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Tenant group alleges Kushner Cos. falsified permits, launches probe

via The Japan Times    Mar 20, 2018

A building in the Queens borough of New York is pictured after being mentioned in an investigation announced into buildings owned by the Kushner Companies, which had allegedly falsified work permits with the City's Department of Buildings, in New York Monday. | REUTERS

A New York tenants rights group and local politician said on Monday they would launch an investigation into the real estate company formerly headed by ...

Kushner Cos. filed false NYC housing paperwork, intimidated tenants into leaving: AP

via The Japan Times    Mar 19, 2018

Mary Ann Siwek sits in her apartment in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan March 15. Jared Kushner's family real estate company routinely filed false documents with New York City claiming it had no rent-regulated tenants in its buildings, including the one where Siwek lived, when it actually had hundreds. | AP

When the Kushner Cos. bought three apartment buildings in a gentrifying neighborhood of Queens in 2015, most of the tenants were protected by special rules ...

Amid GOP outcry, Trump rolls out big trade tariffs but spares Mexico and Canada, for now

via The Japan Times    Mar 09, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump signs a presidential proclamation placing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports while surrounded by workers from the steel and aluminum industries at the White House in Washington Thursday. | REUTERS

WASHINGTONUnswayed by Republican warnings of a trade war, President Donald Trump ordered steep new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the U.S. on Thursday, ...

Hi-speed rail will usher in new era of travel in United States

By Karl Cryer
-    Nov 12, 2015

One of the operators of the world’s first high-speed train, East Japan Railway Company (JR East), believes that the U.S. market is ripe for so-called bullet trains, which will introduce a new...

Peruvian law firms become first stop for Asian business

By Karl Cryer
-    Jul 20, 2015

Miranda & Amado, a law firm based in the Peruvian capital Lima, has seen increased interest from Asian companies wanting to operate in the country.

U.S. law firm grows on surge in Japanese investment

By Karl Cryer
-    Jun 01, 2015

Amid a growing trend of Japanese companies expanding to the Southern United States, Ohashi & Horn is well prepared to assist investors from the Asian giant.

Canadian conglomerate eyes Asia for more growth

By Karl Cryer
-    May 22, 2015

With business interests and companies located around the world, the Jim Pattinson Group bets on Asia for more opportunities to expand.

Indonesian conglomerate aims to lead in banking and healthcare

By Karl Cryer
-    Mar 19, 2015

Jakarta-based Mayapada Group hopes to be the next big player in Indonesian banking following its alliance with Taiwan's Cathay Life Insurance.

Hidden Assets

By Dag Detter,Stefan Fölster
- via Foreign Affairs    Nov 24, 2014

Temasek Holdings headquarters before the presentation of Temasek's annual review in Singapore, September 2009.  (Vivek Prakash / Courtesy Reuters)

How Countries Can Capitalize on Public Wealth November 24, 2014 Dag Detter and Stefan Fölster Summary:  Most governments know much about their debt but little about their assets. If central g...

Expanding a rock-solid legacy

By Angelo Romualdez
-    Jul 05, 2014

Nearly 25 years after Japan’s Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. made its initial investment in The Rockefeller Group, the U.S.-based real estate company has grown its flagship New York property holdings ...

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