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Toyota Tsusho Corp targeting new economic power “Ethiopian Market” in Africa.

| Economy & Markets | 07/24/2017

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Toyota Tsusho Corp targeting new economic power “Ethiopian Market” in Africa

Date: July 22, 2017
Source: Ezega.com

July 22, 2017 – Toyota Tsusho Corporation, a Japanese company, globally known in automotive manufacturing, has targeted Ethiopia as its new African destination in the coming few years, according to the Reporter.

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Japanese companies’ foreign acquisitions hit record $80.4 billion

| Economy & Markets | 11/10/2015

Japanese companies' foreign acquisitions hit record $80.4 bil

Japanese companies’ foreign acquisitions hit record 10 trillion yen
Date: Nov 10, 2015
Source: Nikkei

TOKYO — Japanese companies increasingly are snapping up foreign businesses, setting their sights abroad as the home market grays.

Overseas mergers and acquisitions by Japanese enterprises topped 10 trillion yen ($80.4 billion) for the first time as of Monday, Tokyo-based M&A adviser Recof said. The year-to-date figure already exceeds the 5.78 trillion yen for all of 2014 by more than 70% and beats the 8.6 trillion yen record set in 2006.

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India becomes most promising investment destination for Japanese companies

| Economy & Markets, India | 01/16/2015

Japan invest India

India becomes most promising investment destination for Japanese companies
Date: Jan 16, 2015
Source: The Dollar Business – by Sai Nikesh D

India is the top destination for future investments, followed by Indonesia and China, for the Japanese manufacturing sector, according to a recently concluded survey by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) conducted on 1,021 Japanese manufacturing companies last year.

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Japan’s largest flavor and fragrance company, Takasago eye demand for Southeast Asia

| Economy & Markets | 07/21/2014

Takasago International's new plant in Singapore includes research facilities.

Takasago finds tasty market in Southeast Asia
Date: Jul 21, 2014
Source: Nikkei – By TOMOHIRO ARAO

TOKYO — Japan’s largest flavor and fragrance company, Takasago International, is building a new production and research center in Singapore as it looks to capitalize on growing markets in Southeast Asia.

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Southeast Asia’s eCommerce Market reached US$7.0bn in 2013 and will be US$34.5bn by 2018

| Economy & Markets | 07/06/2014

Southeast Asia's eCommerce Market

High Growth & Consolidation Expected in Southeast Asia’s eCommerce Market
Date: Jul 4, 2014
Source: Frost & Sullivan

TOKYO, July 4, 2014 — Southeast Asia will be one of the world’s fastest-growing markets for e-commerce revenues in 2014, according to new research from Frost & Sullivan. Total revenues from B2C ecommerce in the six largest Southeast Asian countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) reached US$7.0bn in 2013 and will grow at a CAGR of 37.6% to reach US$34.5bn by 2018.

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Japan’s overseas assets topped 7.8 trillion dollars at the end of 2013

| Economy & Markets | 05/27/2014

Japan's foreign assets renew record high in 2013

Japan’s foreign assets renew record high
Date: May 27, 2014
Source: NHK World

Japan’s net external assets hit the highest level ever in 2013. This came as a weaker yen boosted the value of stocks and bonds held abroad.

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Sony wants India to become its No. 3 market

| Economy & Markets | 01/10/2014

Kenichiro Hibi, Sony India

Sony plans to make India a bigger market than Japan: Kenichiro Hibi, India MD
Date: Jan 9 2014
Source: Writankar Mukherjee, ET Bureau

LAS VEGAS: Sony wants India to become its No. 3 market. It’s targeting a big sales push that may see the country overtake its home base of Japan, driven by smartphones, the segment that’s growing the fastest for the company. The focus on smartphones was renewed last year with the launch of a new range of Xperia devices in India, which currently ranks fourth overall for Sony after China, the US and Japan.

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World Car Makers Seeking Chances in Iran’s Market

| Economy & Markets | 12/02/2013

Iran-Automotive-Market

World Car Makers Seeking Chances in Iran’s Market
Date: Nov 30, 2013
Source: NHK World

Auto company officials have gathered for an international conference in Iran in a bid to capitalize on better economic conditions that are likely to follow a recent nuclear deal.

Organizers say Saturday’s conference in the capital of Tehran has attracted trading firms, parts manufactures and car makers from Iran and 19 other countries.

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