TOKYO/SAPPORO, Japan, May 27 (Reuters) – Japanese policymakers on Wednesday offered mild but harmonised verbal warnings against excess currency turbulence, cautioning markets against pushing the yen down too rapidly.
Apple has overtaken Google this year to become the world’s most valuable brand, according to WPP and Millward Brown’s annual “Brand Z” rankings. Technology brands dominate the top 10, but there is also a surprise entrant. Millward Brown’s study uses the views of around 2 million potential and current customers of a brand, alongside financial data, to calculate a company’s brand value…
TOKYO (Reuters) – The head of Japanese electronics maker Sony Corp’s mobile business said on Wednesday he plans to deal with the effects of a stronger dollar versus the yen by tweaking the pricing of its handsets and by cutting costs.Hiroki Totoki, who leads Sony’s mobile phone business, warned that currency fluctuations could potentially have a bigger impact than competition on profitability…
By Mike DolanLONDON (Reuters) – For anyone expecting interest rates to be stuck near zero for years to come, the past month has been uncomfortable.The so-called “new normal” or “secular stagnation” theses that posit years of paltry world growth, lingering economic slack and downward pressure on prices and interest rates have fast become consensus thinking among top investors, financial and academic economists…
MILAN, May 27 (Reuters) – Italy’s biggest insurer Generali expects to pay higher dividends over the next four years as it focuses on increasing cash generation and building a solid capital base.
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