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Japanese firms buying back shares at a record pace

Business / Corporate Feb 17, 2019

Japanese firms buying back shares at a record pace

Publicly traded firms' purchases of their own shares are expected to hit a record in fiscal 2018, which ends next month, as they are increasingly focusing on the interests of shareholders. Planned share buybacks for fiscal 2018 as of Sunday came to ¥6.7 trillion, about ...

Parent-subsidiary listings under closer scrutiny of Japanese investors

Business Sep 29, 2018

Parent-subsidiary listings under closer scrutiny of Japanese investors

Companies listed on stock exchanges along with their subsidiaries have come under closer scrutiny by investors due to continuing concerns over corporate governance. Such listings serve a dual purpose for parent companies, as they can maintain their influence over subsidiaries and at the same time ...