HC Picks Category: 01 Business

2024/02/05
Japan's megabanks prepare for monetary policy shift with higher deposits
"While it is unclear when BOJ shall end the negative interest rates policy, megabanks are being prepared for."
2024/01/03
Blackstone set to acquire majority stake in Japan’s Sony Payment Services
"Should be part of SONY's selection and concentration to their core business."
2023/12/19
Japan's Nippon Steel to acquire U.S. Steel for $14.9 billion
2023/12/18
US Steel to be acquired by Japan's Nippon Steel for nearly $15 billion, companies announce
"Another big activity. Corporate Japan are actively looking to expand businesses. Shall see more to come."
2023/12/18
JERA, NYK Line and Resonac launch joint study on supplying fuel ammonia to ships
"Move towards green environment."
2023/12/18
Japan’s MUFG to Buy Australia’s Link in $744 Million Deal
"Wish to expect integration of high quality administration services."
2023/11/28
Nippon Life to buy nursing care provider parent Nichii for $1.4bn
"Could had been a bit late, but consolidation with actual services, not only to provide money, is required amongst financial institutions."
2023/11/27
Japanese bank chief Jun Ohta dies aged 65
"May his soul rest in peace, and expect further expansion of SMFG services."
2023/11/25
Japan to exit COVID-era bank guidelines for borrower aid
2023/10/25
Kokusai Electric shares jump 28% in Tokyo debut
"Good move for Japanese private equity to be classified as an important player in industry consolidations."
2023/10/16
KKR-backed Kokusai Electric's IPO becomes Japan's largest in five years
"This may be a catalyst for Japanese market."
2023/10/14
MUFG earned double its $9bn Morgan Stanley rescue investment
"This relationship might have last for longer than expected. There is a strong tie in Japan."