Business Aug 1, 2018

China's steelmakers seen smashing output records despite mill closures

China's steelmakers are smashing production records by pushing furnaces beyond their typical limits, offsetting nationwide closures that may be even more swingeing than government estimates, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. The world's top producer has trumpeted sweeping reforms in the past two years that ...

Nomura bought controversial Venezuelan bonds at discount: WSJ

Business Jun 1, 2017

Nomura bought controversial Venezuelan bonds at discount: WSJ

Japanese investment bank Nomura Securities bought about $100 million worth of Venezuelan government bonds last week as part of the same transaction that has landed Goldman Sachs Group in the middle of a political storm, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Nomura's trading arm ...

Business / Financial Markets Jan 21, 2014

Goldman alumni to open fund

Golvis Investment, founded by three former Goldman Sachs Group managing directors, plans to open its Japan-focused multistrategy hedge fund to investors this quarter, two sources said. Golvis Asia Opportunities Fund returned almost 2 percent in the first two weeks of January, said the sources, who ...

Bar for pre-crisis bankers falls on hard times

Business Jan 7, 2014

Bar for pre-crisis bankers falls on hard times

Heartland, the bar in Tokyo's Roppongi Hills complex where bankers from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. partied before the 2008 financial crisis, has shut its doors after more than a decade. The bar, downstairs from the Japan headquarters of Goldman Sachs ...

World Nov 23, 2013

Japan's yakuza woes return to the silver screen

by William Pesek

Hollywood has long fetishized Japanese gangsters, with their full-body tattoos, missing pinkies and harems of buxom groupies. Ever since Sydney Pollack's "The Yakuza" in 1974, the colorful mafiosi have provided regular fodder for directors including Ridley Scott and Quentin Tarantino. Curiously, studios are again abuzz ...