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An electronic board shows stock indexes at the Lujiazui financial district in Shanghai on March 21, 2023.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 17, 2024
China's money managers lament loss of quality research amid analyst cutbacks
A prolonged market slump has reduced trading commissions as authorities tighten limits around what research analysts are allowed to publish.
Global banks are responding to increased demand for information about Japan’s companies and markets amid a resurgent stock market.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 12, 2024
Global banks ramp up roadshows for clients eager to bet on Japan
Foreign investors bought the most Japanese equities since 2013, last week.
Rakuten CEO Hiroshi Mikitani
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 1, 2024
Rakuten considers combining financial units
A proposed IPO of its securities unit may not proceed if the integration is realized, while the banking arm is expected to remain listed.
Rakuten Group's Rakuten Point is the most frequently used reward point service, according to a survey.
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Mar 25, 2024
Race to expand corporate economic blocs heats up in Japan
Corporate groups are enticing customers with a variety of services, often bolstered by reward points, primarily geared toward shopping purposes.
SMBC Nikko Securities has set up an alumni organization for former employees to interact and share their experiences.
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Mar 4, 2024
As more move midcareer, Japan firms tap former hires with alumni networks
As well as seeking business opportunities, companies also recognize the value of rehiring individuals with expertise and skills gained elsewhere.
An advertisement for the new Nippon Individual Savings Account in Tokyo in January
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 9, 2024
Revamp of tax-free investments in Japan spurs jump in accounts
The creation of the new savings accounts is one of a slew of measures to lure more buyers to the Japanese market.
Nomura Holdings plans a buyback of up to ¥100 billion.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 1, 2024
Nomura’s trading overhaul advances as CEO plans buyback
Nomura Holdings plans a buyback of up to ¥100 billion.
The Financial Services Agency ordered SBI Securities to halt part of its business related to initial public offerings through Jan. 18 as a penalty for having manipulated clients' post-IPO share prices.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 13, 2024
Japan’s biggest online brokerage SBI punished for market rigging
The Financial Services Agency on Friday instructed the nation’s biggest online broker SBI Securities not to solicit trade orders from clients for shares on the day they list.
Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities sold Additional Tier 1 notes from Credit Suisse more aggressively than any other firm in Japan, with its sales making up about two-thirds of the notes taken up, which totaled ¥140 billion in value.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 26, 2023
MUFJ securities unit sued again over Credit Suisse AT1 bond losses
Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities sold more than two-thirds of the Additional Tier 1 notes taken up in Japan.
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities hopes to record its highest-ever income from Japan in the current fiscal year, and work together with Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities to overtake Nomura Holdings as the top broker in the country.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 25, 2023
Morgan Stanley expects record Japan revenue as BOJ fuels trading
Shift in the nation's monetary policy could spur more client activity, says the CEO of Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities.
Nomura Holdings CEO Kentaro Okuda in Tokyo in May
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 29, 2023
Nomura eyes extra $100 million wholesale banking cost cuts
CEO Kentaro Okuda said that ensuring the recovery of Nomura's macro products business, where it has a high market share, is an important issues.
Mizuho Financial Group is seeking to establish a securities company in China.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 23, 2023
Japan's Mizuho applies to set up securities company in China
The application comes as the bank is hoping to tap China's lucrative capital markets fee pool, the largest after the United States and Europe.
Rakuten Securities President Yuji Kusunoki
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 17, 2023
Rakuten Securities sees payoff from free trading plan after a year
The firm plans to make up for the decrease in domestic stock trading commission fee revenues by expanding its financial services such as margin trading.
Mizuho Financial Group will raise its stake in Rakuten Securities to nearly 50%.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 9, 2023
Mizuho said to raise Rakuten Securities stake to almost 50%
The banking group plans to increase its investment in Rakuten’s online securities arm, which isn’t proceeding with an initial public offering for now.
Nomura's majority-owned joint venture in China has struggled to grow since its launch in 2019.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 26, 2023
Nomura reviews business plan for mainland China as losses rise
The move comes as a further blow to the top Japanese investment bank's global expansion strategy.
Nomura Holdings has hired five traders to beef up its emerging markets trading desk.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 10, 2023
Nomura hires traders from rivals for Middle East credit push
The appointments are part of Nomura’s efforts to revive its emerging-market flow-credit desk.
NTT Docomo President Motoyuki Ii (left) and Monex Group Chairman Oki Matsumoto hold a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 5, 2023
NTT Docomo to make online brokerage Monex a subsidiary
With the move, the firm aims to strengthen its revenue base by entering in the field of asset formation services.
With the aim of bolstering its customer base, SBI Holdings introduced a commission-free service starting Saturday amid growing interest in investing thanks to government efforts to persuade people to shift household assets from cash and savings to investments.
BUSINESS / Markets
Oct 2, 2023
Zero-commission services intensify brokerage competition in Japan
SBI Holding's decision to scrap commission fees for domestic stock trading threatens to undercut the brokerage industry's profitability.
Charles Wang Zhonghe, a senior banker at Nomura Holdings, has reportedly been barred from leaving China in a move connected to a long-running investigation of a top dealmaker in the country.
Sep 25, 2023
Senior Nomura banker barred from leaving China, report says
The exit ban on the chair of investment banking for China at the bank's Hong Kong arm is linked to an investigation of a top dealmaker in the country.
Many of the wealthy in Japan are becoming more keen to park their cash in private assets like equity, credit and real estate that aren't traded in public markets.
Sep 20, 2023
Brokers tap demand for private assets among Japan's wealthy
Private assets are booming globally after decades-high inflation and rapid interest-rate hikes weighed on both shares and bonds.


Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores