Scott Murdoch
A woman cycles past the Beijing Stock Exchange building on Feb. 8.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 3, 2024
Red tape clogs China's offshore IPO pipeline even as markets recover
China company executives and their investors said they expect the offshore IPO drought to continue this year, weighing on firms' ability to raise capital in a slowing economy.
J-Power is making a AU$380.9 million bid for Australian renewable energy firm Genex Power.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 4, 2024
J-Power makes bid for Australian renewables firm Genex
The move comes as part of the Japanese company's efforts to boost its renewable energy assets.
There were 73 Japan initial public offerings during the first nine months of this year that raised a combined $3.3 billion, nearly four times as much as the same period a year earlier.
BUSINESS / Markets
Sep 29, 2023
Tokyo equity offerings surge amid shift toward capital efficiency
Investors were encouraged by a surge in the 225-issue Nikkei stock index and signs that firms have begun to manage their capital more efficiently.
Banking on strong investor appetite for emerging market growth in the absence of Chinese stock offerings, some Southeast Asian companies are considering listing in the U.S.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 19, 2023
More Southeast Asian firms consider U.S. IPOs
Senior executives at some firms have said they were looking into New York as one of their initial public offering venues.
Japan Times
May 2, 2023
Regulators seize First Republic Bank and sell assets to JPMorgan
First Republic was among regional U.S. lenders most battered by a crisis in confidence in the banking sector in March.
Japan Times
May 1, 2023
JPMorgan snaps up First Republic's assets in U.S. auction
Under the deal JPMorgan will pay $10.6 billion to the U.S. FDIC for most of the assets of the San Francisco-based bank.
Japan Times
Jan 24, 2022
Hong Kong’s financial sector faces talent crunch as expats head for the exit
Hong Kong's draconian 'COVID zero' policies, in line with China's, is prompting many expats to think about leaving in favor of places with less restrictions.
Japan Times
Dec 7, 2021
Evergrande's debt deadline passes as Kaisa adds to China's property crisis
With $300 billion of liabilities, Evergrande is at the heart of a property crisis in China that has crushed almost a dozen smaller firms.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 2, 2020
Secrecy and speed: Inside Ant Group’s unusual IPO process
The fintech giant is following a highly unusual process that draws on some of the tactics its former parent and affiliate Alibaba Group has previously used.


Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world