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Trump sees drop in Forbes wealth ranking as value of Big Apple holdings sours; two-year fall hits 31%

via The Japan Times    Oct 18, 2017

President Donald Trump walks toward reporters Friday on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Trump's ranking in the Forbes list of wealthiest Americans has dropped. Forbes ranked the first billionaire president as the 248th-wealthiest person in America and put his wealth at $3.1 billion. The year before, he was ranked 156th and Forbes said he was worth $3.7 billion. | AP

President Donald Trump’s ranking in the Forbes list of wealthiest Americans has dropped, as the magazine said the value of some of his Manhattan real ...

Partner seen blocking Kushner Cos. plan to turn indebted Fifth Avenue tower into showcase

via The Japan Times    Oct 17, 2017

Senior Advisor Jared Kushner leaves after attending an event where U.S. President Donald Trump nominated Kirstjen Nielsen as next secretary of homeland security in the East Room of the White House Oct. 12 in Washington. | AFP-JIJI

An ambitious plan by Jared Kushner’s family to recast its indebted Fifth Avenue office building as a luxury architectural trophy is collapsing, setting off a ...

U.S. demands info from Kobe Steel on faked data

via The Japan Times    Oct 17, 2017

People fish along a promenade as a Kobe Steel Ltd. plant stands in the background in Kakogawa, Hyogo Prefecture on Oct. 14. | BLOOMBERG

The U.S. Justice Department has demanded that Kobe Steel Ltd. provide information related to its faked product data scandal, the embattled steel maker said Tuesday.Company ...

U.S. demands Kobe Steel provide info on manipulated product data

via The Japan Times    Oct 17, 2017

People fish along a promenade as a Kobe Steel Ltd. plant stands in the background in Kakogawa, Hyogo Prefecture on Oct. 14. | BLOOMBERG

The U.S. Justice Department has demanded that Kobe Steel Ltd. provide information related to its faked product data scandal, the embattled steel maker said Tuesday.Company ...

Sumitomo Forestry plans luxury condo development in Bangkok with local developer

via The Japan Times    Oct 13, 2017

Sumitomo Forestry Co. is entering into housing development in Thailand through a joint project with a local developer, aiming to capitalize on growing demand for ...

Macron’s lawmakers to pitch levy on yachts and gold after uproar over move to scrap wealth tax

via The Japan Times    Oct 09, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron stands by Pablo Picasso's 1932 painting 'Woman lying in the sun' during the opening of the 'Picasso 1932: Erotic Year' exhibition at the Picasso museum in Paris, on Sunday. | IAN LANGSDON / POOL / VIA AFP-JIJI

Lawmakers from Emmanuel Macron’s party will propose an amendment to France’s 2018 budget to tax luxury yachts, supercars and precious metals, a senior party official ...

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.

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