Jul 1, 2016

Kyushu Railway likely to go public in October

Southwestern Japan rail operator Kyushu Railway Co. has filed to list on the Tokyo bourse and is expected to go public in October, a source close to the matter said Friday. With an expected market capitalization of around ¥500 billion, the listing by the ...

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 ...

'Pink-slip party' organizer prepares for firm's IPO

Jun 13, 2016

'Pink-slip party' organizer prepares for firm's IPO

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Seven years after making a name for itself by hosting a “pink-slip party” for finance professionals left jobless during the global financial crisis, Japanese online recruiter BizReach Inc. is about to start putting some bankers to work. In August the career consultant will start ...

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 ...

Nov 27, 2015

IPOs in Japan seen hitting eight-year high in 2015

The number of companies making initial public offerings on Japanese stock exchanges this year is seen totaling 99, up from 80 in 2014 and hitting the highest level since 2007, when 121 firms went public. This is because the Japanese stock market generally performed ...

Nov 5, 2015

Former minister urges better use of Japan Post premises

Heizo Takenaka, former minister for postal privatization, has urged the Japan Post Group to make better use of its management resources in order to raise its corporate value. The group needs to make good use of its resources by, for example, “working with other ...

Nov 5, 2015

Japan Post Bank to pursue more diversified investments

Japan Post Bank will apply before the end of this year for government authorization to put its funds into a wider range of investment vehicles, informed sources said. The banking unit of Japan Post Holdings Co. aims to increase its earnings capacity by shifting ...