Rebuilding Japan 2011

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Japan M&A advisers mull options post-quake

TOKYO - Reuters this week invited three veteran M&A advisers to discuss corporate consolidation in Japan and what role this may play in the wake of the March 11 disaster.

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Japan Inc balks at staying put amid quake, power risks

TOKYO - The threat of more quakes, power shortages and loss of clientele is forcing Japanese firms to shift more production, much of it offshore and with a new sense of urgency.

Japan retails pour into property, high-yield funds

TOKYO - The aftermath of Japan's earthquake and tsunami has seen a rare flow of money into mutual funds based on domestic equities as a bargain-hunting mood took hold, but retail investors are more focused on foreign and property-linked funds with higher returns.

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Solar industry ripe for consolidation: executives

TOKYO - The solar power industry may be heading for a shake-out as sliding solar cell prices and looming overcapacity spark a round of consolidation and force small and weaker players out of the market, fund managers and industry executives said.

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Japan solar power dream alluring for investors

TOKYO - It's an unlikely dream for Japan's beleaguered government but one that the worst nuclear accident in 25 years has made more alluring: an urban landscape topped with gleaming solar panels powering a nuclear-free economy.

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Nissan's Ghosn: to forecast "significantly higher" sales

TOKYO - Nissan Motor Co will forecast "significantly higher" sales for fiscal 2011 on Thursday after restoring production more quickly than expected from a post-quake setback, CEO Carlos Ghosn told a Thomson Reuters Newsmaker event. | Video

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Toyota could offset high yen with product mix

TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corp could offset some of the pressure on profits from a strong yen by making a higher-priced mix of vehicles in Japan, including top-of-the-line luxury Lexus models, a senior executive said on Wednesday.

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SMFG says quake to spur manufacturing consolidation

TOKYO - Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group expects increased consolidation in Japanese manufacturing and other sectors as businesses scramble to diversify geographically in the wake of the March 11 disaster.

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Japan has ideas, lacks leadership to bounce back

TOKYO - Opening up to foreign goods and workers, deregulation, power sector overhaul, fiscal reforms and family-friendly policies is what Japan needs to emerge stronger from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, executives, investors and economists say.

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China auto giant could emerge in five years

TOKYO - A Chinese automaker could rise up from the nation's fragmented industry to emerge as a global competitor within the next five years through an acquisition of an established automaker, Nissan Motor Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said on Wednesday.

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Japan pensions bet on hedge funds to boost returns

TOKYO - Japan's corporate pension funds, hobbled by a sluggish domestic stock market, are raising their allocations to hedge funds as they scramble to boost returns for the country's aging population.

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