Japan’s exports rose more than forecast in December, reaching the highest level in six years and paring a record annual trade deficit caused by energy purchases and a surge in imports before April’s sales-tax increase. Overseas shipments climbed 12.9 percent from a year earlier, the finance ministry reported Monday, compared with the median estimate for […]
Japan’s economy, the third largest in the world, expanded at its quickest pace in a year, showing signs of an economic recovery. Gross domestic product grew 0.9% in the three months to March compared to the previous quarter, indicating an annualised rate of 3.5%. Japan grew at a rate of 1% at the end of […]
Honda Motors has reported a four-fold increase in earnings during the first quarter as it continued to recover from last year’s natural disasters. Net profit was 131.7bn yen ($1.7bn; £1.1bn) in the April to June period, up from 31.7bn yen a year earlier. To continue reading this article, please go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19059214 .
Honda took the top spot for the seventh year running and was one of eight Japanese manufacturers in the top 10, while premium car makers including Audi, Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz finished much further down the list, in 26th, 27th and 29th places respectively. The worst performing manufacturer was Land Rover, with 71 per cent of […]
Toyota is now engineering a top-to-bottom makeover at its luxury brand. The goal is to become much more than the maker of faultless cars with fairly bland styling. Di Felice and her colleagues around the world are now touting the future of Lexus as a brand selling “bold, emotional and expressive” vehicles with cutting-edge technology. […]