Nikkei Asian Review (Nov 23, 2020) | 一般社団法人 ラテンアメリカ協会

Nikkei Asian Review (Nov 23, 2020)


Nov 23rd

Thai hotel group continues overseas push with Kyoto project
Country’s tourism sector to shrink over 70% to $25bn this year: Dusit CEO

Japan’s Nikkei index regains 1991 level as investors hunt bargains
Vaccine-sparked hopes for economic rebound point buyers to value stocks

China’s TPP ambition puts Japan in a bind: expert
US-Sino tensions unlikely to ease right after Biden takes office, professor says

Nov 22nd

Nikon plans reform to reduce reliance on key customer Intel
Japanese group goes on price-cutting drive in chipmaking machine market

Japan’s decarbonization fails to improve for 25 years
Other leading economies slash carbon emissions as renewables surge

Nov 21st

Kirin to sell Australia dairy unit to local peer
Japanese brewer finds new buyer after deal with Chinese company hit snag

Japan’s AGC brings AI to makeup routine with smart mirror
Glassmaker’s new device combines actual and virtual cosmetics as COVID spreads

Japan to halt travel scheme where COVID count is high
Government tries to balance economic needs and public health

Tokyo sees daily record of 539 new coronavirus cases

Nintendo restricts political use of Animal Crossing
Japanese company adopts the world’s first universal terms of use

How Walmart flopped in Japan, and elsewhere overseas
New majority holders KKR and Rakuten race to revive battered Seiyu brand

China sends foreign minister to Japan with eye on post-Trump order
Wang Yi to meet with Prime Minister Suga and counterpart Motegi

China-made BMW and Tesla electric vehicles head to Europe
Supply chains drive nation’s rise to EV powerhouse

Nov 20th

7-Eleven parent eyes net-zero emissions by 2050 in Japan and US
Seven & i Holdings to invest nearly $1bn over 5 years to achieve target

Japan and South Korea hit by COVID spikes: 5 things to know
Crisis control of two nations contrasts with China’s draconian lockdowns

Vaccine hopes lift Asia travel sector worried by COVID-19 rebound
Regional industry expects faster recovery, but prospects dimmer in Europe and US

Sumitomo Mitsui leasing unit to buy real estate fund Kenedix
Price expected to top $960m as consolidation in industry accelerates

Chinese foreign minister to visit Japan on Tuesday
Wang to meet counterpart Motegi, and possibly PM Suga, to discuss business travel

APEC: Japan’s Suga vows to push for bigger trade pacts after RCEP
All eyes on Trump and China ahead of virtual leaders meeting

Japanese consumer prices fall at fastest rate in decade
Nationwide core index down 0.7% in October from a year earlier

Daikin casts wary eye on a Tesla foray into air conditioners
Musk looks to bring innovative heat pump tech to home HVAC systems

Japan’s Nitori spends $1.9bn to build own logistics chain
Furniture retailer to streamline inventory management and shipments

Singapore’s Mapletree plans $385m logistics center in Japan
State-backed fund expands with largest park in manufacturing-heavy Kyushu

Virus resurgence forces Japan to skip parties and push telework
NTT warns against business dinners while Toshiba plans temperature scans

JAL uses community ties to expand Dalian routes
Japan’s ties to Chinese hub help airlines navigate coronavirus travel curbs