Japan's 'quiet property bubble' faces end as transactions slide

Jan 29, 2016

Japan's 'quiet property bubble' faces end as transactions slide

The number of property transactions in the nation has tumbled, rents have been muted and inflation expectations have waned — all of which has prompted a growing number of analysts and economists to turn bearish on property prices, which have been recovering since Prime ...

Japan Post Bank unfazed by global stocks turmoil

Jan 21, 2016

Japan Post Bank unfazed by global stocks turmoil

The worst-ever start to a year for stock markets and oil’s historic slump have not deterred Japan’s postal savings bank, which is preparing to shift more of its $1.8 trillion portfolio into equities and alternative assets. Japan Post Bank Co. will start investing in ...

Jan 19, 2016

Son's SoftBank vision at risk as Sprint goes from bad to worse

The acquisition of Sprint Corp. was supposed to help Masayoshi Son realize his vision of transforming SoftBank Group Corp. into the world’s most valuable company. Instead, the 2013 deal has become his biggest setback so far, dragging down SoftBank shares and cutting into the ...

Dec 28, 2015

Japan to forgive ¥120 billion in claims against Cuba

Japan has decided to give up ¥120 billion in claims for damages against Cuba that arose from the Caribbean country’s overdue debt, according to informed sources. The government is looking at resuming yen loans to Cuba, following the restoration of its diplomatic ties with ...