Taro Aso has made some promising proposals but faces challenges from a mountain of public debt. He is 10th out of 12 in FinanceAsia's Finance Minister of the Year ranking.
The Japanese megabank is buying a 20% stake in Philippine lender Security Bank in an acceleration of its overseas shift.
Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Hong Kong named Yasutaka Suehiro its CEO as expansion continues.
The new president of UBS's Asia operations tells FinanceAsia there are broad-based growth opportunities in China and Japan.
Doom and gloom seems to pervade most views of Asia’s markets in 2016. So FinanceAsia has sought out some potential positives for the coming year.
The second part of FinanceAsia's look at the year ahead explores the prospects for M&A activity.
The Boston-headquartered private equity firm sold its 50% stake in Jupiter Shop Channel to Jupiter Telecommunications.
Japanese call centre operator Bellsystem24 is expanding in Asia now that it has completed a $411 million IPO, executives at the firm told FinanceAsia.
A survey of leading Asian companies by JP Morgan reveals a strong desire for international acquisitions, as companies seek to adapt and grow. Intra-regional M&A remains a priority.
The US fund sells Simplex to Japanese developer Hulic for ¥155 billion.
Nippon Life Insurance is dipping into its warchest to purchase an 80% stake in NAB's life insurance business.
The triple listing of Japan Post Holdings and its banking and insurance units offer a good alternative investment for retail investors in a low interest rate environment.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp sold Japan's first-ever dollar green bond after Development Bank of Japan's euro-denominated issue last year.
Banks must band together to identify and block sophisticated cyber attacks, writes Mark Clancy, CEO of Soltra. Cybersecurity issues to figure in Xi Jinping's state visit to the US on Thursday.
The US private equity firm's third Japan buyout fund closed after a protracted fundraising exercise that saw it enlist new and existing investors.