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.
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.
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.
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.
Experts from S&P Global Ratings assess Japan's credit risk after the British voted to leave the European Union.
The timing of the deal appears fortuitous after Japan's government said it would delay a sales tax and competitor McDonald's Japan flounders in the wake of food-safety scandals.