| Dec 28, 2016

Tokyo stocks flat without trading clues

Stocks closed almost unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, amid a dearth of major trading incentives. The 225-issue Nikkei average ended 1.34 points, or 0.01 percent, lower at 19,401.42. On Tuesday, the key market gauge gained 6.42 points. The Topix index of all ...

Sep 30, 2015

Mizuho Financial eyes stake in Matthews International Capital

Mizuho Financial Group Inc. said Wednesday it will take a roughly 16 percent stake in Matthews International Capital Management LLC, a U.S. fund management company with a focus on Asia, in a bid to improve the profitability of its asset management business. Mizuho Financial ...

Apr 23, 2015

Sharp's ¥200 billion bailout approved by Mizuho, BTMU

Sharp Corp. has effectively been given the green light to receive ¥200 billion ($1.7 billion) in financial support from its two main creditor banks on condition it engages in more drastic restructuring, sources close to the matter said Thursday. Mizuho Bank and the Bank ...

Apr 8, 2015

Mizuho cherry-picks 130 RBS staffers to feed U.S. expansion

Mizuho Financial Group Inc. said Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC’s Jennifer Powers, Victor Forte and Richard Smith will take senior roles in debt capital markets at the Japanese lender, which is hiring about 130 people from RBS to expand in the United States, ...

Jan 14, 2015

Mizuho to lend $3 billion to AT&T to buy U.S. spectrum

Mizuho Bank is set to lend $3 billion to AT&T Inc. for the U.S. telecommunications firm to buy wireless airwaves in the United States in an auction later this year, sources said Tuesday. The unit of Mizuho Financial Group Inc., Japan’s second-largest banking group ...