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Exclusive: Indian craft brewer Bira talking to foreign beer makers about possible stake sale - CEO

11 Aug 2020

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU/TOKYO India's B9 Beverages, maker of popular craft beer Bira, is in talks with international brewers and investors to sell a stake of up to 20% in the company, its chief executive told Reuters on Tuesday.

Japan's Seven & i seals $21 billion deal for Marathon Petroleum's Speedway gas stations

04 Aug 2020

The Japanese owner of 7-Eleven convenience stores has agreed to buy Marathon Petroleum Corp's Speedway gas stations for $21 billion, brushing aside coronavirus concerns to return to the table five months after initially baulking at the deal. | Video

Fast Retailing cuts outlook on pandemic woes despite Uniqlo June rebound

10 Jul 2020

TOKYO Japan's Fast Retailing Co, owner of casual clothing brand Uniqlo, lowered its outlook for the year as the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc on its global fashion business.

Japan's fussy food shoppers finally go online amid pandemic

30 Jun 2020

TOKYO The coronavirus has forced Japan's notoriously fussy food shoppers to abandon doubts about online grocery stores, sending retailers such as Aeon Co scrambling to meet a surge in delivery demand.

Suntory CEO says 20% of restaurants may fail as coronavirus slams Japan's dining scene

05 Jun 2020

TOKYO Takeshi Niinami, the head of Japanese drinks and food group Suntory Holdings and a government adviser, predicted on Friday that more than 20% of bars and restaurants could fail due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Big in China and tiny in the U.S., Fast Retailing seen weathering pandemic

03 Jun 2020

TOKYO/BEIJING The coronavirus pandemic is shredding the global apparel industry, stripping hundreds of billions of dollars from sales and thrusting big names like J.Crew into bankruptcy protection.

Activist funds defeated at Kirin, Toshiba Machine, but advance in Japan

27 Mar 2020

TOKYO Shareholders of Kirin Holdings and Toshiba Machine backed their managements on Friday in two closely watched votes, but analysts said activist investors were beginning to gain ground in Japan.

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