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Sony (IW 1000/39) and Olympus (IW 1000/413) had initially planned the launch of a joint venture from April 1 as Sony, which is trying to repair a dented balance sheet, invests 50 billion yen ($535 million) in Olympus as part of a drive to tap the...
Under the proposed tie-up Sharp was to sell 121 million new shares -- about 550 yen apiece -- worth 66.9 billion yen (US$710 million), while Hon Hai would also take half of the Japanese firm's 93% interest in a huge liquid crystal display...
Three outside board members were appointed
Non-Japanese CEOs will be appointed in U.S., Africa and latin America, in addition to Europe
Analysts suggest moves will promote global view
Japanese management style has been criticized