Mizuho beats Nomura in bond sales as spreads sink

Jul 2, 2014

Mizuho beats Nomura in bond sales as spreads sink

Mizuho Financial Group Inc. overtook Nomura Holdings Inc. as the No. 1 underwriter of corporate bonds in the first six months as yield premiums on corporate debt fell to their lowest level in eight years. The nation’s third-largest bank by market value helped underwrite ...

GPIF's $200 billion push abroad to boost inflation bid

Jun 2, 2014

GPIF's $200 billion push abroad to boost inflation bid

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s inflation drive may get a boost as Nomura Holdings Inc. forecasts as much as $200 billion in foreign asset purchases by Japan’s pension funds will weaken the yen. Nomura predicts a sell-off of local bonds by the $1.3 trillion Government ...

Mar 6, 2014

Female bank head a first for Japan

Japan’s biggest brokerage Nomura Holdings has chosen a woman to head its banking arm, in what is believed to be a first for the country’s male-dominated financial sector. Chie Shimpo, 48, will next month become president of Nomura Trust and Banking, as Japanese Prime ...

Feb 14, 2014

Nomura profits big from Fortress sale

Nomura Holdings Inc., the nation’s largest investment bank, said Friday it generated a ¥21 billion profit from selling its stake in U.S. asset manager Fortress Investment Group LLC. Nomura will include the gains in its results for the fourth quarter ending March 31, spokesman ...

Nomura to hire 20 U.S. bankers for M&A push

Dec 10, 2013

Nomura to hire 20 U.S. bankers for M&A push

Nomura Holdings Inc. plans to hire about 20 bankers in the U.S. to help regain lost share of the world’s largest mergers and acquisitions advisory market. The nation’s biggest brokerage will seek people to work on leveraged lending and building relationships with private-equity firms ...

Oct 30, 2013

Brokers' profit gains, like stocks, may cool

by Takahiko Hyuga

Japan’s largest brokerages, whose first-half profits soared more than 10-fold as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic stimulus program bolstered investors’ appetite for local stocks, may find that the magic is wearing off. Nomura Holdings Inc. reported Tuesday that its second-quarter net income rose to ...

Sep 5, 2013

Nomura to begin Ashikaga exit with ¥21 billion sale

Nomura Holdings Inc. will begin its exit from Ashikaga Holdings Co. by selling about ¥21 billion worth of preferred shares in the regional bank, according to two sources briefed on the matter. Nomura Capital Investment Co. is poised to sell 8,000 preferred shares to ...