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Japan's power failure: Bid to forge national grid stumbles

Oct 21 2014

TOKYO After the Fukushima disaster crippled Japan's nuclear energy sector three years ago, the government pledged the biggest shake up in the history of the fragmented electricity industry to boost competition and contain a surge in power prices.

Japan's power failure: Bid to forge national grid stumbles

Oct 21 2014

TOKYO After the Fukushima disaster crippled Japan's nuclear energy sector three years ago, the government pledged the biggest shake up in the history of the fragmented electricity industry to boost competition and contain a surge in power prices.

Japan's power failure: Bid to forge national grid stumbles

Oct 21 2014

TOKYO After the Fukushima disaster crippled Japan's nuclear energy sector three years ago, the government pledged the biggest shake up in the history of the fragmented electricity industry to boost competition and contain a surge in power prices.

Japan's power failure: Bid to forge national grid stumbles

Oct 21 2014

TOKYO, Oct 22 After the Fukushima disaster crippled Japan's nuclear energy sector three years ago, the government pledged the biggest shake up in the history of the fragmented electricity industry to boost competition and contain a surge in power prices.

As Japan eyes nuclear restarts, renewables get shut out of grid

Oct 16 2014

TOKYO Japan's biggest utilities are blocking most new solar and other renewable energy from transmission grids, stirring concern among green power advocates that Japan favors restarting idled nuclear plants at the expense of other fossil-free supply.

As Japan eyes nuclear restarts, renewables get shut out of grid

Oct 16 2014

TOKYO Japan's biggest utilities are blocking most new solar and other renewable energy from transmission grids, stirring concern among green power advocates that Japan favours restarting idled nuclear plants at the expense of other fossil-free supply.

As Japan eyes nuclear restarts, renewables get shut out of grid

Oct 16 2014

TOKYO Japan's biggest utilities are blocking most new solar and other renewable energy from transmission grids, stirring concern among green power advocates that Japan favours restarting idled nuclear plants at the expense of other fossil-free supply.

Japan's Mitsui may miss metals profit target on iron ore slump

Sep 12 2014

TOKYO Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co may miss the current year's profit target of $1.1 billion for its metals business due to the slump in iron ore, warned a senior executive, who said prices may fall to as low as $80 a tonne before rebounding.

Japan's Mitsui may miss metals profit target on iron ore slump

Sep 11 2014

TOKYO Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co may miss the current year's profit target of $1.1 billion for its metals business due to the slump in iron ore, warned a senior executive, who said prices may fall to as low as $80 a tonne before rebounding.

Japan firms hit by labor crunch, many see profits squeezed: Reuters poll

Aug 21 2014

TOKYO Some 60 percent of Japanese firms are finding it increasingly difficult to secure sufficient workers, hit by a pervasive labor shortage that is pushing up hiring costs and starting to eat into profits, a Reuters poll showed.

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