HC Picks 268

June 10, 2020
by Akane Hashimoto

Period : June 2, 2020.- June 8, 2020

Category : [Economy][Market]

-Policies and business activities related to Japan investment opportunities-

● Japan bank lending surges at record pace in May as pandemic-hit firms hoard cash

 > “This pandemic may burst banking business, but only with a real credit culture and development of bond market.”

● Japan says economy contracted less than earlier reported

 > “Japan consumer spending hadn’t really been growing in the last 20yrs. In a matured country, maybe more to do with social infrastructure.”

● Why Japan, Korea won’t ever replace Hong Kong

 > “Mr. Pesek is right to raise this question. We need to take a chance from this pandemic situation to ease business custom and create an attractive environment.”

● Japan’s cash balance hits new high as central bank pumps money to combat pandemic


● Japanese banks own 20% of collateralised loans market – survey

 > “I believe most of the holdings are AAA rated. If this is an issue, the whole market would be collapsed!”