Business Mar 25, 2016

Japan's household assets hit record high at end of December

Financial assets held by Japanese households hit a record high ¥1,741 trillion ($15.5 trillion) at the end of December, as stocks gained after sell-offs and consumers increased their cash and deposits, data by the Bank of Japan showed Friday. The figure, marking a 1.7 percent ...

Business Nov 2, 2015

Japan Post's IPO a decade in the making

The opening of sales Wednesday of shares in Japan Post, whose origins date back to 1871, has been a decade in the making. The initial public offering will make it the biggest IPO in the world this year — the biggest, in fact, since Alibaba ...