Mitsubishi Chemical and Kyushu Electric Power raise a total of $2.6 billion from massive convertible bond deals, the largest in Asia in more than four years.
Japan's finance minister once advised the country's elderly people to 'hurry up and die'. Our advice to him is to hurry up and quit as he continues to fail on reform and cutting debt.
FinanceAsia is pleased to invite Japan's leading financial institutions to submit their pitches for this year's awards.
We explain in detail why the winning deals by category stood out.
Russia Direct Investment Fund and Japan Bank of International Cooperation will officially unveil the venture today. RDIF deputy CEO Konstantin Ryzhkov told FinanceAsia about its plans.
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.