Jun 14, 2016

Fitch cuts outlook on government debt in wake of tax hike delay

Fitch Ratings on Monday slashed its outlook on Japanese government bonds to negative from stable, citing a lack of specific steps to achieve the country’s fiscal reform goal following another delay in the consumption tax hike. “The outlook revision primarily reflects Fitch’s decreased confidence ...

Apr 25, 2016

Mizuho Securities keen to expand business in U.S.

Mizuho Securities Co. plans to strengthen businesses including corporate bond underwriting in the United States and intermediation of corporate mergers and acquisitions, President Tatsufumi Sakai has said. Sakai, who assumed the presidency on April 1, also said the company was considering increasing the number ...

Effects of the BOJ's negative rate policy spread

Feb 6, 2016

Effects of the BOJ's negative rate policy spread

The effects on the everyday lives of people from the Bank of Japan’s decision late last month to introduce negative interest rates are spreading. Commercial banks are lowering their deposit rates due to falling market interest rates, while the Finance Ministry has suspended the ...