Aso signals new openness to introducing 50-year bonds

Business Nov 8, 2019

Aso signals new openness to introducing 50-year bonds

Finance Minister Taro Aso indicated a new openness to introducing 50-year government bonds, days after the country's central bank chief suggested such a move could be helpful. "This is one topic of our considerations," Aso told reporters Friday in Tokyo when asked about the potential ...

SoftBank eyes WeWork rescue valuation below $8 billion

Business / Corporate Oct 19, 2019

SoftBank eyes WeWork rescue valuation below $8 billion

SoftBank Group Corp. is assembling a rescue financing plan for WeWork that may value the office-sharing company below $8 billion, according to people familiar with the discussions. The new figure is a fraction of the $47 billion valuation the startup commanded as recently as January. ...

Japan regains status as top foreign holder of U.S. Treasurys

Business Aug 16, 2019

Japan regains status as top foreign holder of U.S. Treasurys

Japan surpassed China in June as the top holder of U.S. Treasurys after raising its holdings to a nearly three-year high, as the trade war between the world's two largest economies intensified. Holdings of U.S. bonds, bills and notes were increased by $21.9 billion to ...