HC Picks Category: 01 Business

Samsung Joins Korea’s $400 Billion Bid to Lead in Key Tech
"Korea aims to be politically and economically open in order to commit to national sustainability."
SVB crisis drives concern over Japanese banks’ exposure to U.S. bonds
"SVB loan to deposit ratio and asset components are similar to Japanese banks. Similar risk exists in matured economy. Therefore, growth of retail direct investment exposure vs deposits is essential."
This startup is one step closer to cracking the code on 3D printing shoes with a $3 million investment led by former Nike executives
"Tech companies that survive after the SVB's collapse will be those that appeal to the real demand of their customers."
Japan to invest $500 mln to manufacture advanced chips
"Good news for corporate Japan."
Seven & i to sell Sogo & Seibu dept. stores to Fortress Investment
"If Fortress spends too much time and expenses on adding value to Yodobashi business, this wouldn't look like a real estate deal."
SoftBank Is Said to Expect About $100 Million Loss on FTX Stake
FTX Japan to Go Into 'Close-Only' Mode Following Regulator's Order to Suspend Operations
"Evaluating new business is always difficult. Rather than being too excited in new things, it is important to analyze business cash flow and legal/compliance aspects."
Imabari buys into Hitachi Zosen’s engine business
"Not only Toshiba, we see ongoing consolidation projects which may impact productivity going forward."
Japan’s Stanley Electric Inks Capital Alliance Agreement with Honda
"This is related to next generation and mobility business."
Softbank's Rajeev Misra steps down as corporate officer and exec VP
"The way Mr. Son remunerate his employees might accelerate non-control of business risk. Thorough team discussions might work better."
Japanese bank SMBC to launch US digital bank Jenius
"Japanese banks are eager to grow fee based businesses and high income businesses. Digital may help reduce cost."
Toshiba and SoftBank show the limits of board power
Kirin Turns to Health Care as Beer Business Draws Scrutiny
"This means that one of Japan's leading beer brewers recognized relying on the alcohol business as a risk."