Internet Initiative Japan Inc (IIJI.OQ)
21 Apr 2017
TOKYO One third of Japanese firms are looking to lift business investment at home in the next financial year, but companies are less bullish about capital spending in the United States due to uncertainty over the Trump administration's policies, a Reuters poll showed.
* One third of firms plan to boost domestic business investment
* Says it completed share repurchase plan disclosed on Nov. 4, 2016, with a result of 892,200 shares repurchased for 1.50 billion yen
TOKYO Nearly two-thirds of Japanese firms are considering no wage hikes this year, a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's campaign for wage growth to ensure a sustainable recovery and a way out of two decades of deflation, a Reuters poll showed.
TOKYO/SINGAPORE Japan Inc may become a more important force in dealmaking next year as its cashed-up companies seek to buy growth prospects elsewhere in the world and as Beijing's crackdown on capital outflows prevents some Chinese companies from making foreign acquisitions, bankers and lawyers said.
* Says it plans to buy back up to 950,000 shares(2.07 percent stake) for no more than 1.5 billion yen