Aug 25, 2015

Aso says China policies stirring concerns in markets

After the yen surged the most since 1998 amid a deepening sell-off in global stocks, Finance Minister Taro Aso criticized China’s recent intervention in financial markets. “It’s not really the kind of action I would expect from authorities of a nation that aims to ...

| Jul 27, 2015

Nikkei falls on overseas uncertainty

Stocks plunged Monday, weighed down by growing uncertainty over the course of the U.S. and Chinese economies. The Nikkei 225 average fell 194.43 points, or 0.95 percent, to end at 20,350.10. On Friday, the key market gauge lost 139.42 points. The Topix closed down ...

JPMorgan's Japan head of equity research resigns

Apr 21, 2015

JPMorgan's Japan head of equity research resigns

Jesper Koll is leaving JPMorgan Chase & Co. after running the firm’s equity-research team in Tokyo for more than five years. Koll resigned at the end of March to pursue a “new career opportunity,” he wrote in an internal memo obtained by Bloomberg, without ...

Mar 12, 2015

NISA investments swell but still not on pace to reach target

Savers held ¥3 trillion in Japan’s temporarily tax-free investment accounts at the end of the program’s first year, the Financial Services Agency said in a statement on its website. That total at the end of December was up from ¥1.6 trillion at the end ...

Mar 3, 2015

Securities firms focusing on junior NISA

A junior version of the Nippon Individual Savings Account, a tax-free small-investment system modeled on Britain’s Individual Savings Account program, is attracting attention from the brokerage industry in Japan. A junior NISA system will allow grandparents and parents to transfer their financial assets to ...