Dec 19, 2016

Households' financial assets swell to ¥1.752 quadrillion

Total financial assets held by Japan’s households at the end of September grew 0.6 percent from a year before to ¥1.752 quadrillion, the first rise in three quarters, the Bank of Japan said Monday. Of the total, cash and deposits came to ¥916 trillion, ...

German Catholic archdiocese reveals it's richer than Vatican

Feb 20, 2015

German Catholic archdiocese reveals it's richer than Vatican

The Roman Catholic archdiocese of Cologne in Germany has disclosed it is worth €3.35 billion ($3.82 billion), making it richer than the Vatican. Publication of the first full report of its wealth reflects greater financial transparency within the German Church since Pope Francis removed ...

Nov 26, 2014

BOJ's assets hit record high in September on aggressive easing

The Bank of Japan said Wednesday its total assets stood at a record ¥277.10 trillion ($2.35 trillion) at the end of September, as the central bank continued its massive asset purchases from financial institutions to boost the economy. The assets, mainly Japanese government bonds, ...

/ Nov 25, 2014

GPIF assets swell to record ¥130.9 trillion in September

Japan’s giant public pension fund said Tuesday its total assets swelled to a record ¥130.9 trillion as of Sept. 30, increasing by ¥3.62 trillion over the three months from July. The Government Pension Investment Fund, the world’s largest institutional investor, also said the proportion ...