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Cathy Chan
For Cathy Chan's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The Singapore skyline
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 6, 2023
The rich are flocking to Singapore as bankers stick with Hong Kong
From Singapore’s earliest years as an independent state, it has aimed to be one of the key locales through which the world’s money flows.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 13, 2022
Wall Street's China problems multiply with warning on banker pay
Donu2019t reward your top people too lavishly, Chinese regulators warned banks this year in meetings in Shanghai and Beijing, or you might run afoul of the Communist Party.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 13, 2022
Nomura starts offering bitcoin derivatives to clients in Asia
Japanu2019s biggest brokerage is offering nondeliverable forwards and nondeliverable options settled in cash, and can now trade bitcoin futures and options.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 11, 2022
Hesitancy at Harvard endowment reflects broader skepticism over Chinese private equity
Chinau2019s investment landscape is in turmoil, with some top investors shunning the nation after President Xi Jinping unleashed a crackdown on the private sector.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 25, 2021
Global banks up pressure on Hong Kong to ease COVID-19 restrictions
Just below 60% of Hong Kongu2019s population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets / FOCUS
Jul 12, 2021
Wall Street’s $6 billion bonanza chilled by China IPO curbs
Bankers say they expect the majority of Chinese IPOs aimed for American exchanges to be suspended or diverted to other venues.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 9, 2021
Nomura prime brokerage cuts seen sparing little in U.S. and Europe
Word of the retreat is already spreading on Wall Street, as some of Nomurau2019s prime brokerage employees in New York start to explore other job opportunities.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 14, 2021
Nomura tightens hedge fund financing after Archegos collapse
The restrictions include curbing leverage for some clients previously granted exceptions to margin financing limits, one person familiar with the situation said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 4, 2021
Across Asia, founders of family-owned businesses seek private equity exit
After riding the regionu2019s rise over the past decades, family firms that dominate the economic landscape are now also looking for bigger partners.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 3, 2020
Nomura's Asia hiring spree aims to boost wealth and fixed income
"We see the Asia region as becoming more and more important for the global economy,u201d said the firm's head of global markets for Asia excluding Japan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 19, 2020
Nomura is finally making money from Asia investment banking
Nomura Holdings Inc.'s investment banking business in Asia is set to return to profit this fiscal year after more than a decade of losses since its Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. acquisition, according to its division chief.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 27, 2020
Goldman's diversity pledge won't apply to boards in Asia
As Goldman Sachs Group Inc. moves to increase diversity on corporate boards, the investment bank isn't extending the initiative to a particularly challenged region: Asia.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 14, 2020
Goldman readies hiring spree and capital to meet China ambitions
The news swept through Goldman's offices around China, changing everything.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 3, 2016
Bain, PAG Asia get in line for potential Takata purchase
Bain Capital and PAG Asia Capital are evaluating bids for Takata Corp., joining KKR & Co. among private equity firms with an interest in the Japanese air bag supplier behind a record safety recall, according to people familiar with the matter. Takata's shares surged.

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At the Akan International Crane Center, just north of the city of Kushiro proper, visitors can see the majestic red-crowned crane — a symbol of Hokkaido.
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