HC Picks 237

October 16, 2019
by Akane Hashimoto

Category :  [GOVERNANCE/STEWARDSHIP/FIDUCIARY][BUSINESS][POLICY (BOJ)]

-Policies and business activities related to Japan investment opportunities-


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Governance/stewardship/fiduciary

・Blackstone goes public with bid for Japanese hotelier Unizo

  “Anyone can purchase shares of a publicly listed company. This is what public means.”

・SoftBank seeks control of WeWork through financing package: source

  “Would SoftBank support until We Work get to a dominant share office provider? “

・Top shareholder in Japan’s Unizo wants explanation after $1.3 billion U-turn

  “One of typical bank related company governance issues. They need to be punnished by losing support from shareholders and creditors.”

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Business

・Japan’s first zero-rate corporate bond on the way from Toyota unit

  “Zero may be better than negative, but how would bond issuance cost be justified?”

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Policy (BOJ)

・Finding Meaning in Quantitative Easing 

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