Jun 28, 2016

Line shoots for ¥112 billion IPO amid market tumult

Line Corp., Japan’s most popular mobile-messaging service, and its owners are aiming to raise as much as ¥112 billion in what could become the biggest technology initial public offering globally this year. Backed by South Korean search portal Naver Corp., Line and its existing ...

Jun 24, 2016

Activist short-seller Glaucus ready to take on Japan

Activist short-seller Glaucus Research Group says it’s planning to target Japan Inc. The U.S.-based investor is investigating a couple of Japanese companies and plans to publish reports on them in about four or five weeks, Soren Aandahl, director of research, said in an interview ...

Jun 2, 2016

Japan's firms investing more in ASEAN, skipping China

Japanese investment in Southeast Asia continues to grow because of the region’s potential and low labor costs and amid simmering tensions that have reduced the appeal of China for some businesses. For a third straight year, in 2015 the amount of foreign direct investment ...

Jun 1, 2016

Business investment rose 4.2% in first quarter

Capital spending by Japanese firms climbed 4.2 percent in the January to March period from a year earlier for the 12th straight quarterly increase, but declining profits dampened prospects for business expenditure, government data showed Wednesday. Business investment by all nonfinancial sectors for purposes ...