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RPT-EXCLUSIVE-Japan kept activist investor in limbo over key Toshiba vote, sources say

Aug 10 2020

TOKYO, Aug 7 Activist fund Effissimo Capital Management, the biggest investor in Toshiba Corp, was kept in limbo by Japan's government over a key shareholder vote until the day before the industrial conglomerate's annual meeting, two government sources said.

Exclusive: Japan kept activist investor in limbo over key Toshiba vote, sources say

Aug 07 2020

TOKYO Activist fund Effissimo Capital Management, the biggest investor in Toshiba Corp , was kept in limbo by Japan's government over a key shareholder vote until the day before the industrial conglomerate's annual meeting, two government sources said.

Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Trust to bolster testament business with will-making app

Aug 03 2020

TOKYO The trust banking arm of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc plans to strengthen its testament business with a new app in September aimed at giving Japan's aging population experience in crafting a will, its chief executive said.

Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Trust to bolster testament business with will-making app

Aug 03 2020

TOKYO, Aug 4 The trust banking arm of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc plans to strengthen its testament business with a new app in September aimed at giving Japan's aging population experience in crafting a will, its chief executive said.

Japan's government pension fund keeping eye on global macro-economic policy amid outbreak, president says

Jul 30 2020

TOKYO Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the world's largest pension fund, has been closely watching global macro-economic policies since the coronavirus outbreak as these measures may affect markets, the president said.

Nomura delivers second-best quarter since 2002 on steep cost cuts

Jul 29 2020

TOKYO Nomura Holdings Inc , Japan's biggest brokerage and investment bank, turned in its second-best quarterly profit in almost two decades as it continues to slash costs as part of its efforts to turn around its business.

UPDATE 2-Nomura delivers second-best quarter since 2002 on steep cost cuts

Jul 29 2020

* Wholesale division Y87.9 bln pretax profit vs Y20 bln prior year

SMFG to invest in British asset manager with eye on ESG bonds: sources

Jul 16 2020

TOKYO Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group will invest up to $25 million in British asset manager Affirmative Investment Management (AIM), two sources said, becoming the first Japanese lender to partner with a specialist in ESG bond investments.

Japan's MUFG to expand lending business in Thailand with Grab's big data

Jul 13 2020

TOKYO Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc will start lending to Grab users and drivers in Thailand to monetise its $706 million investment in the ride-hailing firm as growth in its home market slumps, its chief executive said.

Japan's GPIF posts record quarterly loss of $165 billion as virus hits stocks

Jul 03 2020

TOKYO Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the world's largest pension fund, on Friday reported a record quarterly loss of 17.71 trillion yen ($164.74 billion) in January-March after global stock markets plunged during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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