Editorials Nov 5, 2016

FSA policy on regional banks

The Financial Services Agency will have to thread a narrow line as it urges regional banks to boost their lending to small and medium-size firms.

Business Aug 24, 2016

FSA extends safety net for banks, insurers ahead of Britain's EU exit

The Financial Services Agency is extending provisions that help regional financial institutions get public funds in response to risks posed by Britain's vote to leave the European Union, sources say. The regulator, which oversees banks, securities brokerages and other financial institutions, is extending by five ...

Business / Economy Dec 29, 2014

Regional banks face stress test for ultra-low rates

The Financial Services Agency has begun stress tests on regional banks to determine how much their earnings would suffer if long-term interest rates remain near record lows under the Bank of Japan's loose money policy, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the ...

Business Dec 12, 2014

FSA to conduct on-site inspections of insurance agencies

The Financial Services Agency will conduct on-site inspections at about 10 agencies selling various insurance companies' products amid concerns that some agencies are leading customers to buy excessive coverage to earn higher commissions, sources said Thursday. The financial watchdog may conduct the inspections — the ...

Zombie firms pressured to act

Business / Financial Markets Jun 6, 2014

Zombie firms pressured to act

by Atsushi Kodera

The government is targeting stagnant companies that lack the will to grow and has drafted a plan to help institutional investors pressure them into pursuing growth more aggressively. The Financial Services Agency's Principles for Responsible Investors, better known as the Japanese version of Britain's Stewardship ...