Jul 11, 2016

Line prices IPO at top of range in year's biggest tech debut

Line Corp. set the price of its initial public offering at the top of the targeted range and will exercise an option to sell more stock as investors shrug off market volatility caused by Britain’s decision to bolt from the European Union. The mobile-messaging ...

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 ...