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Takako Taniguchi
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 6, 2022
Utility giant Tepco weighs joining Toshiba bid
The largest power utility in Japan is looking to secure Toshiba's nuclear business, sources said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 22, 2022
Private equity giants derided as vultures eye breakthrough in Japan
A successful deal for Toshiba, which may be private equity's largest ever in the country, would signal the once-criticized investors have become more accepted in Japan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 19, 2022
Nomura explores the metaverse in digital push to boost profit
The Tokyo-based firm is considering using its investment banking knowledge to help companies in the virtual space raise money and advise on how to navigate regulations.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 27, 2022
Nomura falls most this year after earnings and buyback disappoint
Japan's biggest brokerage fell as much as 5.7% on Wednesday morning in Tokyo, the sharpest intraday drop since Nov. 1.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 22, 2021
SBI's Yoshitaka Kitao 'totally agrees' with suggested delisting of Shinsei Bank
Having secured effective control of the bank, Kitao could delist it in order to pay back funds Shinsei has owed taxpayers since a 1998 bailout.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 14, 2021
Bank of America’s top female banker in Japan emphasizes ESG
The executive is urging female colleagues to take on new challenges as she forges a path in sustainable finance.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 9, 2021
Morgan Stanley sees Japan assets more than double on ESG surge
It's a global trend predicted to grow beyond $50 trillion by 2025, but cases of 'greenwashing' mean companies must stay cognizant of possible risks.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 24, 2021
The poison pill, long hated by investors, gets new love in Japan
Tokyo-based Shinsei Bank Ltd. has asked shareholders to approve on Thursday its plan to use a poison pill defense against a proposed stake increase by SBI Holdings Inc.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 29, 2021
Nomura ‘ashamed’ after legal costs spark 95% slump in profit
The pain continues for Japan's biggest brokerage after already taking a $2.9-billion hit from its dealings with an obscure investment firm.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Sep 17, 2021
Nomura sees shift into wealth management pay dividends
The move has been buoyed by investor demand, after central banks made bonds and some other traditional investments less profitable and pushed the price of stocks and real estate higher.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 1, 2021
Nomura tells staff not to smoke cigarettes while working from home
The company has said it doesn't plan to monitor whether employees working remotely are following the guidelines.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 24, 2021
In taking on Toshiba, secretive hedge fund Effissimo ended years of silence
'All Toshiba had to do was agree to an independent investigation,” said an expert on corporate governance in Japan. 'But for some reason, they refused.”
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 12, 2021
Nomura raises profit target in recovery from Archegos blowup
Nomura Holdings Inc. raised its pretax income target for the financial year ending March 2023 by 14%, with the bulk of growth expected to come from its wholesale division as it moves on from the implosion of Archegos Capital Management.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 27, 2021
Japan's biggest brokerage Nomura to book ¥313 billion in Archegos losses
The firm has vowed to strengthen its risk management after being stung by the collapse of the U.S. family office capital management firm.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 31, 2021
Nomura CEO Kentaro Okuda’s honeymoon ends with $2 billion Archegos losses
The $2 billion claim on a single client risks largely erasing Nomura's pretax profits for the second half of the year, according to a Jefferies Financial Group report.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 15, 2021
Nomura to expand structured finance in private markets push
A new team will look beyond stock offerings, corporate debt issuance and other more conventional areas of corporate finance to drive growth.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 3, 2021
A ¥1 trillion Mizuho fund sparks review of ESG labels in Japan
One of the goals of the review is to prevent firms from exaggerating or misrepresenting the environmental, social or governance benefits of their funds to attract investors.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 24, 2021
Bitcoin bet sparks rally at Japan’s most expensive brokerage
Bitcoin's fivefold jump in the past year has come amid a flood of money pumped into the global financial system during the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 12, 2021
Citi sets up team of ESG experts in Japan to capture more deals
The firm's Japanese banking and brokerage arms selected 10 people in January to serve as specialists in environmental, social and governance factors.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 22, 2020
Nomura’s China venture is winning more clients than expected
The company's majority-owned securities joint venture in Shanghai has won more than 300 customers for services including wealth management.

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