Ian Brimecome, the most senior foreigner in the Japanese insurance industry, calls time on peers’ reckless foreign forays.
Ian Brimecome, the most senior foreigner in Japan's insurance industry, says companies like Tokio Marine must look beyond the numbers when it comes to deals overseas.
FWD’s CEO Huynh Thanh Phong talks about why he is buying the Japanese insurer from AIG and how it fits into the insurance platform he is building across Asia.
China Oceanwide’s $2.7 billion bid for Genworth Financial continues a long line of Chinese and Japanese companies looking to snap up US insurers. Industry experts worry about regulatory snafus.
Chinese issuers had been absent for the samurai bond market for 16 years. But after Citic Group broke the mold, they now have a pricing benchmark.
Japanese investors need to carefully sift through a bumper crop of funds raising capital. Smaller gems may outperform.
Japanese companies are finally willing to cut the cord and sell non-core assets to private equity firms. But supply is limited — and bidding looks likely to be ultra-competitive.
Sompo, a Japanese insurer, has been looking hard for acquisitions since last year. It has now found one.
Investors welcome Hitachi Construction Machinery’s plan to acquire Australian rival Bradken. But some analysts say the deal means shareholders will miss out on a promising turn-around.
The camera maker joins a growing trend of Japanese companies selling non-core units.
Japan's prime minister is determined to revive the country's economy, but he has left too much of the hard lifting to the Bank of Japan. It’s time he took responsibility.
China's fluctuating relationship with the game of golf tested by the flotation of upmarket equipment manufacturer.
Kazuhiro Yamada, head of Carlyle's Japan buyout group, talks about why Japanese companies are more willing to say goodbye to non-core units.
China’s economic slowdown is bad news for some but it can be a real positive for Asia’s frontier economies.
Japanese oil company Idemitsu Kosa has been forced to postpone the acquisition of a stake in a rival. It needs to clear a series of obstacles before the deal can go through.