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.
FinanceAsia honoured the outstanding deals and houses in Japan at a special awards ceremony on July 29.
The BOJ's latest monetary policy meeting led to widespread disappointment. That’s unfair. The changes announced were not showy — but they were essential for the country’s bond investors.
The Singapore bank is planning to open a securities business in Japan, targeting an investor base burnt by the country’s negative interest rate policy.
Softbank has made a $31.6 billion offer for British semiconductor designer ARM. It is the Japanese firm’s biggest acquisition attempt yet but looks unlikely to be its last.