirus growth

Asia’s pension systems forced to cut back under COVID pressures
Study highlights concerns over retirement outlook as contributions fall

7-Eleven and Mitsui join to recycle ‘low-quality’ plastic bottles
France’s Veolia heads Japan venture that promises to clean up pollution

Sony raises full-year forecast as gaming thrives under COVID
Japanese conglomerate expects net profit to grow 37% to $7.6bn


Kose delays cosmetics plant on loss of big-spending tourists
Pandemic deals setback to company’s Japan reshoring plans

WeWork introduces all-access plan in Japan
Shared-office company eager to ride remote working wave

An outsider brings transgender struggles to Japan’s movie screens
Eiji Uchida’s ‘Midnight Swan’ stars SMAP’s Kusanagi as protagonist

SoftBank tried to delay WeWork $3bn share payout: court filing
CEO Son allegedly ordered office sharing chairman to ‘use whatever excuse’

Japan’s Kioxia to invest $9.5bn in memory factory to meet 5G demand
After postponed IPO, former Toshiba unit to build largest site to stay competitive