Kazunori Takada

China stocks rise after Beijing slaps curbs on selling

Global investors fear that China's market turmoil will destabilise the financial system, and be a bigger risk than the crisis in Greece.

Japanese firms shut China plants, US urges calm

Japanese firms have shut factories in China and urged expatriate workers to stay indoors in the wake of angry protests over a territorial dispute.

Japan nuclear evacuation ring will be no-go zone

Japan on Thursday said it would ban people entering the 20km evacuation zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant north of Tokyo.

Power crunch puts Japan Inc to the test

Analysts suggest power blackouts will ultimately cause the biggest economic damage to Japan, a vital player in the global manufacturing supply chain.

Japan finds plutonium in soil at stricken nuclear plant

Plutonium in soil at the Fukushima nuclear complex heightened alarm on Tuesday over the battle to contain the world's worst atomic crisis in 25 years.

Radiation injuries slow work at Japan’s nuclear plant

Engineers had to pull out of some parts of Japan's crippled nuclear plant on Thursday when three workers were exposed to high contamination.

Japan disasters to cost over $300-billion

Japan estimated the cost of the damage from its devastating earthquake and tsunami could top $300-billion.

US halts imports from Japan nuclear zone

The United States became the first nation to block produce from ally Japan's radiation zone, saying it will halt milk, vegetable and fruit imports.

Steam rises from Japan plant, radiation worry grows

Smoke and steam rose from two of the most threatening reactors at Japan's quake-crippled nuclear plant on Tuesday.

WHO warns of food radiation in disaster-hit Japan

The WHO said on Monday that radiation in food after an earthquake damaged a Japanese nuclear plant was more serious than previously thought.

Everest conqueror Edmund Hillary dies

New Zealand's Edmund Hillary, who along with Nepal's Tenzing Norgay Sherpa became the first to conquer Mount Everest, died in hospital on Friday. He was 88. New Zealand flags flew at half mast at Scott Base in Antarctica on Friday, mourning the loss of one of the greatest adventurers of the 20th century.

Dollar steady, fails to make gains despite Wall St

The dollar failed to make gains against the euro and yen on Tuesday despite a rally on Wall Street as players remained sceptical of chances of a strong US economic recovery.

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