Role of media groups to 'contextualize' info

Oct 23, 2013

Role of media groups to 'contextualize' info

Given the faster, increasingly digital and polarized ways news is disseminated around the world, the role of trusted news organizations is to “contexualize” the bits of information people pick up in various different media, Andrew Ross Sorkin, a financial columnist for The New York ...

Tax-free account seeks to spur investment

| Oct 15, 2013

Tax-free account seeks to spur investment

Starting in January, individuals who invest in stocks and investment trusts in a Nippon Individual Savings Account will be eligible for tax exemptions of up to five years on their financial gains. The new instrument is aimed at getting people used to accumulating financial ...

Mizuho admits four execs knew of yakuza loans

Oct 5, 2013

Mizuho admits four execs knew of yakuza loans

Mizuho Bank has admitted that at least four of its executives, including two former deputy presidents, knew that it was lending money to underworld and other “antisocial” groups and that it neither stopped nor sought to hold management responsible. Among the four, an unnamed ...