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Nov 10, 2012

Mizuho China fund to bank on new leaders

Mizuho Asset Management Co. is opening a China fund, betting new leaders in the world's No. 2 economy will boost growth and quell the Senkaku territorial dispute that has prompted other banks to cancel planned funds. The MHAM China Growth Focus Fund, which starts Nov. ...

Funerals a growth undertaking

Oct 22, 2009

Funerals a growth undertaking

Death is a growth industry in Japan and everyone from railways to retailers wants a slice. The ¥1.8 trillion funeral industry is expanding as Japan's population ages faster than any other nation. The number of people who die each year in the country will rise ...