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Nomura sees hope in advisory, underwriting as rates stay low, society ages - outgoing CEO

27 Dec 2019

TOKYO Nomura Holdings cannot escape an ageing society or low interest rates, but the Japanese investment bank might be able to wring more money out of advisory and underwriting as it grapples with the long-term "megatrends", its outgoing chief executive said.

SoftBank's $3 billion WeWork financing talks stall with Japan banks - sources

23 Dec 2019

TOKYO SoftBank Group Corp's talks to secure $3 billion (2.3 billion pounds) from Japan's three biggest banks have stalled as the lenders have hit internal lending limits to the firm, two people said, complicating a $9.5 billion rescue package for WeWork.

Japan to trim total government bond issuance next fiscal year: sources

18 Dec 2019

TOKYO Japan plans to trim its overall government bond issuance to the market by 0.5% next fiscal year from current year's levels, government officials said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe balances supporting growth and reining in huge public debt.

Japan's SMFG brokerage arm plans to set up wholly-owned firm in China: CEO

16 Dec 2019

TOKYO The brokerage arm of Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc is planning to start a wholly-owned firm in China, its chief executive said, as the country sets out to open up its vast financial sector in 2020.

SMFG aims to expand into brokerage, consumer finance in Asia - CEO

12 Dec 2019

TOKYO, Dec 13 Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc (SMFG) plans to expand into brokerage and consumer finance banking businesses in Asia to offset the impact of slow economic growth at home, its chief executive told Reuters.

RPT-UPDATE 1-Japan govt banks to aid firms to prepare for overseas downturn - document

28 Nov 2019

TOKYO, Nov 28 Japan will provide financing to the nation's companies for overseas investment to help them diversify production to fend off a possible downturn overseas, according to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday.

Japan government banks to aid firms to prepare for overseas downturn - document

28 Nov 2019

TOKYO Japan will provide financing to the nation's companies for overseas investment to help them diversify production to fend off a possible downturn overseas, according to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday.

Japan government banks to aid firms to prepare for overseas downturn: document

28 Nov 2019

TOKYO Japan will provide financing to the nation's companies for overseas investment to help them diversify production to fend off a possible downturn overseas, according to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday.

Japan govt banks to aid firms to prepare for overseas downturn - document

28 Nov 2019

TOKYO, Nov 28 Japan will provide financing to the nation's companies for overseas investment to help them diversify production to fend off a possible downturn overseas, according to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday.

Japan's GPIF reports $16.7 billion second-quarter profit, gives fewer details while deciding new portfolio

01 Nov 2019

TOKYO Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund, the world's largest pension fund, reported on Friday a profit of 1.8 trillion yen ($16.7 billion) for July-September, but disclosed fewer details than usual as it reassesses its investment portfolio.

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