Japan Post Bank eyes launch of investment fund with local banks

Sep 29, 2015

Japan Post Bank eyes launch of investment fund with local banks

The state-backed Japan Post Bank Co. is considering setting up an investment fund with local financial institutions to support small- and medium-sized companies as it aims to diversify its fund management options, sources close to the matter said Tuesday. It would enable Japan Post ...

Sep 23, 2015

Thailand urges Japan to invest in east-west rail initiative

Thailand’s deputy prime minister urged Japan on Tuesday to invest in an east-west railway project. Newly appointed Somkid Jatusripitak, who is in charge of economic policy, outlined the benefits to be received by building a new East-West rail link in Thailand to more than ...

Sep 9, 2015

Abe pledges 2016 corporate tax cut as investment stays sluggish

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to follow through with a corporate tax cut, a day after government data underscored businesses’ reluctance to ramp up domestic investment. In a message read out at a Bank of America Merrill Lynch event in Tokyo on Wednesday, Abe ...

Japanese firms keen to make inroads into Cuba

Aug 14, 2015

Japanese firms keen to make inroads into Cuba

Japanese companies are keen to make inroads into Cuba after the country last month fully restored diplomatic relations with the United States after more than five decades of enmity, informed sources say. Cuba is just 150 kilometers from the United States. In addition, demand ...

Jul 22, 2015

Japanese investment in China falls 16% in first half of 2015

Japanese direct investment in China in the first half of 2015 fell 16.3 percent from a year before despite a diplomatic thaw in recent months, Chinese official data show. It stood at ¥250 billion and the percentage of decline expanded from 9.4 percent in ...

Jul 9, 2015

Core machinery orders rise in May for third month running

Core private-sector machinery orders rose a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent in May from the previous month for the third consecutive monthly gain, led by strong demand from the manufacturing sector, the government said Thursday. The value of orders, widely regarded as a leading indicator ...