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Japan to appoint Okamura as top financial diplomat - sources

10 Jul 2020

TOKYO Japan is set to appoint international policy veteran Kenji Okamura as its top financial diplomat representing the country at international forums such as G7/G20 meetings, five government sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday.

Japan tax revenues undershoot estimate after coronavirus crisis: sources

01 Jul 2020

TOKYO Japan's tax revenue undershot government estimates for the first time in two years in the fiscal year to last March as the coronavirus crisis dealt a heavy blow to corporate profits, several government sources said on Wednesday.

Japan's SMFG brokerage arm to set up office in Abu Dhabi

29 Jun 2020

TOKYO, June 29 The brokerage arm of Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) plans to set up an office in Abu Dhabi as it seeks to tap the $80 billion debt capital market (DCM) in the Middle East, its chief executive said.

Japan's Mizuho says virus-related loan requests have reached $155 billion

10 Jun 2020

TOKYO Mizuho Financial Group Inc has seen coronavirus-related loan requests reach 17 trillion yen (121 billion pounds) since the outbreak, and is bracing for further demand from companies battling to revive their operations, its chief executive said.

Nomura considers having fewer staff at headquarters permanently

03 Jun 2020

TOKYO Nomura Holdings Inc is considering having fewer staff work at its Tokyo headquarters permanently now that the coronavirus pandemic has spurred a huge shift to remote working, its chief executive said.

Japan approves fresh $1.1 trillion stimulus to combat pandemic pain

27 May 2020

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet approved on Wednesday a new $1.1 trillion stimulus package that includes significant direct spending, to stop the coronavirus pandemic pushing the world's third-largest economy deeper into recession.

Japan's Daiwa expects to make China comeback as early as this year

21 May 2020

TOKYO, May 21 Japan's Daiwa Securities Group Inc expects to make a comeback in China as early as this year initially targeting the country's huge market for investment banking, its chief executive said.

Deflation fears to force Japan to trim inflation-linked bond issuance

28 Apr 2020

TOKYO Japan plans to cut the amount of inflation-linked bonds it sells to the market next month to the lowest level in seven years, sources said, as plunging oil costs and the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic stoke fears of deflation.

Japan to boost stimulus to $1.1 trillion as virus threatens deeper recession

20 Apr 2020

TOKYO Japan boosted its new economic stimulus package on Monday to a record $1.1 trillion to expand cash payouts to its citizens, as the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic threatens to push the world's third-largest economy deeper into recession.

Japan declares state of emergency, nearly $1 trillion stimulus for coronavirus

07 Apr 2020

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday declared a state of emergency to fight coronavirus infections in major population centres and rolled out a nearly $1 trillion (£808.41 billion) stimulus package to soften the economic blow. | Video

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